Burnout Paradise is one of five racing games made under the Burnout franchise developed by Criterion Games and published by Acclaim Entertainment (and later Electronic Arts). The games were well-known for their high-speed, action-oriented racing with spectacular crashes throughout. Paradise was the last new core game to be developed for the franchise back in 2008.
A rumor has since sprung up at Brazilian gaming site GamesPress.br which states that the game has been listed at a Brazilian retailer for R$149.90 for both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. That would peg it at about $44.99 for a retail price in America. As far as Criterion Games is concerned, they’ve stated that they’re not working on any more Burnout games last year according to an article by VG 24/7. At the time, they were focused on getting the game onto Xbox One Backward Compatability. Burnout Paradise became available on the service on November 22, 2016. In August of last year, Criterion Games stated on Twitter that they were too busy to work on a remaster of the game for current gen consoles:
@CriterionGames Do you have any interest in remastering Burnout Paradise fro current gen consoles?
— Adrian (@Age1000) August 18, 2016
Not right now. We're too busy doing lots of new things to go back in time. https://t.co/tfXrRiHcoE
— Criterion Games (@CriterionGames) August 18, 2016
Electronic Arts told IGN that they weren’t too keen on remasters back in 2015. They revised their stance a year later with the proviso that the remasters are comprised of “the right brands for the right reasons at the right time”. Neither the developer or publisher has mentioned the slightest hint of a new version of Burnout Paradise. Considering that the primary developer signaled last year that they were no-go on a remaster and EA hasn’t uttered a peep, it’s probably best to consider this rumor on shaky ground.
What do you think of the rumor of Burnout Paradise coming to next-gen consoles? Which Burnout game do you think most deserves a remaster? Let us know in the comments below!