Criterion Games is returning to Paradise City with Burnout Paradise Remastered, an update to the 2008 arcade driving classic. EA announced that Burnout Paradise Remastered is set to come out for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 16.
Burnout Paradise Remastered will include the base game and the eight add-on game packs, including the extension Big Surf Island. The remaster also boasts graphical and technical enhancements including 4K and 60FPS support for both the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X. There is unfortunately no word on a Nintendo Switch release at this time.
"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," says Criterion Games general manager Matt Webster in a press release. The remaster will retail for $39.99 and will be available both digitally and physically.
Burnout Paradise is Criterion's highly-regarded, 2008 entry into the Burnout series. Popular for its fantastic car destruction systems and stunt driving mechanics, fans have been eager to return to the open-world automotive chaos that is Burnout Paradise for quite some time. Basically, every open world racing game since Burnout Paradise has been compared to Criterion's beloved 2008 entry.
Even though the original Xbox 360 version of Burnout Paradise is backwards compatible on the Xbox One, the remaster has been hotly anticipated for quite some time.
Leaks for the remaster have been circulating for awhile now, including last month when a Japanese retailer appeared to have listed "Burnout Paradise HD Remaster" for sale. A similar retail listing appeared in Brazil back in 2017.
This news comes right as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Burnout Paradise. You can read our look back on the iconic game in a celebratory write-up from our editor-in-chief Kat Bailey.
Burnout Paradise is out March 16 for PS4 and Xbox One.