Gather around people to pour one out for a soon to be fallen homie: after 11 years, EA have announced that they will be shutting down the in-game servers for Burnout Paradise on August 1st for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.
That doesn’t mean the end of our adventures in Paradise City, as players will still be able to play the game offline even after the servers go down. Plus, there’s always the Remastered version of the game that released last year that’s available on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
We revisited the original Burnout Paradise over two years ago (as my first article for Cultured Vultures, if you’re interested), and found it to be just as enjoyable as it was when it first game out:
The physics, the structure of the game and Paradise City itself, the graphics and car deformation, the soundtrack, the online play; all fantastic pieces that combine to produce racing heaven.
Criterion also wrote to the fans about the upcoming shutdown, and they had this to say: “Thanks to the lingering hardcore few for staying with us. You’ve got 106 days (or so) to finish all those barrel-roll challenges!”