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Lucid Games teases 'exciting news', may be linked to next-gen Xbox racer

Ex-Bizarre devs repost image of unannounced game, rumoured to be Project Gotham 5

Lucid Games, the studio rumoured to be working on a new instalment in the Project Gotham Racing series for Microsoft's next-gen Xbox, plans to release some "exciting" news later this month.


The Liverpool based studio, which was formed in 2011 by ex-Bizarre Creations staff, reposted the image to the right on Facebook late last week, having originally published it on its official website in January. "Road opens 2013," reads a sign in the picture, which is labelled "unannounced project".

The following day, Lucid said on the social network: "So yeah, Mid-May will be interesting for the studio. We have some exciting updates coming. Stay tuned!"

Microsoft will announce its next-generation Xbox at a special reveal event on May 21.

Lucid staff include former Bizarre lead programmer Mark Craig, design manager Craig Howard and development director Peter Wallace. The company also plays home to staff formerly employed by Rare, Slightly Mad Studios (Need for Speed: Shift) and SCE Studio Liverpool, including Collin Berry, the lead designer of WipEout titles Pure, Pulse and HD.

Last week, Lucid also announced a new Vita and iOS game called Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery, an episodic adventure "brimming with weird and wonderful characters and a host of brain teasing puzzles".