Criterion Explain Hard Drive Requirement
Criterion Games have today released a statement saying why “No Hard Drive means No Online Burnout: Paradise”. Criterion explain in the statement how “online players could show off new content when they go online and unfortunately it wasn’t going to be possible to do this by supporting the lowest common storage denominator, the 64Mb Memory Unit, either in size or data read speeds.”
Criterion Games also “opened a dialogue with Microsoft to attempt to discover a possible solution and all possible technical options were investigated to retain the seamless freedom of Burnout without requiring the HDD” which couldn’t be done so it was then decided “that it would be in the best interests of the Burnout community if we require the HDD for full online play.”
The full statement can be read here.