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Blur 2 is a canceled racing game project that was in the works of Bizarre Creations, a now-defunct subsidiary of Activision.

The Cover of the Game

The racing game's production began shortly after Blur had been released, but was quickly halted after Bizarre Creations was shuttered by Activision.

On June 1st of 2019, a prototype of Blur 2 was discovered on an Xbox 360 development console from an auction, dated November 9th of 2010.

It's possible that this would come out in 2012.

Goal/Plot

Gameplay

Blur 2 would’ve featured an all-new physics engine, new cars, new tracks, an overhaul and revamp of the abilities, and a new graphics engine

As for the physics, both the developer build and the pre-release demo demonstrated the ability to drive on walls and drive upside down. Traffic vehicles driving on the marked course were also seen on certain tracks.

The power-ups were also to be different in Blur 2. The Shunt power-up from Blur got an overhaul from a damaging red ball in the first Blur, to a big energy pulse. The Nitro power-up also received an overhaul, it lets off a trail of visual distortion behind one's vehicle and functions similarly as it did in the previous game, giving the vehicle more speed for a short amount of time. Other overhauls of other power-ups, such as Shock, Mine, Barge, and Bolt are unknown or stayed the same...

As for the cars, the pre-release demo prominently featured an orange Ultima GTR as well as the Audi R8 5.2 TDI Quattro from the first game driving on a snowy mount and around Dubai respectively. Various other car files were also found in the developer build, though many of the new vehicles have a darkened Ford Shelby GT500 as a placeholder. However, vehicles from the first game, as well as the Ultima GTR, the Light Car Company Rocket, and an extremely low-detailed RUF Rt 12 S are available to drive in the developer build.

There would be more customization. Rather than choosing your paint job, you can put body kits, spoilers, seats, and subwoofers in the trunk. You can also choose from a lot of real-world and fictional performance brands.

There would be more world locations. Instead of unlocking cars as you level up, you now unlock them with a currency called "Blur Coins". This can also be used to purchase upgrades and body kits.

Soundtracks

This is the music that would be included in the game Blur 2. These songs would play during racing, the same way they would play in the game Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2010.

Hip Hop

  • Ric-A-Che - Lil'Bro
  • Bubba Sparxxx - Ugly
  • Chingy - Right Thurr
  • Kanye West - Runaway
  • Kanye West - Power
  • Fort Minor - Remember the Name
  • DJ Flexx and Jas Funk - Here We Go
  • Drake - Over
  • Chief Keef - 3Hunna
  • Three 6 Mafia - Stay Fly
  • Ja Rule - Furious
  • Ludacris - Move B--- Get Out Da Way
  • 50 Cent - P.I.M.P. ft. Snoop Dogg, G-Unit
  • DMX - X Gon' Give It To Ya
  • Kendrick Lamar - Money Trees
  • Lloyd Banks - Hands Up ft. 50 Cent
  • Nas - Hero ft. Keri Hilson

West Coast Rap

  • N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton
  • Eazy-E - Real Muthap***kkin G's
  • 2Pac - 2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted (feat. Snoop Dogg)
  • Bishop Lamont - City Lights
  • Ice Cube - It Was A Good Day
  • Westside Connection - Gangsta Nation
  • Snoop Dogg & Pharrell - Drop It Like It's Hot
  • Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg - Kush
  • Ice Cube - I Rep That West

Hard Rock

  • Gallows - I Dread The Night
  • Bullet For My Valentine - Disappear
  • The Bronx - Digital Leash
  • In Flames - Move Through Me
  • Saviours - Cavern of Mind
  • As I Lay Dying - Nothing Left
  • Ministry - Jesus Built My Hotrod
  • Nirvana - Breed
  • Slipknot - Before I Forget
  • Mindless Self Indulgence - Straight To Video (KMFDM Remix)
  • Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare

Rock

  • Eagles of Death Metal - I Want You So Hard
  • The Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
  • The Hives - No Pun Intended
  • Deftones - Hole in the Earth
  • Avery Watts - Survive
  • Queens Of The Stone Age - Go With The Flow
  • Straight Ahead - The Xploders
  • Mash Out Posse - Robbin' Hoodz
  • Blood Red Shoes - I Wish I Was Someone Better
  • Dogs - Turned To A Different Station
  • Blur - Song 2

