burnoutparadiseDigital Release:PlayStation 3
September 25, 2008 (AU, EU, US)

Steam
February 3, 2009

Xbox 360
August 11, 2009 (EU, US)

Xbox One
November 22, 2016 (US)
Delisting (approx):Some time after October 24, 2017
Confirmed delisted February 2018
Developer:Criterion Games
Publisher:Electronic Arts
Available On:Retail (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC)
Digital (Steam, EA Origin)
Links:Burnout Paradise homepage
PlayStation.com page
Xbox.com page [Archive]

Delisting

The Games on Demand version of Burnout Paradise for Xbox 360 and Xbox One backward compatibility was last confirmed available on October 24th, 2017. It was likely delisted around this time on Xbox and PlayStation 3. The EA Origin and Steam versions of the game remain available to download. The game’s Steam page was last updated in October of 2017 but was not removed from sale.

 

Speculation

The game was most likely delisted due to its licensed content, namely “Paradise City” by Guns N’ Roses, though the game featured other licensed music as well as in-game advertising for retailers and products. The 2018 release of Burnout Paradise Remastered may also have led to the game’s delisting as incentive to buy the new updated title. As of this writing it has yet to be seen what licensed content remains in the Remastered edition but any omissions there could indicate a reason for the original game’s delisting.

 

About the Game

Race, jump and smash through the streets of Paradise City in muscle cars, exotics, hot rods and even supercharged SUVs designed from the ground up to look beautiful whether they’re brand new or torn to pieces! Earn your Burnout Driver’s license by competing in over 100+ events including Races, Stunt Run, Road Rages and Marked Man.

Compete against your friends for Time Road Rules and tear up the streets in Showtime, the all new destructive open world crashing experience. Looking for an online challenge, seamlessly connect with up to 7 buddies instantly, drive together cooperatively in over 300 Freeburn challenges or go head to head in custom created race routes across town. Take down your friends and grab their mugshots for your trophy room using the Xbox Live Vision Camera!

 

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