XBox: The Official Magazine - - FORGOTTEN FRANCHISES -

pub­lisher EA / last seen 2008

When Burn out Par­adise Re­mas­tered was re­leased ear­lier this year, it could al­most have passed as an ad­vert for the mer­its of res­ur­rect­ing de­funct games fran­chises. De­spite be­ing a ten-year-old game in mod­ern clothes, it made last year’s Need For Speed: Pay back feel clichéd, hum­drum and cyn­i­cal (thanks to the lat­ter’s in­clu­sion of loot boxes). Yet in 2008,

Burnout Par­adise marked EA’s aban­don­ment of the fran­chise in favour of the vastly in­fe­rior

Need For Speed. Lis­ten, EA: ditch Need and res­ur­rect Burnout. With its full slo-mo, metal-splin­ter­ing Crash mode re­stored, please.

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