Rumor: First details on Sony and Microsoft’s next-gen racers
posted on 02.05.13 at 07:50 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Both involving former Bizarre Creations developers.

Ged Talbot, who was the lead designer on Blur and Project Gotham Racing, and a few other former Bizarre and Studio Liverpool developers are now at Evolution Studios developing a new racer for PlayStation 4, according to a STFUandPlay source (also backed by Polygon’s Author Gies).

The new racer is said to play in a manner similar to Project Gotham Racing. The team wanted to label it a Gran Turismo title, according to the site, but Sony Japan didn’t approve. Even without the Gran Turismo name, however, the studio are supposedly referring to the game internally as Europe’s biggest racer in the past decade.

First details on the new racer are said to be lined up for Sony’s PlayStation 4 reveal press conference in New York City on February 20. Guerrilla Games’ new project is said to be there, as well.

Meanwhile, at Microsoft, former Bizarre and Criterion developers at Lucid Games are apparently developing a new Project Gotham Racing game for the next-generation Xbox.

Both games are reportedly being targeted for each system’s release day.

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