Criterion Solidifies Plans For Xbox One Backwards Compatible Burnout Paradise
In July, Criterion said it was working on adapting Burnout Paradise for Xbox One backwards compatibility. Today, the studio confirmed that the keys are in the ignition.
Responding to a fan inquiry on Twitter, the studio confirmed that the Xbox 360 version of the most recent Burnout title will be playable on Xbox One. Unfortunately, there’s no date yet, so don’t expect it alongside the public launch of the New Xbox One Experience.
@CriterionGames was there ever a definitive answer on Paradise City making it to XBO via backwards compatibility?— Chris Engineer (@PNWEngOfDoom) October 25, 2015
Yes there was, and yes it is... It's in the pipe, five-by-five. Stay tuned for a date though. https://t.co/y2bhTuOccQ— CriterionGames (@CriterionGames) October 26, 2015
Backwards compatibility is available to members of the Xbox One preview program. It will be widely accessible in November when Microsoft launches its updated dashboard.
I missed Burnout Paradise entirely on Xbox 360. Suffice it to say, in the absence of a new Burnout game, I’m eager to finally give this one a try.