Burnout Paradise crashing PCs

First-ever computer edition of Criterion racing series gets a tune-up to multiplayer and online features.

It's not often that games are actually designed to dramatically increase instances of crashing on the system, but that's the desired effect of Electronic Arts and Criterion Games' newly announced PC edition of Burnout Paradise.

This car won't be pretty for long.

Originally released earlier this year for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Burnout Paradise will arrive on the PC with a few after-market enhancements. For the series' first test-drive outside the world of handhelds and consoles, Criterion is expanding the game's multiplayer modes and adding "enhanced online features and community-driven content."

In a webcast on Criterion's official Web site, developers assured console gamers that the PC edition would not impact the release schedule for the already announced updates to the console versions of the game. A series of updates scheduled through the fall will add night driving, motorcycles, new locations, and more to the game.

Burnout Paradise has not been rated for the PC, but the console editions received an E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older. No release date has been announced for the game.

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148 comments
cluclap1
cluclap1

Wow, that's a really bad title for this topic, I thought the game had a bug in it that messed up PC's until i read it.

ZiggyHaloX
ZiggyHaloX

I'm officially sexually turned on

GenVidTh
GenVidTh

Can't wait till february ^,^ So many great games will released at that month :) Including this One! ^^

MatrixSpidey92
MatrixSpidey92

Yay!!!! I cant wait to use mods for Burnout!!! CHYEA!!

faheem7860
faheem7860

burnout should definatly come to pc and it will, ill make it

limneosgreen
limneosgreen

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Yossi1007
Yossi1007

YES REALLY REALLY THANK YOU Q3 IS VERY MORE SPECIFIC THAN JUNE...............

Yossi1007
Yossi1007

ITS ALREADY 24 JUNE 2008 SO WHEN IT IS JUNE 2008? WE WANT BURNOUT WE WANT BURNOUT WE....... WIIIIIIIIIIII.......

ween23
ween23

Burnout game for the PC YES YES

gamer4tv
gamer4tv

OMG finnaly Burnout game for the pc. Cant wait and i hope it has great graphics!!!

DADA_007
DADA_007

Great and Awesome news Special thanks to Electronic Arts, Criterion Games but June has started and there is no news about the game and the release date is june 2008 when it will come?

yosef95
yosef95

thats a crazy question and the answer is: ttttttttllllll yes

D_Y_L_A_N_T
D_Y_L_A_N_T

will the graphics be more real then 360 or ps3? lol

VercettiTommyy
VercettiTommyy

I'm so happy...forget GTA 4,it's BURNOUT time!!!

serious_sam1122
serious_sam1122

Completey agreed Hyork. People like crashbreaker are the reason why the PC is suffering through crappy ports (RE4), broken games (Assassins Creed) and less focus on PC exclusivity (Crytek) is because people like Crashbreaker are complete bums and can't man up and buy the games. I truly hope one day they crack down on pirates and start suing them ala like what RIAA is doing to people stealing music...

Hyork
Hyork

Crashbreaker: that comment makes no sense! The games industry NEEDS piracy? Thats like saying petrol stations need people to drive away from the pumps without paying to make a profit. The reason Epic shifted focus from PC to consoles was becuase of piracy impacting thier profits, and therefore thier ability to create new games! (thats not just me saying that, Epic said as much in an interview with PCG uk) As far as development timescale goes, I think you'll find that is simply not the case. Excluisivity does not make finanical sense any more, unless money isn't an object, as with MGS4.

Crashbreaker
Crashbreaker

Hyork - Piracy?? Is not true! Because for PC is much harder to develope a game and this mean that game must be longer under development. Jesus... Without piracy the Game industry will never exist!

Daeman_Uhr
Daeman_Uhr

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stalker700
Stalker700

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Hyork
Hyork

skyline7284: the reason we dont get PC games made for the PC any more, at at least not nearly as much, is the same reason you don't get many console exclusives any more: money. The reason we especailly don't get PC exclusives: piracy.

xmg0
xmg0

noice. ive always wanted to play a burnout (other than 2 for PS2). nows the chance.

