Burnout Paradise Remastered Microtransaction Listing Is A Mistake, Says EA

"Pitchforks down please."

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Burnout Paradise Remastered will not, it seems, include microtransactions. After the PS4, Xbox One, and PC remaster was announced yesterday, some fans spotted that the game's PlayStation Store listing stated it would include optional "in-game purchases." The message is still present on the store listing, but EA says the note is a mistake.

"The store listing for Burnout Paradise that mentions 'in-game purchases optional' is an error," said EA's community engagement manager, Ben Walke. "There is no MTX or any additional paid for content. Pitchforks down please."

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EA has received criticism from fans for its handling of microtransactions, primarily with regards to Star Wars Battlefront II. The company says the game was a "learning opportunity," however microtransactions are coming back to Battlefront II, having previously been temporarily removed.

The original Burnout Paradise received a number of DLC packs, and the eight main ones that launched during the Year of Paradise are included in the remaster. They are Big Surf Island, the Party Pack, Burnout Bikes, Boost Special, Legendary Cars, Cagney Update, Toys, and the Cops & Robbers Pack. All that will set you back US $40 / £35 / AU $48 on PS4 and Xbox One.

The remaster's release date has been set for March 16, with a PC version coming "later this year." The current-gen edition includes "high resolution textures" and 4K / 60 FPS support for PS4 Pro and Xbox One X.

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Thought EA was against remasters... Guess they changed their tune

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Ben Walke can save his condescension...and any EA products he tries to peddle, from my perspective.

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One of favorite arcade racers of all time next to San Francisco Rush on the Nintendo 64. I have this on ps3 and xbox, will love to see the pc version. I want criterion to make a new one.

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Yes i hate MTX's as much as everyone else, but I think this is a simple error on psn part. This game is a old Remaster it is has all 8 DLCS that ever came out included. Maybe if they add cars later or something but i doubt it or the optional time saver pack. Its a remastered port nothing else. people need to calm down. SW BG2 yes EA messed up, but not everything is bad. Activision and COD with the care packages you want bad, its like winning in vegas when you get anything good even if you spend money your chances dont increase just that many more times to loose out on what you actually want...

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@delusionaltool: if real money increased your chances, that would make it worse. I dont play COD, so only going off of your comment.

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I’m not touching anything from EA with a 10 foot pole. Remaster or not.

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Funny how a simple "in-game purchases" phrase was enough for him to say "Pitchforks down please."

Its just me who sees this as a confession of him , knowing how wrong this is and how much we dislike microtransactions? He is practically saying "Please dont get angry, we didnt put in this game this thing everyone hate so much, so calm down people."

F*uck this company, they are a cancer to the industry.

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I thought EA said remasters were 'Easy Money' that they wanted to 'focus on the future' and 'delivering new IP and new experiences'. So much for that then ... turning to the 'Easy Money' now your micro-transactions have hit a bit of a pot-hole.

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@Fallenlords69: LOL with the failure of Star wars Battlefront II and Need for Speed Payback, EA is getting Desperate to make something. My guess is that they'll patch microtransactions of some sort in and say the community requested it.

Remember the Rule: EA will always certainly try and do something sleezy. it's what EA does.

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@Fallenlords69: Yes, that's what they said and you could smell the contempt in those comments from miles away, as if remasters were something to be ashamed of. It's like they think micro-transactions are the more sophisticated way to milk suckers. I'm a sucker for remasters and I admit it with a happy satisfaction. At least I'm getting a tangible shiny new product of hours of honest work that will last me years as opposed to wasting money on the off chance of gaining a fleeting sense of superiority over other poor suckers.

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"Pitchforks down please."

Its like he is irritated by gamers giving them shit. This is actually an insult

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EA: The store listing for Burnout Paradise that mentions 'in-game purchases optional' is an error, we meant to say 'in-game purchases required'.

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Even on the off chance that micros aren't going to make their way in after release. Companies are probably expecting them from EA by default.

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"...but EA says the note is a mistake."

That's right, they didn't want to mention about microtransactions until after you purchased the game and can't get a refund.

This is the current EA, there is 0 chance that microtransactions won't make it into a game. The original had packs that you could buy (back when DLC at least had decent value to what you purchased), but I'm sure this will be broken into overpriced piecemeal.

