Where did Sony’s racing franchise go?
Studio wanted try a more "racing sim" with Driveclub, didn't go too well and Sony shut the studio down. The team reformed at Codemasters and made Onrush, which is unsure if it did well. Now I guess they just work for codemasters
onrush is trash, I bought it and It is no Motorstorm. It is like a bad developers version of a copycat game based loosely on Motorstorm. I deleted it from my PS4 within hours of installing it. The game is just terrible.
I love it, though I wish there were more tracks
It isnt supposed to be motorstorm so if you went in thinking it was then... that's on you. I'm sorry you didnt get the hang of it but it is a fun game. you are right, it is no motorstorm but what it is, is its own thing.
Well they closed the studio after onrush, so you aren’t alone in your feelings. Game just felt boring tbh.
They should remaster Motorstorm trilogy for PS4
OnRush was solid. The gameplay loop was enjoyable once you actually get good. It wasn't Motorstorm, it had some similarities, but very different in terms of gameplay. Onrush was a well built game. It wasn't as AAA or perhaps as good as Motorstorm, but enjoyable nonetheless. Once you get good at pulling off kills and tricks for boost it becomes exciting. Photo mode is excellent and the visuals are decent. It features a full sp campaign, co op, and mp. I got the game on PS+ and thoroughly enjoyed the platinum. It also has a plethora of unlockable cosmetics.
@CurbStompin No they didn't, the team is still part of codemasters, though the creative director of Onrush left shortly after it released.
@darthv72 It's not that I didn't "get the hang of it" the game is boring and freaking ugly, and you couldn't just play the game, The game forced you in between racing to look at these poorly drawn and animated "characters" dancing around like morons next to their cars, the music...oh how I hated the music, It was like someone on the dev team thought it would be a good idea to find the worst, most eclectic garbage and put it in the game. Like I said, Trash ALL AROUND, I wold have rather bought Anthem and Fallout 76 than this pile of beige gruel.
I u installed after 1 lap it was horrid
Shame Sony closed down the studio, but glad they regrouped into a new studio, and apparently got funding to make another game. Motorstorm could still be made if Sony chose to. DriveClub was an ambitious attempt at a new racing IP, and probably why GT6 didn't release as cross gen. But Driveclub itself was pretty good, and Bikes was awesome, and DriveClub VR is probably the best VR racing game. If it weren't for the launch issues, which really didn't affect the game that much despite what people were making out, then it probably would have been more successful, and maybe they wouldn't have been shut down. But who's to say, as Sony was going through a lot of financial transitions and streamlining at the time.
thats the only reason i didnt get 6, i assumed an upgraded version was coming for the ps4, and as it released after the ps4 i thought it was a sure thing. In the end it never happened, i kept meaning to grab a copy but just never did.
I think the last few MotorStorm games didn't sell very well. Still remember playing the first one and being in awe of the mud effects.
First Motorstorm blew my mind! Lol
Pacific rift is my favorite. Hell, even the RC game is fun. Arctic edge and apocalypse were okay but the first two were excellent.
Played the RC one a ton on Vita. Funny how nobody ever mentions that game in those 'Vita had no first party support' threads.
And playing in 3D was pretty rad too! Picked up Apocalypse for a few bucks awhile back. Good game.
I think back to the days of the demo stations when i was young, and the first Motorstorm was like a graphical achievement back then, it blew my mind
The first one was fun and I do remember the cool mud effect. Made me feel like wow, we are truly in the next gen
The original Motorstorm was a technically jaw dropping game. Visuals were incredible, the tracks were well designed, and the mud effects were brilliant.
There was also a release delay in Japan/Asia due to the 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and 3 fission reactor meltdowns. Being titled Apocalypse is an unfortunate title for the timing. Great game though
I refuse to call Motorstorm a racing game. The AI cars sole purpose was to prevent you from winning like rubberbanding their way ahead of you and brake checking you. This isn't how racing works. The cheating/rubberbanding was just horrendous. IIRC, the semi was supposed to be the worst in the mud and I had the vehicle best for it and I was in the lead and boosting through it and the damn semi caught up and passed me. Another time I was in a truck running along some cliff and a dirt bike came up beside me and the rock wall. I decide to ram the bike in to the wall and I wind up blowing up and the bike drives off just fine.
"I decide to ram the bike in to the wall and I wind up blowing up and the bike drives off just fine." Lol
I definitely remember the rubberbanding in the high-ranked challenges. It was the reason I never finished all of them. You had to be absolutely perfect some races! It was crazy. With that said, it is easily one of the best racing games I've ever played and competing online was a joy to behold due to the pure chaos of it all. Huge adrenaline rush!
Motorstorm VR would be crazy, as well as Motorstorm in (close to) 4K
Forget MotorStorm, what the hell happened to JetMoto???
Motorstorm working on my 3d tv was a big deal for me years ago
That and arkham city was the pinnacle of 3d for me. Oh and killzone 3 in 3d with the moves and big gun thingy.
Yep, Killzone 3 in multiplayer in 3D plus Move controls was great.
Did you ever try Uncharted (I don't remember which one).
^ Uncharted 3. Yes, I wasn't impressed with the 3D implementation in that, apart from the drug sequence, which was way better in 3D.
