Burnout Paradise, originally released in 2008, was an open world racing game released for the Xbox 360. The game played similar to other racing games, except for one key difference: you could progress on your own time.
Although this concept isn’t new anymore, with many titles being marketed as ‘open world’, Burnout Paradise is one of the few to be an open world experience for the racing genre.
At E3 2015 the announcement of backwards compatibility coming to the Xbox One took everyone a bit by surprise, considering the console has been out for a few years now. The ability for developers to get their game into the program is supposedly as easy as deciding to opt in, but it has to be brought into question thanks to a recent tweet from Criterion Games.
The developers, responsible for creating Burnout Paradise, said they are in discussions for bringing the game to the Xbox One. Discussions for what? how to opt in?
Yes, we ARE talking to Microsoft about making XBox 360 Burnout Paradise available on XBox One via backwards-compatibility! More news soon!
— CriterionGames (@CriterionGames) July 6, 2015