When Motorstorm hit the Playstation 3 in March of 2007 it was generally regarded as a technological marvel that was a blast to play but far too shallow for a full retail product. Despite the shallow experience, Playstation gamers were so starved for gameplay of any kind that Motorstorm became a runaway success. It is surely no surprise that Sony and developer Evolution Studios would want to make a sequel.
However, unlike when Motorstorm was released the Playstation isn't flourishing as a console anymore and has more than a few racing options available. Motorstorm: Pacific Rift will have to offer more than a fun, yet shallow gaming experience.