Criterion Games announces Burnout Crash!


Burnout CRASH!

The rumors have been confirmed. Burnout CRASH! is coming as a download only title to XBox Live Arcade and the Playstation Network this fall.

Criterion Games have gone back to their roots with Burnout CRASH! and reinvented the fan favourite Crash Mode as a brand new installment in the award-winning Burnout series. The new game is inspired by pinball, retro music and game shows.

It sounds like the gameplay will be as fun and simple as in the previous games. Drive in to an intersection, cause a massive pile-up and blow up everything in sight.

This will be a high score driven game and it will feature a new iteration of Autolog called Crashwall. Online multiplayer will be a turn based head-to-head high score battle as in Burnout 3: Takedown and Burnout Revenge.

The XBLA version will be compatible with Kinect. Featuring a Kinect only mode in which two teams can use gestural controls to crash and burn in a party battle!

It will be interesting to see how they utilize the power of Kinect in Burnout CRASH! This is what we know so far from Gamespots Hands On "with Kinect controls you need to jump into the air to trigger another explosion, and step in various directions around you to control the "aftertouch" direction of your demolished but still very much moving car." 

Screenshots and trailer is available here:

We are really looking forward to this new Burnout game and will keep you updated.

Source: Criterion Games Blog


Xedec's picture

Ok... I am sorry but this game looks like Poop to me. I can't believe I had to say that.....

(People play Road rage on purpose?!!)

(People play Road rage on purpose?!!)

ZombieTron's picture

From the comments I have read around the interwebs it seems like the majority of the Burnout community is less than impressed.

It seems similar to the XBLA titles that I play more regularly then I play Burnout now anyway, so I am really looking forward to playing an XBLA game with a Burnout spin on it.

Being a download only game, it was never going to WOW like a disc game could. The only thing left to judge this on will be the price.

I hope it will suit everyones pocket, maybe if the price point is right (see what I did there, I can make gameshow references too!) the naysayers will buy it anyway and find they actually have fun playing the game.

I really like that it is stepping away from realism and embracing being a video game!

ZombieTron's picture

Loads of stuff about CRASH! here:

Alex Ward on Giant Bomb

Made me LOL! "Burnout's a hard game to play... ya gotta drink a lot of Red Bull"  Gonna go watch it again!  

The Burnout CRASH! bit starts 3 minutes into the video.

ZombieTron's picture

Criterion Games tweeted a link to the Eurogamer preview, at the bottom of page 2 it says:

Burnout CRASH! is due to be released Aug 2011 on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360

Fall comes early this year! I am really looking forward to playing this, and am happy I wont have to wait to long! (as long as that's an accurate date anyway!)


ZombieTron's picture

Here is the achievement list for those of you that way inclined:

ZombieTron's picture

That's pretty much all you need to know!

$9.99 on PSN, don't know what that means in other currencies tho.

Burnout CRASH! is on it's way! smiley