Racing gamers with Microsoft proclivities will no doubt remember the name Project Gotham Racing – a four-title-long series for Xbox and Xbox 360. The first couple of PGR games held sway over Xbox users though seemed to be outshone by the Forza Motorsport series on the 360 platform.

Now the Xbox is set to undergo yet another generational change and rumors are swirling that Lucid Games – an independent studio formed by former members of Bizzare Creations, which produced the original PGR games – has a new Project Gotham up its sleeve.

Lucid posted a status update on its Facebook page that reads as follows: "So yeah, Mid-May will be interesting for the studio. We have some exciting updates coming. Stay tuned!" Along with the update is the image you see above, which broadly hints at a racing game based in London. Connecting the dots on all of this are the gaming experts at Joystiq, who believe that these tea leaves all point to a new PGR upcoming for the next-gen Xbox.


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      Daekwan
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hands down my favourite racing series of all time. PGR5 would be a guaranteed day-1 buy for me. Launch day NexBox already is a guaranteed day-1 purchase.
      Raza Amir Raja
      • 1 Year Ago
      PGR had a perfect balance between Arcade and Simulation. You would need to time your gears and accelerator through turns, yet still have the "arcade" feeling of going fast through cities and immersing the players with a game that is fast paced yet still requires lots of skill to be at the top of the leader boards or even beat computer opponents at the highest difficulty. I'll admit PGR4 was a fail, but if they stick to what they did best (exotic cars, sports cars and supercars) this should be a great hit.
      me
      • 1 Year Ago
      Great I could use another geometry wars
      • 1 Year Ago
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      Number23
      • 1 Year Ago
      I picked up PGR 4 a few weeks ago and it's pretty good. I like the motorcycles and wide variety of circuits but the cone courses have to go. I don't buy a racing game to experience my driving test again.
        LMental Hurricane
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Number23
        The cone races in PGR2 and PGR3 were waaaay better than any of the cone races in 4. They wouldn't let build up ridiculous combos. Once you did and you broke that combo cycle you were bumped down to the make they would allow you.
      dude
      • 1 Year Ago
      this game was the best! for those who want a greatly made sim without having to worry about spending 20+hrs racing just to afford a muffler upgrade. Forza games are great but are a hassle
      Charles Houghton
      • 1 Year Ago
      I really hope you can move cars about in your garages and make displays like in PGR3 I loved that feature, can you do the same in PGR4?
      Jackie Ashley Wolf
      • 1 Year Ago
      Honestly, we need LESS PGR, more MSR. PGR by itself was a nice saga, but those who owned a Dreamcast knew MSR was miles better. There's simply a charm in driving 150hp cars than driving supercars. Leave the latter for easy-to-impress gamers.
      frostedman2
      • 1 Year Ago
      I guess it is not happening. Turns out to be some crappy iOs tilt racing game. Complete let down
      Brandon Walter
      • 1 Year Ago
      PGR1 was my addiction for a long time. I don't remember if I ever did 2 or 3. #4 was blast! Then I got hooked on Forza. Here's to hoping a new PGR is soon to arrive!
      Gator
      • 1 Year Ago
      PG1 was the best, especially the free roam option.
      zizixx89
      • 1 Year Ago
      Damn i thought forza would never get any competition till now
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