Its been over 11 years since Burnout Paradise first launched all the way back in 2008. However, the servers for the original game are officially shutting down.

Burnout Paradise was originally released on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. The popular open-world racing game also received a remastered release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC via Origin in 2018.

Criterion Games broke the sad news on Twitter, announcing that the game’s servers will be shutting down on August 1st 2019.

While it’s sad to see the original online mode go, the good news is that this server shutdown will only be affecting those still playing the original game. The remastered editions will not be affected and will continue to play as normal and you’ll still be able to play the game offline on any platform.

Criterion also expressed their thanks to the ‘hardcore’ fans on Twitter:

Despite the sad news, the servers passing is not being met with anger. Many fans have taken to Twitter to thank Criterion Games for keeping the servers up for so long. Players have also been sharing stories from the game, where they’ve made lifelong friends and memories.

For those of you sorry to see the servers going, you’ve still got plenty of time (around 106 days!) to give the original Burnout Paradise’s online features one last go and enjoy the racing frenzy. You can also get the remastered versions (which will still support online play) on PlayStation 4 here, Xbox One here, and PC here.

Sources: Criterion Games Twitter account and Abused Decoy on Twitter

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