This could be absolutely fantastic:
I’ve found so few racers that replicate what made Burnout and Wipeout great, namely the handling and the course / world design - RedOut did this for Wipeout, hopefully this can do the same for Burnout.
I tried The Crew but the handling felt off, I ploughed through obstacles like they weren’t there and the world was pretty but soulless.
It’s also a positive that they’re going for RRP £30.
Info on Amazon’s page is encouraging and also sounds quite similar to RedOut’s structure:
- From the creative talent behind the genre-defining Burnout series, Dangerous Driving puts aggression back into the racing genre, recapturing the spirit of the past and taking it to a new place
- Bump, shunt, slam, scratch and scrape your way around 30 different courses set across seven different locations
- Takedown your opponent in the adrenaline-fueled Takedown Races, chain your way to perfection in Heatwave, or rule every road in Road Rage
- Switch on your Sirens and apprehend Wanted Suspects in Pursuit Mode or be the last car standing in Eliminator
- Players race against remorseless AI drivers in 8 different event types, unlocking new deadly cars and aggressive abilities as they progress
- Coming in the first downloadable update Month 1 - take the action online against seven other players
- The more dangerously you drive, the faster you can go!
For all that Criterion did an incredible job on the open worlds for Burnout Paradise and Need for Speed: Most Wanted, there’s something about a set course that works far better for racing games. With a course set up, you get to focus on driving, not map navigation.