05:33 AM - July 12, 2007 by ExtremeGamer
Joystiq has posted a preview of Burnout Paradise.
""Paradise" because this is the Burnout that Criterion has always wanted to develop, an EA marketing associate told us. Rebuilt on a yet-named engine (though internally, it's being called something like "smoldering BM"), Burnout Paradise drops us into a virtual city and promptly lets go. 'Burnout without boundaries' can be intimidating to the unimaginative, but it's simple enough to stop at any of the 150 traffic lights, spin your car wheels, and initiate a classic-style race (though even these races are open to interpretation, since checkpoints can be reached from numerous routes). Time trial and crash mode are also cleanly embedded into the open-world, seamlessly attached to each street in the game."