Burnout Paradise confirmed for Xbox One backwards compatibility

Clutch decision.

The Xbox 360 version of Burnout Paradise will be playable on Xbox One, developer Criterion has confirmed.

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The much-loved racer will be part of the Xbox One's new backwards compatibility service - although there's no word yet on exactly when it will be added.

"It's in the pipe, five-by-five," Criterion confirmed via Twitter. "Stay tuned for a date though."

Xbox One back compat is set to launch later this year, after the console's Windows 10-based new desktop launches at some point in November.

More than 100 games will be playable via back compat on the day it launches. DLC, cloud saves and multiplayer are all supported, since the game is running on an emulated Xbox 360 system within the new firmware.

Many titles already available to try for those in the Xbox One preview programme.

Burnout Paradise originally launched back in 2008 to a warm reception.

Criterion then supported the game with a year of free and paid expansions, most notably the game's Big Surf Island update in June 2009.

But it was also the final major Burnout game to see release. Criterion moved on to develop EA's Need for Speed series which, while increasingly Burnout-like, has meant no full Burnout title has been released in over seven years.

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