The Championship Gaming Series announced four of its official game titles for the upcoming 2008 season Tuesday, including a shock decision to drop Project Gotham Racing.
Counter-Strike: Source will be returning in this year’s season, while the FIFA 08 PC edition will be used, in contrast to FIFA 07 which was played on the Xbox 360 platform. Dead or Alive 4 will also return for the CGS’ 2008 season.
The biggest change however, is the replacement of PGR3 with Forza Motorsports 2 in the driving simulation genre. No specific reason was given for the change.
"We conducted an extensive game review process to identify the most compelling and competitive games in the world," said CGS Commissioner Andy Reif.
"Our official game selections for the 2008 televised season are optimized to provide an unparelleled gaming experience for the players and our global broadcast audience alike."
The announcement quashes hopes that the competitive Arena aspect of popular MMORPG World of Warcraft would be introduced worldwide as an official televised game in the 2008 season.
The CGS 2007 World Final had featured a special one-off WoW 2v2 challenge, raising hopes that the CGS would pick up from where WSVG had left off.
However, with the CGS yet to announce its slate of online game titles, not all hope is lost for those who would wish to see WoW be included once again in a major global tournament.