SeargantGoat
SeargantGoat

It will still pale in comparison to Burnout: Revenge.

maden2004
maden2004

Grid or Burnout . Playing GRID demo and its amazing best racing game that i have played in a long time. Idk about burnout ill wait and see. I hope there is a demo. If not i might have to pirate it just to try it out. I hope they release a demo because idk to much about burnout on the pc or if these guys make good pc games or not. So please a demo :) with good online pc support and ill drop a $50

kostis1993
kostis1993

Finally, a great racing game. Recently I sent criterion an e- mail with phrases like **** the consoles>> . My words inspired them to make a burnout for pc!!!!!! They are full of passion!

drangel_jam
drangel_jam

It looks like the update will add much need spice in the game. The previous Burnout game was one of the most played games on XBL, but this one is not as much, even though it's arguably better.

coold_steam
coold_steam

i have this game on the ps3 its a nice game with great graphics ,but i dont know why i dont play the game anymore i even didnt complete it felt like it kinda boring but its alot of fun playing on line

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

Is this game going to be a "Games for Windows - Live" game? If we get to play this game online for free on PC, I'm down. If we have to have a gold LIVE membership, then that's BS and I'm not down (although I have the Gold account needed).

bka4u2c_basic
bka4u2c_basic

i love this series on PSP. Looking forward to dusting off the Logitech Wingman and crashing out on PC.

steveguttenberg
steveguttenberg

Awfully misleading title. But I suppose it was worth the really good pun. Wait, no it wasn't.

Lord-Viru
Lord-Viru

Burnout is a good game, borrowed it for 360 from friend, but I won't buy it, especially not on PC.

WizzyKid
WizzyKid

I was thinking of buying a PC upgrade, but I decided to buy a PS3 instead, one of the reasons being Burnout. Now, I think I'll go with the PC upgrade again :D

MindlessTeef
MindlessTeef

Time to dust off my Logitech Rumblepad II :) I played one of the Burnout's on a PS2 one day in a shop and it made me want a PS2... funny as I don't generally like car games and I've been a PC exclusive gamer for about 25 years! Burnout is just so much fun... I don't often like car games due to my inclination to crash... works out nicely in Burnout though. With Mass Effect allready announced for PC I'm just waiting for GTA4... not a fan of the GTA series, but the new one looks amazing...

imprezawrx500
imprezawrx500

great new, now Criterion, just put it on steam and I will buy it. I don't like game boxes wasting space, and they are just asking to be sold sitting there unused.

beanofengland
beanofengland

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runstalker
runstalker

Just plug a wired 360 or PS3 controller into your PC's USB port. Let Windows fetch the drivers. Presto, dual analog/trigger racing controller. Or use the wireless kit for PC and your existing 360 wirelesss controller. It's really not difficult to turn your PC into a very comfortable multi-genre games machine, especially when you're using the same peripherals you love to use on console. What if your PC is too weak to use a big widescreen monitor? Heck, use your 720p/1080i TV. Your weak PC might not be able to handle 1920x1200, but it should be great at 1280x720 (720p), right? Use your imagination. PC gaming can be made to accommodate so many configurations.

skyline7284
skyline7284

*sigh* another 10 gig port for the PC, why can't we get PC games made for the PC anymore, just stupid ports Burnouts good and all, but still its a port

Proman84
Proman84

Cool. Just what PC needed.

AvIdGaMeR444
AvIdGaMeR444

No Wii love from Criterion...of course...

SrTVBR
SrTVBR

Me either. This game will rock.

simon1968
simon1968

Jesus how hard is it to buy a gamepad for a PC. But who cares it is just a Dumbass shallow game for console fanboyz. For Christ's sake get over yourselves!!!

shamarke
shamarke

i dont like car games on PCs, Burnout it will be hard to play on keyboards...