The Evolution Studios developer said the decision was "very easy - stick to this vision," and director Southern thanks fellow UK devs for pushing genre.
"I heard about it fairly early on from an outsource partner when we were already well under way with this concept, and the decision for me was very easy - stick to this vision," Southern told . Black Rock's Split/Second is racing through controlled disasters.
"All we're really seeing here is other people who work in our genre trying to excite and trying to take it somewhere else. And it won't be the first time that it happens while we make this game because we started it so early," he added.
"The UK's full of racing developers, some absolutely outstanding ones, and I would include the likes of, people like Sumo that I don't think don't get anywhere near enough credit for the outstanding racing games they make," referring to OutRun 2 developer Sumo Digital.
"We all know each other, and I think it's very nice that we try and support each other, try and outdo each other and keep each other on our toes." Sony has just freshly announced , which is set in a crumbling unnamed city.