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Jeremy Chubb's Avatar Posted by on Nov 21, 2008 // Community Manager, Criterion Games

It’s Friday, which can only mean we’re back on the blog with more news on Burnout Paradise content for 2009.

Today, we’re announcing the incredible new Carson Extreme Hotrod.


If you caught our recent announcements, you’ll know we’re bringing more content to Burnout Paradise through 2009. We’ve talked Party, Ultimate, Legendary Cars and Toys in recent weeks. Now we’re mixing things up with a little boost-based gameplay innovation with the Extreme Hotrod.

We’ll be back in the New Year with all the details on this powerhouse racer, but for now we’re keeping it under wraps.

We could tell you that it’s the fastest car in Paradise City – a stripped down, ultra low, overpowered straight line monster.

We could talk about its roots in American Rat Rod culture and it’s wildly exaggerated Hot Rod features, based on a ‘20s Roadster.

We could explain that we’ve rewired Burnout’s vehicle dynamics system, so it handles more intuitively and drifts more realistically than any other car.

We could reveal that it’s the first of a pack of 2 cars designed to re-imagine Burnout Boost. Which explains the blue exhaust flames.

We could do all that, but we don’t want to give away too much. For now, all you really need to know is that this car will give you the ride of your life and in early 2009 you will NEED to own it.


The Carson Extreme Hotrod. Light the touch paper and hang on for dear life.

We’ll be back with movies, screens, more info and interviews with the creators on this and the “other” boost car that will be available to buy as part of our Burnout Paradise Boost Specials Pack in 2009.

Just check back here on the blog, www.criteriongames.com or Crash TV for all the latest.

Next week. Big Surf. See you then.

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+ MeltTech on November 21st, 2008 at 9:33 am said:

I need to get this game already.



+ saintfighteraqua on November 21st, 2008 at 9:34 am said:

This must be the best game ever for DLC!!!


+ ftwrthtx on November 21st, 2008 at 9:42 am said:

Thanks for keeping up the DLC for this game.

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    + Jeremy Chubb on November 21st, 2008 at 10:09 am said:

    No worries! We\’re keeping the pressure up and bringing loads of great new content to the game through 09.


+ slipping_halo on November 21st, 2008 at 9:46 am said:

Way too sweet!!!


+ Stoffinator on November 21st, 2008 at 9:49 am said:

Looking good guys.


+ smokey_vols on November 21st, 2008 at 9:51 am said:

Nice car, i’ll be geting this game soon.

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    + Jeremy Chubb on November 21st, 2008 at 10:10 am said:

    If you like this one, you\’ll love the \”other\” boost car. If you haven\’t already, check out our other posts on the 09 car content – there\’s something there for everyone.


+ gmk218 on November 21st, 2008 at 9:59 am said:



+ enrichovega on November 21st, 2008 at 10:01 am said:

Good stuff!

I’ve had this game since launch. My lil’bro just got his PS3 so I’m thinking of passin’ off to him and gettin the dload of this. Are the graphics/sound/quality on par with the disc version?


+ OLy on November 21st, 2008 at 10:04 am said:

Is there any possible way for you to allow us to skip the cut scene when we wreck in Burnout? I think it would make the game that much better.


+ Aaron on November 21st, 2008 at 10:06 am said:

AWESOME! I am buying every piece of DLC you guys are releasing for Burnout! The way you guys are supporting this game is AMAZING! Thank You Criterion Games!


+ erico316 on November 21st, 2008 at 10:08 am said:

so will all the dlc be release as a whole pack or do we have to buy it piece by piece.

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    + Jeremy Chubb on November 21st, 2008 at 10:14 am said:

    You can buy piece by piece or make a saving on buying lots at once. There are all kinds of options. We\’ll detail it soon, but we\’re trying to make sure it\’s as flexible as possible.


+ seph1r0th00 on November 21st, 2008 at 10:20 am said:

I’m loving all this new content coming out in ’09. Burnout Paradise is by far the best racing game of ’08, better than GT5P and WipEout. Good job Criterion. Now stop teasing and release the content already! :)


+ feedDUNK_All on November 21st, 2008 at 10:20 am said:

I am going to buy this NOW! thanks


+ CitizenInsane27 on November 21st, 2008 at 10:22 am said:

Good stuff, I love that you guys are still supporting your game instead of just rehashing a new one. I will gladly support your efforts with purchases, as the free content that has been put out has been outstanding and you are one of the few developers I believe deserves the respect and cash. Gracias, and keep up the good work, and if you can let me in on a secret, is there any more free stuff coming in 09 or is that well run dry?


+ scorpio on November 21st, 2008 at 10:22 am said:

You guys should get an award for best supported DLC content for a game ever.. Considering most of it has been free!!!

Great work guys..


+ Jenovah on November 21st, 2008 at 10:24 am said:

Seeing all the buyable DLC popping up lately, I wish more devs would follow your guys lead. Free DLC means I will ALWAYS be returning to this game.


+ Charliesdad on November 21st, 2008 at 10:25 am said:

Burnout is at the top of my list…will hopefully have the bread to pick it up next week…now one question…I LOVE the idea of getting it as DLC…has anyone had any issues or is the Blu-Ray the way to go?


+ Stallone on November 21st, 2008 at 10:27 am said:

Next week. Big Surf. See you then.

What does this mean?

Also, will you guys be doing anything cool for PlayStation Home? Such a great game must have some kind of integration with PlayStation Home, whether it be a Home Space or Home clothing – am I right?


