Australian Classification Board rates Burnout Crash

Sunday, 3rd April 2011 19:15 GMT By Johnny Cullen

This came from left-field: the Australian Classification Board has rated something known as “Burnout Crash,” whilst LinkedIn CVs point towards a PS3 and 360 release.

The listing appeared on the ratings body’s website on Friday, but not much else is mentioned other than the applicant, publisher and author being EA. The origin of the rating says it comes from the UK, so chances are you’re going to be looking at a Criterion sequel again. We’d be so down with that, for the record.

The rating also mentions it as “multi-platform.” As found by Gamerbytes, one CV on LinkedIn mentions the game for PS3 and 360.

We went digging around LinkedIn for other mentions of the game to no avail. One CV did, however, mention he was “lead designer on an unannounced project” at Criterion.

There hasn’t been a Burnout game since 2008 with the release of Burnout Paradise on PS3, 360 and PC. Since it released, Criterion has been working on DLC support for the game, which has since ceased, as well as last year’s Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit.

However, studio boss Alex Ward has tweeted recently it has been presenting the developer’s next game.



  1. Erthazus

    I liked Burnout Paradise a lot. I like Sim games more then arcade, but this one was great.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    There may not have been a Burnout game since 2008, but Criterion did release Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit last year… Is their honestly much of a difference between the games?

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    ” Is their honestly much of a difference between the games?”

    Huge difference.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Gekidami

    I mean any differences other then ones you’d expect to see in a game made 2 years after another.

    I havent played either of them, but… Well just look at their Wiki pages;

    Burnout Paradise:
    “[...] Paradise’s gameplay is set in the fictional “Paradise City”, an open world in which players can compete in several types of races. Players can also compete online, which includes additional game modes[...]”

    Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit:
    “[...] Hot Pursuit’s gameplay is set in the fictional Seacrest County, an open world in which players can compete in several types of races. Players can also compete online (except in the wii version), which includes additional game modes[...]”

    Isnt Hot Pursuit effectively ‘Burnout Paradise 2′ with the new features you’d expect to see in a later released ‘sequel’?

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Gama_888

    @3, for the first time ever. I agree with Erthazus.

    @4 really no. have u played a burnout game before?

    Cant wait for more Burnout, E3 Announcement im guessing?

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Bellisner

    Crash? As words go that’s pretty redundant considering what the game is known for.

    It’s like saying Call of Duty:Guns, or Mass Effect:Tough Moral Choices.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Johnny Cullen

    Bit more details in there. It’s for PS3 and 360, apparently.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Dralen

    Looking forward to seeing more of this. I love the Burnout series.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Lounds

    The only thing NFS Hot Pursuit had incommon with Burnout was the menu was a rip off from burnout 3 (legendary game imo), but as for mechanics, burnout handles totally different, I love burnout but I didn’t like paradise

    #9 4 years ago
  10. tenthousandgothsonacid

    I’ve bought and traded a lot of games over the last few years. Only one I kept ? Burnout Paradise.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Erthazus

    @7, and not for PC? =\

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Blerk

    Given the title, I hope they’re putting the crash mode back in. We used to love playing that in Revenge, I was a bit miffed that it wasn’t in Paradise.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Lounds

    Burnout 2 & 3 was where it was at, burnout 3′s sound track is still best game sound track ever!

    #13 4 years ago

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