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Criterion Games announce Burnout Remastered PC release date

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A poster for Burnout Paradise Remaster depicting cars and bikes
EA: Burnout Paradise Remaster

Burnout Remastered will be released worldwide on PC on 21 August 2018, but players who have Origin Access or Premier can already play the game. Those who just want to buy the game when it releases might be able to do so with a discount.

To clarify the early access for Origin Access and Premier - you can only play 10 hours as a trial with Access subscription, or full game with Premier, at least for as long as you're subscribed. It works in a similar manner as Netflix, except you can't complete most games in an hour and a half.

Those who don't feel like subscribing to a company that's the closest thing to a real life Umbrella Corporation will need to wait until 21 August 2018. The game will normally cost $20 / €20 / £14,99 but players who already own Burnout Paradise will be able to upgrade for 25 per cent of the full price.

The details about upgrading the old Burnout Paradise to Remastered version are still not available, but Criterion Games did note on their Twitter this information should pop up soon on the store page linked below, so you might want to keep an eye out if you're keen on getting the upgraded version.

System requirements will not be particularly high, as the minimum requirements list Intel i3 2120 or AMD Phenom II X4 965 CPUs, nVidia GT 450 or ATI Radeon 5750 GPU and 4 GB RAM, meaning that a seven year old machine could run the game. It should also be a quick download as the official store page lists only 8GB of free space will be required on disk.

Criterion SoftwareA poster for Burnout Paradise Remaster depicting cars and bikesBurnout Paradise Remastered

Back when Burnout Paradise Remastered launched on consoles, the game was so well received that the success caught Criterion by surprise. It kept breaking into UK sales charts' top 10, but it didn't quite reach The Witcher 3 or GTA V sales. Then again, Burnout Paradise is not the type of game with a titan's grip, but rather a good way to blow off some steam with crazy stunts and car destruction.