Activision acquires Bizarre Creations
My favourite racing game of all time has got to be Project Gotham Racing 2. Yup, 2. As in two or II or deuce. The one on the original Xbox. PGR3 on the Xbox 360 was a mess. Starting with a really bad menu system it continued down hill with a tiny tiny selection of tracks and the mistake of choosing only superfast cars to drive. (In theory that sounds cool but in practice, not so much.) So I’m hoping that with the upcoming PGR4, Bizarre will make up for past mistakes and release a game cut from the same factory as PGR2.
The only problem I had with PGR2 was that it was only available for the Xbox. I would have liked to play the game on my PS2, but them’s the brakes. (Groan, I know.)
Do we have hope for the PGR franchise on a PS3 someday? Maybe. Activision announced today that they’ve bought Bizarre Creations, the makers of the PGR games as well as Geometry Wars. Activision may want Bizarre to be a bit more platform agnostic, so we may indeed be queuing up for our copies of PGR5 one day.
I can hope!