Several members of Studio Liverpool have also joined the team and they are working on a new next gen racer for Sonys Playstation 4. The game is supposed to be similar in style to PGR. They wanted to make it part of the Gran Turismo series a la Forza Horizon, but Japan nipped that in the bud.
Or PD are really protective of the brand. Remember they didnt want to farm out GTpsp after Sony suggested it to them because they didn't trust anyone to do it right.
I dont care about the GT brand being attached to this even though it would have been good for sales but I hope they can at least share car models with PD.
It would be great for both studios. Evo can use GT5's models and GT6 can have a few extra cars Evolution made.
Sony doesn't really need to waste money getting more people modelling GTR's.
Personally never been big on racing games. I tend to jump into whatever looks good on launch though. However, this is the part I'm most excited about:
The next exciting bit I found out about this new mystery racing game is that it will be shown on February 20th at Sony’s Playstation event, along with another next gen shocker from Guerrilla Games.
I wonder what type of racing game it'll be. Evolution has done off road, Liverpool (a lot of whom are at Evo now) has done future, and several PGR guys are now there. It could be anything and still have a lot of talent behind it.
So whats going on in Microsofts camp? Apparently, ex-Bizarre and Criterion developers are working on a next generation PGR5 game for the next Xbox. As you already may know, the ex-Bizarre developers formed Lucid games and are located in Liverpool. They are taking the existing PGR code base and upgrading it for the next generation Xbox.
I'm really curious if it's going to be the new IP or KZ4. I could see them wanting to just do KZ4, finish up the story, then focus on the new IP but they may get a ton more hype behind the new IP at launch and then pull out the stops visually on KZ4 after they've had more time with final hardware. Could go either way.