EA will be taking us back to Paradise City later this year
if recent rumours regarding a HD re-release of the fan-favourite open-world
racer Burnout Paradise prove to be true. IGN
reports that a tentative title of ‘Burnout Paradise HD Remaster’ has surfaced
online, and according to a Japanese game scheduling Wiki (Renka_schedule),
the game will release for PlayStation 4 in Japan on March 16th for 4,104 yen,
which is about $35 USD or £26.
Whilst a worldwide release has yet to be confirmed, Gematsu
has pointed out listings for both
PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game. Both are dated for March, and were first
spotted in December.
It remains unclear how much work EA or Criterion Games has
done with the remaster, given the short time period between announcement and
release. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s most likely a port for Xbox One and PS4
with an increased HD resolution and maxed out visual settings from the PC
Burnout Paradise became playable on Xbox One in 2015 with
the console’s Backwards Compatibility program. So, if you can’t wait until
March, or you don’t fancy rebuying it, this is a good alternative. Once EA
provides clarification on what exactly is happening with the Burnout Paradise
re-release, we’ll be sure to update you with the details.
Alan is the co-founder and co-owner of FullThrottle Media. As someone who enjoys spending all his free time playing video games, he keeps the website updated with new and relevant content, including news stories, reviews and opinion pieces for the games he likes writing about the most. He also tweets too much, probably.