EA is set to release a Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit demo this week. Xbox 360 owners can play from tomorrow and PS3 owners the day after.
But note that the demo will disappear on 9th November. Why? Because of online features that presumably clash with what the live servers will offer when Hot Pursuit launches on 19th November.
Specifically, you can test the game's social network Autolog, which provides updates and challenges and keeps you abreast of what your friends are up to.
It's one of the more ambitious features of Burnout maker Criterion's new game - the others were digested artfully by Eurogamer's Oli Welsh at the end of last month.