PlayStation's 'Urban Trials': Does this look like a familiar Xbox game to you?

CVG writes: Xbox Live Arcade hit Trials Evolution is basically coming out on PlayStation Vita via copy-cat game Urban Trials.

Handled by Polish developer Tate Interactive, Urban Trials is - you guessed it - a physics-based motocross game which has you manoeuvring a bike around an obstacle-filled 2.5D environment. It also looks near-identical to the XBLA title.

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StrongMan2757d ago

Let me guess the new headlines.

"Sony is all out of new IPs" or

"Can Sony come up with a game without copying" or

"Who will Sony copy next" or

dedicatedtogamers2757d ago

Well, Sony has that one cartoony motocross game (Joe something?) that came out before Trials Evolution. And they ALL copied Excitebike, amirite?


Most games these days are similar. It just happens. Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet "copied" the art style of Patapon. WAAAAT? STOP TEH PRESSEZ!

jrbeerman112757d ago

Joe "Danger" came out after the first Trials game, evolution is the second game on xbox live from this series. so that point is moot.

at the same time sony isn't making the game themselves, and why wouldn't they offer it on PSN? trials and trials evolution are great sellers, theres obviously a market for this genre.

everyone copies everyone, especially indie games.

jimbobwahey2757d ago

As somebody who used to quite enjoy Trials on the Xbox 360 and since sold the console to go PS3-only, I think it's great that Sony is doing something to give their customers similar experiences to what can be had on other systems. I really hope we see this game hit the PSN at some point rather than being Vita-exclusive.

As for copying, it happens. I mean Microsoft explicitly went out to copy the Gran Turismo series when they started up a studio to make Forza Motorsport, should people whine and complain about that? Of course not, it's a good thing when developers/publishers think "Hey that's a pretty cool game, let's give our customers something compareable to enjoy".

Getting upset and whining about people who own other consoles getting to enjoy something is just pathetic I think.

darthv722757d ago

it just shows there was something worthy about the original to have others make titles similar.

Take for example super stardust on psn. There is an indie game on xblive called retribution. Very similar in both execution and display.

Nothing wrong with that.

WrAiTh Sp3cTr32756d ago (Edited 2756d ago )

Now it's ok to blatantly rip off a game? Reminds me of Gameloft... and Excite Bike is a racing game...Trials isn't.

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Rhythmattic2757d ago (Edited 2757d ago )

For what its worth, I was playing 'Stunt Cycle" at Bankstown put put golf in 78.

In case you dont know it...

coolbeans2757d ago (Edited 2757d ago )

You should also try to guess the damage control statements by certain n4g posters.


ForeverGamer2757d ago

wait ?!
sony is not even the publisher

Publisher: Tate Interactive
how is that sony's fault again ???

coolbeans2757d ago

It's really not Sony's fault. Just a CVG article looking for hits.

SuicidalTendencies2757d ago

I love how Sony fanboys are showing games like Excitebike to try and prove their point that this game isn't a complete rip off of Trials. lol Just because there are other Motocross games made in the past doesn't mean this game isn't a rip. That would be like someone making an NFL game and saying they ripped off Madden.

Hicken2757d ago

The point, dear person, is that there is a very large number of people on this site who will accuse Sony of copying Microsoft as if Microsoft was the first company to release such a game.... which is pretty much what the article itself is doing.

Nevermind the fact that Excitebike was before Trials. Nevermind that there are probably a dozen little indie flash games just like it. People who look for ANYTHING to bash Sony will indeed flock to this article to take their potshots.

The real kicker?

Sony's not at all involved in the production of the game.

What what hater gets caught up on little details like that? You sure as hell didn't.

Bowzabub2757d ago

Dude above me just slapped you to the ground. Thought you'd like to know.

SuicidalTendencies2757d ago


Again, those old games, or indie games, are motocross games. You can't deny(I'm sure you will though) that the games style is incredibly similar to Trials. That is what I'm saying is a ripoff. Show me one of those games that is similar in style to Trials. And FYI, Sony is known for copying, and I'm not just referring to the game industry.

Also, didn't know Sony wasn't making this game but the way it was being defended I just assumed. My mistake.

MmaFan-Qc2756d ago

Elasto Mania and Action SuperCross say hello, RedLynx did a blatant rippoff of those games.

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yesmynameissumo2757d ago

I'm fine with it. Trials is an awesome game. Looking forward to this!

Chuk52757d ago

Between this, sony battle royal, and LBP kart racing, Sony just seems content on ripping off other ideas. Nothing wrong with inspiration, but these games are cutting it too close.

Spydiggity2757d ago (Edited 2757d ago )

you're gonna get slammed for speaking the truth on a site where Sony worship is more common than sense, and denial is everyone's best friend.

and now i will too. but it's worth it. i'm tired of this site being dominated by irrational hypocrites. these people are so gung ho about not buying a 360 and hating microsoft, that they will shower unwarranted praise on sony for anything, including ripping off other games and ideas (e.g. Move).

to the noobs that will inevitably say Forza is a GT ripoff:

EDIT: This is NOT a pro-360 comment. I own and enjoy both systems.

majiebeast2757d ago (Edited 2757d ago )

The butthurt is strong in this one.

Lbp kart racing really thats a rip off now so what does that make every other kart racer out there original? We all know how unoriginal Journey,The unfinished swan,Datura,LBP1,2 and heavy rain are...

