Blur focused on May 25

Activision slots in Bizarre Creations' car-combat racer for later this spring on Xbox 360, PS3, PC; beta sign-ups now available.

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Activision currently has its hands full with the PR fiasco surrounding the dismissal of Infinity Ward cofounders Vince Zampella and Jason Ward. The publisher would undoubtedly prefer to keep eyes on its games, however. Doing its part to oblige, Bizarre Creations said this week that its action racer Blur will shift onto the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on May 25 in North America and May 28 in Europe.

Was that vehicle streaking by a…Volkswagen?!

Blur is Bizarre Creations' first racer since being acquired by Activision in 2007, and the studio is known primarily for its Project Gotham Racing and Geometry Wars franchises. The game was initially slated for a November premiere, before Activision delayed it to 2010 so as to improve the game's online multiplayer component.

As for that multiplayer experience, Blur's allows up to 20 cars to compete online in the game's Mario Kart-meets-Project Gotham Racing-style driving. Online racers will be offered a variety of ways to customize their matches, and the game will also accommodate four-player local split-screen racing. 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.

Check out GameSpot's hands-on with the multiplayer beta for an idea of what to expect. Full disclosure: GameSpot is currently engaged in a Blur multiplayer beta key giveaway with Activision.

Discussion

23 comments
MexStraxg3r
MexStraxg3r

hey the beta is fun cant wait for it to come out its crazy with the supercars

Bufta
Bufta

Sorry Bizarre creations you picked the WRONG Publisher in Activision, I wont touch any of their games, because they are corporate crooks. Shame!

racing1750
racing1750

Hopefully the beta turns out good.

Xbox360Gamer15
Xbox360Gamer15

I want to play the single player and the mutiplayer

jpsaply
jpsaply

@AZE160 Release dates on most sites are pure speculation, predictions and can also change do to developer delays. This game actually was due last November, but the developers wanted to polish up the multiplayer aspect first and thats why it was delayed. The trick is watching the developers website for the dates, and or look for the words "Gone Gold". "Gone Gold" is the industries phrase stating there product has been finished, put on a master disc, and sent off to be mass produced.

JimInPT
JimInPT

From this video, it looks pretty bad; a mashup of Need For Speed and Mario Kart, ghettoized. If you want arcade racing, ModNation Racers looks like a much better bet.

Tunza
Tunza

When the beta begin ! I already sign up for beta. can't wait!

FusionRain
FusionRain

Anyone els but me think this game is over hyped? Maybe I will be better than i think but it just looks a little... Fun for a bit but old fast.

AZE160
AZE160

I don't get it, Gamespot put the release date of the PC on April 1st.Now they are saying it will come out on May 25.Man this sucks.

dukerav
dukerav

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kuroshiro99
kuroshiro99

This comes out May 25th... so whose the lucky AAA title coming out on the 30th.. 30ths my birthday.. and the 1st title to rear its head on the 30th gets an instant purchase from me.. so whose the lucky monkey?

nachi_lobo
nachi_lobo

This Year... Blur and Grand Turismo 5... i daont need more nothing... in Racing Genre :D

Solidsnake13_2
Solidsnake13_2

I'll probably check this game before I buy it, but I know I want Split/Second more

jpsaply
jpsaply

I can tell you first hand since I have early beta access thanks to another game site, that this game rocks. If you like fast pace, on the edge of your seat, arcade like racing, get your hands on a key. Theres nothing like getting blown off the road by a fellow player only to catch up to him or her and take the win by blowing there vehicle off the road. Sweet revenge! The multi-player game play does not disappoint, especially the 20 player. Talk about chaos.

Kleeyook
Kleeyook

Shouldn't it have more arcade-like feeling than realistic with power-ups? I think we better wait for Twisted Metal PS3.

sakurayuri
sakurayuri

Glowing Bubbles as weapons? What next... a splash of rainbow fruitiness? Why not like machine guns, missles, mines, grease, fog, etc...? If it's going to look realistic, make it play and feel realistic too. Where do these little glowing balls come from anyway? The tailpipe of the cars when you wiggle the stick back and forth? Leave the balls and rainbows to your boyfriends guys. Sorry... NEXT.

SibirskiyTigr
SibirskiyTigr

Thats cool, so its like Twisted Metal but racing, thats awesome! I've been looking for a game like that for a long time :) Wait, so my friends with 360's can get my msg from my ps3? Thats even sweeter!!!!!!!!!!!1

SadPSPAddict
SadPSPAddict

Looking forward to this one - got my Beta code but work might now get in the way :cry: :cry:

NoDzombie
NoDzombie

this game is looking good, cant wait to get into the beta on Mon, shame its being published by Activision though, means the franchise will get milked 2 death if it is even a tiny bit successful