Burnout Spiritual Successor Dangerous Driving Arrives in April, Epic Games Store Exclusive on PC

Three Fields Entertainment's Dangerous Driving for PC, PS4, and Xbox One is aiming to scratch that Burnout itch you've been having in April.

The past decade hasn’t been great for Burnout fans. After 2008’s Burnout Paradise, EA seemed to give up on the series outside a divisive mobile game. While fans were greeted with Burnout Paradise Remastered last March, fans of destructive racing games have been out of luck for new experiences. Fortunately, that seems like it will be changing this April as Three Fields Entertainment will be releasing Dangerous Driving for PC, PS4, and Xbox One on April 9.

Three Fields Entertainment’s founders, Alex Ward and Fiona Sperry, were actually the founders of Burnout developer Criterion Games. They stuck with that studio from its creation in 2000 until January 2014, leaving as Criterion was moved off the Need for Speed series. Many have been hoping for Three Fields Entertainment to make a game like Dangerous Driving since the studio’s inception and in April we’ll finally be getting it. Over the past five years, the developer has released Dangerous Golf, Lethal VR, and Danger Zone 1 and 2 .

As you can probably tell, Dangerous Driving serves as a spiritual successor to Burnout. Just as avid Burnout fans would hope, Dangerous Driving’s modes are mostly centered around destruction as well as racing. Takedown has players focus on taking out other cars while Heatwave, Eliminator, and Road Rage destroying as much as possible while staying alive themselves.

The game even features a Pursuit Mode where players can take control of the cops attempt to stop the reckless drivers, which should also please fans of games like Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. Three Fields Entertainment has also confirmed that Dangerous Driving will feature 30 tracks spread across seven different locales at launch and that the game is set to have online play as well.

Dangerous Driving will actually be available both digitally and physically on consoles, with publisher Maximum Games providing support for the retail release. Digital versions of the game will cost $29.99 while getting Dangerous Driving physically ups the price to $39.99 but also bundles Danger Zone 2 in as a bonus. That being said, PC players will actually be more limited with this release, as Three Fields Entertainment confirmed that Dangerous Driving will only be available on PC via the fledgling Epic Games Store.

You can check out the fast-paced gameplay trailer unveiling the game’s release date below alongside a plethora of new screenshots. Dangerous Driving is currently set to release for PS4, Xbox One, and PC (exclusively on the Epic Games store) on April 9.

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Tomas Franzese

Tomas Franzese is a News Editor at DualShockers, writing a variety of reviews and shedding light on upcoming games for both PC and consoles. While he has been a gamer most of his life, he began writing for DualShockers in 2016 and has almost never put his computer or a controller down since.

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