Burnout Paradise Remastered Announced for PS4 and Xbox One, Launches This March
Back in December, we reported that a Brazilian Retailer had listed a Burnout Paradise Remaster coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in March 2018. Other rumours started to circulate about the title, with a supposed March 16th release date in sight for a Japanese release. Today however, the rumours and speculation are put to rest, as Burnout Paradise Remastered has been officially confirmed for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Announced over on Electronic Art's YouTube channel, Burnout Paradise Remastered will be launching on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 16th for $39.99, with full PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X support running at 4K 60fps on both consoles. For Xbox One owners, if you are subscriber to EA Access, you will be able to play a 10 hour trial of Burnout Paradise Remastered a week early on March 9th.
Burnout Paradise Remastered will include all the original base game content and all of the downloadable content offerings, including:
Big Surf Island
Cops and Robbers Pack
You can check out some comparison shots of the original game from 2008 and the remaster down below and see how the two versions stack up.
The announcement of this remaster has me extremely excited, with Burnout Paradise being one of the first games I purchased with my PlayStation 3 back in 2008, it was the first game I ever platinumed, and it was the game that introduced me to online multiplayer which made me meet some friends I still talk to to this day.
What's also interesting is the fact this remaster even exists, as Electronic Art's back in 2015 expressed that the company has no time or interest in investing in developing remasters. In 2016, they were more open to the idea but felt as if remasters would detract from upcoming titles in a franchise.
Could we be looking at more potential remasters from EA in the future? After the disappointing Mass Effect Andromeda, a Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster would certainly sit right with hardcore fans, not to mention remasters of the Skate games would help bring life back into the skating genre again for all those demanding a Skate 4.
Burnout Paradise Remastered launches on March 16th 2018 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One X. A PC version has also been confirmed, and will launch at a later date sometime this year, as confirmed by Criterion Games over on their Twitter page.