WATCH: A brief history of midnight club

Thomas Harrison-Lord
From obscure Midtown Madness clone, to a massive street-racing franchise, to bust. Will there be a new Midnight Club game again? We hope so…
WATCH: A brief history of midnight club

Before Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption became gaming juggernauts, Rockstar Games used to create several different titles, and one of those was street-racing opus Midnight Club.

The popular driving series has been on an indefinite hiatus since Midnight Club: Los Angeles in 2008, with Rockstar’s focus now seemingly on GTA Online racing instead, but recent comments on investor calls and speculative job listings could hint at a possible return. At least, we hope they do.

We take a brief look back at the history of the Midnight Club games and back to the halcyon days of the PlayStation 2, where studios could seemingly release several titles across a variety of differing franchises, sometimes within the same calendar year. Here is a rundown of each four main Midnight Club titles, but also the franchise’s inauspicious start under a different name altogether.

Did you play Midnight Club? Would you like to see a return? Let us know in the comments below.

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