NEWS - Friday, July 20, 2007
Big Promise For PGR4Bizarre Creations has said it wont be letting its racing baby Project Gotham Racing 4 into the wild "till its done,” as the dev admits PGR3 wasn’t quite finished. Bizarre business director Brian Woodhouse told Eurogamer, “This one, were not letting go till its done." He commented on PGR3 stating, “We just ran out of time. We feel like weve got more time [on PGR4]. Last time round, we feel like we got the game ripped away from us." PGR3, while well-received, fell short of Bizarre’s goals. Woodhouse reiterated that that won’t happen this time around. “We’ve totally changed our development mentality. With a launch title, youve constantly got this issue with difficulty with the hardware and not getting the game up and running early enough. This time around, because were building it on a modular tech base were able to bring the game up really early and think about all of those things as we go through, instead of me saying to you as a game designer, okay heres the game, youve got two weeks [to balance it]." He said that PGR2 was the only PGR game the company “got right.” He added that Bizarre has spent “a fortune” building PGR4. Microsoft currently has the game slated for a September release—assuming that Bizarre considers the game finished by that time.