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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.
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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