Burnout Paradise was originally released back in 2008 and was hugely popular among both gamers and critics for its fast open-world gameplay mechanics. Those who have fond memories of the original game will be pleased to learn that publisher Electronic Arts has announced a remaster of the title for the PlayStation 4.
As TrustedReviews reports, the remaster has only been announced for Japan but, given the popularity of the game in the West, it seems likely it will also see a release overseas as well. The remaster has been rumored for a while and, as GamesPress reported, the game was rated by the Brazilian Ratings Board a while ago, implying that it will be released outside of Japan. Burnout Paradise Remastered is set to be come out there on March 16.
No gameplay footage or screenshots have been released, so we can’t say how much of an upgrade it will be from the original, but we hope it will support the PS4 Pro. The game was also released on the Xbox 360 and PC back in 2008, so it’s possible the remaster may come to those platforms eventually (unless EA has partnered with Sony for an exclusivity deal).
It would be fair to say that, given the highly controversial release of Star Wars Battlefront II last year, EA’s reputation has suffered notably with gamers. If Burnout Paradise Remastered is everything we’ve hoped for, then it could go a long way to help bolster the company’s popularity.