Criterion Games is discussing the possibility of bringing Burnout Paradise to Xbox One via the backwards compatibility feature Microsoft announced at its E3 press conference. Criterion confirmed the news in a tweet.
Yes, we ARE talking to Microsoft about making XBox 360 Burnout Paradise available on XBox One via backwards-compatibility! More news soon!
— CriterionGames (@CriterionGames) July 6, 2015
Just over 100 Xbox 360 games will be made available on Xbox One later this year as Microsoft begins rolling out the new feature. Playing older games on the new console will come at no extra cost to those playing.
Developers who want their game supported by the feature don't need to do much, they approve its use and then Microsoft puts it through a testing period before making it available. Going by Criterion's tweet nothing is confirmed just yet, but if Microsoft's system is as smooth as they've it has made it sound it should happen.
Burnout Paradise was the first open world Burnout game and was released in 2008 for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. Seven years on and the Burnout franchise hasn't been heard of since, with Criterion moving on to the Need For Speed franchise.
Last we heard it was at work on a new IP but no more information has been released about that project since it was announced at E3 2014. Criterion was absent from its owner's EA's press conference at this year's E3, held in June.