Criterion Games is shutting down the servers for its 2008 game Burnout Paradise, a decision that affects the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC versions of the game.
A loss of online support is an inevitability for games with online features, but not many make it as long as Criterion's Burnout Paradise. It’s a move the developer announced on Twitter earlier today, and one that comes 11 and a half years after the game first launched.
The official cutoff point is August 1, 2019. Following that, the game’s offline features will still function as normal but players won’t be able to access any of the online content, including in-game cars and challenges only available through online play.
Since the game is one of many Xbox 360 supported by the Xbox One’s backward compatibility feature, that version of the game will lose its online services as well. However Burnout Paradise Remastered, released last year for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, isn’t included in the shutdown and will continue to feature online play.
Burnout Paradise fans, after over 11.5 years of service, the servers for the original 2008 game will be closing on August 1st 2019. That affects Xbox 360, PS3 and PC versions. Offline play will still be available of course, and Burnout Paradise Remastered servers are unaffected.— Criterion Games (@CriterionGames) April 17, 2019