Just seeing that video above has to bring back a rush of happy memories from the PS3’s launch, right? MotorStorm, perhaps even above Resistance, was the game that epitomised the PlayStation 3 on day one – it was striking to play, absolutely gorgeous and just screamed ‘next gen’.
Evolution are hugely capable developers, and of late (apart from the Vita goodness that was MotorStorm: RC and the even earlier 3D Rift) they’ve been quiet. Too quiet. Working on a PlayStation 4 game quiet, we’d wager.
Indeed, others think the same, and although it’s hardly new information that Ged Talbot was snapped up by the studio when Activision broke up Bizarre, it’s exciting to hear rumours that something he might have been involved with may well be outed soon.
Talbot was lead designer at Bizarre, and worked on the sublime Project Gotham series of racers for the Xbox range of consoles. All you need to know is that he knows racing.
And Evolution know racing.
The same link above suggests that whatever Evolution are apparently working on was pointed in the direction of the Gran Turismo brand, but that didn’t quite fit. TheSixthAxis can’t confirm that either way, we’ve no idea, but it’s an interesting idea and suggests that this new racer – whatever it is – is something special.
So whilst Kris might be slightly wary of what Sony are going to show on the 20th, something from Evolution – even just a teaser – would be worth the hype.
A couple of other games, perhaps one from Guerrilla for example? Ah, that would be amazing.