06:22 PM - March 7, 2006 by Steve_OS
Next-Generation Debut of the Burnout Franchise Reinvents its Online Play for Xbox Live
Chertsey, Surrey, UK – March 7, 2006 – Revenge is a dish best served online and in high-definition. Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that Burnout™ Revenge is now available at North American retailers for the Xbox 360™. The game is rated E10+ by the ESRB and carries an MSRP of $59.95.
The flagship version of Burnout Revenge and the franchise’s debut on next-generation consoles, the Xbox 360 version of the game delivers an all-new suite of online features and explosive content to complement the game’s stunning high-definition graphics and audio.
Burnout Revenge adds two new major online features for the Xbox 360: Live Revenge and Save & Share. Live Revenge tracks gamers’ relationships with everyone playing online, creating real-time rivalries among strangers and keeping vendettas running with friends and enemies. The new Save & Share feature allows gamers to record replays of their most spectacular crashes, share them with their friends and post them online. Gamers can also go online and browse other players’ shared clips and recommend their favorites.
In addition, Burnout Revenge adds 10 new crash junctions, dozens of completely re-worked tracks and cars built from the ground up to crumple, rip and tear in the most violent, spectacular crashes ever seen in a video game.
“High-definition graphics and audio are a given for Burnout Revenge,” said Alex Ward, creative director, Criterion Games. “Our focus with Burnout Revenge was to go beyond the eye-candy and deliver next-generation gameplay, taking advantage of the Xbox 360’s powerful Xbox Live experience.”
Burnout Revenge will release under the EA™ brand and was developed by Criterion Games in Guildford, UK.
For more information about Burnout Revenge, please visit http://burnout.ea.com. A new trailer for the game is also available now for download on Xbox Live Marketplace.