A decade after its initial release, Criterion’s brilliant open-world racer Burnout Paradise is getting a second life on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Today, EA announced a newly remastered version of the game, which will include all of Paradise’s add-on content, including wild racers like a hovering Delorean as well technical upgrades like enhanced visuals and 4K support for those with a PS4 Pro or Xbox One X.
First released in 2008, Paradise was a big departure for the series, which had previously focused entirely on arcade-style stunts and crashes. Those aspects were still present in Paradise, but the game also gave players a huge world to explore at their leisure. In some ways, it was a game ahead of its time, as open-worlds have gone on to become a permanent fixture in a huge range of game genres.
Paradise also, sadly, looks like it could end up being the last major entry in the series. There hasn’t been any word of a follow-up in the decade since it debuted, and Criterion has shifted its focus. After working on the Need For Speed series for some time, the studio most recently contributed to EA’s Star Wars Battlefront II. Thankfully, it won’t be long before players can revisit Paradise City: the remastered game is launching on consoles on March 16th. EA says a PC version will be available later in the year.