Bizarre Creations has divulged the final list
of cities to be seen and recklessly raced through in the upcoming automotive extravaganza, Project Gotham Racing 4
- Macau, China
- Las Vegas, USA
- London, England
- St. Petersburg, Russia
- Tokyo, Japan
- New York, USA
- Shanghai, China
- Quebec, Canada
- Nurburgring, Germany
The sequel to the Xbox 360 launch title
will also boast weather effects, motorcycles
and a Michelin-sponsored test track, with some of the returning tracks from the previous game seeing adjustments to enhance the flow of racing
and prevent pileups. They will also be presented at a different time of day, though this aspect itself will not be adjustable. Posting
in the official Bizarre Creations forum, a staff member noted, "You won't see different times of day per city because this involves recreating all the textures again (one for day and one for night). Whilst this wasn't a problem for our dev team, it was a problem fitting all this data onto a single DVD."
To counter this issue, however, Bizarre points to the game's varied lighting models: "For example, Macau is always in the daytime, but if you play it during a storm everything looks darker and more foreboding. If you play during a blizzard then things are slightly tinged blue and everything seems more frozen. Of course, playing this track in sunshine will make everything appear bright and yellowy."
Expect to drive around a bright and yellowy Macau sometime in September (if the game's done
, that is).
-- Bizarre Studio UpdateRead
-- Bizarre Creations Forums [thanks, Anonymous]