Saturday, December 16, 2006

Burnout 5 Leads On PS3 Not 360.

Development on EA's next instalment in the highly-acclaimed Burnout series is being focused on the PlayStation 3, developer Criterion has said in an Interview.

"We're kind of specialists on the Sony system. Because it was always that way on Burnout," Criterion's Alex Ward tells MSNBC, adding that Criterion is still "doing some cool stuff" on the Xbox 360 version of Burnout 5.

Further on in the interview Ward also offers some new info on the next-gen racer, saying that he hopes to re-invigorate gamers' perception of the car crash (oo-eer).

"If you watch the first Superman on DVD," he says "the director talks about the original version of Superman being very camp, very light-hearted. What he wanted to do was get to the heart of it, get to the truth of it. Their buzzword was 'verisimilitude'.

And they spent all of their time on flying, because if the flying wasn't right, the movie wouldn't make any sense. If you didn't believe Superman was real, then you wouldn't believe the story".

"So with Burnout, we have to go back to square one. And our verisimilitude is on car crashing. If you don't believe the crash is real, then it's not going to frighten you...The first crash you see on PlayStation 3 has got to go way beyond everything you've ever seen, beyond anything that we've ever done. Because every time we put our game out, people say, 'It's the best crashes ever in a game.' We've got to go beyond that now. We have to go beyond a game, and we have to go beyond a game car crash.That's what all of our work is focused on right now".

Ward goes on to suggest that we'll see Burnout 5 in the shops within the year, saying that his goal is to make it look like "a year two PS3 game in year one." We'll let you know when EA drop official word.


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