Electronic

  • The Qemists - Lost Weekend ft. Michael Patton
  • The Qemists - S.W.A.G
  • The Prodigy - Shadow
  • The Crystal Method - Keep Hope Alive (There Is Hope Mix)
  • The Crystal Method - Smile
  • Rotersand - DTL
  • mind.in.a.box - Lost Alone
  • LCD Soundsystem - Tribulations
  • The Chemical Brothers - Hey Boy Hey Girl
  • The Prodigy - Omen
  • The Prodigy - Voodoo People (Pendulum Remix)
  • Pendulum - Crush
  • Kid Cudi - Day 'N' Nite (Crookers Remix)

Eclectic

  • Matt & Kim - Daylight (Troublemaker Remix)
  • Dizzee Rascal - Bonkers
  • Deadmau5 + Wolfgang Gartner - Channel 42
  • BT vs The Doors - Break on Through (To The Other Side)
  • LCD Soundsystem - Daft Punk is Playing at My House (Soulwax Shibuya Mix)
  • Infusion - Better World (Adam Freeland Mix)
  • The Chemical Brothers - The Big Jump
  • Junkie XL ft. Lauren Rocket - Cities In Dust
  • Innerpartysystem - Heart Of Fire
  • Cirrus - Back On A Mission

Techno

  • SebastiAn - Ross Ross Ross
  • G.T.M - Bouncy
  • Christopher Lawrence - Rush Hour
  • Paul Van Dyk - Nothing But You
  • Kinnder - Space Station
  • Projections - Escaping Sao Paulo

Vehicles

Most of the classes would be simple but would be expanded in Blur 2. Whilst it's unknown how all of these vehicles would handle besides the Audi R8 5.2 TDI Quattro and the Ultima GTR, it's possible that Blur 2 would use a similar car class system that was featured in the first Blur, but would be much more revamped than in the previous game.

There is a vid in YT with all the tracks and then goes down the list of vehicles. However all of them are not seen, so we're going to have to play ball with the cars we see on the video and rank them in accordance

There is also a "vehicle type" thing under the brand model selected. This could signify new features for the cars (or bikes) such as Body Kits, or Police? We may never know.

Remember, the list below is a made-up list. Don't even think it's real. This list includes vanilla cars, some new cars, and new bosses and their cars.

Class D

  • Shannon's Renault R230 F1 Team R26
  • Khan's Stallion Ford Mustang
  • Jackson's BMW 125i Coupe (Drift)
  • Cole's Honda Civic Type-R
  • May's Mercedes-Benz A 250 Sport (Tuner)
  • Mini Cooper S
  • Nissan 350Z
  • Mercedes SLK 55 AMG
  • Ford Focus RS
  • Fiat 500
  • Alfa Romeo MITO
  • Chevrolet Camaro
  • Land Rover Defender SVX
  • Dodge Challenger SRT8
  • Nissan Navara (Off-Road)
  • Volkswagen Beetle (Rat)
  • Nissan 350Z NISMO S-tune
  • BMW Concept 1 Series tii
  • Chevrolet Camaro (Rat)
  • Audi S3
  • Audi S3 (Tuner)
  • Toyota Supra
  • AC Schnitzer ACS1 Coupe
  • Rat Rod
  • Abarth 500 SS
  • Renault R230 F1 Team R26
  • Foose Design Stallion Ford Mustang
  • Pontiac G8 GXP
  • '93 Ford Mustang Foxbody
  • Honda Civic Type-R
  • Can-Am Spyder
  • Vauxhall Corsa Nurburgring Edition
  • Ford Focus SVT
  • Toyota Corolla AE86 Trueno
  • Audi S1
  • Mini Cooper S
  • Dodge Dart R/T
  • Mercedes-Benz A 250 Sport (Tuner)
  • Ford Focus ST
  • Nissan Altima Coupe
  • BMW 125i Coupe (Drift)
  • Mini Cooper John Cooper Works
  • Peugeot 206 CC 2.0 16v '01
  • Peugeot 307 XSI 2.0 16v
  • Volkswagen New Beetle 1.8T
  • Nissan Cube '08

