Bizarre Creations is working on a new racing game — and no, it’s not Project Gotham Racing. Bizarre’s newest project, which will ship this fall for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, is called Blur and will focus on vehicular combat.
But don’t worry, it’s not a demolition derby type of game.
Blur will let players race around a track packed with 20 cars, all of which will be looking both for vehicle power-ups and to literally blast the competition out of the way.
Blur will take place in various real-world locations ranging from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Hackney, UK and Barcelona, Spain. Unlike the Project Gotham Racing locations, though, Blur will include alternate routes and even jumps, which provide plenty of opportunity to take the realistically modeled cars to victory.
The game’s single-player component seems pretty confusing, to be honest, and we’re not entirely sure what Bizarre Creations means in its explanation. So, we’re pasting it here in hopes that you can decode the myth: “Blur’s narrative is presented through Bizarre’s innovative new community-based interface, reaching far beyond the game itself. This unique story-driving social network evolves dynamically as players compete in different races, make new friends, rivals and fans, and connect with other racers both in-game and in real life.”
What’s confusing is whether those interactions are literal and online, or fake and forced via scripted moments.
Regardless, Blur will also have a strong multiplayer component that will include both competitive and team-based multiplayer races with up to 20 players online. It will also support split-screen play on a single console for up to four players.
A new feature called Custom Groups will also let players create unique multiplayer modes based on their favorite ways to play the game. These new modes will then immediately be shared through Blur’s social network (via online uploads/downloads).