Daver2757d ago (Edited 2757d ago )

you know that Microsoft didnt invent the wheel either right?
That motocross game was invented way before Microsoft put it on Xbox live....

Chuk52757d ago

Trials itself is nearly a decade old.

But this game couldn't reek anymore of trials if it tried.

KongRudi2757d ago (Edited 2757d ago )

This game is a game developed, published and owned by Tate Interactive. It's true it's coming to PSVita aswell as Iphone, Ipad and 3DS - it's a multiplatform-game not 'a idea' stolen by Sony - the reason why people will think of this as a Vita-game is that it will probably be best there since it has dual analogue-sticks.

LBP Karting also seems to be a very different beast from the Mario Kart Racing-games - it's the Modnation guys making a kart-racer, based upon LBP's Kraftworld, and you can create your own weapons, modes, tracks, etc.
According to people who've played the first builds, it feels very much like a LBP-game, much more like Mario-kart or a Modnation-game for that matter.
Nindo-fans called LBP also a Mario-clone.. :-/

Battle Royale is kind of a ripoff tough, and the devs say that they are inspired by it, but they've put their own spin on it. - It is however something Playstation-fans has been asking for a long time, since Nintendo won't make a smash-game with Ratchet in - and for consumers it's great that Sony is making it. :)
If Nintendo-fans don't like it, they don't have to buy it.

I also don't think it's gonna be a E-rated game, like the Nintendo-titles, so you can potentially get alot of other third-party characthers besides Sony's - i.e. a potential characther from Mortal Kombat can be part of it, and do something similar to their own moves, rather than what it couldn't have if it were in a E-rated Mario game.

Also Sony usually gets alot more games, in all genres than the other platform-holders.
So, if someone else get's a good idea, Sony is more likely to make something similar aswell.

There are plenty original titles on the Playstation platform all year long, aswell as stuff clearly inspired by other good franchises.
This month forinstance, we get Starhawk, Sorcery, PixelJunk 4AM, Resistance: BS, and Atelier Meruru, all pretty original. In addition to the multiplatform titles.

While the only MS- or Nintendo-exclusives this month are Fable: Heroes, Mario Tennis, and Cradle of Rome 2.

Needless to say, it would be ridickolous if there could no longer come any Tennis games to PS3 or 360 anymore - even E-rated ones - just because Nintendo made their Mario Tennis.
Also, Mario games are special, Nintendo puts Mario ahead of everything they make.. Imagine if Sega had to cancel the olympic game, because there is a Mario and Sonic at the olympic.
We allmost couldn't have any sports games, because there are dozens of remade Mario Baseball, Golf, Strikers, etcetera.. and we couldn't have RPG's, because there is a Mario RPG: Legend of seven stars, and similar.

Competition is good for the industry, Uncharted forinstance were by critics just a 'dude raider' clone before we played it - but then it turned into a fantastic franchise.
And to me it seems like just the necesarry thing to get the Tomb Raider-people dosn't hurt because of that. :-/

ForeverGamer2757d ago

WOW dude
well said +1111111

smashcrashbash2756d ago (Edited 2756d ago )

Yes, very well said. Where would some games be if they didn't follow someone else. Just imagine if no one tried it follow Street Fighter or Grand Turismo or GTA or Doom or Singstar or Dance Dance Revolution. People act like Sony must always make original concepts or be condemned to constant scorn while they nitpick every new idea they come up with like GOW's MP. You definitely have earned and deserve those bubbles

lodossrage2757d ago (Edited 2757d ago )

And when companies copied Sony's Singstar, Gran Turismo, etc. It was all good though right?

Never mind the fact Sony brought the most new IP and ideas out this Generation.

But it's cool to hate Sony these days from what I gather. Never mind the fact that when ANY other company copied, there wasn't even half as much of a big deal made.

Edit- and on a side note, it's not even Sony doing this game. The publisher is TATE MULTIMEDIA and the developer is TATE INTERACTIVE. But if it makes it easier for you to "blame Sony" for this one go right ahead.

remanutd552757d ago

well i'm a playstation fan and i love sony creativity when it comes to games for example Flower, Patapon, Journey, Fat Princess, gravity rush and more, so i want sony to create new ideas, games instead of copying others, i'm not hating there is nothing wrong with what they are doing is just that i'm used to see them creating new games that i think they need to keep that standard , thats all.

oh and you are right i just find out that sony isnt even publishing this game lol, oops

jrbeerman112757d ago

people do tend to forget that sony doesnt make all sony games, ms doesnt make all xbox games, (though nintendo almost does lol).

Yes sony publishes this, but its an indy game and an easy yes seeing the success of trials.

also on this site it isnt cool to bash sony. its cool to bash EVERYTHING.

lodossrage2757d ago

Again, sony ISN'T publishing it. TATE Multimedia is.

This entire game is a self published, self developed project by TATE entirely.

jrbeerman112755d ago

sorry didnt mean "publish" as much as OKing it for PSN, whatever word there is for that.

lodossrage2756d ago (Edited 2756d ago )

Inspired by and "rip off" are two different things.

And be serious kid, do you REALLY want to see where most of Microsoft got inspiration for their games from? Why don't you go "link hunt" some of those the way you just did those Sony ones.

So please, don't even waste people's time, seriously.

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