Microsoft's planning to release Project Gotham Racing 4 on Xbox 360 towards the end of 2007 or in the first half of 2008.
That's according to, er, Peugeot, of all people, who appear to have let the cat out of the bag as part of a design competition announcement.
The Peugeot Design Contest 2007 (4th edition) announcement invites people aged 14 and over to design a concept for a new car and submit it between October 6th and December 4th.
But it's this bit you'll care about:
"In addition, the winning concept car will be included by Microsoft in the Project Gotham Racing 4 game, exclusively on Xbox 360 that will be released towards the end of 2007 or first half of 2008. The future winner is hereby informed that he/she will not receive any remuneration for this."
Microsoft hasn't said anything about PGR4 to date, but since Bizarre Creations finished PGR3 for the Xbox 360 launch last November, the timing sounds about right.
Presumably we can expect an announcement in the near future. At X06, for example.
Microsoft hadn't responded to our request for comment at the time of publication. Mainly because we didn't give them time to. We're so unpleasant.
We'll let you know if they get back to us.