With nine days to go until Criterion's crazy-fast racer
gets an infusion of new content via the "Codename: Cagney
" update, designer Simon Phipps has confirmed on the PlayStation Blog
that the game will also receive support for PlayStation Trophies "soon." He says that Trophy support won't be part of "Cagney," which will introduce 70 timed Freeburn challenges for the game's online component.
In a surprise turn, Phipps also revealed that Criterion was "thinking ahead" and the Trophies will, in fact, be retroactive, meaning that players will receive them for feats already performed in the game. This is, according to Phipps, possible because of the way Burnout Paradise
save data is linked to players' PSN accounts, which also means it won't be happening in other PS3 games en masse.