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Bizarre Creations closes down
Posted: 18.02.2011 11:04 by Simon Priest Comments: 4
It's a sad day especially for the British videogames industry as Activision-owned Bizarre Creations has now officially closed its doors for good.

In tribute to the development studio which began life in 1994, a Bizarre guy has put together a special clip saluting the pumpkin and his fellow minions.

The studio was better known for its Project Gotham Racing series for Microsoft's Xbox platform, as well as the delightfully addict Geometry Wars. Most recently they released their own new racing IP Blur and James Bond 007: Blood Stone.

Some of you Dreamcast boffs might have noticed that the Bizarre Creations logo above is the one the studio used for Metropolis Street Racer - it was used during 2000-2001. See below for the tribute video from Bizarre Creations' Eamon Urtone. Farewell!

Source: VG247
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Comments

By PowerJack (SI Elite) on Feb 18, 2011
PowerJack
Another 1 bites the dust
And another 1 goes
And another 1 goes
Another 1 bites the dust
By devel (SI Elite) on Feb 19, 2011
devel
Because.. they made them? Farewell Bizarre. *raises hat.
By Revan (SI Elite) on Feb 23, 2011
Revan
Project Gotham Racing was their best game by far.
It's too bad everyone gave up on them, they had a lot more talent than some other companies.
By Jake_SI (SI Elite) on Feb 21, 2011
Jake_SI
I bought Blur, and I appreciate it as a decent racing game, but I must admit that I never actually bother playing it. I played it only a few times after I bought it, and then uninstalled. As strange as it may seem to say that it's a decent game, after doing that, it really is.

I cant explain it, but I just can never motivate myself to play it, if I'm in the mood for racing, I just fire up NFS: Hot Pursuit.

R.I.P Bizarre Creations.