Class C

  • Rhymer's Chevrolet Camaro SS
  • Drayke's Hummer H2 (Off-Road)
  • Damian's Mercedes-Benz 190E Cosworth
  • Garrett's Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evo II
  • Kanata's Renault Clio V6
  • Riley's Ducati Monster 696
  • Paolo's Prodrive P2
  • Shogo's Saturn Sky
  • Land Rover LRX
  • Audi TTS Coupe
  • Nissan 350Z (Drift)
  • Ford F-150 SVT Raptor R (Off-Road)
  • Hummer H1 Alpha
  • Ford F-100 (Rat)
  • Toyota Supra (Smooth)
  • Nissan Silvia Spec-R (S15)
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX GSR
  • Prodrive P2
  • Mazda RX-7 '02
  • Nissan NISMO 370Z
  • KTM X-Bow
  • Tesla Roadster Sport
  • Peugeot Flux
  • Saturn Sky
  • Lotus 2-Eleven
  • Audi TT RS (Tuner)
  • Chrysler 300C SRT-8
  • Nissan Juke R
  • Lotus Evora (Drift)
  • Kawasaki Z750
  • Plymouth Prowler
  • Hummer H2 (Rat)
  • Lamborghini LM003 (Rat)
  • Ford Bronco (Off-Road)
  • BMW Z4M
  • BMW M3 E92 (Tuner)
  • 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T
  • Nissan 370Z (Tuner)
  • Audi Q7 (Off-Road)
  • Dodge Charger SRT-8
  • Ferrari 599 GTB
  • Aston Martin DBS
  • Ferrari F340 Scuderia
  • Ford Shelby GT500
  • Citroen Survolt
  • Maserati Gran Turismo S
  • MG XPower SV-R
  • Dodge Charger SRT8
  • Nissan Navara (Rat)
  • Volkswagen Beetle (Off-Road)
  • Foose Design '69 Chevrolet Camaro
  • Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
  • Chevrolet Camaro SS
  • Ducati Monster 696
  • Bentley Continental Supersports
  • Chevrolet Camaro Concept
  • Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Concept
  • Lamborghini Miura SV
  • RUF Dakara
  • Kawasaki ZX6R
  • Hummer H2 (Off-Road)
  • Renault Clio V6
  • BMW M3 E92
  • Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evo II
  • Mercedes-Benz 190E Cosworth
  • Audi S3 '02
  • Audi TT '00
  • Peugeot 406 Coupe 3.0 V6 24v
  • Renault Clio V6 '00
  • SAAB 9-3 Viggen Cabrio '03
  • SAAB 9-5 Police '02
  • Ford Mustang SVT Cobra '03
  • Ford Thunderbird '02
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI '00
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII '01

Class B

  • Talon's Corvette ZR1
  • Natalya's BMW Concept 1 Series tii (Race)
  • Yoshiro's RUF Rt 12 S
  • Satoru's RUF Rt 12 S
  • Leone's Light Car Company Rocket
  • Joel's Dodge Challenger Concept
  • Ryosuke's BMW M1 Procar
  • Volkswagen Scirocco 24
  • Bowler Nemesis
  • RUF 3400K
  • Corvette C3 (Rat)
  • Dodge Challenger SRT-8 (Tuner)
  • Dodge Viper ACR
  • Mercedes-Benz CLK
  • Lamborghini Estoque
  • BMW Z4 sDrive35is (Smooth)
  • Audi RS5 (Tuner)
  • Chevrolet Corvette Z06
  • Nissan Skyline GT-R R32
  • Ducati 1198
  • Audi S5 (Race)
  • Ford F-100 (Off-Road)
  • BMW M3 E92 (Drift)
  • Ford GT
  • Ferrari California
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class
  • BMW X6 M
  • Light Car Company Rocket
  • Ford Mustang FR500
  • Kawasaki ZX-10R
  • Chevrolet HHR (Race)
  • Lotus Exige Cup 260
  • BMW X5 xDrive48i M Sport
  • BMW M1 Procar
  • BMW M1 Hommage
  • Aston Martin V12 Vantage
  • Lotus Exige S
  • Ferrari 599XX
  • RUF RGT
  • Kawasaki Z1000
  • '09 Porsche 911 Carrera
  • Volkswagen Golf W12 650
  • Peugeot 907
  • Ford Focus RS (Race)
  • Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG
  • BMW Concept 1 Series tii (Race)
  • Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
  • Corvette Stingray Concept
  • Dodge Challenger Concept
  • Lamborghini Gallardo
  • BMW M6 Coupe
  • Mercedes-Benz SL 63
  • Aston Martin DB7
  • Ferrari F340
  • Ducati Hypermotad
  • Bentley GT Speed
  • Ford Mustang Giugiaro
  • RUF Rt 12 S
  • Spyker C8 Aileron

