Blur streaking in November

Activision confirms Bizarre Creations' newest racing franchise will make its debut on the Xbox 360, PS3, PC later this year.

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Activision Publishing president Michael Griffith appears to be a fan of slipping information out on Bizarre Creations' upcoming racer Blur beyond the traditional communication channels. In May, the Activision executive was the first to openly discuss any details of the game, saying as part of the publisher's fiscal year-end earnings conference call that the game was poised "to do for racing what Call of Duty did for shooters."

As if racing weren't dangerous enough...

Yesterday, Activision held a post-earnings conference call to discuss its profitable April-June quarter, and Griffith again had information to share regarding Bizarre Creations' racer. According to the executive, Blur will be available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC in November.

Initially described as "Mario Kart meets Forza," Blur incorporates destructive weaponry into the traditional race-to-the-finish-line gameplay. However, unlike Mario Kart's blue shells, Blur's power-ups, such as deployable mines, shunts, and barges, require precise aiming to use effectively. The game also features a range of licensed cars and real-world environments.

For more information, check out GameSpot's hands-on with Blur from the 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo.

Discussion

83 comments
thenephariouson
thenephariouson

"They're neck and neck coming into the final bend, blazing down the straight, the finish line in sight, but wait! whats this? a bannana on the track, sneaky **********" : )

Dynamo11
Dynamo11

When I saw this headline I was like "Yes, Rock Band: Blur is finally here!!!" but sadly no...

Evenk93
Evenk93

Smells low sales count and delay.

drasik
drasik

B4 Twisted Metal, B4 Mario Kart, B4 Death Race, there was a game called Death Track this is where all this comes from, check out your gaming history!

JCASHUFL
JCASHUFL

those damn green shells required precise aiming!

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

Man, MS were stupid to let this company go non-exclusive.... All the Gotham games (MSR included) were just fantastic, it's just a real shame that the last iteration PGR4 went unsung for some very odd reason. It was a great game, even if Forza outshone it. I'd certainly say PGR4 was a close 2nd - way better than GRID. Oh well, at least it means more people get to enjoy their games which is always a good thing.

jimbob_1977
jimbob_1977

i got a great idea for a new game...lets cross forza with a hannah montana ds game! that way u can make ur own in-car music while perfectly executing a late braking overtake into a hairpin turn! The hook is...miss a note or get a split end and u loose a tyre!!!! Genius. If it was a GOOD idea then dont u think turn 10, the forza development team, would have already done it? at least we got a new geometry wars to look forward to!

jackdaniel594
jackdaniel594

it might be ok.. split/second may have some competition..

D33_B33
D33_B33

Looks heavily influence by the film Death Race, which is freakin awesome.

BladeTrinity114
BladeTrinity114

This game looks awesome. Watching this one with a close eye lol

iucidium
iucidium

its wipeout on wheels, very original. BC, after making beautiful PGR games you make THIS?? I think craptivision had a say in this, also, is it me or do they seem to think that if they put the words 'call of duty' in the brief description it will sell like hotcakes.....very suspiciouso lol!

iucidium
iucidium

*COUGH*TWISTED METAL *COUGH*

TevoxZi
TevoxZi

Great, now there's 3 racing games I have to buy. This, Gran Turismo 5 and Burnout Paradise the Ultimate Box (Yeah, I'm a bit late.)

CRS98
CRS98

So... does this mean there will also be another Project Gotham?

campbell153
campbell153

MAN... That bloke babbles ALOT in the video... boring... less talk more action! The game looks sick!

swamplord666
swamplord666

seriously gamespot... stop putting slapstick titles for any news! it never is funny, most of the time it's misleading... Just do titles that explain CONCISELY what the article is about

45343542
45343542

I was expecting to see Damon Albarn naked. I'm glad it's not, but why did i click?

5-0
5-0

Blur streaking in November? Possibly the most misleading headline ever... Looks interesting though

malachi_27
malachi_27

Will I finally get back that nostalgia that I've longed for in racing games? Here's to hoping, Blur looks great.

Korrupt_Soul
Korrupt_Soul

Nice to hear the developers bringing back good gameplay over visual appeal. Graphics mean squat without good gameplay imo. 4 player split screen! nice to hear them bring that back too. I havn't bought a nfs or any other racer since Underground 2. I just don't feel the other nfs games are any good. This is the new racing game I've been waiting for I hope.

PenthiusX
PenthiusX

hmm..well the community ledr sure seemed enthusiastic .. i wont get my hopes high yet ..but still looking forward to it

eal-zubieri
eal-zubieri

I never heard about this game before but it look very impersive to me. november will be a busy month with the best game , i don't know what to buy any more.

zako94
zako94

worst time for EA to change the genre for NFS big names are coming and this one BIg year for racing games

sj_nehama
sj_nehama

am waiting for the next big thing that will definitevely phase me out of NFS. I havent bough their last 2 games but i still have an eye on them. Hope this one gets to be my liberator.

anotherone10
anotherone10

@ AusCube GT5 has release date of 25 sept on Gamespot and the GAME website┬┐? Also from what i've read some retailers say it may come out on 27 November or 04 December 2009. So i think GT5 is definitely a 2009 title, sooo many to choose from =)

anotherone10
anotherone10

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Keiner
Keiner

Hmm...I lost interest about half way though but I''m not completely unsold to it. I'll have to wait till they get some real footage with the weapons and racing before I make my final call. The ideas sound great and fun but I'm not sure how well it'll actually work.

pakhair
pakhair

I'll keep an eye on it but Shift is the game for me..........

djalmax
djalmax

Rock'n Roll racing without the Rock'n Roll, let's see...

menmen88
menmen88

Lot of racing racing games this year and they are released close to each other....too bad...cause I'm sure they will suffer from competition Forza 3, Blur, Split/Second, Dirt 2, NFS Shift, GT5...that makes a hell lot What would you choose? I'll go for Forza 3 first and then for rest look for the one with best review

SadPSPAddict
SadPSPAddict

Looks great. New ideas for the racing genre is just what we need! Can't wait!

AusCube
AusCube

Can't wait to play Blur :) and as for Split/Second and GT5 coming out in 09, not going to happen... Split/Second will be released in February 2010 and GT5 sometime in Q1/Q2 2010.... gnbfd Hey this game looks pretty good oh wait... Activision... screw this. Split/Second and (maybe) GT5 are coming out this year. I don't need this

pollob13
pollob13

this year i m more interested abt BLUR than NFS SH[F]IT

CipherZilla
CipherZilla

I just checked out some footage of Blur and it looks promising. Plus I'm liking the arcade feel to it.

CTR360
CTR360

looking good game i buy this game

gnbfd
gnbfd

Hey this game looks pretty good oh wait... Activision... screw this. Split/Second and (maybe) GT5 are coming out this year. I don't need this

firehawk998
firehawk998

This game if it does well fill the void left by the NFS games since they started getting downhill.