Criterion details upcoming Burnout Paradise update with store, restarts, more

On February 6, Criterion Games will be issuing a huge and free update to Burnout Paradise. The developer has just detailed all of the changes on the official Web site, and it’s nothing short of ridiculously impressive.

For instance, the PlayStation 3 and PC versions of the game will be getting an in-game “Burnout Store.” Here, you’ll be able to buy new content like cars and the upcoming Party Pack without having to leave the game. The game will also be getting a much-asked-for “restart” feature that will allow you to restart events without having to drive all the way back to start point (which was totally horrible). This is a feature many gamers have been crying for since release, so it’s great to see Criterion listening. 

Head over to their Web site for the full list of updates (and images), including info on visual changes, game balancing, and more. It’s a big one, and almost guarantees I’ll be popping Burnout Paradise back into my console in two weeks. 

Nick Chester