Over 11 years after Burnout Paradise first launched on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, EA has announced that it will be shutting down the game's servers on Thursday, August 1st.
The PC version of Burnout Paradise Remastered comes out next week, developer Criterion has announced. It launches on 21st August.
But you can play it now if you subscribe to Origin Access. The basic version of Origin Access, which costs £3.99 a month or £19.99 a year, gets you a 10-hour trial. The Premier version of Origin Access, which costs £14.99 a month or £89.99 a year, gives you access to the full game.
Christian Donlan reviewed Burnout Paradise Remastered on Xbox One X back in March and called it "driving perfection".
Burnout Paradise Remastered has earned the franchise its first chart top spot in over a decade.
Burnout Paradise Remastered does not feature any in-game microtransactions, EA has reassured - despite the game's official store listing saying the opposite.
Fans noticed the phrase "in-game game purchases optional" in Paradise's new store listing last night and feared the worst.
While the Remastered edition features all major DLC, EA made a point of mentioning the game's Time Saver packs were not part of the offering. It is these which fans suspected would be sold as extras.
EA has announced that its much-rumoured remaster of developer Criterion's classic Burnout Paradise is real and coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on March 16th.
Burnout Paradise Remastered, as it's imaginatively titled, includes the original base game and the eight add-on packs released back in 2009. That's Cops and Robbers, Legendary Cars, Burnout Bikes, Burnout Paradise Toys, Burnout Paradise Party, Boost Specials, and Cagney, plus the Big Surf Island expansion, which brought the titular landmass to the core map.
EA says that Burnout Paradise Remastered will feature a variety of technical enhancements on console, including high resolution textures and the option to experience Paradise City in 4K at 60FPS on the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X.