Mon, Jan 07, 2013 | 03:08 GMT
Blur follow-up prototype footage released
Bizarre Creations has been lost to time, but you can gaze upon these videos of what might have been had it ever produced a racer to follow Blur.
Former Bizarre Creations staffer Chris Davie released the two videos on his Tumblr. Although he doesn’t explictly call the game Blur 2, it is referred to as a prototype of the developer’s final, unannounced project.
The prototype used tech and assets from Blur, but the first video shows Bizarre experimenting with new visual effects, primarily storms over the Brighton track.
A second video, from closer to alpha stage, shows off a whole new engine that was never used.
“When we were told the project was being canned and that the studio was facing closer, I bloody mindedly decided to keep working on the art on this track, so much work had gone into the game already, it seemed a shame that nobody would get to play a finished track, even the dev team, so my goal was to get this Dubai track as close to final as I could before the lights went out for good,” Davie said.
“A couple of guys chipped in here and there and got some nice new bits for their (soon to be required) portfolios, and I started grabbing old assets from previous projects to fill in bits of the scene that hadn’t been started.”
Davie said the track still needed destructible objects and animated scenery to be in a complete alpha form.
Although nothing makes up for the loss of a great development team and its vision, it’s awesome to get a chance to see what Bizarre Creations had on its plate when marching orders came.