Tag Archives: motorstorm 2
Mon, Jan 26, 2009 | 22:58 GMT
The PSBlog’s confirmed that Motorstorm: Pacific Rift’s about to get its first major patch. It looks as though there’s a good amount of stuff tweaked and fixed in there, including the following:
- Restrictions to the copying of Saved Data have been removed. This will make it possible for Saved Data to be backed up and then restored to the User Account it was created under (whether that’s on the same PLAYSTATION 3 or not).*
- Changes to the way the game handles data. These changes will help to prevent Saved Data corruption.
- Visual notification of critical save progress has been added. A ‘MotorStorm Helmet’ icon will be displayed on-screen to warn users that critical data is being saved. This is in addition to the HDD Access light which currently flashes while the game makes a critical save.
- The glitch which enables a player to exploit the Boost system has been removed. The development team are working to identify which times have been achieved using this glitch; Action will be taken to ensure that the Leaderboards become genuinely competitive again.
- Time Attack times and Rank information will update correctly for all players. Any pending Time Attack times will begin to filter through systematically and the online Ranks should display correctly once the update is released.
- Additional fixes and improvements to gameplay. Many thanks for your feedback on these and other issues so far; we are still investigating the other issues that have been brought to our attention.
Apparently the update’s in the “final stages of development and testing,” but there’s no fixed date.
Tue, Dec 09, 2008 | 20:36 GMT
Motorstorm: Pacific Rift has passed 1 million sales, Sony Europe studios boss Michael Denny’s told GI.
“We’re pleased with the high Metacritic rating of 82 per cent and it’s sold over a million units worldwide,” he said.
The games was released at the beginning of November, entering the charts at number 29 in the UK and then falling the following week to 35.
Just goes to show. More through there.
Tue, Oct 21, 2008 | 09:55 BST
After break. See oily men fling themselves and their butch motor vehicles out of an aeroplane and then skydive still holding on to the handle bars in this new Motorstorm: Pacific Rift ad from Sony.
The off-road racer has had some middling reviews but there’s a demo on PSN if you want to make your own minds up.
By Mike Bowden
Mon, Oct 20, 2008 | 09:21 BST
Head over to Eurogamer to find out why. If you can’t handle all those words though, he’s an apt summation:
…too much of your time is spent grinding second-choice metal in search of elusive pace, or cursing imperious AI and unpredictable catastrophe, and in the battle between the game’s infrequent but electrifying highs and its frustrating lows, the result is too close to stalemate to match the first game’s understated achievement.
So there you go. Game’s out in Europe on November 7.
By Mike Bowden
Fri, Oct 03, 2008 | 20:21 BST
It’s Friday night! You could be getting drunk, or taking drugs, or whatever, but instead you’re going to hit this link and look at 93 screenshots of Motorstorm: Pacific Rift.
Better, there aren’t even that many vehicles in them, as they’re mainly environment shots. Crack won’t take you higher. CVG could be bothered to upload them, so don’t feel bad about doing it: the drugs will always be there next week.
Wed, Sep 10, 2008 | 13:46 BST
Sony’s confirmed details of this week’s MotorStorm: Pacific Rift demo, according to Eurogamer, and the track the lucky few are going to get to play is “Rain God Spires – an Air Zone track that takes you along a bumpy coastal mountain circuit with plenty of ups and downs to highlight the game’s massive draw distance.”
More through there. As previously reported, those allowed to play the demo will be picked at random and emailed later this week.
Fri, Sep 05, 2008 | 13:44 BST
Randomly selected European PlayStation 3 owners will be able to get their hands on an upcoming demo of MotorStorm: Pacific Rift previously thought to be exclusive to US gamers who bought an episode of PSN show Qore.
Hit the links and read.
Wed, Aug 20, 2008 | 19:45 BST
Mon, Jul 14, 2008 | 13:40 BST
What’s Motorstorm 2 like to play? We don’t know. Eurogamer does, though, as you can see from this hands-on. Snip:
The placement of water in Cascade Falls and Kanaloa Bay is extremely well thought-out, an object lesson in track design. MotorStorm’s remit – wide-open, branching tracks, with multiple racing lines and balanced for multiple vehicle types – is perhaps the hardest design challenge in racing games, and the first game was consequently a little basic and messy in places. You can already tell that Pacific Rift is a tighter ship – in vehicle classes as well as track design, this game is looking much better tuned and balanced than its predecessor.
