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Need for Speed 3 in Unreal Engine 5 looks retro-amazing

A few days ago, we shared a video showcasing a fan remake of Need for Speed Underground 2 in Unreal Engine 4. And today, we get to see another classic Need for Speed game in Epic’s latest engine.

Created by Dávid Kerekes, the following video showcases Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit in Unreal Engine 5. Kerekes used and imported the original textures and 3D models from Need for Speed 3 in Unreal Engine 5. As such, this project can give us an idea of what a faithful remaster of this classic racing game could look like.

From what we can see, Kerekes has ported two levels (Hometown and Atlantica) and one vehicle. Additionally, there are some basic gameplay driving mechanics.

Thanks to Unreal Engine 5, this Need for Speed 3 Fan Remaster greatly benefits from numerous features. For instance, we get a highly detailed lighting system, better shadows, better ambient occlusion and better sun rays. There are also better and more realistic reflections (though NFS 3 already had some pretty cool fake chrome reflections).

The end result is truly amazing, and we highly recommend watching the video!

Need For Speed 3 in Unreal Engine 5 (original models)

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