It seems the numeric designation for Burnout 5 was just a place-holder for the real name: Burnout Paradise. While we’ve had a few bits and pieces of news and glimpses of screens screens about the game before, it’s all official now, with a release slated for this winter. The press release accompanying the (rather blurry) screens states that the game is currently under development for both the Xbox 360 and the PS3, making earlier statements about the game hitting Sony’s console first look a little unlikely. While a simultaneous release wasn’t confirmed, given the way things are selling right now, that may wind up being the case. We will of course let you know more when we hear it.
GET READY TO BREAK THE RULES – PARADISE IS COMING!
EA INVITES DANGEROUS DRIVERS TO BURNOUT PARADISE THIS WINTER
Guildford, UK – April 30, 2007 – Electronic Arts Inc., (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced the title for the revolutionary new Burnout™ videogame currently in development for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360™ videogame system. Players will be able to take their dangerous driving experience to a whole new level when Burnout™ Paradise is unleashed this winter.
Burnout Paradise proves that crashing is awesome! Next generation technology has enabled an unprecedented level of crash deformation allowing you to experience the most explosive pile-ups in the series’ history. Now the development team can realise their original vision for the Burnout franchise: an open world environment where you can do anything, anywhere, anytime!
“We have been working towards Burnout Paradise for quite some time. Next generation consoles have opened up a raft of new gameplay opportunities and the Criterion team has leapt at the chance to innovate and raise the bar to an all-new high,” said Pete Hawley, Executive Producer, Burnout Paradise. “There are going to be some big surprises and a lot of new features but the core of the game is still pure Burnout. Instant accessibility will be reinforced by innovative on-line capabilities which will see Burnout Paradise smash racing conventions.’’
Feel the adrenaline course through your veins as you take to the road for the first time in Paradise City, where the action is all around you. Explore the city, discover events, and look for the best opportunities to crash, jump and pull signature takedowns. In Burnout Paradise you’re given the keys to the city, but it’s up to you to earn the keys to the meanest and most dangerous cars on the street, and earn your Burnout licence.
Burnout Paradise will ship under the EA™ brand and is developed by EA’s Criterion Studio in Guildford, UK. For more information about the Burnout franchise, please visit http://ea.com or our press website at http://info.ea.com. For more information about Criterion Games, please visit http://www.criteriongames.com.