Rockstar’s Midnight Club Going Next-Gen

Rockstar Games have today announced that they will be releasing a fourth instalment of its Midnight Club franchise under the name of Midnight Club: Los Angeles on 360 and PS3 in early 2008. The game will once again be developed by Rockstar San Diego, who have also worked on previous instalments of the now long running series. The series focuses on competitive street racing and the import scene, with many ideas influenced by The Fast and the Furious movies. If you never picked Midnight Club up before it might interest you that Rockstar San Diego also worked on Midtown Madness and Midtown Madness 2 which were also great racers in their own right so it might be worth getting excited for the game this time!

Midnight Club’s addictive blend of freedom, style and sheer sense of speed sets it apart from its competition,” said Sam Houser, Founder and Executive Producer of Rockstar Games. “With Midnight Club: Los Angeles, Rockstar San Diego looks to once again push the boundaries and expectations of what a racing game can be. Rockstar San Diego has always been the technology leader in delivering the ultimate racing experience, and with this game, they are looking to re-define the idea of a completely immersive racing game experience, both offline and online.

On prior consoles, the Midnight Club franchise continually raised the bar for racing games, evolving from being the first ever street racing game to setting the defining standard for credibly integrating street racing culture with an intense racing experience,” said Jay Panek, Producer of the Midnight Club series. “With Midnight Club: Los Angeles, our goal is to evolve on all possible levels and stay true to the hardcore gaming experience the series is known for, while making it accessible to casual gamers and car enthusiasts.