New Burnout Game Revealed By Ratings Board?

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Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -

In case you were worried, Burnout isn’t dead. IP owner and publisher of the franchise, EA, has been keen on teasing this fact in the past, but now a smidgen of evidence has emerged to support the existence of a new game in the franchise. The Australian Classification Review Board, a service similar to the US’ ESRB, has rated a brand new Burnout title dubbed “Burnout Crash,” a PG-rated joint set to be published by EA.

And, well, that’s all we know for sure at moment. As for speculation, though, there’s a lot of that out there. On the developer front, it’s been suggested in the past that Criterion, now fresh off the release of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, could be resuming its work on the Burnout series with this new title. Criterion is of course the studio behind all the Burnout games, and did an especially good job with the last iteration, Burnout Paradise. And while you’d figure that Criterion would just be slated to work on the next NFS title considering the praise Hot Pursuit has received, it's been strongly suggested by EA’s Partrick Soderlund that Black Box is the next in line to give the NFS series a spin.   


   
 
== TEASER ==As for what “Crash” actually is, there’s also some good speculation based on its name. Crash mode, a Burnout fan favorite that had users demolishing as much stuff as possible in exchange for points, was omitted from Paradise. Plenty of users made it clear that they wanted the mode in Paradise, so “Crash” might be an olive branch to those of you who really miss banging up your expensive fancy racing cars. And if the name implies the scale, we could be looking at a purely downloadable game. On the other hand, “Crash” could just be a safe subtitle that speaks to what the game does best, and still describes a full retail release. Speculation! 

Really, though, we’ll just have to wait and see. A minor note in all of this, but it looks like “Crash” is headed to the PS3 and 360. A LinkedIn profile indicated that these were the target platforms of the game, according to a GamerBytes post. Shocker!

#1 Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -

In case you were worried, Burnout isn’t dead. IP owner and publisher of the franchise, EA, has been keen on teasing this fact in the past, but now a smidgen of evidence has emerged to support the existence of a new game in the franchise. The Australian Classification Review Board, a service similar to the US’ ESRB, has rated a brand new Burnout title dubbed “Burnout Crash,” a PG-rated joint set to be published by EA.

And, well, that’s all we know for sure at moment. As for speculation, though, there’s a lot of that out there. On the developer front, it’s been suggested in the past that Criterion, now fresh off the release of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, could be resuming its work on the Burnout series with this new title. Criterion is of course the studio behind all the Burnout games, and did an especially good job with the last iteration, Burnout Paradise. And while you’d figure that Criterion would just be slated to work on the next NFS title considering the praise Hot Pursuit has received, it's been strongly suggested by EA’s Partrick Soderlund that Black Box is the next in line to give the NFS series a spin.   


   
 
== TEASER ==As for what “Crash” actually is, there’s also some good speculation based on its name. Crash mode, a Burnout fan favorite that had users demolishing as much stuff as possible in exchange for points, was omitted from Paradise. Plenty of users made it clear that they wanted the mode in Paradise, so “Crash” might be an olive branch to those of you who really miss banging up your expensive fancy racing cars. And if the name implies the scale, we could be looking at a purely downloadable game. On the other hand, “Crash” could just be a safe subtitle that speaks to what the game does best, and still describes a full retail release. Speculation! 

Really, though, we’ll just have to wait and see. A minor note in all of this, but it looks like “Crash” is headed to the PS3 and 360. A LinkedIn profile indicated that these were the target platforms of the game, according to a GamerBytes post. Shocker!

#2 Posted by marvin_martian (93 posts) -

word

#3 Posted by JoshyLee (178 posts) -

Oh god I hope so.

#4 Edited by Donos (1195 posts) -

Indeed 
 
Well, since I'm not going to get first anyways.... I don't have such a good feeling about this. "Crash" seems like such an obvious and unneccessary subtitle that I predict one of two outcomes. 1) It's bad. 2) It's a free-to-play and/or kiddified version of Burnout (Read: bad).
#5 Posted by Kyle (2323 posts) -

I'm callin' it: downloadable Burnout featuring ONLY crash mode.

#6 Posted by JoshyLee (178 posts) -
@Kyle:  I hope you're right. I was so disappointed when they took Crash Mode out of later Burnouts.
#7 Posted by choffy21 (1376 posts) -

First I was all :o then I was all :D
 
Burnout Paradise was/is my favorite game of all time.

#8 Posted by WiqidBritt (578 posts) -
@Kyle: that was my first thought after reading the name 
#9 Posted by JJOR64 (19016 posts) -

Read that last night.  I hope it's true.  :)
 
Speaking of Burnout, I still need to get Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit.

#10 Edited by Underachiever007 (2468 posts) -

YES YES YES YES YES 
 
Please let this be true.

