Burnout Paradise is getting a current-gen remaster, publisher EA has confirmed. The racing game has been given a PS4 and Xbox One release date of March 16, while the PC version is coming “later this year.”
Burnout Paradise Remastered will include the base game and eight add-on packs–including the open-world expansion Big Surf Island–as well as the Legendary Cars pack, which brought vehicles based on those from movies such as Back to the Future and Ghostbusters. EA says this new edition includes technical enhancements that include “high resolution textures” and 4K / 60 FPS support for PS4 Pro and Xbox One X. It will cost $40 in the US, with international pricing yet to be revealed.
We enjoyed Paradise upon its release in 2008, with critic Alex Navarro saying it’s a “superbly fun racer” in our Burnout Paradise review and awarding it a 9/10. It’s still the most recent game in the mainline series of Burnout games. Since then, developer Criterion has made one spin-off–Burnout Crash–and Need For Speed: Most Wanted, as well as helping out with other games such as Need For Speed: Rivals and Star Wars Battlefront II. It was also working on an extreme sports game, though that was later canceled, with EA saying the developer was experimenting with new IP.