Project Gotham Racing is being readied for a return as Microsoft shops around for a new developer to bring its high profile driving series back to the frontlines.
Cool. Always liked PGR better than Forza. But then again Bizarre won't be making this one, I suppose. Doesn't mean it's going to be bad :) I hope.
PG was a great mix of arcade and sim. Too bad I don't buy racers any more.
PGR4 was awful. PGR had its glory days on the original Xbox.
well, the racing part was, trick and the lap modes were great. The race ai was one of the worst versions I had ever seen, you literally had to drive perfectly to win. No matter how fast you went, the AI would always stay right behind you, which is extremely difficult in a game where there's a focus on maneuvers which tend to slow a car down. PGR2 was pretty awesome though.
Maybe it will go out first than GT5!
hmmm, seem to me FLOPZA could not beat GT5 now MS trying with PGR
GT5's not even out yet....
Forza is a great game. And it's been a year since its release and GT5 isn't out yet, so it would have been worth it to buy Forza 3 when it launched.
PGR is arcade, not even near the Real Driving Simulator AKA Gran Turismo.
since when gt series have been a sim? PROVE it Im a god just because i just say it doesn't mean is real.
Gt acadamic n Lucas Ordonez sais hi...u must living under the rock dude? who r u to know whats is a sim or not?give up dude, u r alone in this fantasy lol...feedback from professionals race drivers r more belived than just a kid that never drove a car.
IMO they should get the guys who made NFS:Shift, Slightly Mad Studios, to make it. theyre independent so theres nothing stopping them there, and they know how to make a racing game that strikes a good balance between sim and arcade. PGR is a great series, having basically shown the rest of the console developers how to do first-person view in car racing games, and made drifting popular in 'realistic' racers.
Need For Speed that they can make for 3 platform whereas PGR is limited to only the Xbox 360 fanbase.
are you seriously asking that question? Slightly Mad Studios dont have an exclusive deal for NFS - theyre not even making the new need for speed games. Criterion are making Need for Speed Hot Pursuit. Burnout is a franchise owned by a publisher, and they just contract it out to developers to make games in the series. Project Gotham Racing is in the same boat - Microsoft own the IP, and are free to shop it around to any developer they want. Slightly Mad Studios arent 'tied' to Need for Speed in the slightest. you really need to understand how franchises and IPs work before you comment.
That would be a good idea. I enjoyed NFS:Shift.
I have never played the game but I like the name. "Project Gotham".. That has to be one of the coolest names. I would buy it.
the real dev won't do it anyways so it won't matter.
PGR is a really good franchise. I wish I could play it but I only ow a PS3.
i enjoyed it when i played it on xbox
PGR4 was a cool game, good graphics and the weather was really awesome to play around with. Sucks Bizarre won't make this one. It's kind of dumb to even use the name to be honest, but I guess brand recognition wins out.
Why is it dumb to use the name? It's a microsoft IP, it's like how nintendo had team ninja create a metroid game, MS can contract any developer that agrees to make the game. I just hope they keep the caliber up.
That's my point, if it's not made my Bizarre any studio can ruin and/or completely change what the game is about. If it's going to be called PGR it needs to be exactly the same. With Microsoft you never know
Microsoft co-owns the Kudos system, so you're going to be guaranteed that it will return.
I don't mind EA using different devs for Need 4 Speed. Hell, the series has gone from sh*t to one of my most wanted(pun) since they hired Criterion to make the latest iteration. I wouldn't mind MS doing the same, if it's for the better. Imo PGR always was in need of a better career mode.
...my first racer on the Xbox platform and I loved every minute of it. Was a nice balance between simulation and arcade.
It's about time if true!
Keep all the good things that made PGR4 a very good game - change of weather, a lot of really good tracks, of course the bikes and then make the experience of sim-driving in the league of Forza3 and the like.
PGR4 was amazing! I think between Forza and PGR those two games have sim racing games on lockdown. Would love to see a new PGR game. It's always been a great Microsoft exclusive racing sim!
I still play pgr4 til this day, just love the sim / arcade style game play. You know what, I'm gonna boot up metropolis street racer this Friday for my dreamcast. The real fans know what I'm talking about.
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