Electronic Arts have today announced that they will release Burnout 5 for the Xbox 360 and PS3 in 2007. There is little information on the new title, although Alex Ward, director of game design at Criterion said that "Burnout 5 is a complete reinvention of the series, built from the ground up for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. To create truly next-generation gameplay, we needed to create a truly next-generation game, from top to bottom."
The game will give players the ability to crash, bash and smash their opponents in Paradise City - "the ultimate seamless racing battleground", which is said to have a massive infrastructure of traffic-heavy roads. According to the press release, there is no need for menus in the game, as every intersection is a potential crash junction, and every alleyway is an opportunity to rack up moving violations. Gamers will be given a Drivers Licence as they start the game, and this will record the player's most aggressive, reckless and destructive exploits behing the wheel.