Burnout Paradise Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Still in the Works

"Patience, Paradise fans."


Work continues to bring celebrated racing game Burnout Paradise to Xbox One through backwards compatibility, developer Criterion Games has announced.

Asked on Twitter for a status update on the game's backwards compatibility support, the Criterion Twitter channel said (via VideoGamer.com), "Patience, Paradise fans! This work is continuing and we hope to have more BC news soon."

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It's been more than a year since Criterion announced in July 2015 that it was working with Microsoft to bring Burnout Paradise to Xbox One, so fans understandly want some answers.

Interestingly, Xbox boss Phil Spencer teased this week that there are some games coming to the Xbox One backwards compatibility program soon that he is very excited about. Whether or not one of these is Burnout Paradise remains to be seen. Also, the word "soon" means different things to different people.

In other news about the Burnout franchise and backwards compatibility, Criterion has confirmed that Burnout Revenge will not be added to the catalog.

The newest Xbox 360 game added to the program was Word Puzzle, which arrived this week. There are now more than 250 games in the catalog--you can see them all here.

Criterion's extreme sports game has been canceled. The studio is currently contributing to the Star Wars Battlefront VR game.

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