Criterion Working On Burnout Paradise Backwards Compatibility On Xbox One

by Matthew Kato on Jul 06, 2015 at 05:22 AM

Developer Criterion has tweeted that it's talking with Microsoft about bringing Xbox 360's Burnout Paradise to the Xbox One via the system's backwards compatibility.

At E3, Microsoft stunned viewers by announcing that the Xbox One could do backwards compatibility for selected Xbox 360 titles, with the goal being 100 by this holiday season.

Currently preview members can try out 18 games on the Xbox One, and Microsoft is taking reader votes for what else should be backwards compatible. Currently, Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption leads the list.

Of the Burnout games, Paradise leads the voting.


Our Take
This is good news for Burnout fans, although perhaps Criterion's tweet intimates something more. When Microsoft announced the program, the company said that the approval process would be easy, only requiring the thumbs up from the developer. We're curious what exactly Criterion in particular, or any other studio, is talking to Microsoft in regards to the process, and whether these kinds of negotiations make the entire process more complicated than Microsoft made them sound.