MotorStorm Dev talks PS3 and advances in Pacific Rift
- Posted June 11th, 2008 at 21:14 EDT by
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Continuing our discussion with Paul Hollywood, Evolution Studios' Creative Director, we were treated to a few great details on what gamers can expect to see in MotorStorm Pacific Rift as well as how the PlayStation 3 will bring about more than just mere graphical advances.
"One of the beauties of the PS3 is that you can do so much processing in parallel," remarked Hollywood. "Setting it up to do that requires careful planning of course, but it means you can really make it do some special things. What gamers will tend to notice most will be the graphical advances, but the power of the console goes deeper than that. The audio, the AI, the effects, all these things, and many more, have really come on for this game."
We then continued on to discuss Pacific Rift's key improvements over the first MotorStorm. While the original was a brilliant game, a sequel is expected to be, well, bigger and better. Here's what Hollywood had to say on the topic.
"The Island is obviously a big new aspect; it means we can have races in much more varied types of environments than before," explained Hollywood. "We’ve also added the monster truck as a new vehicle class, which presents the player with an entirely new aspect to the racing. If you’re driving one, you can have as much fun just driving over your competitors as you can using its immense power. If you’re racing against one instead, well you’d better have a good exit strategy."
"We’ve spent a lot of time on our multiplayer features too," he continued. "We got countless requests for splitscreen last time, so that’s been in since day one and is great. And we’ve also made our online play more robust and with more features to make it an easier, more friendly experience. But they’re just the tip of the iceberg really; you’ll have to play it to really understand that it’s all new, but with the same MotorStorm attitude."
MotorStorm Pacific Rift is set to release sometime this October, but stay tuned to PSU.com as we'll have more coverage of Evolution Studios' newest addition to the MotorStorm franchise soon.
- 4:32pm EDT - June 11th, 2008
the last one was awsome, so this (with all the improvements) should be even better. I can't wait to get this one.
- 4:48pm EDT - June 11th, 2008
This will be an amazing game.. Seriously...
- 5:08pm EDT - June 11th, 2008
Awesome! i cant wait for it to finally be released. i wonder if motostorm 3 will feature snow? and snowmobiles? and much more?...
- 5:41pm EDT - June 11th, 2008
it is great that they listened to our requests & added spliscreen. the first 1 still play great!!.
- 5:49pm EDT - June 11th, 2008
There would be alot more games like this that had long lists of cool features if they weren't cross-platform with the 360.. But this ought to be great.
- 5:50pm EDT - June 11th, 2008
omg this game is gonna be............*drools*..... Amazing!
- 5:52pm EDT - June 11th, 2008
- 5:58pm EDT - June 11th, 2008
im just hoping it doesnt get delayed...i cant wait to play the parts were thers gonna be lava
- 6:06pm EDT - June 11th, 2008
I've never been a racing fan, but the first cought my interest and I plan on picking this one up.
- 6:16pm EDT - June 11th, 2008
maannn..... can't wait for october. its just stabbing the back of the neck. the first game is so addictive. imagine the second one. GTA IV better watch out. There's a new contender for most addictive PS3 game and goes by the name
MotorStorm: Pacific Rift. F***ing SWEEEEETTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- 7:42pm EDT - June 11th, 2008
I'm still mad that I didn't buy the extra add-ons hopefully Pacifica will include more tracks out of the box than the first, oww and what about adding in all the places from the first as bonus races.
- 8:15pm EDT - June 11th, 2008
I hope there will be a two player option instead of 8 player
- 8:32pm EDT - June 11th, 2008
2 players, better online, and better graphics? better deliver on all 3 aspects, but the graphics just aren't there. The graphics of the first are still jaw dropping. If this gets better? wow. So far, it's just not lol. but I have hope..
- 9:00pm EDT - June 11th, 2008
PSN ID: tatti
I would love the name of Paul hollywood.
Thatt would be crazy!!!!!! LOL
- 9:29pm EDT - June 11th, 2008
This might be random but they should also have a spectator mode. so if u not in the mood to race sit back and watch other peoples in there races. to me that's something i wanted to happen for a while. kinda like socom does
- 9:59pm EDT - June 11th, 2008
I love the idea of moving away from the Great Canyon setting but i hope they will make it easier this time around, cause the first one drove me crazy.
- 10:33pm EDT - June 11th, 2008
June 12th and on wards are going to be exciting times....
- 10:51pm EDT - June 11th, 2008
he added "We’ve spent a lot of time on our multiplayer features too,"
lol yea right him and his team were probly play then fixing if you know what i mean lol
- 10:51pm EDT - June 11th, 2008
I really hope they will allow us to set up and use custom sound tracks within the game. I know the up and coming XMB in game music is supposed to be on its way, but I think it would work better if the actual game handled this aspect.
- 12:59am EDT - June 12th, 2008
Respect to Evolution Studios, they have really listened to the public and made huge advances in utilising the PS3's power. Loved the first one and cant wait for this. Its gonna be MAADDD!!
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