Dangerous Driving, the Spiritual Successor to Burnout, is now available to order on PC

Dangerous Driving, the Spiritual Successor to Burnout, is now available to order on PC

Dangerous Driving, the Spiritual Successor to Burnout, is now available to order on PC

If you have been wondering why EA isn’t working on a new Burnout game, it may interest you to know what Criterion, the studio behind the series, is no longer lead by the same developers as it was during the franchise’s time in the limelight. 

After EA purchases Criterion in 2004, the company gradually moved away from the Burnout franchise, leading studio founders Alex Ward and Fiona Sperry frustrated at their parent company, leading them to break away in 2014 to form Three Field Entertainment, taking key developers like Paul Ross along with them. 

Since then Criterion has worked on Star Wars Battlefront: X-Wing VR, Star Wars Battlefront II and Battlefield V’s Firestorm Battle Royale mode, steering the company clear of its racing roots. Much of Criterion’s staff was later moved to Ghost Games to focus on the Need for Speed franchise.  This has left Three Fields Entertainment with an opportunity to create their own successor to Burnout, albeit with a budget that is lower than what the mighty Electronic Arts could provide. 

On April 9th, Dangerous Driving will release on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, with the PC version being exclusive to the Epic Games Store. The game is a call-back to Burnout 3, offering modern graphics using the Unreal Engine 4 while offering similar crash/takedown elements as Burnout. The title also features Spotify integration, which allows players to play the title using their own custom soundtrack using Spotify playlists. 

Today’s gaming market is lacking when it comes to arcade racers, with Burnout Paradise’s recent remaster acting as one of the only games of its type in 2018. This makes Dangerous Driving a great option for those who want to try something new, yet familiar, though it is worth remembering that Burnout Paradise Remastered is available very cheaply these days. 
   
Starting today, Dangerous Driving is available to pre-order on the Epic Games Store and via the Humble Store, with both platforms offering gamers a 10% discount until the game launches. Strangely, Humble is selling the game for £20.64 at the time of writing, while Epic Games is selling the game for £22.49. Both stores sell the Epic Games Store version of the title. 

 

Another oddity comes when looking at the game’s PC system requirements, with both the minimum and recommended game requirements having the same GPU specifications listings. The GPUs in question are Nvidia’s Geforce GTX 970 and AMD’s Radeon R9 290. 

Below are Dangerous Driving’s full PC system requirements. 

Update – We have contacted Three Fields Entertainment and have informed them of their inaccurate PC system requirements. They have since responded to us and have provided us with the game’s final PC system requirements, which should be on the Epic Games Store soon. 

Minimum

OS: Windows 7
CPU: Intel i5 3.2GHz or AMD FX 8350
Memory: 4GB
Graphics: Nvidia GTX 750 Ti or AMD Radeon R7 265 (Previously listed as GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290(
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 12GB

Recommended

OS: Windows 10
CPU: Intel i7 3.5GHz or AMD FX 9590
Memory: 8GB
Graphics: GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290
DirectX: Version 12
Storage: 12GB

Dangerous Driving releases on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on April 9th. 

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