Burnout goes for a fifth lap

Electronic Arts confirms development of next edition of wreck-happy racer is under way for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360.

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Live Burnout, courtesy of Stefan Eriksson.

Electronic Arts isn't letting up on the gas of one of its premier racing franchises. The publisher today confirmed that Burnout 5 is currently in development and will be released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 sometime in 2007.

The decision to make a new version of the franchise was a no-brainer for the company; since EA took over the Burnout license from Acclaim, it has been one of the highest-rated racing series on the market.

Given Burnout's past success, developer Criterion isn't straying too far from the core of the winning formula. Gamers will once again buckle up and speed through the streets of Paradise City, with little concern to how their reckless driving will affect their insurance premiums.

However, Criterion is taking a U-turn on the series' user interface. Burnout 5 will apparently take an open-world approach, with menus eliminated and "every inch of the world" an opportunity to create massive fender benders. As if inspired by the legendary Enzo Ferrari/Gizmondo exec escapade, cars in Burnout 5 will also be able to be torn in half.

Burnout 5 has not yet been rated or priced.

Discussion

166 comments
SneakyKorean
SneakyKorean

DUDE!! this game's going to be freaking amazing, just like all the other Burnouts!! I CAN'T WAIT

racerx737
racerx737

sounds sweet, I'll keep an eye out for this one

jasonvickers
jasonvickers

for burnout 5 comming out so soon, i can't believe there hasn't been any new news on it. but i can't wait for it

NND1
NND1

I cant wait for this on 360... Forcefeedback and Steering wheel support.!!

00Beaner
00Beaner

WOOT!!!!! WOOT!!!!!! FO BURNOUT 5

dalestorry
dalestorry

i loved the burnout series from the second i played it, cant wait for this , and its gonna be free roam what more could you want (maybe motor bikes but that probably wont happen for a while but it be f***ing awesome) definitly best racing series ever PERIOD, nothing comes close PERIOD.

wolfboy20
wolfboy20

I cant wait for this game, it gonna be awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tbolt_88
tbolt_88

Cant wait..i love the Burnout series!

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

Let's hope EA can continue without ruining it.

cteclaw
cteclaw

HOLY S**** ANOTHER ASS KICKER GOING ONTHE MARKET! wITH ALL THEASE AWSOME NEW GAMES COIMNG IN 07, OTS GOT TO BE THE BEST YEAR EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

pearlpunx85
pearlpunx85

cant wait for this game! i've almost mastered burnout 4 with all achievements.... can't get enough burnout, seriously!

wenbin09
wenbin09

this is great news and it looks like massive destruction is on the way!!! can't wait!!

bforbosker
bforbosker

You got to be kidding? Traffic checking was the mutts!!! Give me as much chance to destroy at high spped as possible - just think, multi-lane highway with hundreds of cars to check and be checked by!! I can almost see those baby-on-board signs flying now!

Ravi_1900
Ravi_1900

Really burnout series had some really cool graphics in PS2. Now designed for new console with great hardware it will be a total eye candy.

onecell999
onecell999

This is gonna be amazing. Burnout Revenge is one the more visually stunning games on the 360 so im sure this wont fail to impress me too. Buying it as soon as possible!!!

JDSPORTS0
JDSPORTS0

3... 2... 1... HELL F*KING YEAH! CAN'T WAIT!

Butts3cks
Butts3cks

I swear, if I see one more "WII WANT BURNOUT" joke on any board, I'm gonna go crazy. Seriously. It ain't clever or funny, just annoying and obnoxious. Nintendo fanboys, please shut up. Is it supposed to be cool? Go whine about "no 3rd party support" somewhere else. I don't mean to be an ass, but that's how I feel, and I've seen so many of those "WII are the future"-esque jokes that I've been driven to say this. Please. Shut. Up.

dwoop
dwoop

Yeah, I hated not having the option to turn off the traffic checking in certain modes...and the whole new "Crash Meter" was stupid...leave that in the sports titles and keep Burnout like the series deserves...enhancements are nice but get the game played and tested for the "Burnout Fun Factor" too!!

sancezz
sancezz

Hm...as long as it gets rid f that dumb Traffic-checking thing in Burnout Revenge... Ok, maybe it wasn't THAT dumb, but Burnout 3 was alot more intense without it. Everything else in Revenge was better though.

burnout4
burnout4

Burnout 5, Burnout 5, Burnout 5, Burnout 5, Burnout 5, Burnout 5.... ..... :| can't stop saying it :| .....Burnout 5, Burnout 5.....

JackDelahunt
JackDelahunt

AAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *deep breath* AAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mentalhelp
mentalhelp

HELL YEAH! I hope this game gets rated teen so it will be filled with too much chaotic intensity!

Rykerita
Rykerita

I WILL BE THE FIRST IN LINE FOR THAT GAME!!!!

owskie
owskie

Oh man i thought revenge was the best but now... ANOTHER... oh god i think i wet my pants.

gta11
gta11

Torn In Half Cars = AWESOME

GBur70
GBur70

Cool, I've always enjoyed the burnout series. I just hope it lives up to expectations.

risi37
risi37

O man cant wait for this

KrunkMastaX
KrunkMastaX

Sweet! I love Burnout and I can't wait for this!

Homsar13
Homsar13

In a mag for EGM, they said that Criterion anounced a MMO Burnout game. wonder if this is it...

neoand12
neoand12

kaziechameleon PGR3 did the Same Crap GT did.

Unassigned
Unassigned

As long as the soundtrack doesn't have hip-hop/rap the masses will be happy.

Dantes_Monkey
Dantes_Monkey

Firstly, GT is currently the best driving simulator (minus the crashes) burnout is the most easily accesible and enjoyable racing game and is the best arcade racer... Second EA releasing sequels year after year? when did this start happening lol....

ABISPY
ABISPY

LOL Burnout FOR PS3 MUST GET IT.

kaziechameleon
kaziechameleon

GT is a fake driving simulator it has no damage externaly or internally the gtr games have external damage tire ware, engine wear, yeah if you drive bad youll crap out your transmition, the GT games haven't inovated in half a decade. sony has just been pumping visually impressive remakes of older games, for the last two generations GTA was the closest thing to inovative game they'd ever had, but that game was just a 3d version of the 2d game, i hate when game designers add two features and a facelift and release a game. and charge 50-60 dollars for it. i want half-life 2 innovation. and with that episodic content it costs less, like 20. oh yeah and the burnout games are quite fun.

gagan21
gagan21

thats gr8 news for all racing fans , already burnout looks awsome on the 360 , cant imagine how gr8 this game will look and play on the 360

LexLas
LexLas

Yeah ! Burn out is great. I like it much better than Grand Turismo

_Sam_
_Sam_

I loved the third

thorsen-ink
thorsen-ink

DIEETRRRRRRRRIIIIIIIIIICCCCCCCCCHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HeyzeusNYC
HeyzeusNYC

Oh wow torn in half.. For that I'll play Demolition Derby on ps1..lol Come On EA be smarter make new game modes or some crazy looking cars or some thing but Cars to be torn in half thats kinda of cheap...lol

Chainblast
Chainblast

Wonderful, now I'll have to buy into a either a X360 or PS3. Thanks EA, lol.