Bizarre Creations was closed by Activision in February.
"We made some mistakes creating all of our games but the challenge is to learn from them," says former Bizarre Creations development director, now head of Lucid, Pete Wallace. "We did this with the PGR and Geometry Wars series in each iteration. Blur is an extremely fun game to play, especially online, but I think conceptually the game didn't resonate with gamers."
Still, Wallace is determined to start looking forwards, rather than backwards.
"We're creating a new studio with an exciting future," he says. "It's about building something new from a blank canvas. "We can hit the reset button and get rid of all of things that bugged us as developers at our previous jobs and keep all of the things we liked without getting it approved by head office. In my experience the culture, working environment and projects are the most important things for game developers. After an extremely successful GDC we are confident that we can deliver all of these things."
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