Criterion announced that a downloadable version of Burnout Paradise is coming to the PSN Store for $29.99. That’s incredible. Really it is. It’ll be the first third party full sized downloadable game.
I may just download this game once it is released on the PSN Store just to use some of that 320 GB hard drive I just installed. Even though I disagreed with game at first, I must give kudos where kudos is due: Criterion really knows how to support their games.
Read a snippet of the full press release below:
BURNOUT PARADISE LAUNCHES ON PLAYSTATION NETWORK
’Year of Paradise’ Heralds Direct to Consumer Revolution as Criterion Games Introduces
PLAYSTATION®3 Trophy System and Motorcycles
Redwood City, CA – Aug 14, 2008 – Criterion Games, a studio of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that the Platinumhit driving game Burnout™ Paradise will be available to download from the US PLAYSTATION®Network via the PLAYSTATION®Store for $29.99 this Fall. Winner of over 55 awards worldwide, the downloadable version of Burnout Paradise will incorporate all of the recent updates that Criterion Games has delivered directly to consumers.