Blur Beta to be open to all XBL users, PS3 still not getting it

Friday, 2nd April 2010 17:47 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Bizzare Creations has revealed that due to demand for entry into the Closed Beta for Blur, next week the developer will open it up to all XBL users.

It was also revealed that the reason PS3 didn’t also get a Beta, had more to do with developmental need and the amount of users on Live.

Speaking with Kotaku in its latest podcast, lead designer Gareth Wilson said that due to the overwhelming demand, it ran out of Beta keys much faster than anticipated.

“We basically ran out of code, so next week we are going to go live with the whole thing publicly so anyone can download it,” Wilson said. “We’ve been sneaking on to see what people think of it and people are really getting into it.

“Why didn’t it come to the PS3? Really because when we were doing the Beta it’s hard enough to try and get a Beta out that doesn’t crash every five minutes while trying to finish a full game.

“Trying to do that on multiple platforms at once, so trying to do a PS3, Xbox and PC beta release at the same time, it just isn’t possible.”

“It was enough of a distraction doing it for one platform. For our selfish needs, we only needed it on one platform because all we wanted to do was gather data about how people are using the cars, the power ups, the tracks, and to be honest we can get that data from one platform.

“We just chose Xbox really because it’s the platform that, to be straight, has more online users than the PS3.”

Wilson revealed that the Beta will open to all XBL users by April 6.

Blur’s out for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on May 25 in the US and May 28 in the UK.



  1. Razor

    Looks shit anyway.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. cookiejar

    It is.

    Well, that’s a little unfair.
    Its just not what I expected from Bizzare after PGR.

    Its fun. I guess.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Dralen

    There’s a demand for this!? No thankyou.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    Split Second looks 100% better then this.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. David

    @4 can’t you enjoy both. Blur is a fantastic game to play and I’m sure split/second will be too. Why draw a line in the sand why not get both and enjoy both games approach to arcade racing.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. xino

    we don’t need that stinky game.
    We have Split/Second!

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Goliath

    The game is a hell of a lot of fun. It’s a throw back really to arcade racers like the early Midnight Club games. Early in the beta you really could get full races but now every race is full.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. SplatteredHouse

    The game looks grim.
    Without some kind of demo, they’ll only have themselves to blame, if PS3 sales underperform. Although, frankly, I think not only Split/Second, but also GT5 act as sufficient deterrents to contribute towards online lobbies becoming largely ghost towns.

    #8 5 years ago

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