Burnout Crash outed by Aussie ratings board

Down Under classification organization indicates Electronic Arts is preparing a new multiplatform auto racer.

The most recent Burnout game--Burnout Paradise--debuted in 2008 to solid reviews. Series developer Criterion Games was then tasked with development of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, which shipped late last year to a similarly warm reception.

Is Criterion cooking up some more Burnout?

Now, a new Burnout game appears to be coming. The Australian Classification Board has rated a title called Burnout Crash. The game will be multiplatform, according to the April 1 filing by publisher Electronic Arts. Unfortunately, the filing offers little other detail on the project.

If Criterion returns to development duties on Crash, it would come with little surprise. In November, the EA senior VP of first-person shooter and racing games said, "Obviously [Criterion] is a brilliant studio. We're going to put against something that makes sense for EA and them…I hope to see more Burnout games in the future. But it's about prioritizing what we want to do. At this point, we haven't made a decision to whether Burnout does this or that, but it's not dead for sure, no."

For more on Criterion's latest Burnout title, check out GameSpot's review of Burnout Paradise.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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102 comments
rebelspirit01
rebelspirit01

i played burnout paradise almost 24/7 for 2 years straight with some friends.... i know that when you guys bring out a game like that i won't realy have a live but its awesome. hope to play the next one soon

LOXO7
LOXO7

This game was good before it became so popular.

Lexaeus775
Lexaeus775

burnout revenge was by far the greatest burnout put out. it was like the badass version of burnout 3

shimya
shimya

Burn out 2 was my favorite. Burn out 1 was a diamond in the rough. Burn out 2 was simply perfect. The aggressive driving started from Burn out 3. It was nice at first but nothing like driving a clean line through traffic while boosting 27x Burn out 2 style. I miss the old burn out. It became crazy bumper cars after.

Freethinker101
Freethinker101

I'm so glad that so many people seem to agree that Burnout paradise was consumed by it's own ambitions. While online was fun, the one player mode got very labourious with all the driving to and from events. In addition the fact that there was no split screen mode, made it a boring game to play when friends were over. NFS Hot Pursuit was much better as it returned to Arcade driving roots. Criterion are a great developer and I hope that they are listening and do a proper follow up to Revenge, which in my opinion was the best driving game I have ever played!

JakeX28
JakeX28

No Burnout game has topped Burnout 3 in my oppinion. That was the best by far.

JangoF-76
JangoF-76

Let's hope it's not the snooze-fest for the single player that Paradise was...

Amir29
Amir29

I don't think there was ever a bad Burnout Game. I agree with some posters that it was a little annoying staying on course in Paradise City. But, it's nothing I haven't been able to get used to. However, I have a G27 racing wheel and played Burnout with it, and it had a huge dead spot with the steering wheel. Here's to hoping that they consider racing wheels, cause people, I know most of you won't spend on one, but OMG... Burnout with a racing wheel and cockpit puts a grin on your face from "boot" to "quit".

LMW-STU
LMW-STU

I'd be happy with more DLC

X-RS
X-RS

burnout aux bikes encore? =D crash makes me think rash

Flint247
Flint247

I fell in love with the Burnout series after playing Burnout 3 for Xbox/PS2. It was amazing. I hope for more Burnout games.

Jak_Napier
Jak_Napier

been waiting for an awesome burnout game since revenge

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

@LoveSack - totally agree... i didn't like Paradise much because of the free roaming part. I'd like a proper sequel to Revenge....

LoveSack
LoveSack

the free roaming nature of paradise was just a hindrance more than anything, you spent most of the time worrying if you were going the right way or getting lost, rather than concentrating on tense, fast racing. i hope they don't make it checkpoint based again.

Andy9Beans
Andy9Beans

Surprise surprise, a comments section full of fanboys of previous versions! If you want the same thing over and over again just go play COD.

Angel_Belial
Angel_Belial

Paradise was released back in 2008...I'm actually surprised they didn't make another for the end of 2010 - why the break, EA/Criterion? I don't want to see Burnout burn out, so to speak.

