Blur “the start of a big franchise,” says Bizarre

Monday, 19 July 2010 12:16 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Mr Bond might be Bizarre’s focus right now, but staffer Nick Davies has told Gamerzines that Blur is still a massive deal for the studio.

The racer launched back in May for 360, PS3 and PC, but didn’t fare very well: it debuted in the UK charts at number 14, while it also showed low NPD sales for the month of May in the US.

When asked about the figures, Davies said: “To be honest with you, I think it was a very busy time for racing games,” referring to the releases of Split/Second and ModNation Racers during the same period.

“It rates incredibly highly and it’s a very popular game, and I think it’s going to be a slow-burner.

“I think the multiplayer will stay for a long time and I think people will come back to that time and time again, long after some of the other games have gone back to the second-hand shelf.”

Davies told the site it has signified “the start of a big franchise for Bizarre,” with a plan in place for a Blur 2.

“That’s the plan, yeah,” Davies said when asked on a sequel. “I don’t work on the Blur team specifically so I can’t speak for them, but it’s always been the plan to make the number one racing franchise. That’s as much as I can say!”

Moral of the story: don’t release too many racing games at once.

Bizarre announced on Friday it was working on a new third-person James Bond title, Blood Stone, for PS3, 360, PC and DS.

It’ll release this holiday.

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