No new Burnout games or remasters in development, but Burnout Paradise is still coming to backwards compatibility

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 19 August 2016 12:16 GMT

You probably won’t see any new Burnout games for a while, not event remasters of old ones.


Criterion games, the studio behind Burnout, is currently busy with many things that aren’t fun car games. The studio is working on Star Wars Battlefront: X-Wing VR Mission.

It’s also helping other EA studios with components of other games – usually racing-focused parts, the same way it helped DICE with Battlefront and Visceral with Battlefield Hardline. As for the classic series, it looks like it’ll be a while before the studio returns to it.

Over the past few days, the studio’s official Twitter account answered a couple of fan questions and revealed that there are no Burnout titles in development.

As for remasters, Criterion is not interested in that at present either, saying it’s “busy doing lots of new things.”

Finally, the studio reiterated that it’s still working to get Burnout Paradise available on Xbox One through backwards compatibility, but unfortunately couldn’t give out a specific time frame for when it’s likely to happen.

Meanwhile, former-Burnout devs at indie studio Three Fields have begun working on a new driving game. It’s probably safe to assume this project is a Burnout spiritual successor, so it’s good news for fans of the series who feel betrayed by Criterion.

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