Project Gotham Racing 4 News

Bizarre staff recall Activision closure

"Everybody was absolutely gutted."

In a brand new episode of Eurogamer Asks, the three studios formed from Bizarre Creations' ashes have talked to Eurogamer TV about their experience of Activision's controversial cull.

PGR and Blur lead joins Sumo

OutRun Online Arcade dev grows.

Project Gotham Racing and Blur lead designer Gareth Wilson has found a new home at Sumo Digital - maker of OutRun Online Arcade and SEGA All-Stars Racing.

Potential buyers hover over Bizarre

Microsoft rumoured to be in chasing pack.

Things are looking up for staff at Bizarre Creations today, following yesterday's news that a trip to the job centre might be in the offing. Apparently a number of buyers are interested in picking up the Blur studio.

Project Gotham reboot on the cards

Microsoft looking for suitable developer.

Microsoft is apparently in talks with a number of developers regarding a makeover of the dormant Project Gotham Racing franchise.

Racing games cause most aggression

More than shooters or ping pong.

A pair of scientists from Huddersfield University have discovered that racing games cause more agitation and aggression in players than shooters.

PGR4 downloads this week

Cars, bikes, modes, Achievements.

Bizarre Creations has unveiled upcoming downloadable content for Project Gotham Racing 4, set to launch on 14th February.

PGR4 demo on Live

Has exclusive snow course.

Bizarre Creations has rolled a demo for Project Gotham Racing 4 onto to the Live Marketplace starting grid.

EGTV: PGR4 Cone Sprint

17 secs under Platinum limit.

Yesterday we brought you a clip of me being handsome at a difficult, foggy race in Project Gotham Racing 4 - but some of you weren't impressed!

EGTV: PGR4 in action

Team EG behind the wheel.

There's just nine days to go until Project Gotham Racing 4 emerges from the garage of Eurogamer's favourite Scousers, Bizarre Creations. In case you missed it, the Xbox 360-exclusive racer just scored a mighty 9 out of 10 in Tom's review. And to celebrate, Eurogamer TV is showcasing direct-feed footage of Mr. Bramwell's crazy skills in action.

PGR to continue - Microsoft

Bizarre buyout aftermath.

With Bizarre Creations now part of Activision, attention has turned to the developer's existing titles and whether they have a future.

PGR4 demo details

PGR4 demo details

Specifics.

Bizarre Creations has very kindly told us what to expect from the Project Gotham Racing 4 Xbox Live demo - just as soon as it comes out of certification and lands on your Internet face.

The demo will consists of five vehicles (made up of cars and bikes), with a demo-only Arcade mode chapter set in Macau. This will consist of new challenges that have been custom-built for the demo.

Not content with that, they are throwing in a Nurburgring Snow Time Challenge - so you'll be able to see just how pretty the track (rebuilt for PGR4) looks when it's blanketed in snow. The snowy Time Attack also includes full leaderboard support.

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PGR4 soundtrack listing

Plus details on Proj title music.

Bizarre Creations has detailed the 57-song soundtrack for Project Gotham Racing 4, due out exclusively on 360 from 12th October.

PGR4 demo in certification

Due out soon. Details!

The Project Gotham Racing 4 demo is done and currently worming its way through Microsoft's certification process.

PGR4 Arcade Mode details

PGR4 Arcade Mode details

One for the vets.

Bizarre Creations has scribbled on its Project Gotham Racing 4 website with new information about sparkly Arcade Mode.

The races here will be spread over different chapters, with each focused on a specific driving skill. So there's Catch Me If You Can, built around competitive toe-to-toe racing, or Drift 101, where cornering and Kudos point earning will be your bread and butter.

Joining these will be eight others: Final Countdown, Two Wheels Only, Horses for Courses, Rough Riders, Flatout, Steamroller World Tour, Trackday Specials and Ultimate Challenge.

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Bizarre defends city recycling

PGR4's versions quite different.

Bizarre Creations has defended the decision to include several of the cities and tracks that featured in Project Gotham Racing 3 in the upcoming sequel, arguing that new weather conditions, cars and game modes justify their inclusion.

Microsoft is quoting a September date for Project Gotham Racing 4, but it sounds like they'll have a fight on their hands if Bizarre Creations wants more time, with business director Brian Woodhouse telling Eurogamer: "This one, we're not letting go 'til it's done."

PGR4 can record every race ever

If you click yes, it's all there.

Halo 3's Saved Film feature received glowing reports at E3 last week, but just you wait for Bizarre Creations' PGR On Demand service - a database with the potential to store every race ever played out in PGR4.

PGR4's got motorbikes!

Bizarre details the beasts.

Bizarre Creations has finally confirmed that Project Gotham Racing 4 will feature our favourite robotic friends, motorbikes.

Autumn-bound PGR4 details

Autumn-bound PGR4 details

Cars, Kudos and more.

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.

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PGR4 details race into view

PGR4 details race into view

Just add personality.

Bizarre Creations believes that Project Gotham Racing 4 is the first game in the series that it's really been able to focus on, not having to hurriedly complete it to release with a new console or service.

It was speaking in an exclusive feature with a Polish magazine, in which the developer talked about what this new PGR outing has to offer.

This time around you'll have more options when creating your driver, which will form the basis of a revamped Career Mode. Your opposing drivers will also now be more charismatic, identifiable by their racing styles and "personalities". There'll also be more spectators who will react better to what's going on around them, and might even wave a national flag or two.

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PGR4 faces heavy weather

Across 10 locations. New info.

Project Gotham Racing 4 will feature approximately 200 tracks built around 10 locations, with new Xbox Live initiatives, improved in-car animation and weather effects and a bigger range of vehicles.

PGR4 concept contest winner

See a car set to appear in-game.

Peugeot's competition to design a car for Project Gotham Racing 4 has already done a lot for the game. Inadvertently announcing it in the first place, for example. And now it has a winner, we can all marvel at a car you'll actually be able to drive when the game launches.

PGR4 properly unveiled

I.e. not by Peugeot this time.

And I'm surprised it took me this long to get to this one (well, you know, the corkscrew was being difficult), but: Project Gotham Racing 4 has been officially unveiled for Xbox 360.

PGR4 in 2007 or 2008?

Peugeot, oddly, spills beans.

Microsoft's planning to release Project Gotham Racing 4 on Xbox 360 towards the end of 2007 or in the first half of 2008.