Gamers couldn't meet Criterion's challenge to view the Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit launch trailer a million times, but the studio is going to give them some free DLC anyway.
Back in November, Criterion Games issued a simple challenge: if the Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit launch trailer was viewed one million times on YouTube, the studio would give fans a little holiday bonus in the form of three free downloadable supercars. But the community blew it; at last count, the trailer had only been viewed a little over 660,000 times. Lucky for all you wanna-be wheelmen out there, the Criterion guys are a generous and forgiving bunch.
"Oh, so close!" the studio wrote on the Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit blog. "The Need for Speed Hot Pursuit launch trailer didn't quite make it to one million views, but our community still turned out an amazing performance. We'd like to thank you all for sharing the trailer with your friends and making sure that everybody knows that Need for Speed Hot Pursuit is the best, most intense (and VGA-winning!) racing game of the year."
And yes, because you all tried your very, very best, you get the cars, too. A Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible, Lamborghini Murciélago LP 650-4 Roadster and Dodge Viper SRT10 Convertible Final Edition will be included in a future title update for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game, and Criterion said it would "be sharing more PC news when it becomes available."
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is available now for the PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii.