So Nintex and I did a little diggin:
An artist at Rare put these on his blog:
Under this picture he put: Here's a little thing I've put together quickly for a undisclosed project. I tried to push the FX and colors to a level that should give it an almost in-game look.
Under this picture he put: Done in a limited amount of time last week. It's a scene in China at Dawn. I had a little struggle with the composition, wrestled it out in the yard and won. Got back in and went back into Bob Ross mode.
Take in account that his other clients, besides Rare, are not actually big studios or game related.
Like I have said before, with the recent hirings of race devs, I think they are working on a reboot of PGR.