Apocalypse in 3D was immaculate. I don't understand why people bashed Sony's foray into 3D? Apocalypse was the perfect game to bundle in 3D. On its own it was a fun popcorn game, but 3D actually elevated the experience. Killzone 3 was also impressive in 3D. Killzone and Motorstorm had incredibly deep and dynamic 3D. KZ3 may have had some ghosting or artifacting, but the 3D popped off the screen. Awesome experience in a visually stunning and highly underrated PS3 game.
I will say that on their own 3d tv those games rocked. When i played them on other brands, it seemed like the 3d quality just wasnt the same.
I got to enjoy all of these titles on my 100 inch 3d projector setup with surround sound. KZ3 with the move controller in 3D was basically a holodeck. It was amazing.
umm Sony shut them down.
When Gamingbolt's "What happened to" series of articles disappear, no one's going to ask what happened to them
I wish I could give you 100 upvotes
What happened to Playstation exclusive Motorstorm? - Asks Dev
It went to buy a pack of cigarrettes and never came back.
Now I feel Nelson's pain.
Motor Storm was a fantastic game. It's a shame that Evolution studios was shut down - Sony put too much pressure on them at launch. The whole Drive Club / PS+ version was a farce and the online infrastructure was broke but once it was fixed it was fantastic. With everything they learnt from making Drive Club I'm sure Motor Storm on PS4 could have been amazing.
Instead of making drive club they should have made Motorstorm PS4 with the concepts intended for Drive club. Evolution tried to do too much at once. It was a mistake to launch a new IP during the launch of PS4. Guerrilla didn't. Sucker Punch Didn't. Naughty Dog didn't. They first brought out old favorites and they are all still strong as ever. Same thing is happening with Media Molecule. Doing way too much too soon. They may be next on the chopping block.
MM are doing fine and they are not getting pressure into releasing the game as soon as possible. Dreams was rebooted 1 or 2 times and was allowed to release as an early access. So they are not going away for a long time. Rather none of the current PS Studio getting the chop block since they not losing money.
Funny thing, just remembered the series the other day.
The world moved on.
better question is when are we going to get a online AAA mp of Twisted Metal? jesus,i loved the first few games.
Twisted Metal and some SOCOM please. Or if not SOCOM, bring back MAG. I wouldn't mind a good competitive exclusive MP for Sony.
MAG all day - Sony had a winner with that one. A little rough around the edges, but nothing a sequel couldn't have addressed.
@oldboy Exactly, especially with the new hardware and their network had gotten much better since the OG MAG days. Would be awesome for it to make a comeback. I'd also like a nice tactical SOCOM game back as well.
The PSN hack happened to it. I loved the hell out of Apocalypse, it was such a fun racer, but it was pretty much DOA because the whole network was out. I wish they gave it another chance.
I'm very concerned about what happened, and I need a 'dev' to say something.
A hack and a tsunami happened.
What a coincidence, I played motorstorm just yesterday after many years and though how great a sequel would be on the ps5.
The clue to what happened is in the last games name
Another Gamingbolt "What happened to this franchise?" article lol
Don’t care didn’t enjoy it much to be honest. That’s just me thought it was sluggish and slow.
I don't think we played the same game.
Motorstorm one had the best physics and I had the most fun in that, pacific rift was largely a disappointment for me and never got the chance to give apocalypse a try.
The first two Motorstorms were amazing! really showed of the PS3 at the time. And they were overall fun. The fact that you could pick any type of car was pretty unique. I kinda wished they continued it on PS4. It would've done well.
Loved the series, although I wish it had less rubber banding (a problem that seemed to become more telling with each new mainline release). Even MotorStorm RC was an excellent handheld racer. Hopefully Sony revives the IP some day and gives it to a talented racing dev to work on.
From Motorstorm they went to Driveclub, which is Awesome. I'm not sure what happened there. It's the best looking racer out there to this day. Heading into a turn, wipers on high, with lightning crashing, and rain streaking across the windows is fantastic.
Motorstorm was awesome on the PS3. I think Sony should vary their lineup just a tiny bit with games like this.
I liked drive club, but the first 9 months of mishaps and server issues left a bad impression on a lot of people’s minds. And once people make their mind up on something it takes a long time to earn their trust back. When drive club righted the ship with the game it was pretty much DOA for the studio in Sony’s eyes.
MS should buy them from code masters and reboot project Gotham with some of the stuff they were trying in drive club. Be a prefect game for game pass
I don’t think they should have three racing game studios at once. They already have Playground and Turn 10.
Does anyone at gamingbolt read the news???😂😂 Last time they asked what happened to Infamous, knowing full well the studio is currently working on Got, then they asked what happened to Ratchet'n'Clank knowing full well that insomniac have been hard at work on spiderman. And know they ask what happened to motorstorm knowing full well the studio closed down years ago. Literally, anyone on N4G knows more about gaming than Gamingbolt. 😔😔😔
This is old news,any PS gamer knows what happened. Next.
After Apocalypse there's really not much they can do to evolve the series,the game have earthquake,explosions,tornadoe s,environmental destruction and real time track deformation and alteration in one game and with 3D as well so there pushed the PS3 hardware as hard as they can. And after four games they're ready to do something new and that was Driveclub.
The dev team got shut down after the poor sales of Drive Club (which I here is an actually pretty cool game) and even though they reformed into a brand new studio their next product Onrush also sold poorly. Now the dev team has only a few members remaining and will most likely just assist other devs in making games rather than making their own.