Full thing through the link.
Wed, Jun 25, 2008 | 20:12 BST
Jeux-Video’s posted up two new movies of Motorstorm Pacific Rift. They’re filmed off a screen, but they’re a good length and show plenty. Looks great, in our bleedy-eyed opinion. Worth watching to hear a French chap say, “Le boost”.
Tue, May 06, 2008 | 14:24 BST
D-Pad‘s got some new shots of Motorstorm 2 in its latest issue, as well as an interview with game director Nigel Kershaw.
Kershaw confirms there’ll be Home integration in the game, which is down for an end-of-year release.
“Home is a really exciting area for all PlayStation 3 developers; it’s going to have a huge impact upon the gaming public when it comes out,” he said. “I think it’s going to really start binding the PS3 online community together. I’m really looking forward to watching it progress, and MotorStorm will be a strong presence from the off.”
Go have a look. There’s plenty of good stuff in there, including a GTA IV review. Bet you can’t guess the score.
Fri, Apr 04, 2008 | 09:22 BST
Fri, Mar 21, 2008 | 13:53 GMT
Apparently Motorstorm 2 is called MotorStorm: Pacifica. The game’s set on an island this time, as opposed to the desert location of the first game. SCEE’s on holiday today so there’s no way of checking this, but we’ll give them a nudge about it this week.
Thu, Mar 13, 2008 | 11:12 GMT
You can see the trailer below. SCEE put over a press release earlier that says the game has 16-player online racing, and confirmed that four-way split-screen will be included. Vehicles for the sequel include the ATVs, rally cars, buggies, motorbikes, race trucks, mudpluggers and Big Rigs from the original, as well as the newly arrived monster trucks.
It’s out this autumn. Read the whole thing after the link.
Wed, Mar 12, 2008 | 20:55 GMT
IGN’s going to post the first trailer of Motorstorm 2 at 6pm GMT today, according to this. There are no new details given on the game at all in that piece, but as reported earlier this week, it’s now known that the game will feature an island location and monster trucks. plus ça change. See you at 6pm.
Mon, Mar 10, 2008 | 22:18 GMT
Not sure when publishers are going to understand that “giving it to a magazine” means it’ll “be on the internet”, but there we are. There are some scans here of Motorstorm 2 from OPS3. There’s not much to go on apart from a picture of a car on a beach and a promise of monster trucks, but it all looks pretty enough. You’ll need to register for the forum to see the pages.
Fri, Mar 07, 2008 | 07:11 GMT
JeuxVideo.com didn’t reveal Motorstorm 2 last night as it said it would, as apparently Sony decided to delay the launch of the first trailer and info by another week. Apparently none of it was going to be exclusive either, with a number French sites having the assets, but JeuxVideo was the only site to get excited enough to tell the world when everything was going to happen. Or not.
Hopefully it’ll happen next week.
Thu, Mar 06, 2008 | 06:58 GMT
Sat, Mar 01, 2008 | 21:39 GMT
Says so here. Apparently JeuxVideo’s got an exclusive for next Wednesday, including details on the game’s courses and the final name. Racey. Very first details of Motorstorm 2 emerged this week, telling us that an island setting will grace the sequel, which will feature four-way split-screen racing.
Tue, Feb 26, 2008 | 08:52 GMT
The BBC’s Darren Waters, him what filmed the red ring of death on Microsoft’s stand at GDC, has been given a sneak peak at Motorstorm 2, which is apparently out at the end of this year.
“Motorstorm 2 is due out in time for Christmas,” it says here, “and moves the action away from the desert locale of the original. Gamers will be able to race around a lush island environment, full of interactive vegetation.
“The game will feature four-player split-screen action, righting one of the obvious failings of the first game.
“The title is some months away from completion but the game’s engine looked rock solid and the graphics were as impressive as one would expect from one of the best-looking racing franchises.”
Now. Should we buy a PS3 on the back of blind excitement? Or should we not?