The Xbox 360-exclusive multiplayer beta for Bizarre Creations’ super-charged arcade racer Blur has been a big hit. That's according to the game’s developers, who recently revealed on Kotaku’s weekly podcast that it's been so popular, in fact, that they have officially run out of beta codes to give away. Why is this good news?
This sudden code shortage has caused Bizarre to go ahead and just open up the multiplayer beta to all Xbox 360 users. The beta is scheduled to be available on Xbox Live Marketplace as a free download starting April 6.
And in case you were wondering why Bizarre decided to release the beta on the 360 instead of the PlayStation 3, Bizarre Creations’ lead designer Gareth Wilson provided some clarity.
"For our selfish needs, we only needed it on one platform because all we wanted to do was gather data about how people are using the cars, the power ups, the tracks, and to be honest we can get that data from one platform… We just chose Xbox really because it's the platform that, to be straight, has more online users than the PS3."
Fair enough. Any current Blur beta players care to convince the rest of us why we should check out the game for ourselves next week?