Microsoft and Bizarre Creations have detailed some of the features making up Project Gotham Racing 4 on Xbox 360, due out this autumn.
The revelations confirm some of what we already knew - PGR4 boasts a dynamic weather system where sudden changes affect your grip on the track; there are 12 cities including Shanghai and St. Petersburg; and the new career mode will see you build up a following of spectators who react to your driving.
AI will be improved enough to perform bold overtaking manoeuvres too, while Bizarre is also working on revisions to the Kudos system, which governs how many points you earn from driving manoeuvres and has been one of the series' biggest attractions.
That's on top of a fair bit of information gleaned from recent magazine previews, collected for you on our handsome PGR4 gamepage, and topping off today's info blast is a list of a few of the cars we can expect to be driving around.
- 2004 TVR Sagaris
- 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray
- 2005 Vanwall GPR V12
- 1993 Toyota Supra Turbo
- 2005 Gumpert Apollo
- 1997 Panoz GTR-1 Coupe
- 2006 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
- 1957 Maserati 250F
We're told to expect more details next month, suggesting that we're going to get a steady trail of information in the run-up to the game's autumn release.
Elsewhere, UK website Spong reports a rumour that PGR4 will feature bikes for the first time in the series' history.
Interestingly, Microsoft's info notes that the team wants "players to become attached to their careers, profiles and vehicles" (our emphasis). A telltale sign? Sounds like we'll find out soon enough.