The PC version of Need for Speed Hot Pursuit is getting patched. The just-released 1.03 patch for the PC version addresses a number of problems, including those with rendering and crashes; but the big deal might be that it addresses a number of issues that owners of ATI cards had, as well as embedded graphics issues that have been seen in a number of the Intel integrated graphics that are running the Intel GMA 500 and GMA 600 chipsets.
According to developer Criterion, the 1.03 patch address 47% of the system crashes that PC players have been experiencing since the game was released. Another issue related to the DirectX Shader Model 3 not being supported in some user configurations has also been taken care of.
While EA and Criterion have confirmed that there will be no additional DLC for the game, it will continue supporting the title with patches, and this patch gets as close as it can to fixing the majority of the problems for PC users. Sources confirm to us that the 1.03 patch does not include any additional content for PC owners.