Criterion Games have announced that the servers for the original Burnout Paradis will shut down 1 August 2019. Burnout Paradise Remastered servers will remain intact though, so no need to worry for those who upgraded the game version.
Burnout Paradise servers will go down later this year but since most players have upgraded to the Remastered version, it shouldn't be too much of an issue. Criterion Games still thanked those relentless fans who have been playing the original and most likely will, until 1 August 2019.
Keep in mind that Burnout Paradise is not an always online game so the fans who might still be running it on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 will still be able to play the game. They will just be unable to access the online features.
To that end, Criterion suggested players get to wrapping up any lingering challenges as they had about 106 days left at the time of the announcement.
Burnout Paradise Remastered will be completely unaffected so those who can't get their eyes away from the arcade racer can upgrade to this version in order to keep playing their favourite game.
On the flip side, they will most likely have to start all the progress all over again which may be a bummer for some players while others will look forward to reliving all those glorious days of racing around the city in a Hunter Cavalry and wrecking opponents cars with Hunter Vegas.
The upgrade to the remastered version was free for the owners of the original but only in a limited time period that has passed now. In case you want to upgrade, it would normally set you back $19.99 / €19.99 / £17.49 but the Spring Sale is currently going on at Origin store, with a 75 per cent discount.
In other words, PC players can get the game for $4.99 / €4.99 / £4.49 until 25 April 2019. While the original Burnout Paradise is available on Steam, this is not the case with Remastered. The latter is only available on Origin.