Xbox 720 watch: is this the first Project Gotham 5 teaser art?

Wednesday, 6th February 2013 09:33 GMT By Dave Cook

Project Gotham 5 is rumoured to be in development at Liverpool studio Lucid Games. We’ve unearthed what could be the first teaser art for the alleged Xbox 720 launch title.

This morning we reported on a rumour – which has been verified as true by Polygon – that said Lucid Games is currently developing Project Gotham 5 for the launch of Microsoft’s next console.

The studio is comprised of ex-Criterion and Bizarre Creations staff, and over on the LinkedIn profile of the studio’s character animator, VG247 has found the below image:

The blurb that accompanies the images reads, “Currently working as animator on a soon to be announced game”

I then checked the Lucid Games site and found this image of London:

If you hover over the image on the Lucid Games site a pop up says ‘Skylight’. The sign in the pic strongly suggests that Xbox 720 is due to launch in 2013. Backing up recent rumours.

what do you make of this people?



  1. Pytox

    Also a new perfect dark from rare incoming or is that a rare chance that could happen? :P

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Fin

    Sheeeet, that’s some good detective work right there.
    It’s of London too, which suggest PGR.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Dave Cook

    @2 thank you :) I was like ‘WHAAAAAA’ when I saw it.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Joe Anderson

    If you hover over the image it says Skylight.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. DeyDoDoughDontDeyDough

    PGR5 is a great choice for a launch title.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Gadzooks!

    I’d be more than happy with new PGR at launch.

    That and a new Perfect Dark (but a better effort than Zero) would be monster.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Nicolas Pottier

    PGR5 as a launch title of the next Xbox would be so so so AMAZING !! I love this IP. Please, Paris back to this 5th game :)

    @1 God yes, it will be awesome. I want the same launch titles of 360 > Perfect Dark, Kameo 2 and PGR5 :D (or a Conker game, it would be huge for a launch title “I’M BACK !!”).

    #7 2 years ago
  8. DrDamn

    Great idea for a launch title. Starting to get a lot more exciting now we are looking at actual likely games rather than specs. :)

    #8 2 years ago
  9. DeyDoDoughDontDeyDough


    I agree. Specs are boring. Talk me some fucking Fallout 4 and I don’t give a fuck how many gigaplops it’s got.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Superfrog

    This rumour was unearthed at NeoGAF already in March 2012:

    That teaser pic from the Lucid website was posted a month ago, too:

    Anyway, the recent confirmation by the Polygon guy and the image without road sign are making me very happy. :)

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Dave Cook

    @10 we must have missed it mate. But still tying it together with the recent PGR 5 chatter it all makes more sense :)

    Exciting times!

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Nicolas Pottier

    Or that’s “just” a PGR game for Windows Phone 8 and Surface :(

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Fin


    #13 2 years ago
  14. pleasant_cabbage

    So good news(speculation): potential PGR launch game

    Bad news(speculation): no second hand sales

    *passes around salt*

    #14 2 years ago
  15. DeyDoDoughDontDeyDough

    ‘Skylight’ might refer to the Bat signal, which is referred to as the ‘Skylight’ by several sources of Bat lore.

    Not a big jump from there to Gotham.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Ireland Michael

    @14 That’s an extremely strenuous link they’ve made in that article. I usually respect EDGE, but that’s sensationalist bullshit journalism at its finest,

    #16 2 years ago
  17. mistermogul

    Good to hear some Bizarre Creations guys will be working on this. PGR2 is still my favourite racer ever…

    #17 2 years ago
  18. pleasant_cabbage

    Weird isn’t it? They sound pretty confident though.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. DrDamn

    I thought that – though the initial paragraph is poorly worded. It says later on – “It is believed that games purchased on disc will ship with activation codes, and will have no value beyond the initial user.”.

    If it’s confirmed one is doing it then they both will be I think. One wouldn’t do it without knowing the other is going to as well.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. gameon

    Don’t care much for PGR, but a 2013 Xbox 720 release sounds great!

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Joe Musashi

    @16 Strenuous? Are you sure about that? ;)


    #21 2 years ago
  22. Fin


    I’ve heard similar things.

    #22 2 years ago

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