From this day forward, I am no longer ready to please my need for speed.

Burnout Paradise has been a game that has been long awaited over the years, and now it is finally here. After being teased for a long time, the Burnout Paradise Remastered Edition has finally arrived for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. So is this the answer to the need for speed? Well, what better way than to revisit Paradise and give it a fresh coat of paint, right? Unfortunately, with it being a remastered version of the game we all know and love, the answer is no.

Need For Speed: Payback (NFS: Payback) is one of the most anticipated games of 2019. We already know a lot about NFS: Payback, though – both about the game and the franchise in general. What we don’t know is what it’s like.

EA moved the company from its self-developed racing game Burnout to the publisher’s own Need for Speed series a few years after acquiring Criterion Games in 2004. The outcomes have been unsatisfactory. The most current edition, Need for Speed: Payback, was revealed to be a delivery mechanism for loot boxes, which came as no surprise to anybody.

As a result, the announcement of Burnout Paradise Remastered can only be seen as evidence that Payback isn’t meeting the requirements of as many players as EA hoped, prompting the publisher to resort to the warm comfort of a well-known brand. Criterion’s iconic open-world racing game will be released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 16 for approximately $40.

EA hasn’t said whether the grass will be greener or the girls will be prettier, but they have promised that when Burnout Paradise Remastered returns, it will do so in a place with 4K resolution support for PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, as well as native 1080p / 60 fps visual performance on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Almost all previously published downloadable content will be included in Burnout Paradise Remastered. The sole exception is the Time Savers Pack, a purchase that allows players to access all of the game’s vehicles. Although the remaster will initially be available on consoles, both online and in stores, EA has announced that a Windows PC version will be available exclusively via its Origin store.

Burnout Paradise was the last major entry in Criterion’s Burnout series before they were entrusted with Need for Speed titles, and it was published in January 2008. Burnout 3: Takedown from 2004 and Burnout Revenge from 2006 were both well-received. 

Criterion is working on Burnout Paradise Remastered alongside Guildford, United Kingdom-based Stellar Entertainment Software. Burnout Paradise Remastered is not presently planned for the Nintendo Switch, according to a spokesperson.


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