Once was a time Burnout was all about the cars. Then they went and brought bikes into the mix, and everything changed. Criterion got a little...crazy. Started thinking less about the vehicles and more about the pure speed. That doesn't make it any less surprising to hear Criterion is thinking about moving beyond terrestrial vehicles altogether, though, and has announced that, after it's done with the Cagney update, it'll begin working on introducing planes into Burnout Paradise. Yeah, planes. No idea how that will work, but the prospect of crashing a plane into a car at high speed, then going into crash mode, is no doubt an appealing one to the game's core userbase.
Does nobody here listem to the burnout podcast? They have been talking about the planes for months! It looks like the planes will not be racing, but will act as flying cameras for people who want to observe people racing and challenging. They will probably be able to crash into cars though, and may have some challenges of their own. Burnout paradise is awesome, and anyone who likes burnout and didn't get it is missing out on something special. The single player is just practice for the multiplayer, use it to earn new cars and learn the city, then just hop online!