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It's the end of the road for Burnout Paradise after 11 years

By FileTrekker 4 years ago, last updated 4 years ago

As much as I'm spending most of my time in Forza Horizon 4 currently for my online racing kicks, there's a special place in my heart for Burnout Paradise, which released on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2008, with the PC version coming a year later.

So it's a sad day to learn that the game's servers are going to shut down on the 1st of August 2019 - although the good news is, the recently released remastered version will remain functional - although it's not quite the same.

There was something pretty special about Burnout Paradise, it transported you back to the care-free, summer days of your teenage years, and the crash physics were nothing short of addictively satisfying. It got some pretty impressive updates over the years, too, including bikes, new map areas, and more.

The remastered version will continue to work, thankfully, with it's enhanced graphics and additional content, but it's pretty disappointing that it's only available on Origin, and you'll have to buy effectively the same game again, or subscribe to Origin Access, to continue to play online.

The original will still work offline, but that feels a lot to me like going back to an old empty house, with all the furniture and belongings removed.

A moment of silence for the amazing Burnout Paradise.


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4 years ago

I remember playing the demo of this game when I was young, man was it a demo that I spent a lot of time on! Shame to see the old classic is closing down, but well I guess the remaster is the closest for me to try the game again, at least online.