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Burnout getting yet another free update in February

Submitted by on Friday, 23 January 20093 Comments

Burnout Hotrod 2Our ‘Best DLC‘ award winners for 2008 are at it again. Criterion are about to release yet another free update for Burnout Paradise.

Last week we spoke about upcoming Burnout release details including yet another free update.  Arriving on February 6th, the latest complimentary upgrade brings a whole raft of changes and is timed to coincide with their first paid-for DLC, the Burnout Paradise Party Pack.

So what can you expect from this latest downloadable delectation?

Coming to the PS3 and PC versions only, an in-game browser will connect players to the Criterion Games Network. We’re being told that there will be more about this new feature next week.

As mentioned, Burnout now has a built in store so you don’t have to leave the game to buy all the neat new DLC Criterion have planned.

A large part of this free update is to do with changes to the game that make Burnout Paradise easier for newbies to play, without making experts feel like the game has been dumbed down.

These include car physics tweaks for the beginner cars, an altered Stunt Run timer that counts down slower (initially), rebalanced events, tweaks to Road Rage and some changes in the colour scheme that make billboards, jumps and smashes easier to spot.

Burnout also now has a Restart feature that allows you to begin a challenge again without having to drive all the way back to the start point.

You’ll find full details of all the changes, plus some nice new screenshots, over at Criterion’s site.