Class A

  • Harumi's Nissan Skyline GT-R Nismo Z-Tune
  • Ayumi's Nissan Skyline GT-R Nismo Z-Tune
  • Carver's Dodge Viper GTSR
  • Shannon's Opel Astra Extreme
  • Dane's Ultima GTR
  • Kazami's Lexus LFA
  • Pierre's Mercedes-Benz DTM
  • Alex's Lamborghini LP670-4 SV
  • Renault Megane Trophy
  • Lamborghini LP560-4
  • Dodge Challenger SRT-8 (Race)
  • Chevrolet Camaro SS (Drag)
  • Corvette Stingray Concept (Drift)
  • Corvette C3 (Drag)
  • Ford Transit Supervan3
  • Audi R8 4.2 Quattro
  • Mercedes-Benz DTM
  • Ducati Monster 1100S
  • Caterham CSR (Rat)
  • RUF 911 RT12
  • Ferrari 16M
  • Ford FR-100
  • Ferrari Enzo
  • Ford Mustang GT-R Concept
  • Vauxhall Monaro VXR (Drift)
  • Dodge Viper Venom 1000
  • BMW M3 E46 GTR
  • Cadillac Cien Concept
  • Corvette C3 (Race)
  • Koenigsegg CCX-R
  • Ducati 1098
  • Nissan GT-R R35
  • Lexus LFA
  • Nissan Skyline GT-R Nismo Z-Tune
  • Nissan GT-R (R35)
  • Bugatti Veyron
  • Arash AF10
  • Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster
  • Dodge Viper GTSR
  • Opel Astra Extreme
  • McLaren F1
  • Ultima GTR
  • Lamborghini LP670-4 SV
  • MG TF X-Power 500
  • MG ZT X-Power 500

Locations

  • Miami, FL
  • Paris, France
  • Detroit, MI
  • Odessa, Ukraine
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Texas International Speedway, TX
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • New York, NY
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • London, UK
  • Dubai, UAE
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Los Angeles, CA

Why It Was Cancelled

  • Because of the low sales of Blur due to the game being rushed to compete with Split/Second, (despite it having positive reviews), and the lack of confidence Activision had in Bizarre Creations, they decided to cancel the Blur 2 project as well as shut down the studio - as well as other projects that were in the works of Bizarre Creations.

Results

  • A few videos that are development videos about the Blur 2 project were shown by Chris Davie on his blog, who is one of the art directors for the first Blur and Blur 2, and this showcases a few new environments, locations, as well as others, showing features the game would have that were by the looks of things still being worked on that would be included in Blur 2. For unknown reasons, Activision then took down the development videos on Chris's blog and by extension shut shut the blog down. After that the videos were uploaded on to YouTube. 
  • The only real Blur sequel that managed to come out was Blur Overdrive, which is a freemium top-down racing game on mobiles, along with the player driving fictional cars in the game rather than real-life cars. It's no longer available on mobile game stores such as Google Play, which means that Blur Overdrive was also removed from these stores for unknown reasons. Probably Marmalade Play (the developers of Blur Overdrive) had silently shut the game down.
  • Chris Davie and a few former Bizarre Creations employees found Lucid Games shortly after the closure of Bizarre in 2011, and still no news about Blur 2 being developed, as they began working on games such as Geometry Wars 3, 2K Drive, and Destruction AllStars.
  • Recently, Microsoft made a whopping $68.7B deal to buy Activision Blizzard, and there are some rumors that Microsoft is looking to revive old Activision franchises. This opportunity may give Activision a chance to develop this game.

Trivia

  • The game "NASCAR Unleashed" reused Blur 2's Dubai map for its "Unleashed Speedway" course.

Videos

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Buried Games Blur 2 (Bizarre Creations) Ft. Moka Akashiya85

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Blur 2 - Nov 09 2010 build all maps


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