The Burnout series was really popular in the PS2/Xbox One era as it featured very fun arcade style of gameplay. It was a fun alternative to the more realistic racing games such as Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport. Despite the series’ popularity, EA decided to focus more on its Need for Speed franchise instead leaving Burnout to stay in last position.
The last main game of the Burnout series was Burnout Paradise released for PS3 and Xbox 360 ten years ago in January 2008. Even though the game was received well by fans and critics, EA never decided to make another main game in the series. The only game that came out was a spinoff called Burnout Crash in 2011 along with some PSP versions too.
Thankfully, EA sees the demand of the series and has now announced via a press release that it will be releasing Burnout Paradise Remaster for PS4 and Xbox One. The game will be available for you to own on March 16th, 2018 and this is the first time the series will be available on the newer consoles. Previously, the game was just playable on Xbox One only via backwards compatibility.
The re-release includes the full game as well as all of the additional DLC packs as well. Not to mention this version of the game will be the best one in terms of graphics go. This is because PS4 Pro and Xbox One X owners will be able to play the game in 4K at a blistering pace of 60fps.
“When people think of Criterion Games, they often remember the Burnoutfranchise and for good reason. What we created 10 years ago, we feel is still fun and unique to this day in the gaming industry,” said Matt Webster, General Manager at Criterion Games. “Burnout Paradise is an arcade racer built to provide players the thrill of racing with their friends, in a free form way that was both seamless and immersive, but also a little crazy with all the different stunts and crashes players could pull off. With the release of this remaster, we’re able to share this action-packed ride with a whole new generation of players.”
If you own an Xbox One, a 10 hour trial of Burnout Paradise will be playable via EA Access starting on March 9th, 2018. Hopefully this remaster is successful so a proper sequel can be made in the future!