During an IGN podcast with Phil Spencer, he was asked about the possibility of a new “Project Gotham Racing” installment.
“Maybe,” said Spencer, but he says their first party studios have their hands full with the racing genre at the moment.
“We talk. Alan Hartman [Turn 10 studio manager] and I talk about PGR. We’re full in the racing space right now when we think about our franchises. But I know there is a lot of love for that franchise out there, and it would be interesting to think about what we could do. I don’t think we would ever have three console racing franchises,” says Spencer. “That seems like a lot for a first-party, with Forza Horizon and Forza Motorsport.”
Spencer believes the new “Need for Speed” does a good job at providing an arcade racing experience on the same level as Project Gotham Racing.
“It’s funny. I was playing the new Need for Speed on Xbox One the other day. That team and EA are doing an amazing job. The next game looks fantastic in that arcade racer space. Some of the rumours around PGR were probably us working on Forza Horizon with Playground, and people were guessing it was a PGR game,” said Spencer.
He further added, “Forza Horizon is not PGR from an arcade style, but it’s not me sitting on a circuit running lap after lap. It’s more of an open world. There’s maybe an opportunity for us to look at some of the stuff that worked in PGR and think about how to…”
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