Yep, Criterion Games will allow anyone to play the full version of Burnout Paradise for free "...for a limited period." There's no word on how much time will be allocated for the free trial but Criterion and publisher Electronic Arts plans to distribute the free trial both online and via disk in February. Once the limited trial period ends, people can upgrade to the full paid version via an in-game store. Criterion has also release new screenshots from the PC version including an image of their in-game store interface.
Gallery: Burnout Paradise