Spend Christmas in Paradise on Xbox One!

We’re overjoyed to announce that, thanks to our boys at Microsoft who did all the heavy lifting, Burnout Paradise 360 is available to play on Xbox One via backward-compatibility as of November 22nd 2016! Thanks to all our fans for their patience but, yes, it’s finally here!

If you don’t already own the game, we’re also super-pleased to announce, that, from December 16th to December 30th 2016, Burnout Paradise 360 is FREE for Xbox Live Gold subscribers through the Games With Gold programme.

To celebrate, some of the original Paradise team will be joining the community with some online play-sessions during November and December. We’re also going to be broadcasting our games through Twitch. Watch our Twitter feed for times and dates and be sure to join CriterionAlpha and CriterionBeta for some flat spins in the abandoned airfield and takedowns on the streets of Paradise City.

Come with us and spend your Christmas in Paradise!

For more info, see our blog post here.

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"The combo of racing and combat is brilliantly addictive"

Entertainment Weekly - on Burnout 3 Takedown

"Visually stunning while maintaining a blazing speed and 60fps"

Kombo - on Burnout Revenge

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Destructoid - on Burnout Paradise

"The new king of arcade racers"

GameSpy - on Burnout 3 Takedown

"Every wreck is a visual affair to be savored and a delightful treat for a job nastily done. "

Play Magazine - on Burnout Revenge

"The team at Criterion took a big chance and it’s paid off very well. "

Giant Bomb - on Burnout Paradise

“Offers up insane speed, unequaled crash sequences, and a truly new style of gameplay.”

IGN - on Burnout 3 Takedown

"Like a moth drawn to a flame, I can't pull myself away from the incredible explosions, blinding speeds, and impressive vehicular carnage"

GameInformer - on Burnout Paradise

10/10 “No better racing game out there.”

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“Gamings greatest car chase”

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