Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved Summary
Before the British racing development studio Bizarre Creations spun off track and landed upside in a ditch, they were working on a new title powered by a new game engine, reveals a former boss.
The engine was internally made and it was "really nice tech" but never saw the light of day, laments Christopher Davie. He released some footage of the unannounced racer, showing off Dubai.
Bizarre Creations is no more but some former big brains behind the Liverpool studio have just formed Lucid Games and they're hiring more developers.
They've got the "great history of Bizarre" behind Lucid, declares managing director Pete Wallace. Hiring new blood "not about qualifications" but attitude.
Former design manager Gareth Wilson of the now closed Bizarre Creations has explained why he believes the studio ended - it's the nature of the beast.
Getting brand new IP noticed at this point in the console cycles is hard, gamers are "less willing to 'take a risk'" when they can just 'fall back' on big names.
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.
Tear jerking news Geometry Wars fans because developer Bizarre doesn't want to "over-saturate it" with constant new releases; has no plans.
The team have a "very proud feeling" to have created something "fans adore so much," but Bizarre are moving on. They won't rule out a later return.