You want your favourite car? Too bad, its in a random lootbox with 500 other things you don't want and it only has a 1% chance of obtaining. Oh, you wanted the car in green, sorry, colour customizing is in another lootbox.

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@lion2447: Haha I was thinking the same :P

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Knowing EA they will probably wait until they sell a good amount of the game then add microtransactions at that time.

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EA GAMES challenge everything... they say.

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@Jinzo_111887: They have certainly challenged my patience with them. I actually look at who developed and produced games now to actively avoid them. Square-Enix is pushing it as well, pulling more and more of the same low handed decisions.

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I'll stick with my X360 copy. I don't need Microtransaction bullshit in my games.

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@DeadPhoenix86: Read much?

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@ibonedyourmom: Blind sheep much?

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@ibonedyourmom: You have to read between the lines. EA's mistake was that they listed microtransactions. It was supposed to be a surprise after you had purchased the game and cannot get a refund.

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@ibonedyourmom: Its EA. So i've lost faith in them. Did also cancel my EA access subscription, because i don't support a company that pushes Microtransaction in every game.

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Ea games lie because said won’t do remasters know may mistake on an error. Can’t believe what EA Games say anymore.

I don’t know should get burnout paradise know.

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@playstationzone: no...what you should do is take a break from gamespot and gaming and work on that English.

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@bentleyj10: C'mon. You should be able to tell that it's not his 1st language. Anyone that takes the time to learn a second, third, etc, language deserves some leeway, IMHO. I can usually understand what folks are trying to say when English isn't their 1st language.

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@twztid13: this dudes posted on gamespot for a long time this way. You new? I understood what he meant I think next time I see him post I'll translate it for him. I ain't mad at him for trying.

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@bentleyj10: It's his second language and I'd be willing to bet that his second language is way better than yours. At least he tries to communicate in our language on his favourite gaming website, give him a break.

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@gotrekfabian: Yeah his second language is better than mine because I don't have one. I also did give him a break by giving him some good advice.

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@bentleyj10: I had to read that at least 20 times...

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@kanekan-slaugh: If you couldn't get the gist of his message then maybe your English needs a little work too?

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I'll belive when i see it... EA has the same trust as an politician: None.

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Yes....yes.... Trust the word of the talking serpent..... yes...

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well, why was that in the original copy in the first place? i would assume someone at EA needs to approve the description before it is posted on psn. maybe there was a time where they thought about putting it in but later changed their mind? i.e. after their memorable 2017 stints?

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"Crap, we hoped you wouldn't notice. Uhhhhhhhhhh we'll put them in later"

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Well to play devil`s advocate for a second, maybe stores are so used to writing this for EA so much that they didn`t even bother checking lol.

When I saw the trailer yesterday, it mentioned all the DLC are included and actually listed them so unless there is new content made for this release I don't how they could even put MTs in there and justify it. I won't get this at launch as I've played this on both XB360 and PS3 a lot but likely later in the year.

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C’mon EA, you lie to your friends, I lie to mine, let’s not lie to each other.

Y’all are so full of shit. Some how, some way y’all will find a way to shoehorn in those microtransactions. Don’t act like you haven’t even thought about it. Garbage ass company

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I'll get excited when there's a remaster/remake of Burnout 3, AKA "the last good Burnout game". Crash Mode needs to make a comeback.

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@Shin_Gallon: revenge was cool too! But paradise is... not burnout anymore

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@LeoKRock: I never played Revenge, but what I played of Paradise was...yeah...not Burnout.

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@Shin_Gallon: Don't need Burnout for that. As an SCP Fan, try seeing if someone made a game based on SCP-666-J or used the name Dr. Gerald and words like driving or vehicle.

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gamespot EA hasn't received criticisms about the way they HANDLED MTX's, they got criticism for simply having MTX's i think last year was a turning point and alot of people now have finally come to the realisation that there is no such thing as a right way to do MTX's. they are all disgusting low effort money grabs that need to be eradicated.

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Naw, we'll keep those pitchforks up for now, thank you very much. Because even if you're actually not screwing us on this one, we all know you're figuring out ways to make up for it on the next one.

**** you EA!

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short for, we are sorry, MTs wont come till later, that was not suppose to go out yet

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