Burnout Paradise Remaster Is Here, Costs Only $40 With 4K

Criterion Games is teaming up with Electronic Arts (EA) with the official announcement of "Burnout Paradise Remastered" as well as an early glimpse of how the game will look like 10 years after its original release.

The new version will contain not only the full base game but nearly all previously released DLC, with only one exclusion. It is digitally available in stores for $39.99 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

It has been many years since Criterion moved on from the Burnout series.

Burnout Paradise, in case you'd forgotten, is an excellent open world racing game. "With the release of this remaster, we're able to share this action-packed ride with a whole new generation of players".

Burnout Paradise Remastered will not, it seems, include microtransactions.

Burnout Paradise would be great handheld game, even if it ran only at 30fps, so let's hope EA and Criterion make it happen at some stage. Could this be the start of older EA titles coming back to the spotlight?

The listing still shows that there will be in-game purchases, but will likely be corrected soon following Walke's clarification. A PC version is also planned, but does not yet have a date - presumably because the DLC wasn't originally released for it and will take a bit more time to sort out.

The remastered Burnout Paradise will also feature an online multiplayer mode that can accommodate up to eight players, which EA said will apply on all gaming platforms, including an upcoming PC release.

Though Remastered includes every major piece of DLC for the game, it does not feature the original Time Savers pack, a two dollar purchase which unlocked nearly every auto in the game - but it seems that's no longer an option.

EA Access members will get access to Burnout Paradise Remastered on March 9, 2018.

  • Joey Payne