If current-gen racers like Need for Speed and Forza Motorsport 6 on the Xbox One simply don't have enough car-on-car carnage for you, you are in luck. Today, Criterion games has confirmed that its latest entry in the Burnout series, Burnout Paradise on the Xbox 360, will be backwards compatible on the Xbox One.
The developer had previously stated it was working to make the title backwards compatible, but the news is now official. The definitive answer came from the development team's official Twitter account in response to a question from a fan:
Yes there was, and yes it is... It's in the pipe, five-by-five. Stay tuned for a date though. https://t.co/y2bhTuOccQ
— CriterionGames (@CriterionGames) October 26, 2015
That's good news for racing fans who have missed Burnout's unique take on the genre, which, more often than not, requires players to drive head-first into massive intersections in order to create the biggest pile-up possible. Burnout Paradise brought an open world setting to the series in which players could drive around Paradise City and select what events to take part in next.
The game is just the latest to join the ever-growing list of backwards compatible Xbox 360 titles coming to the Xbox One. Currently, the backwards compatibility functionality is limited only to Xbox One preview members, but it will roll out for all Xbox One owners with the full release of the New Xbox One Experience sometime in November.
It doesn't sound like Burnout Paradise will be available to play on the system when the feature rolls out to the masses, but it's nice to know it's coming. You can browse a full list of backwards compatible titles here.