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Bizarre Creations has closed down

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Rhys Gardiner, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. Rhys Gardiner

    Rhys Gardiner

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    On February 18, acclaimed game developer Bizarre creations shut down after over two decades in the game business.

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    For those who do not know, Bizarre Creations is the studio responsible for such critically-acclaimed racing games as Formula 1 '97, Metropolis Street Racer, Project Gotham Racing and Blur.

    Thanks to Blur's poor sales, despite the game being lauded by critics, Activision had originally decided to sell Bizarre due to financial issues. However, there were no companies willing to buy the developer, and so Bizarre's parent company decided to close it down.

    Bizarre will be remembered fondly by many racing game players, as well as sim racers, for their fantastic racing titles that will have gotten many into racing games, and sim racing. We wish Bizarre's former staff the very best in their future endeavours and thank them for their contribution to the racing game industry.
     
  2. Mikko Nurmi

    Mikko Nurmi

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    RIP Bizarre Creations.
     
  3. Brian Clancy

    Brian Clancy

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    Sad news....... :frown:
     
  4. Martin Vrba

    Martin Vrba

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    very sad :frown: PGR 4 is my favourite arcade racer of all time...
     
  5. Wayne Reed

    Wayne Reed

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    RIP. Its a sad sad day when we loose a gaming company let alone one that did the cool games they did. I still have my f1 97 game as I think it is one of the best f1 games there have been. I wish all the staff good luck in what they do next.
     
  6. Simon Roberts

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    PGR4 probably killed them off, it was terrible! PGR2 and 3 were great though.
     
  7. Nick Bell

    Nick Bell

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    Sad News when any racing game company shuts down.


    Should of gone more SIM though and kept it PC Only... instead of being bossed around by FAT CAT Company Bosses - That are only chasing the golden carrot of a million+ console sales.
     
  8. Paul Nowland

    Paul Nowland

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    That's a shame. Blur's actually a bit of crazy arcade type fun when you get into it...
     
  9. Derek McCord

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    They made the best ever Formula 1 games on a console until this season with codemasters taking up the title.