Burnout Paradise first came out in 2008 and saw a few years’ worth of success as an open-world racing game, with challenges on pretty much every corner of the map, and a ton of new cars to add to your garage.
Recently, the game saw a resurgence, thanks to Electronic Arts adding it to Xbox One’s backward compatibility program. But that might have been a bigger success than anyone expected, as it appears that the company is hard at work on a possible Remastered version for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
A report from Brazilian based gaming blog GamePress indicates that a retailer listing for Burnout Paradise Remastered recently popped up, showing a release date of March 1, 2018 for both the PS4 and Xbox One versions.
The game is listed at a price of 149.90 Brazilian Real, which comes out to $45 – so that could actually be an erroneous listing, with the general price reportedly going down to around $30.
Neither EA nor Criterion Games have responded to the rumor, which isn’t really a surprise. After all, the companies are hard at work on Star Wars: Battlefront II, since Criterion is handling the development of vehicular battles in the game.
But now that Battlefront is out – who knows? Criterion could seriously be hard at work on a port of this popular open-world game. And the game’s tenth anniversary is coming up early next year, so this would be a proper way to celebrate it.
Now comes the real question. If this potential port is a success, could we see other Burnout games make a comeback in HD form? We know a lot of fans – us included – have been chomping at the bit to see Burnout 3: Takedown make a comeback, especially considering it was such a classic. For that matter, Burnout Revenge would also be welcome, along with older games in the series.
We’ll see what comes of this rumor over the next few months, but, yeah, we wouldn’t mind taking a trip back to Paradise City. Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty. TAAAAAAAKE MEEEEEEE HOOOOOOME yeah yeah! (Sorry, got into karaoke mode for a moment there.)
You can check out the original Burnout Paradise now for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.