Bizarre backs away from Geometry Wars

Blur, 007: Blood Stone developer says it's time to move on from downloadable twin-stick shooter series, "nothing on the horizon" planned.

While Bizarre Creations built its reputation on critically successful racing games like Project Gotham Racing and Blur, the studio has developed a number of games outside the genre, none more successful than the Geometry Wars series of twin-stick shooters. Bizarre is apparently rethinking its hostility toward shapes, as a recent interview with level designer Peter Collier suggested the studio could be done with the series for some time.

"It's a great and very proud feeling having something that the fans adore so much, but we don't want to over-saturate it by carrying on with it," Collier told Videogamer.com. "It's maybe something that we keep as something we love, and move on to other things, you know?"

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Collier stopped short of ruling out a Bizarre-developed Geometry Wars at some undetermined point in the future but did tell the site there was nothing on the horizon planned.

Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved on Xbox Live Arcade was the surprise hit of the Xbox 360 launch in November 2005, spawning numerous imitators and prompting Bizarre to step up its intellectual property protection efforts. The game also spawned legitimate offspring with help from other developers, including a 2006 mobile phone adaptation and Geometry Wars: Galaxies on the Wii and DS. In July 2008, Bizarre developed a proper sequel to its original Xbox Live Arcade game with Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2.

Bizarre was purchased by Activision in September 2007 as part of the publisher's plan to expand its presence in the racing genre. Retro Evolved 2 was the first game to come out of the developer in the wake of that acquisition, but the studio has since been working on four-wheeled action titles like Blur and James Bond 007: Blood Stone.

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12 comments
da_chub
da_chub

I'm happy with this. I love the games, but leave it like it is...there is nothing that needs to be done to the game. I have the Wii version, and it is amazing. No matter how much i play, it is hard to put down. It is my most played Wii game(of 40+), and sadly, this is the one game that makes me want a xbox.

rarson
rarson

Beat Hazard is a shooter similar to geometry wars, but uses your own music to change certain gameplay elements. It's awesome and incredibly addicting. I highly recommend it to fans of Geometry Wars.

Hazzerz
Hazzerz

We need more devs who think like this.

califone
califone

No GeoWars 3D? Shucks...

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

It's time to go onto new things.

SDSkarface
SDSkarface

why is this in the PC section only one geo wars came out on PC the first one..

XenoLair
XenoLair

The games were great, but its time to move on.

drswank
drswank

Geometry Wars 2 was amazing and Galaxies was great. Where can the series go from there right now? While I'm sad to see nothing coming down the line anytime soon, at least they haven't written it all off. I'll wait patiently....

Asagea_888
Asagea_888

I hope they change their mind in the future, but for now, Geometry Wars 2 bides well for me.

Evenios
Evenios

the war between squares and other polygons is finally over.