Doric6
Doric6

The series needs to go back to its roots. Burnout 3 was easily the best one

ZachBobBob
ZachBobBob

BURNOUT IS EASILY MY FAVORITE SERIES OF GAMES :D

shansss123
shansss123

but plz fix ur map view this time just hated the the ultimate box map view.

AngelCage-2
AngelCage-2

Burnout CRASH... a Simple, direct and true to its roots game name: I WANT IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Animus625
Animus625

Paradise was awesome, but I couldn't help wanting certain elements from Burnout 3 to return. I miss aftertouch takedowns and local multiplayer. The open city was really fun once you learn the routes.

Phil-teh-Pirate
Phil-teh-Pirate

If they have any damn sense they'll bring back the awesome multiplayer goodness of Burnout 3 Takedown and mix it with the fun of Burnout Paradise. Burnout Paradise was killed by its lack of local multiplayer (outside of its pass the pad party nonsense), the online multiplayer was great and so was the ability to take snapshots of your foes failures. But I'd much rather have my friends with me...its more fun than random strangers / friends over the network...

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@Prime99 Damn straight. Burnout 3 is still the best.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

I absolutely love the burnout games although I think they have drifted (pardon the pun) away from the original focus-point. Seems to me that Burnout is ever becoming more like need for speed. We need the chaos back in the game, as kuruppath quite rightly says, we need crash mode back :D

sherif2004
sherif2004

Returning crash mode will make this game better :D

crazimax
crazimax

happy news..i put over 400 hours in burnout paradise..my highest stunt score is 2.4 BILLION.. anyone got a higher legit score than me?...i've seen ppl with trillion scores but im sure they are cheating some way because their air time is around 30 seconds and thats just impossible

blasterchief
blasterchief

I'd like to see someone sue the OFLC for being so careless with their website and screwing with marketing.

kuruppath
kuruppath

more like burnout revenge please with offline split screen multiplayer and not open world

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

better be on wii as well and 3ds if they mean multiplatform !

AceBalls
AceBalls

Rated MA15+ for ultra carnage metal sex!!

mtait01
mtait01

Burnout Games are THE best racing games.

SoNin360
SoNin360

More Burnout, NAOW! Please :D

FusionRain
FusionRain

I love Burnout, I still play Paradise every now and then. I'm all game for another.

isshiah
isshiah

haha they haven't banned it already?

daabulls23
daabulls23

How about the word "revealed" instead of "outed."

SuprSaiyanRockr
SuprSaiyanRockr

Oh, that's a relief. For a second, I thought our ratings board had banned another game :P

SuprSaiyanRockr
SuprSaiyanRockr

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maybock3000
maybock3000

They better have Crash Mode again. That was the best part of the old burnout games.

TKandPBC
TKandPBC

"according to the April 1 filing..." Yeah I'll wait until an official confirmation.

benboz
benboz

Definitely looking forward to this

im-a-roustabout
im-a-roustabout

People need to take a leaf outta these guys book on how to make a TRUE multiplatform release. You rarely ever see these games play favorites to a console.

amroto
amroto

Burnout Dominator + Burnout Paradise = The BEST...hopefully looking forward to another sequel

scratchisme
scratchisme

I really hope its closer to Burnout 3 than it is to Hot Pursuit or even Burnout Paradise.

PinkyFingarNail
PinkyFingarNail

Burnout 3 and Burnout paradise are my two favorite racing games.

johnjmlive
johnjmlive

i love burnout paradise and it would be awsome to have a new burnout game i just hope they make it even better

joshboy101
joshboy101

Burnout paradise is the only game i spent 50 hours in. It was great. They can definitely pull of a completely different and even better burnout game by the time the end of this year roles around...(hopefully it comes out this year...doubt it though). Looking at the game page for this game makes me want to fire it up again!

DarthVeng_basic
DarthVeng_basic

Burnout Paradise was the ONLY driving/racing game I have ever liked. And I have spent over 100 hours in it. I hope they make Burnout Crash more of the same.