On Friday, February 18th, Bizarre Creations’ Liverpool studio will turn off the lights, lock the windows and close its doors for the final time.
The group made around twenty games over 15 years, growing to around 200 staff at the peak of its success.
The studio officially formed in 1994 under the Bizarre Creations brand, but industry veteran Martyn Chudley had in fact established the outfit back in 1988 under a different name.
Its big break came at the dawn of the first PlayStation – Bizarre had been commissioned a Formula 1 project for the new console.
Formula 1 ‘97 was a commercial success that established Bizarre’s reputation for quality racing games. However, it wasn’t until 2001 that the group cemented its position as a master of the genre.