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Acti pushes Blur into 2010

Monday, 21st September 2009 13:27 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Activision’s delayed Bizarre’s Blur, pushing the shoot-and-racer into 2010.

“We are committed to making Blur a great new racing franchise, and we are very encouraged by the game’s design,” stated Mike Griffith, president and CEO of Activision Publishing.

“The additional time will allow the studio to fully optimise the vision they set out to create for Blur including a distinctive and groundbreaking multiplayer mode that will appeal to a broad audience.”

Mega-shock. Expect more on this soon. PR here.

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13 Comments

  1. Robo_1

    FFS, another title I was looking forward to slips to 2010… ;(

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Psychotext

    This has looked terrible in all the vids / previews I’ve seen. Hopefully this will give them time to sort it out.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. rrod360lol

    The problem they’ve now got is it’s been pushed out into the same quarter as Split second, which is it’s most obvious competition…

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Patrick Garratt

    *cough*autumn2010*cough*

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Blerk

    Perhaps they finally realised that nobody gave a shit about it? Other than Robo_1. :-D

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Captain Fruitloop

    Oh dear. This doesn’t bode well.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. No_PUDding

    I don’t know what I’d do if I were at Bizarre.

    No one is interested, and somehow they’ve come up with the least interesting racing concept ever, mainly becuase it’s a new IP, that is based on VERY old concepts.

    Just wish that maybe they’d done something radically different. Something I could be interested in.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. SticKboy

    NOBODY CARES. It’s all about Split/Second, anyway.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Robo_1

    I agree the general feeling surrounding the title was one of meh, but I thought it looked fun.

    I suppose they’re looking at why that meh feeling is there, and they’re probably going to come back with everything turned up to 11. A lot more Split Second style wow moments will probably be built into the tracks.

    Still though, 2009. If it wasn’t for Uncharted 2 it would probably rank as one of the worst Q4′s on record.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. lk

    Robo_1: Left 4 Dead 2 and ODST would like to have a word with you.

    as for Blur, I played it, lots. I think it’s fantastic.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Harry

    The game does look very meh. They’ve tried to create a game that will appeal to none-racing game fans, but in doing so they’re making a game that racing fans probably won’t like. And it’ll be still too much of a racing game for those who aren’t into the genre.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. SticKboy

    Only Uncharted 2? How can you have completely forgotten about Assassin’s Creed 2 and Modern Warfare 2?

    #12 5 years ago
  13. OrphanageExplosion

    Played the demo at gamescom – the feeling was that it was slick and polished but…

    a. I didn’t have a bloody clue what was going on most of the time, and
    b. It was completely forgettable in terms of level design

    Disappointing, but hopefully the final game will deliver.

    #13 5 years ago

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