MotorStorm Mouth Off

IGN tracked down Simon Benson, producer at Evolutions Studios, to grill him over what gamers can expect to see in the final game.

IGN: The original MotorStorm E3 trailer looked incredible. How confident are you that the final version of the game will look as good as (or better than) that trailer?

Simon Benson: Obviously we are very proud of what we have achieved with the look of MotorStorm but, more significantly, we are proud of MotorStorm as a whole. The popularity of the trailer wasn't just down to the way it looked, but also the experience that it promised. We are confident that we have managed to translate the incredible moment-to-moment action of the original trailer into the game, which was by far the most challenging task. As for the visuals, people on forums are still looking at our latest screen shots and arguing over whether they are actually in-game shots or from another pre-rendered movie, so I guess that's the proof you're looking for...

DJ6255d ago

Thank god they're overhauling the speed and death camera. How they can possibly improve the AI even more is beyond me, but it's awesome that they're trying it. Only a few more weeks till launch, so it'll be exciting to see how much of a difference 2 months of polish is going to do to this already amazing-looking title.

It was nice to see that the developers have been paying some attention to forums and seeing how a lot people still claim that it's call prerendered video. =P

Scythesean6255d ago

is this coming out at launch? I thought it wasn't coming out until March. That's what the paper at gamestop said when I preordered it.

JIN KAZAMA6255d ago

like now. It looked awesome already, the only thing missing was the speed. But I bet the game looks a whole lot better now, with much faster speed. I cant wait to get my ahnds on this game, there is no other racer out there like this. I'll be waiting in line on the 17th, hopefully i can grab a PS3, if I cant get a PS3, i will get a 360............NOT!!

Grown Folks Talk6255d ago (Edited 6255d ago )

has march 2nd, but they also list alan wake as a ps3 title even though microsoft is publishing that game. there was a launch title article posted here a while back. scroll through the past articles and you should find it.

kmis876255d ago

I've heard that it was a "launch window" title and that a release in november or december was expected.

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Scythesean6255d ago (Edited 6255d ago )

Release Date: Q1 2007

UK RELEASE: 30-Mar-2007 (Upcoming) | NORDIC RELEASE: 30-Mar-2007 (Upcoming) | US RELEASE: 17-Nov-2006 (Upcoming)


Antan6255d ago

Getting to be a really hot title if this latest developer interview is anything to go by.


Revisiting PS3 classic Motorstorm - The driving celebration that should never have ended

Digital Foundry : Evolution Studios' Motorstorm is one of the first, finest and most fondly remembered of launch titles for PlayStation 3. It's a release designed to answer the question posed by each new console generation: what makes a game 'next-gen'? With its robust physics engine and massive tracks, Motorstorm serves up a bold affirmative answer to this question, delivering an experience that could never have existed on prior console hardware. At the same time, the path to release was fraught with challenges that almost serve as a microcosm of the PlayStation 3 release situation itself. It was a success, however, with a trilogy of PS3 releases, plus PSP, Vita and even PS2 off-shoots.

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RaidenBlack560d ago

After Driveclub and Onrush, the dev team will now contribute to and assist with the development of the upcoming NFS.

darthv72560d ago

I would give anything to have a full compilation of the series remastered to play on PS5 with full DS support. Feeling the deformation of the tracks as you race in pacific rift or the snow laden tracks in arctic edge... that would be sweet.

MastaMold560d ago (Edited 560d ago )

Yes MotorStorm World Tour for PS5 damn it Sony make it. The Desert, Pacific Islands, The Arctic and City races.

Army_of_Darkness560d ago

Motorstorm Pacific rift was awesome! I think MotorStorm: Apocalypse was what killed the franchise due to its change of direction...

darthv72560d ago

Pacific rift is the best (IMO) but apocalypse wasnt what killed it. At least it was still somewhat of a MS game. The RC one is really a departure from the norm. None of which were bad as they were all fun in their own ways.

