Xbox One owners who are waiting patiently for the console's promised backwards compatibility feature with a number of older Xbox 360 games will be happy to learn that one of them will be Burnout Paradise, the popular open-world racing game from developer Criterion Games and publisher Electronic Arts.
Criterion confirmed that the game would work on the Xbox One in response to a Twitter question on that subject:
"Yes there was, and yes it is... It's in the pipe, five-by-five. Stay tuned for a date though."
The Xbox 360 version of Burnout Paradise was first released in early 2008 and was praised for its combination of fast-paced racing with lots of crashes in a big open world. It's also the final game, so far, in the main Burnout series.
Microsoft has previously said that it plans to support over 100 Xbox 360 games when the Xbox One's backwards compatibility feature as part of the New Xbox One Experience in November.
Source: Criterion Games (Twitter)
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