#11 Posted by jagenheim (148 posts) -

Crash mode in Burnout was fun; but not looking forward for it to be a stand alone game. 
 
Besides, even if I loved Burnout Paradise, I found it to be a good 'good-bye' game which sent the franchise off on a positive note. I'd rather remember all the fun I had with Burnout up-to, and including, Burnout Paradise than to remember how EA started to cash in on the franchise by letting sub-par developers make iPhone games of it. 
  
Also; Need For Speed: Burnout would be great. :) 

#12 Posted by SuperSambo (2879 posts) -

I thought some new information had been added, but no. Just a late post that adds nothing.
 
Does GB even need a news section? Sure if was up to date/had a personality then it would be deserving, but it isn't/doesn't.

#13 Posted by Blair (2511 posts) -

Australian Ratings Board:  Terrible for Australian gamers, amazing for game journalism.

#14 Edited by Donos (1195 posts) -
@SuperSambo said:

"I thought some new information had been added, but no. Just a late post that adds nothing.  Does GB even need a news section? Sure if was up to date/had a personality then it would be deserving, but it isn't/doesn't. "


Are you just going to add an insult to this comment every day until someone tells you to stop? If you want change, take it to the PMs and take some responsibility for it.
#15 Posted by Falconer (1694 posts) -

FYI - Crash made was not removed from Burnout Paradise. It was essentially renamed "Showtime" since it played a little bit differently. Pretty much the same thing though. A skilled player could be in Showtime for a VERY long time.

#16 Posted by DelroyLindo (387 posts) -
 @SuperSambo said:
" I thought some new information had been added, but no. Just a late post that adds nothing.  Does GB even need a news section? Sure if was up to date/had a personality then it would be deserving, but it isn't/doesn't. "
The news is always at least a day late here. Its totally pointless
#17 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11272 posts) -

Well, if the game has been rated, is must be a good ways along in development, so we shouldn't have to wait too long for more details. 

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#18 Edited by Donos (1195 posts) -
@MooseyMcMan: I wouldn't neccessarily expect too much if I were you. As I understand it, the ESRB will sometimes rate a game before it's playable, so long as they are told what will be in it, and the Australian board may be similar.

@ShaggyChu: However, since Showtime was triggered dynamically, it didn't have the ridiculous track setups and pass-the-controller competition like proper Crash mode. Those are what I remember most about previous Burnout games, a sentiment I've heard repeated in the games media. 
 
#19 Posted by Alex (2289 posts) -

More Burnout is always a good thing, but I don't know if they could have come up with a lazier subtitle.
 
Coming soon: Super Mario Bros: Jump, Legend of Zelda: Sword and Kid Icarus: That Dude Has Wings.

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#20 Posted by LordAndrew (14426 posts) -

Wasn't this the sort of stories that they wanted to avoid early on? It's just repeating the same things I already heard about days ago on these very forums.

#21 Posted by XenoNick (1450 posts) -

More Burnout is awesome.

#22 Posted by LordAndrew (14426 posts) -
@alex said:
" More Burnout is always a good thing, but I don't know if they could have come up with a lazier subtitle.  Coming soon: Super Mario Bros: Jump, Legend of Zelda: Sword and Kid Icarus: That Dude Has Wings. "
Those sound like Game & Watch games.
#23 Posted by xombi242 (190 posts) -

I hope it's the crash mode game I've been hoping for. I need some more Crashbreaker gameplay!
...Does anyone still play Revenge on the 360 anymore?

#24 Posted by Landon (4152 posts) -
@alex said:
" More Burnout is always a good thing, but I don't know if they could have come up with a lazier subtitle.  Coming soon: Super Mario Bros: Jump, Legend of Zelda: Sword and Kid Icarus: That Dude Has Wings. "
I disagree. It's such a simple and straight forward title of what the best part of the series is, it's almost strange they didn't use it before. Dominator, Revenge, and Takedown were worse names.
#25 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5145 posts) -

Did you say Burnout? Fine here is my money.

#26 Posted by Daniel_Newton (1166 posts) -

I prefer the older Burnout games to Paradise, so hopefully this'll be an arcadey one. But any new Burnout content is good news to me. 
 
You know, if they'd pushed Paradise any more they almost could have made it an MMO...

#27 Edited by Hexogen (766 posts) -

If this means they're bringing crash mode back, then sold. Paradise was good and all, but Showtime was a poor substitute for proper crash mode.

#28 Edited by Rhombus_Of_Terror (2130 posts) -

More Burnout you say? Things are right with the world. I should fire-up Paradise again...

#29 Posted by Lava (672 posts) -

And to think this morning I just put my Paradise back in my PS3 for the first time in months. I love that game, a new one would be GREAT!

#30 Posted by Gizmo (5389 posts) -

Burnout Crash... 
 
