And damned if it doesn't look good.

The latest footage of Need for Speed: Most Wanted, the re-imagining of/sequel to the 2005 game of the same name, shows pretty clearly the influence that Burnout developers Criterion are having on the series.

It's basically a hybrid of Need for Speed and Burnout's styles, and combines the high-octane police chases from Most Wanted with the physics and open world of Burnout Paradise. At least that's what it looks like, and that's what we're hoping for.

We could watch this video all day. What's it going to be like when we can actually play it? Are you looking forward to it, or would you rather the two series stayed separated? Tell us in the comments or on Twitter.