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'Burnout Crash' outed by Australian ratings board

The Burnout series is big on crashes, and if EA's filing with the Australian ratings board is to be believed, those crashes are being embraced in a new multiplatform title called 'Burnout Crash.' If you're excited, curb it for now, because EA's April 1st submission reveals little else.

2008's Burnout Paradise was well-received, as was Criterion's latest crash-racing endeavor, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, so it wouldn't be a surprise to see a new Burnout title soon. As GameSpot points out, EA's senior VP of first-person shooter and racing games said in November:

"Obviously [Criterion] is a brilliant studio we're going to put against something that makes sense for EA and them…I hope to see more Burnout games in the future. But it's about prioritizing what we want to do. At this point, we haven't made a decision to whether Burnout does this or that, but it's not dead for sure, no."

So there you go - Burnout Crash. And... that's all we know.

Apr 4, 2011

14 comments

  • 4fromK - April 6, 2011 6:12 a.m.

    God damn nearly gave me a heart attack with that title; sounded like the game was getting banned or censored down here. I was like, how could a fucking racing game need an r18 rating?
  • ThatGuyFromTV - April 5, 2011 11:52 p.m.

    If there's no open world in this one, I'm gonna be disappointed. Probably still buy it, though.
  • lukas1051 - April 5, 2011 2:01 p.m.

    I think if they can get the mix right, it would be perfect. Burnout 3 and Revenge were great games, fast paced, high octane, very fun and satisfying racers. Paradise was really good too, the free roam style worked a treat, online play was really really good, and I must have invested hundreds of hours into that game completing 100% and just generally having fun. However, being completely free roam even in races did take away that sense of excitement and destruction that the previous games, being closed roads, did have. Either way, a new Burnout game is always promising.
  • Robx - April 5, 2011 12:49 p.m.

    i liked the older versions over Paradise too yet I still bought all the expansions/cars... maybe the engine of paradise in proper tracks (and not every man for himself in a dull lifeless city) wouldn't be that bad, its hard to tell since they feel so different. But I do hope they step into vehicle customization
  • Cruddi - April 5, 2011 11:30 a.m.

    I want the crash junctions back that was the best part of the older burnouts...
  • TheSplund - April 5, 2011 7:47 a.m.

    My guess is the PC gaming fraternity will get shafted again - we've still yet to see that expansion Island to BP
  • Letter11 - April 5, 2011 5:47 a.m.

    I've never been able to really get into a racing series until Burnout. Probably because they toss aside simulation for just good clean fun. I'll be looking forward to this one.
  • CancerMan - April 5, 2011 4:56 a.m.

    Awesome, I put over 120 hours into Burnout Paradise and I would love a proper sequel from Criterion.
  • Z-man427 - April 5, 2011 3:04 a.m.

    Paradise was the first game that I had on my 360. The Burnout series holds a special place for me so I'm a bit excited to hear more info when it becomes available.
  • groovy3000 - April 5, 2011 2:45 a.m.

    revenge is the best racing game ever, but i really don't like burnout paradise. I hated having to pause and bring up a map for directions mid-race.
  • PIZZAKING92 - April 5, 2011 2:22 a.m.

    I hope they come out with a sequel to paradise.
  • tomthespesh - April 5, 2011 12:25 a.m.

    Revenge better than paradise? I dunno revenge never sat well with me. But Burnout 3? That is my undisputed Burnout king then Paradise then 2 then revenge then 1.
  • HipsterKitten - April 5, 2011 12:10 a.m.

    I agree with Sonic 100%
  • SonicX_89 - April 4, 2011 11:58 p.m.

    Burnout Paradise was good, but pales in comparison to Revenge IMO. I hope this new game returns to the gameplay style of Revenge.

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