Burnout Paradise Remastered Will Not Have Microtransactions


Earlier this week, EA announced that a remaster of the classic, decade old racing title Burnout Paradise will be coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One next month. Since the announcement, eagle-eyed fans have been confused as to what other changes have been made to the upcoming remaster, with a PlayStation Store listing stating that the remaster contains "Optional In-Game Purchases".


Rest assured, this is not the case and Burnout Paradise Remastered will not be receiving any microtransactions or purchasable in-game content, as this listing was an error on EA's behalf.

EA Community Manager Ben Walke took to Twitter to explain the controversy; "Just a heads up, but the store listing for #BurnoutParadise that mentions "In-game purchases optional" is an error. There is no MTX or any additional paid for content. Pitch forks down please." 

While it doesn't make much sense to add in microtransactions to Burnout Paradise Remastered, considering the remaster contains all content released during The Year of Paradise such as Big Surf Island and Cops and Robbers Pack, gamers can't be too careful after how EA exploded to infamy with controversy around Star Wars Battlefront II's microtransactions late last year.

Additionally, those thinking that while in-game purchases may not necessarily be microtransactions, but a Time Savers pack instead from the original, it has been confirmed that the Time Savers pack will not be included in the remastered package nor purchasable in-game.

Burnout Paradise Remastered launches on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 16th, with a PC release coming at a later date. Additionally, if you are a subscriber to EA Access, you can play Burnout Paradise Remastered early for up to 10 hours on March 9th. If you want more information about the Remaster, such as it's price, contents and comparison screenshots, click here to read more!