MotorStorm boss feared Apocalypse failure "might be the end" of Evolution

EuroGamer: Matt Southern, Evolution Studios group game director, has revealed his fear that the troubled launch and subsequent commercial failure of MotorStorm Apocalypse "might be the end" of the Sony-owned developer.

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PirateThom2970d ago

Sony wouldn't have bought the studio just to close it down. Motorstorm Apocalypse faced a lot of issues with release and what not, but one poor selling game would never kill the studio, especially when the franchise is still quite popular.

sinncross2970d ago (Edited 2970d ago )

Well its not going to help that MS RC has gimped MP features. They need to get online and cross MP into that game, otherwise it looks like a fun departure of the main series.

I`d also love to see Evolution aid PD in the rally sections of the GT series. Could be a great collaboration.

RedDragan2970d ago

Well actually, if Evolution revisited the first Motorstorm and just gave us that crazy shaking in car view then it would sell like crazy.

I bought the first two, and there are people who would say that under my current and previous PSN ID's that I was fanatical about Motorstorm... but I stopped paying attention when I found out Apocalypse did not have that shaking in car view as an option.

Until they introduce that I will just watch instead of buy. They know full well people want that to be added, loads of people have begged for it on their blog and website, but they are not paying any attention, or they are paying intention but instead ignoring what people want.

Just give us that crazy view point Evo!

Army_of_Darkness2970d ago (Edited 2970d ago )

Oh damn, that would be unfortunate.. They are excellent developers! Thats it! I shall buy ms: apocalypse to support them!... Once it drops to $30. Cause I'm broke still.

darthv722970d ago

It would be unfortunate if it were to be canceled but then again if from the ashes rose a new racing series that could blend online play with both console and portable then so be it.

Pacific rift is my favorite and arctic edge isnt to bad on the psp. Surprised they went with a ps2 release instead of the ps3. That could have been the first console/portable cross play game.

Apocalypse is good and they could have the racing circuits in different areas besides desrt, mountain, jungle, snow. Maybe even branch out into boats in a motorstorm: tidal wave or planes in motorstorm: turbulance

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Disccordia2970d ago

They need to make something other than Motorstorm games. They aren't bad titles but I think they have te talent to do something better. 4 games in 6 years is a bit much IMO

jp_footy22970d ago (Edited 2970d ago )

"We made a game we're really proud of and for some really heartbreaking reasons things didn't go so well. In perspective we've got nothing to complain about."

Absolutely, but this game is so good, I hope that with the playstation 3d display it gets a lot of sales.

Commander_TK2970d ago

Sony can't advertise their games for s***. They were incredible in the 5th and 6th six gen, still good in the 7th, but went downhill. I know they had to change a lot due Microsoft releasing the 360 early, but at least they should advertise their games instead waisting it on unnecessary crap like Home.

Kungfue2970d ago

Very poor time to launch the game....

Delayed on a lot of places because of japan earth quake if I remember.

LarVanian2970d ago (Edited 2970d ago )

I'd really love to see these guys make another World Rally game or maybe even a console Pursuit Force, that would kick so much ass on PS3.

Tapewurm2970d ago

The only problem with this game is the singleplayer story mode.....dumbest characters ever, some are truly ridiculous, but once you beat the story mode and have access to all of the tracks with the weather effects it is a truly awesome game. It looks amazing on the PS 3D display as well....bought it on launch day, but have had Apocalypse since it released as have two copies now....the 3D effects and intense racing on this game are truly beautiful... They should have left the story mode the way it always has been....very light......trying too hard to be hip in this case, when the gameplay would have stood fine by itself.

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