I played Burnout Paradise just last year as part of my fun efforts at reducing my enormous backlog of over 200 steam games. Although I’m not generally a fan of racing games, I had a blast driving through Paradise City and upgrading my junk rig into a gorgeous sports car. I was also impressed with the cool visuals and some incredible explosions despite the PC version of Burnout Paradise being released way back in 2009. I am very excited to see what Burnout Paradise Remastered will have to offer.
What Burnout Paradise Remastered Will Offer
March 16 is the scheduled release date for the PS4 and Xbox One. Currently, there is no scheduled release date for the Windows version, which will be on the EA games Origin platform. All the previously released DLC will be available on the remastered version. Notably, it will contain the open world expansion Big Surf Island as well as the Legendary Cars pack. That means motorbikes, the Duke’s of Hazard Dodge Charger and yes, even a car that looks like the DeLorean from Back to the Future will be available. The game will support up to 4K resolutions at 60 fps. It will offer offline and online multiplayer for up to eight people.
The remastered version will have the 80 songs from the original game soundtrack including many more new additions, listed here. Generally, companies do not have the same songs on the remastered versions of games due to the licensing cost, but what is even rarer? No microtransactions in mind for an EA game. Surprisingly, Community Manager Ben Walke commented on Twitter that there will be no in-game transactions for the new remastered game.
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. pic.twitter.com/hPX8gLKiAG
— Ben Walke (@BenWalke) February 21, 2018
Burnout Paradise Remastered will cost $40 USD. For those who want to replay or try out the original, it is available on Steam and Origin for $20.
Will you be purchasing Burnout Paradise Remastered? What is your favorite racing game that deserves a remastered version? Let us know in the comments!