Blur comes into focus Nov. 3

Activision and Bizarre Creations' arcade racer arrives on Xbox 360, PS3, PC later this year; Europe gets green light November 6.

Activision Blizzard led the month with news of its mostly stellar first-quarter earnings, reporting a $195 million profit on $1.04 billion in sales for the April-June quarter. As part of that announcement, Activision Publishing president Michael Griffith mentioned during a post-earnings conference call that Bizarre Creations' all-new arcade racer Blur would pull out onto the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC in November.

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Today, Activision made Blur's track date a bit more official, announcing the game will be available in North America on November 3, with the European launch following on November 6. Blur is the first project from Bizarre Creations since the Project Gotham Racing developer was purchased by Activision in September 2007.

With Blur, Bizarre Creations has attempted to meld the party-style racing of Mario Kart with the more realistic racers, such as the Project Gotham Racing franchise. The game features more than 50 licensed cars, as well as a variety of real-world locales, such as Barcelona, Spain, and San Francisco, California. These tracks are made all the more interesting by a variety of power-ups that gamers can acquire during the course of the race to give them a competitive edge.

For more information, check out GameSpot's new hands-on preview of Blur from this year's GamesCom in Cologne, Germany.

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65 comments
Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

You need to compete with EA, right Activision? that means making a Burnout Paradise "inspired" game. So far looks OK anyway... we'll see how it ends.

pwn123
pwn123

nah stick to gt5 and nfs shift

krisalid
krisalid

allmost but not quite :))

IbnLaAhad
IbnLaAhad

I seems to share quite a few elements with Burnout. I don't like that.

BladeTrinity114
BladeTrinity114

Looking good. I love my race sims but sometimes it is cool to play a racing game that is just plain fun.

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

Burnout on Acid. Looks great, not to mention really good fun.

st0ner0
st0ner0

always thot that parklife was a good album. the game looks good too.

y2kern
y2kern

looks cool actually looking foward to it, i hope it dosent turn out as lame as full auto

BigBacon87
BigBacon87

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6HomerSimpson23
6HomerSimpson23

I'm looking forward to this, I can't wait to get it!

Korrupt_Soul
Korrupt_Soul

I've been waiting a long time for a racer like this.

ztg360
ztg360

shako first of all they aren't even close to the same genre and second of all im sick of hearing about forza its just another racing sim.

littlestreakier
littlestreakier

this game looks very promising. i'm gonna have to check it out.

blackfray
blackfray

you know, what i like about Activision is that it never forgets PC:)

hendarmins
hendarmins

I hope compatible with logitech G25 (PS3)

Valkirye22
Valkirye22

damage is cool, cars looks fun... although the surroundings could be a bit more realistic...

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

My first reaction was "if it's not Burnout, I'm not interested..." But after watching the video, I'm interested. I want to see more. Gimme a demo, stat!

Tunza
Tunza

Wow !!! 20 Car on Same Track !!? It gonna be BIG Massive, LOL Look Great So far ! But Just 4 "Power up" ? I hope it will be more.

omarsh94
omarsh94

Motorstorm Pacific Rift is still the best racing game this gen.

jmartin1016
jmartin1016

I enjoy arcade racer more than simulators. I didnt really care for Burnout paradise so this might be right up my ally.

Ragno_Saki
Ragno_Saki

nice i may have to get this as well

kikaazz
kikaazz

Let's hope this game steps up! The genre has been a little weak lately. Except for burnout :-)

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

They don't develop PGR anymore, who knows what will happen to the series with a new developer.

kamizuka
kamizuka

awesome remind me of Burnout

pete_merlin
pete_merlin

This is probz gonna fail when compared to the other racing games coming out. what a shame

disBjeFFi
disBjeFFi

Looking/sounding pretty good. however I don't think this game is going to sell too much since there is a lot of competition in the racing category. the best racing games coming out - Forza 3 Gran Turismo PSP Gran Turismo 5 Modnation Racers

imprezawrx500
imprezawrx500

could be alright, but with dirt 2 just around the corner and looking so much better not sure about this.

Pete5506
Pete5506

I hope to see a demo before hand

Excedra
Excedra

This game looks fun, although I cant say much for the graphics.

Gamewako
Gamewako

Oh, and here I was looking for Damon, Graham, Dave and Alex...oh well.

NuKkU
NuKkU

this game looks pretty cool but i personally think Split/Second looks much cooler But then again im not the biggest Racer fan so who cares about my opinion :P

TongLong
TongLong

This one reminds me of a hybrid of Burnout and Wipeout, looks cool!

AngelCage-2
AngelCage-2

I don't know... since i will buy a PS3 Slim, when this games comes outt i will be very busy with Paradise and Pacific rift... I will not have time for this one.

alkaline_DnB
alkaline_DnB

"WTF this is old news! Why is it the top headline? We knew this long ago!" slow news day. everyone's wore out from all the PS3 news to do anything exciting today.

aero250
aero250

I love racing games but sadly this does not interest me.

KyleGigg
KyleGigg

Haha! The Ford Supervan!

notquitesure
notquitesure

burnout with powerups... as long as its not within an open city im game... but then again... dirt2 will be about ah well... :P

skullboy950
skullboy950

WTF this is old news! Why is it the top headline? We knew this long ago!

timboutillier
timboutillier

@Chysus Yea, cuz they might take your money and reinvest it into better games! Stop being such a tool, stop trying to start a revolution, and just buy the game if it looks good...regardless of who publishes it!

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

This looks really, really good actually. Would like to give a demo a spin....

Chrysus
Chrysus

Another title that looks promising but must be passed upon for not wanting to add funds to Activisions evil empire.