Earlier this week, Bizarre Creations - creator of Project Gotham Racing and Geometry Wars - surprised everyone by announcing its aquisition by mega-publisher Activision. IGN chatted briefly with Sarah Chudley, commercial director at Bizarre, to learn more about the deal.
IGN: Does this deal mean we might see Project Gotham Racing on multiple platforms now? Or does that belong to Microsoft?
Sarah Chudley: Microsoft own the Project Gotham Racing Brand, so sadly for all of us, PGR4 was our last PGR game. It's something that we're obviously sad to see end, but in a way, we feel it's a good time to be able to leave on a high with number 4, and with an amicable parting of the ways. It'd be horrible if the series became stale, and having done four iterations (and MSR before that) it's now a good time to give our racing team the chance to stretch their legs and move onto something new and exciting with our Activision racing title. And if Microsoft decides to continue with the series (and I know they're really passionate about it), then we're confident they'll find someone new who can look at it with a fresh pair of eyes. We look forward to seeing what they can do!