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Burnout’s Spiritual Successor is Here – and it’s called Danger Zone

Finally! Burnout is coming back… sort of.

Three Fields Entertainment, an independent studio founded by ex-Criterion employees, entered the scene last year with the release of Dangerous Golf. It was touted as ‘Burnout, but with golf balls’, and all things considered, it was pretty bloody good. However, Three Fields made no secret of the fact that a Burnout spiritual successor was indeed in the works – they’d just been very coy about releasing any details. Until now

Danger Zone, a ‘3D vehicular destruction game’ will be coming to PC and PlayStation 4 in May. That’s not very far away.

Rather than being the full Burnout experience, races and all, though, it sounds like Danger Zone is focusing solely on the crash junction elements – the mode of Burnout where the goal was to create as much carnage as possible.

Fiona Sperry, the CEO and founder of Three Fields, has said of the project:

“We are going back to our roots by creating a game in a genre we are truly passionate about. Danger Zone takes what made the Crash Mode featured in 2004’s Burnout 3: Takedown so popular and transforms it into an all-new car-crashing, arcade-style puzzle game. We look forward to engaging those same fans by delivering an entirely new and extremely fun experience.”

It’ll feature realistic physics and “explosive gameplay” across 20 different settings. Even including ‘SmashBreakers’, Danger Zone is Burnout‘s crash mode through and through – and that’s certainly no bad thing. There’ll also be online leaderboards so you can chase for carnage glory.

Check out the screenshots below:

Danger Zone is set to release in May for $12.99/£9.99, although no exact date has been given. We’ll certainly have more about the game over the next few weeks.

Editor in chief // Kim's been into video games since playing Dizzy on her brother's Commodore 64 as a nipper. She'll give just about anything a go, but she's got a particular soft spot for indie adventures. If she's not gaming, she'll be building Lego, reading a thriller, watching something spooky or... asleep. She does love to sleep.