Split/Second is the Call of Duty of racing games, say Black Rock

Black Rock Studios have claimed that their forthcoming racing title, Split/Second, is closer to the likes of Modern Warfare and Uncharted than it is to boring snoring old racing games.

Speaking to CVG, Split/Second producer Jason Reid responded to a question about the game’s natural competition by saying, “It’s a tough one. Blur is obviously competition – it’s racing and it’s doing things slightly different as well. But we almost feel we’re closer to Call of Duty or Uncharted in what we do than other racing games.”

“Animation-wise, Split/Second is the most ambitious thing that’s ever been done in a racing game. So that is where we come down to the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Uncharted 2 comparison – because of these huge set pieces.”

Split/Second mixes up the standard racing formula by throwing some pyrotechnically insane destruction into the mix. It looks like it could be a wonderful combination of Gran Turismo, Mario Kart and dirty great big ‘splosions. We likey.

Split/Second, or Split/Second: Velocity, to quote its full, silly European name, is due out on Mar. 18 in the US and the Mar. 21 in Europe.