Submitted by mephman 1330d ago | news

Criterion: Burnout Is In Our DNA

GamingUnion.net: "Criterion are best known for their Burnout franchise, but currently they're working on EA's Need for Speed franchise, with Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit due out in a few months time.

With this being so, questions were raised about whether Criterion would return to the Burnout franchise, or just stick with Need for Speed. So, we asked Matt Webster, a Senior Producer at Criterion. " (Burnout Paradise, PS3, Xbox 360)

Hardedge  +   1330d ago
Pretty sure Hot Pursuit's Burnout with the Need For Speed brand slapped on it :P Still looking forward to it though.
tails13  +   1329d ago
It's not. It lacks the crashes, car damage and race style that Burnout has. While HP will have some damage, it will be limited due to the cars being licensed.

Apart from the cops and robbers add on, Burnout also doesn't feature police chases.
mephman  +   1330d ago
I'm really excited to see what they'll do next with Burnout. Paradise with a huge leap.
Sanrin  +   1330d ago
I loved the hell out of Paradise, it was a ton of fun
bradlinho  +   1330d ago
Gotta feel sorry for Gran Turismo - it's going to have to do something REALLY good to stay relevant.
raztad  +   1330d ago

EDIT: BTW, there is something that surprised me about NFS:HP2. A difference of Burnout:Paradise game is 30fps.

Dunno about HP2 but Burnout:P lead platform was the PS3 with great results for both consoles. I was expecting that the more experienced Criterion had no problem making HP2 a 60fps game as well. Interestingly enough it didnt happen. HP2 is 30fps.

I read HP2 uses Deferred Lightning, present as well in KZ2. This tech has to be very taxating on the hardware. Every game that uses it only run at 30fps. The most recent example is Vanquish.
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sdtarm  +   1330d ago
R u stpid
both games cant even be compared cuz theres a huge difference btw them, both r and will be Excellent games, still i prefer Takedown over Paradise
Shadow Flare  +   1330d ago
When it came to actual online races and online road rage, burnout 3 takedown is by far my favourite. Paradise lost alot of the competitiveness in the online races and such by making it open world. And I personally think that taking cars down in burnout 3 worked better. In paradise you could slam into cars online all day and 9 times out of 10, it would be you that crashed and got taken out. That aside, paradise is amazing. The online challenges were what kept me playing for so long. Shame the online racing and road rage wasn't as good as B3.

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rdgneoz3  +   1330d ago
Yep, they'll both be excellent games, but one is an arcade racer and the other is a racing simulator. I'll end up getting both most likely :P
ShawnCollier  +   1330d ago
Hopefully they don't "burn" out of making them.
danmachine  +   1330d ago
wwm0nkey  +   1330d ago
Revenge>Take Down>>>>>>&g t;>>>>>>>& gt;>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> ;>>>>>>Paradi se

If Paradise didnt have Burnout in it it would have been great, but it disgraced the Burnout style of game play and you all know it.
Redempteur  +   1330d ago
i think burnout takedown is the best ever but paradise WAS still awesome

you can still play takedown if you want takedown style races ...

i happen to enjoy both ..
alphakennybody  +   1330d ago
Takedown is the best of the burnout series, didn't like paradise( open world just didn'tt feel right)
sdtarm  +   1330d ago
Shadow Flare  +   1330d ago
No, I wouldn't go that far. Open world was an amazing step for burnout. And the next logical step. I think it worked well overall, and made things like the online challenges a lot of fun. Open world made it really fun to just drive around online and stuff. But like I said in a comment above, burnout takedown had much better racing and road rage events. And the single tracks worked much better. Burnout 3 was an excellent game and definitely excelled paradise in some areas. But overall I think it was good they went open world. I wouldn't have spent half the time online in paradise if it weren't open world. They should have just made the races closed route like burnout 3. Burnout 3 is a near faultless game
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sdtarm  +   1330d ago
I think that paradise was not the really awesome game everyone talks about, they messed it up, it doesnt makes justice for all the other burnouts that i so much enjoyed, the open world is nice but not for races, its a better a linear path with tons of shortcuts
morkendo23  +   1330d ago
"Criterion are best known for their Burnout franchise, but currently they're working on EA's Need for Speed franchise, with Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit due out in a few months time.

joypads  +   1330d ago
burnout paradise is the worst burnout game ever made,the best remain on Ps2.
kaos_fish II  +   1330d ago
worse than Burnout Dominator? - I think not! The best Burnout by far though is Takedown.. they peaked with that one and have slowly being going downhill.

As much as I liked and enjoyed Paradise - at times it felt like I wasn't playing a Burnout game.. and that was a shame.
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