 
Isn't that like Sex Fuck?

#31 Posted by cowgod (51 posts) -

I love Burnout Paradise--it's one of my favorite racing games.  That being said, Criterion has basically told PC gamers to fuck off.  Therefore, I will never buy another Criterion game or a game in the Burnout genre.  It's a shame too, because it was an extremely well polished game (Burnout Paradise) when it arrived on PC, not like most other games that show up on the consoles first and get ported over with very minor or no changes.

#32 Posted by GreggD (4506 posts) -
@Newten said:
" I prefer the older Burnout games to Paradise, so hopefully this'll be an arcadey one. "
Are you trying to say that Paradise was not arcadey?
#33 Posted by Daniel_Newton (1166 posts) -
@GreggD: Arcadey in the sense that you could play Burnout Revenge at an arcade. Pick a track and go. Paradise is a big-ass open world game.
#34 Edited by clstirens (847 posts) -

I've been a huge fan of the burnout series for some time now, really glad to see that we'll (likely) be getting another one in the near future.  That's not to say I didn't like they way Criterion handled NFS, I could have definitely gotten behind the Need For Speed series if it had become their new thing.
 
That being said, I'm curious if they'll do another open world burnout game or not, they made a few interesting decisions with Paradise (crash mode being "absent" was about my only issue), I'd definitely like to see that experience refined, perhaps with a bit more focus on, well, focusing the races.  Not sure I can speak for anyone else, but it often became a tad bit difficult to determine the correct path at time (even with the visual aid of a blinker and street sign.). Also, I found that races tended to end up feeling a bit lonesome as I seldom would stay in the pack of other racers very long before blazing my own trail, or just outpacing them altogether.
 
(Who else wants DJ Atomica to return? Loved him in SSX, Loved him in Burnout)
 
EDIT: Considering the name, I'd REALLY love to see an open world burnout game with a dedicated crash event mode ala a Tony Hawk game. Start the event, and a predetermined course appears.

#35 Posted by Blackout62 (1354 posts) -

Crashing in Burnout game! Sherley you can't be serious?
 
But seriously: Yeah! A new Burnout game. I'm gonna flip so many buses!

#36 Posted by matti00 (672 posts) -
@Blackout62 said:
" Crashing in Burnout game! Sherley you can't be serious? "
That was my thought too, I don't like Burnout Crash as a name. Seems about equivalent to Call of Duty: Shoot.
#37 Posted by I_smell (3924 posts) -

I don't think they'd call a big huge Burnout game "Burnout Crash". That sounds like a handheld or something.
 
Also Burnout rules.

#38 Posted by aurahack (2277 posts) -

DOWNLOADBLE BURNOUT CRASH MODE GAME DO IT NOW

#39 Posted by Alex_Murphy (1184 posts) -

Hopefully that means they won't be complete pussies like they were with Paradise and it's pathetic 'Everyone 10+' rating.

#40 Posted by Xpgamer7 (2383 posts) -

so T is taken off. I never felt the game needed a T rating. I love Burnout it's the only racing game I play.

#41 Posted by MikkaQ (10313 posts) -

Man crash mode was a weirdly deep physics puzzler and I'm pretty excited for the prospect of more. 

#42 Posted by fillmoejoe (1469 posts) -

While I'm not a fan of this name, anything Burnout is always good news.

#43 Posted by FreakAche (2954 posts) -
@Alex_Murphy: Pretty sure Burnout has been rated E10 ever since the E10 rating was introduced. And it makes a lot of sense really. I mean what do you want? Car blood?
#44 Posted by JohnPaulVann (209 posts) -

Please God no more Burnout. That series is dead. Criterion is too talented to waste its energies on something so played out. I'd like to see them develop a new F-Zero game. That would be dope. 

#45 Posted by LordAndrew (14426 posts) -
@JohnPaulVann said:
" Please God no more Burnout. That series is dead. Criterion is too talented to waste its energies on something so played out. I'd like to see them develop a new F-Zero game. That would be dope.  "
A new F-Zero game with a crash mode. :P
#46 Edited by Stackboy (503 posts) -

I really like all this talk of a new Burnout game, but not so much of it perhaps being a downloadable title. I want a fully fledged game that will take all my time and ruin the friendships that I have.

#47 Posted by foggel (2763 posts) -

Can't wait!

#48 Posted by DiGiTaL_SiN (1790 posts) -

I really hope it's not an open world game like Paradise, please go back to the linear progression of Revenge and Takedown.

#49 Posted by MachoFantastico (4786 posts) -

Please bring back classic Burnout!!!

Was not a fan of Paradise and having to look at the bloody map every turn. 

#50 Posted by SHADOWINFINITE (545 posts) -

Burnout would've been just fine. But they had to add "cops and robbers" 

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