The Burnout franchise may be receiving a new entry, remaster developer hints
Stellar Entertainment, the developer of Burnout Paradise’s remaster, has teased that it is working on a new entry in the beloved racing franchise.
The studio has posted a new tweet with the phrase "you're about to be rear-ended," which refers to the racing game it is currently working on. However, the post also jokes that the bosses haven't issued any "takedowns," with some suspecting it's related to Burnout as one of its key elements is the goal of eliminating other racers.
According to the company's website, it is developing an Unreal Engine 5 arcade racing game for consoles and PC with the intention of "disrupting the racing scene."
It's also possible that the project will not be a new game but rather a remaster of Burnout 3: Takedown, which is a fan favorite. Stellar also developed a remaster of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit alongside Criterion, which was praised by critics, so it certainly has the skill set to create a strong remaster of Burnout 3.
It's also worth noting that Stellar Entertainment's founder and CEO, Paul Ross, spent 16 years working for Criterion, the series' former developer. That, combined with the generally positive reception of the Paradise remaster, suggests EA likely has a strong enough relationship with the studio to entrust it with such a legendary IP.
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