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New PGR4 features and info revealed

Xboxic got their hands on a Polish magazine with new Project Gotham Racing 4 pics and details. Some of the new features that the busy bees over at Bizarre Creations are implementing include vehicle models using 70 to 100 thousand polygons, improved spectators on the track, 200+ courses, and better physics in online matches to avoid turning the game into Burnout. Other cool tidbits include that the AI you race against have character, with their own styles and personality, a revamped career mode, as well as you create your driver, specifying nationality etc. For the complete list, click the "Read" link. So, is PGR4 shaping up alright in light of the new info?

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1. Thats not any more polygons than what there were in PGR3!
But I still can't wait for PGR4 - even more so than Forza maybe.

Posted at 1:42PM on Apr 25th 2007 by Ciaran Gallagher


Posted at 1:47PM on Apr 25th 2007 by Destroyer88

3. ciaran, I agree with you. I am definately looking forward to this more so than Forza. PGR2 and 3 were great, and I am now spoiled by the in car view witch forza lacks.

Posted at 1:49PM on Apr 25th 2007 by boog

4. Wow, those rainy screenshots look stunning!

Posted at 2:03PM on Apr 25th 2007 by Ciaran Gallagher

5. yeh I'll be lost without an in-car view. I thought PGR had set a standard for in-car views like Test Drive Unlimited too! I nearly always play in the in-car view.

Posted at 2:05PM on Apr 25th 2007 by Ciaran Gallagher

6. I love the PGR series, but they need to incorporate some kind of car customization. Nothing over the top like Forza, but anything would be better than what it is now.

Posted at 2:46PM on Apr 25th 2007 by Sinnix

7. How does a polish magazine get exclusive screenshots? This freaking boggles the mind. Come on American magazines! Come on European magazines! Beaten by Poland? WTF!!!

Posted at 3:03PM on Apr 25th 2007 by Anonymous

8. While the in car view was great I consider PGR dead. PGR 2 was decent but 3 no. Maybe I'm just bored with the style of driving and endless cone challenges. The fact that it didn't matter which car you drove was a bummer. PGR3 offered no incentives to play.

Posted at 3:29PM on Apr 25th 2007 by James

9. They have "spectators on the track" now? That could be fun, kind of like reverse Frogger.

Posted at 4:45PM on Apr 25th 2007 by gtpunch

10. ALL of this info was already in this month's OXM. ALL OF IT.

Posted at 4:56PM on Apr 25th 2007 by GANNONSMASH

11. Yeah, those changes sound good. Driver customisation is always a good thing, and better AI and physics (which, in the previous 3 PGR's was frustratingly annoying and unpredictable) sound like the way to go.

Always preferred this to Forza; never really enjoyed playing a game where you could ruin your suspension and steering rack in the first 30 seconds of a race.

Posted at 7:12PM on Apr 25th 2007 by Insomnious

12. @7: Poland is in Europe. They've joined the EU anyway so they must be.

Posted at 5:20AM on Apr 26th 2007 by Boff

13. That screenshot looks amazing. As for those who don't like PGR3, the wheel makes it increadible. Although I'm sure Forza will integrate the wheel too.

Posted at 6:17AM on Apr 26th 2007 by BowserUSC

14. Of course Forza 2 will incorporate the wheel, the MS wheel was essentially designed for Forza 2.

Posted at 8:03AM on Apr 26th 2007 by ShadowVampyre

15. looks pretty nice

on a not very related note i think itd be cool if they brought out a steering wheel and pedals set with gears and a clutch

thatd rock and would add a whole new element to racing games

but it wont happen lol :(

Posted at 10:36AM on Apr 26th 2007 by John

16. Huh? Isn't Poland european? Unless I'm missing something that suggest that only UK, France and Germany are the only country in Europe?

Anyway, PGR3 was the reason I bought a 360 for. PGR2 is the reason I bought the original Xbox, and I would probably get PGR4 as well.

Posted at 2:00PM on Apr 26th 2007 by LMAO

17. Regardless of what Bizarre does to the game, PGR continues to be the Gran Turismo of the Xbox community. That's not a good thing. With the exception of vehicle damage, PGR is still a BASIC racer...pick a car and race it. Gamers are all about personalization, hence the HUGE appeal/anticipation for Forza 2. Nobody cares about customizing your driver. Let's face it, how many times do you actually see him. The only thing that makes PGR better than FM are the graphics and hopefully with the launch of FM2, that will change as well. Sorry Bizarre, but you'll have to do better than that!!!!

Posted at 7:48PM on Apr 26th 2007 by tigerscale

18. what's up with 720p and 30fps? seriously.
i miss my PGR1 and its faster framerate. 30fps is so PS1 is scary.

give us a taste of next-gen, Bizarre. pretty please?

Posted at 1:18PM on Apr 27th 2007 by Tomas

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