+ TheGuardian1973 on November 21st, 2008 at 10:28 am said:

Sweet stuff guys keep it up!!! :D


+ Stallone on November 21st, 2008 at 10:38 am said:

ARE U GUYS EXTENDING BIG SURF BEACH?! BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE CLASS! Big Surf Beach is like the funnest place in paradise when u got 8 people barrel rolling over each other…


+ Johnbot5k on November 21st, 2008 at 10:42 am said:

Any new news on the “Toy Cars” ?


+ Jedi_webslinger on November 21st, 2008 at 11:02 am said:

Now this car goes with my zz top tunes!!! Thanks for the great job!!! Just plain awesome!!! Keep up the great work.


+ Torgo on November 21st, 2008 at 11:06 am said:

Holy Crap!! That thing’s a beast. Thanks to Criterion for all of the support given to this game!!!!!


+ FritoZ on November 21st, 2008 at 11:16 am said:


I don’t mind paying DLC for Criterion, because for a year they gave us FREE updates and a whole new dynamic to the game, bikes, and the day/night changes..


Support the game first, build the community by giving free updates and DLC, and THEN release DLC at reasonable prices..

that’s how you build a loyal customer fanbase!


+ GGCAN on November 21st, 2008 at 11:18 am said:

Thanks Jeremy…this is one of the better racing games out there and I love playing it.


+ EvoAnubis on November 21st, 2008 at 11:23 am said:

I co-sign what (24) said. You guys make it, and I’ll buy it. Period point blank.


+ IceCold on November 21st, 2008 at 11:29 am said:

Never been a burn out fan..


+ pick-e on November 21st, 2008 at 11:48 am said:

Outside of the party pack, all you’ve shown off lately has been (admittedly awesome) new cars. I imagine modifying the city itself could break the games current balance? Still it would be cool if you could reskin a few things here and there to add holidays to Paradise and weather as well. Can we hope for some new bikes?


+ SPARDA on November 21st, 2008 at 11:52 am said:

It looks freaking SICK!!! Thanks for the updated. Can’t wait to try it out when released



+ Scodo_Thope on November 21st, 2008 at 12:00 pm said:

Keep the DLC coming!




+ Twisted_fate on November 21st, 2008 at 12:03 pm said:

You guys never stop amazing me!

I have a question, is the PSN a better tool for releasing contant then say XBL?


+ isolatebody on November 21st, 2008 at 12:05 pm said:

Thanks for all the support, other game companies seem to forget everyone after a releases.


+ EvoAnubis on November 21st, 2008 at 12:05 pm said:


Sucks for you. Burnout is awesome.


+ typikal82 on November 21st, 2008 at 12:11 pm said:

You couldn’t make the supercharger any bigger?



+ lakaihigh on November 21st, 2008 at 12:19 pm said:

very impressive guys! can’t get enough of this.



+ Ti_dus on November 21st, 2008 at 12:21 pm said:

I would like to see new places in Paradise City, not new cars :( I already have my fav car and not goin to change it :P


+ LukaX23 on November 21st, 2008 at 12:28 pm said:

GET SOME SLEEP CRITERION! :D Thanks guys this truly means a lot to your fan-base. I’m definitely buying your next Burnout Game. (IF THERE EVER WILL BE ONE!) :P


+ hatrix on November 21st, 2008 at 12:32 pm said:

These cars should have their own challenges, just to spice things up a little more.


+ Axecution on November 21st, 2008 at 12:37 pm said:

Why are you guys doing this? Seriously, it makes me feel bad getting all this free stuff for such an amazing game when that “Need for Speed” crap is dishing out 70 bucks worth of DLC before the game is even released.

I know this sounds stupid, but PLEASE throw in some “payed” DLC every once in a while. :D I seriously just want to donate money to you.

Here, take my wallet. Please…
Of course, you’re too good of a company to do that. Fine, just keep making free stuff. ;)


+ erico316 on November 21st, 2008 at 1:09 pm said:

thanks for the reply


+ blkant on November 21st, 2008 at 1:17 pm said:

Thank you, not only for your continued support, but for being one of the few companies to treat PS3 owners with respect. I’ve been skeptical, but the more and more I see, I’m going to pick this game up now. Once again, Thank you!


+ sainraja on November 21st, 2008 at 1:32 pm said:

Thank you for supporting your game with so much content. You guys are awesome.


+ drew713 on November 21st, 2008 at 2:07 pm said:

i am glad i purchased this game. usually after beating a game it gets tossed aside, but with this game and all the features that are being added, this game might be played until the next generation of systems come out.


+ GillTheGreatest on November 21st, 2008 at 2:22 pm said:

How bout a new version of the F1 car? Its the Krieger something. THAT would be sweet


+ EViD on November 21st, 2008 at 2:38 pm said:

Sweet. Even more car packs? Count me in. I want the whole lot and I hope the pricing fits my wallet.


+ ftown on November 21st, 2008 at 3:10 pm said:

awesome as usual


+ C-h-a-o-s on November 21st, 2008 at 3:19 pm said:

I don’t say this often (or ever) to game developers, but….I love you guys. What else is there to say but fan-friggin-tastic, I can’t wait to buy all the 2009 DLC.


+ starblinky01 on November 21st, 2008 at 3:36 pm said:

well good thing you didnt tell us all that stuff then


+ acerazer1 on November 21st, 2008 at 5:09 pm said:

More free stuff please. Davis, Cagney, trophies; the free goods made my year.


+ Cazimere on November 21st, 2008 at 5:11 pm said:

Great! Saw a lil pic floating round bout a car that looks like the Delorean from Back to the future 0,o Well bring on the surprises XD

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