Army_of_Darkness560d ago

Lol! I completely forgot about the RC version.

Knushwood Butt560d ago (Edited 560d ago )

RC was a blast to play on Vita.

Apocalypse had unfortunate timing due to the 3/11 earthquake in Japan. I never got around to playing that one.

Evolution had some harsh experiences. I had Driveclub from launch and the server issues weren't that bad and certainly didn't prevent you from enjoying the game.

ABizzel1560d ago

Agree Apocalypse didn't kill it, it's just racing games in general just became less popular nearing the end of the PS360 generation as it was flooded with medicore racers and the extremely niche but enjoyable ones like Motorstorm, Blur, Spilt Second, and Forza Horizon (still going strong, but actual sales have been decent fro a racer, and often expanded by console bundles and now GamePass)

But since the PS4/XBO generation had a lack of arcade racers, it's a prime time for games like this to come back.

I've said for the longest, the additional income of PS+ Premium should be used for, Remastering, Remaking, or recreating sequels / spinoffs of classic PS franchises to launch into the service. Many PS3 games fit this mold of looking good enough that a quick remaster to 4K@60 with better texture maps would give them near PS4 quality.

Remasters: A game like Motorstorm look good enough where it can simply be remastered in 4K @ 60fps, and have better textures for mud, mountains/rock structures, and vehicles and it would hold up WELL.

Remakes: Games like Legend of Dragoon, Warhawk (could be a simple remaster also), and so many others could get remakes like FF7.

Recreates: Shorter sequels/prequels/spin-offs to other classic PS IPs like how Infamous First Light / Blood Festival (BF was a highly underrated vampire game) and Uncharted Lost Legacy. Give spin-offs to things like Heavenly Sword, The Order 1886 (1786 or 1986), Puppeteer, Tokyo Jungle, and more.

ABizzel1560d ago (Edited 560d ago )

This is also why Sone NEEDS to get PS3 emulation up and running. It gets rid of all the PS3 server farms and replaces it with software that can work on EVERY future PS console with updated coding.

At bare minimum emulation could double the resolution and framerates of all PS3 games making many of them 1440p@60fps without any real work, and a few 4k@60fps.

As for full-on remakes again updating to 4K@60fps with completely revamped textures, and an option for 1440p@60fps with global illumination can make these games shine with a new lease on life.

Also I'm still waiting on my DriveClub 1440p@60fps update 😭

ChiefofLoliPolice560d ago

Apocalypse was actually pretty good i don't think that's what killed the series. PR was the best though.

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Kurt Russell560d ago

I was late to PS3 and Pacific Rift was the first game I picked up on it... huge miss to not have one on PS4, hope it gets some love on PS5 (as well as Ridge Racer and Wipeout).

akurtz560d ago

Only driving game i enjoyed.

darkrider560d ago

Really cool franchise. It's shame it ended

RosweeSon560d ago

Never really got into it myself I remember getting it with ps3 and being a bit underwhelmed I preferred the RC version they did for vita 🙌🏻🤣

EvertonFC560d ago

Going from ps2 to ps3 was not underwhelming when I first played motorstorm, it was like nothing we'd ever seen before ?

RosweeSon560d ago (Edited 560d ago )

Each to their own didn’t like it myself. 🤷🏻‍♂️✌🏻 ;I didn’t say going from ps2/3 was underwhelming just the launch game motorstorm, bit different but hey ho.

PS3 was a slow burner for me it’s my least favourite Sony console, maybe as I had my 360 as my main at that point but yeah wasn’t impressed with first couple of years to be honest but that’s just me. Once uncharted MGS4 GT5 Last of us GTA4/5 dropped sure but launch games weren’t all that imo. Resistance was alright wasn’t as big a change as ps4 or even now ps5 for me. PS3 took out rumble and basically went HD it’s wasn’t exactly a revolutionary start. 🤷🏻‍♂️✌🏻 ;