Burnout Paradise Game Information
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Electronic Arts today announced that Burnoutâ„˘ 5 is in development for the PlayStationÂ®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360â„˘ video game system from MicrosoftÂ®.
Burnout 5 gives players license to wreak havoc in Paradise City, the ultimate seamless racing battleground, with a massive infrastructure of traffic-heavy roads to abuse. Gone is the need to jump in and out of menus and aimlessly search for fun like many open world games; in Burnout 5, every inch of the world is built to deliver heart-stopping Burnout-style gameplay. Every intersection is a potential crash junction and every alleyway is an opportunity to rack up moving violations.
Of course, rules are made to be broken, and when gamers enter Paradise City, theyâ€™re assigned a Drivers License that quickly begins to amass a record of playerâ€™s most aggressive, reckless and destructive exploits behind the wheel. But itâ€™s not the law that's eyeing player's progress â€¦ when gamers push things too hard theyâ€™ll be squaring off against the cityâ€™s most infamous burners, and these legends arenâ€™t interested in who crosses the finish line first.
â€śBurnout 5 is a complete reinvention of the series, built from the ground up for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360,â€ť said Alex Ward, director of game design at Criterion Games. â€śTo create truly next-generation gameplay, we needed to create a truly next-generation game, from top to bottom.â€ť
Burnout 5 also delivers the next level of speed and destruction, with brand new next-generation technology allowing gamers to literally rip their cars in half, in the most explosive pile-ups in the series' history.
Burnout 5 will ship in 2007 under the EAâ„˘ brand and was developed by Criterion Games in Guildford, UK.
Guildford, UK â€“ April 30, 2007 â€“ Electronic Arts Inc., (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced the title for the revolutionary new Burnoutâ„˘ videogame currently in development for the PLAYSTATIONÂ®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360â„˘ videogame system. Players will be able to take their dangerous driving experience to a whole new level when Burnoutâ„˘ Paradise is unleashed this winter.
Burnout Paradise proves that crashing is awesome! Next generation technology has enabled an unprecedented level of crash deformation allowing you to experience the most explosive pile-ups in the seriesâ€™ history. Now the development team can realise their original vision for the Burnout franchise: an open world environment where you can do anything, anywhere, anytime!
â€śWe have been working towards Burnout Paradise for quite some time. Next generation consoles have opened up a raft of new gameplay opportunities and the Criterion team has leapt at the chance to innovate and raise the bar to an all-new high,â€ť said Pete Hawley, Executive Producer, Burnout Paradise. â€śThere are going to be some big surprises and a lot of new features but the core of the game is still pure Burnout. Instant accessibility will be reinforced by innovative on-line capabilities which will see Burnout Paradise smash racing conventions.â€™â€™
Feel the adrenaline course through your veins as you take to the road for the first time in Paradise City, where the action is all around you. Explore the city, discover events, and look for the best opportunities to crash, jump and pull signature takedowns. In Burnout Paradise youâ€™re given the keys to the city, but itâ€™s up to you to earn the keys to the meanest and most dangerous cars on the street, and earn your Burnout licence.
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