Shane Kim hints at Project Gotham's future

Shane Kim hints at Project Gotham's future

By Ed Fear

May 22nd 2008 at 12:22PM

Game could be done at Turn 10, says Microsoft Game Studios boss

Shane Kim, Microsoft corporate vice president and boss of Microsoft Game Studios, has validated the possibility of internal studio Turn 10 being the next developers of the Project Gotham Racing franchise.

Microsoft owns not only the IP for the franchise but also all of the assets, and many have speculated who the next developer would be now that original developer Bizarre Creations has been bought by Activision.

Asked where the future of the franchise might be in an interview with Kikizo, Kim said: "We have a great internal racing studio in Turn 10, the creators of Forza Motorsport."

"Our goal is to roll the studio so that they can do more creative execution within the racing space. So, you can imagine a future where they would develop a new version of Project Gotham Racing."

Microsoft isn't in a particular rush to find a developer though, adds Kim, saying that "after four versions of PGR, it's really important for us to take a fresh creative approach to it and to really think about what we want the next version of PGR to be."