Need for Speed: Rivals developer Ghost Games was already busy with the next instalment in the racing franchise before their first foray into the IP was out the door. Ghost has been given control of the series.
The IP torch passed from Criterion which had reduced in size to 16 people, with most going on to form Ghost Games UK. Need For Speed: Rivals launched last month.
Codemasters has started inviting players to beta test a "super-secret early game" which is apparently a racer, and the questions asked of gamers seem to be suspiciously for GRID 3.
Project Gotham Racing has been missing its wheels for a time now, and it seems it'll remain that way for a while yet as Microsoft sees Xbox as "kind of full in the racing space" for the time being.
Microsoft Studios VP Phil Spencer believes the "real secret sauce" of PGR was its Kudos system, and there's "a lot of love" for the franchise. Unsure if they'd have a third racing IP.
Codemasters has announced two new downloadable content packs for their Formula One racing game F1 2013. The two DLC packs will be available for PC, Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Network.
Deep Silver has announced the next generation of NASCAR racing games with NASCAR 14, which will be released in early 2014 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
isn't the only Ubisoft property that has been delayed
, as the publisher has announced that The Crew
, which was to be released in the first quarter of 2014, has been delayed til the third quarter 2014.
Ubisoft has announced a new contest for their upcoming next-gen racer The Crew, where players are invited to show off their customization skills on a Mini Cooper 5, which will be included in the game.
Developer Ghost has revealed that Redview County in Need For Speed: Rivals is 16X16 km with "well over 100 miles" of open road to tear along with "speeds over 200mph". It's larger than Most Wanted.
There'll also be "different shortcuts not shown on the map" to discover, which has become a staple of the series. New cars are unlocked through completing Speedlist or Assignments.
Progression! We all crave it - and when there's gear to unlock it's all the sweeter. Especially sweeter when that gear goes into super-fast cars, maybe with flashing lights, in Need for Speed: Rivals.
Progression and Pursuit Tech upgrades are the highlight of this latest gameplay trailer for the upcoming Need for Speed: Rivals. It's back to good ole racers and cops in a never ending feud.
Following the announcement that Carmageddon: Reincarnation will be coming to Steam Early Access in Q1 2014, developer Stainless also revealed that backers would receive only the standard game.
This meant all future DLC would have to be purchased, and that didn't sit well with backers who ultimately gave Stainless the opportunity to make Reincarnation.
A storm's brewing - or is it? It could be. Codemasters have announced they're revising the weather system in F1 2013 with 'scenarios' that are randomly picked and are much longer at 4 hours.
This improves on the localised weather that had it raining on certain sections of track. Codemasters use "historical data" for weather on tracks based on the seasons.
Creative director Julian Gerighty feels his team's racer The Crew is actually "an RPG," and he credits the connection players can form with their cars as they sink "time and money" unlocking their potential.
The extensive customisation options they have in The Crew is a prime example of its RPG qualities, argues Gerighty. He draws on his personal love of his 'not great' car. "It was my space."
Burnout series developer Criterion Games, which developed last year's Need for Speed: Most Wanted, has been reduced to 16 staff, according to a tweet from creative director Alex Ward.
Codemasters has released some free GRID 2 downloadable content which includes a Demolition Derby mode. The DLC is now available on PC and Xbox 360, and will be released next week for PlayStation 3.
Swedish developer Ghost Games now 'owns' the Need for Speed franchise as they take over from Criterion Games, creator of the latest instalment Most Wanted. It "cannot go from black to white" anymore.
Black Box and Criterion had their own styles for Need for Speed, and that caused the veteran racer franchise to 'lose credibility'. Now fans will "know what to expect".
Creative director Julian Gerighty for Ubisoft's The Crew narrates this walkthrough trailer for the open world racer which spans all of the United States, from urban sprawls to barren desert highways.
Various missions are showcased in this latest video, which can be undertaken solo or with a 'crew' of other players. There's also a limited edition 2013 Ford Shelby GT 500 version teased.
The previously announced 80s and 90s car and track content for F1 2013's Classic Edition has now been fully listed by Codemasters. 1980s Cars & Drivers and two tracks are offered to normal F1 2013 copies.
The 1990s Content is entirely exclusive to the Classic Edition, as is the Classic Tracks Pack adding Imola and Estoril. F1 2013 releases on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 October 4th in the UK.
Sure you can deafen bystanders with your muscle car's exhaust, but what about inducing some high octane blinding? Developer Ghost Games explains how racers can customise their cars-wot-go-fast.
The new 'Personalisation' feature in Rivals let gamers apply an array of colours, patterns and decals to help stand out from among the speed ticketed crowd. The studio blog us some examples.
The immense 5000 km-squared world of Ubisoft's The Crew is friendly to those who prefer a more solitary race about town. The game's campaign is entirely soloable, but co-op is available "on-the-go" anytime.
The team took a "very modern approach" to have multiplayer "extremely adaptable," so players can drop in and out of online play when it suits them. You can "always blacklist someone" from traffic.
It seems that developer Playground is working on a sequel to the open world racer Forza Horizon, according to a job posting for an “unnamed Midlands-based racing developer” seeking "a Senior Environment Artist" to work on “the next edition of their successful racing title.”