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Burnout is back! EA announces Burnout Paradise Remastered for PS4 and Xbox One

Get ready for a crashing good time. Burnout Paradise is returning to consoles, courtesy of a remastered edition from EA. Get yourself down to the paradise city.

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It’s been a long time since any kind of Burnout appeared on anything. And man, is it great to see this series back – even if it is “just a remaster”.

If you’re going to repaint a classic Burnout though, Paradise is probably the best of the bunch. Purely fun, developer Criterion’s Burnout allows players to get into spectacular crashes, and offers a dizzying sense of speed.

It’s tons of fun. As you can see too, the game will include all the previously launched DLC. On top of that, it’s gotten a nice bump in visuals as well. So this is one complete package.

“When people think of Criterion Games, they often remember the Burnout franchise and for good reason. What we created 10 years ago, is as fun and unique today as it was back then,” said Matt Webster, General Manager at Criterion Games. “Burnout Paradise is an open world arcade racer built to provide players the thrill of racing with their friends, in a free form way that’s both seamless and immersive. Featuring Criterion’s trademark speed and destruction with awesome stunts and spectacular crashes. With the release of this remaster, we’re able to share this action-packed ride and innovate online vehicle play with a whole new generation of players.”

Might this mean that a totally new Burnout is on the way? Hey, you never know.

I often think that these kinds of remasters (of older games) is a way for companies to test the waters in a way. A chance to see if the fanbase is still there. Or even if it can grab the attention of enough new gamers.

While there’s no word on that, Burnout Paradise Remastered is scheduled to hit the PS4 and Xbox One on May the 9th, with a PC version landing on Origin sometime after that. It’ll set you back $39.99 USD.

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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