May 25, 2010
September 27, 2011 (EU, US)
|Delisting:||January 2013 - Xbox 360
May 2013 - Steam
|Links:||Blur homepage [Archive]
Blur was delisted from Xbox 360 as early as January 2013 according to forum discussion about the game’s availability on GameFAQs. On Steam it appears to have been removed from sale on or close to May 30th when the game’s store page was updated.
The game could have been removed for a number of reasons, including the closure of developer Bizarre Creations in early 2011, but the most likely cause was expired licensing of the real-world cars featured in the game. Blur remains available on physical media, playable in single-player and offline multiplayer modes.
About the Game
“Blur is the ultimate powered-up racing experience dropping you into electrified action with a mass of cars targeting the finish line and battling each other as they trade paint in both single player and multiplayer action. Travel the globe from LA and San Francisco to Spain the UK and more to take on the best the streets have to offer.
Utilize an arsenal of powerups like nitro speed boosts, shock attacks, defensive shields, and landmines to beat your rivals across the finish line. You choose how and when to use your arsenal of powerups for ultimate impact in a race where the outcome is never certain.
In Blur the storyline plays out in the single player campaign. Here players assume the role of an up-and-coming racer who is looking to make a name for himself in the underground racing scene but the competition is fierce. As you take on the series of races you’ll meet a bunch of recurring characters. Some of these characters will be rivals others perhaps will act as mentors and some may be something else entirely. The only thing that is certain in the world of Blur is that in a race there are winners and losers and racers will do anything to reach the finish line first.“