Burnout Creators Announce Danger Zone, A Car Crash Game for PS4 & PC
From Three Fields Entertainment, the studio founded by the creators of Burnout, Danger Zone is an arcade-style 3D vehicular destruction game coming to PlayStation 4 and PC in May 2017. It will cost $12.99 USD/€12.99/£9.99.
A spiritual successor to Burnout 3’s Crash Mode, Danger Zone puts you in The Danger Zone, a virtual Crash Testing Facility where you earn cash by creating the biggest car crash. The description adds:
Powered by Unreal Engine, Danger Zone combines real physical crashes with explosive gameplay. Shunt vehicles into oncoming traffic, take down trailers to shed their payloads and use your explosive “SmashBreaker” to move your vehicle around. The more explosions you cause, the bigger your score.
If you’re feeling burnt out by congestion and jammed roads, take the highway to the Danger Zone. Take your revenge on rush hour traffic. This place is a paradise for those who like their driving flame-grilled.
- Single Player Game Mode featuring 20 unique crash testing scenarios.
- Connected Leaderboards allow comparison of player scores between Friends and the whole world.
Danger Zone won’t include multiplayer at launch, but if it does well and finds an audience, Three Fields will add it, studio co-founder Alex Ward told Glixel:
That would be a dream [to keep adding to Danger Zone]. No, you know, this one isn’t [designed like that], because we’ve got a very strict budget and a strict timeframe. We’ve done it for PC and for PlayStation 4. We’re looking around, we’re not seeing many small teams doing console versions at the same time. We would love to do multiplayer. It would take a lot longer than we could afford, but if the game can find an audience, we’d absolutely bring multiplayer to it. I don’t think there’s ever been a proper multiplayer version of the game, and I think two players or more working together could be a lot of fun. I think it’s a dream of all developers to support their games. But again, there’s only six of us. I think Ubisoft are pretty good at doing games as a service, but they probably have – I dunno – 4,000 people on a game, or something.
Asked by Eurogamer if Three Fields is making a full-fledged racing game, Ward said, “No we’re not. We started that a year ago. We did a couple of weeks. Obviously a fully-fledged racing game requires a lot more artwork, and that costs money. Making a big game, making an open-world game, it costs money and it’s money we don’t have. We’d need backing on that.”
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