MotorStorm getting update June 7

Update to Phil Harrison's favorite off-road racing game for the PS3 will introduce new features, including automatic ghost-driver upload.

With GameSpot's own MotorStorm Tournament nigh, Evolution Studios has announced a free auto-update to its PlayStation 3 off-road racer. Beginning June 7, vehicular combatants in Sony Worldwide Studios president Phil Harrison's favorite racing game will have access to the update, which introduces a time attack mode. The new mode lets players chase up to seven ghost versions of themselves, or download and race against the best laps recorded by others from a worldwide leaderboard.

Another new feature introduced by the update is an automatic race-video upload feature. Notably speedy trips of one's own will automatically be uploaded to a global leaderboard, and your record laps can be downloaded by others around the world to compete against. The MotorStorm patch will also include several other minor bug fixes and game enhancements, such as a game list improvement, host identification, and the expansion of buddy lists to up to 50 people.

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102 comments
batigol_9
batigol_9

Is the update out in the US? Can anyone help?

Big_Boss0715
Big_Boss0715

I know, how come the UK normally gets left until last when it comes to games? :cry: wo is me :cry:

talzback
talzback

hmm still no update in the uk :(

nevershort
nevershort

Is this update out yet?? Do you download it via the playstation store or what?? I don't have it and I want!!

-GhostHouse-
-GhostHouse-

I cant find the update :( does anyone know if it hasn't been released in europe?!

BlakkSteel
BlakkSteel

I found this @ a store called The Exchange, used, for $40. I'll pick it up tomorrow. NOW, it's a better purchase @ THAT $40 price!!! LOL

Xaovagon
Xaovagon

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mxrbandit
mxrbandit

Great Update, But wheres the patch so you can run the steering wheel? Would make this game so much sweeter if you could sit on the wheel and hold on to your a55 for one intense ride!!

theKSMM
theKSMM

As always, it's good to see a publisher continuing to support and improve its game after release.

pixelsword
pixelsword

The only racing game that compares to the feeling of the old Rock 'n' Roll Racing to me. Forza is blah, and if you disagree, wait until they have a competition on gamespot and compare the two. Anyways, to stay on-topic... The updates are great! I don't know why they didn't include 2 player, but That's probably because it's a title so close to the launch date and they wern't comfortable putting it in because of the unfamiliarity of the console's hardware. It'll happen for a little while for a chipset so different like the cell (everyone forgets that multi-threading is relatively new, so it'll take a few whacks to take advantage of the Cell's particular power). Now they could've put two player in there half-@ssed and updated it, but yet and again people would've complained about THAT. Or they could've pushed the release date to June and guess what? People would complain about THAT! So lay off of them: easily seeing that they were facing a no-win situation, they probably went with the choice that presented the game in it's best light.

madmalz
madmalz

Not bad. Now I might actually buy this game, once the price drops of course.

VampiraJen
VampiraJen

to be honest i feel like i bought half a game. things like time trials, and eliminators and such are all standard features in a racing game. when was the last time you played one that didn't have those features. but motorstorm is missing them. all you can do is play the main races. you cant even do a quick race. it seems like it's all been left out and sony are really using this game as an experiment to see what they can do with ps3 games, and what they can add to a game after it is released. some cool add ons later on would have been great, but waiting three months then giving us stuff that really should have been in the game to begin with sucks like a black hole. if we have to pay for these updates, you can forget it.

LBiaggio
LBiaggio

Pleeeeeasee!!! Where is 2 offline player mode?! Like volvaga0 said, its a kind of "standard function" in racing games! Evolution Studios needs create a patch, or pay to me another PS3 with this game, to play with my friends and my brother! cmom!

volvaga0
volvaga0

but y no 2 player when the game was releases, thats the only thing that sucked anout this game. if that was patched up then it would be an amazing game 2 play with ur friends instead of having to use the net for multiplayer. cmon people, its standard for racing games!!!

Gater29
Gater29

Ya know.... Everyone's complaining about how this should have been included in the original package. While that's probably true, the fact of the matter is that it wasn't. People should be glad that the developers have taken time to analyze the weaknesses of the game and provide updates to correct these weaknesses. I like the updates, and I think that the ability to download patches for games is one of the better features of the PS3.

darren05r
darren05r

i agree winner555, its stupid that they left split screen out of the game, they should be including this in the patch, but they seem to have made the decision that we will never get split scren, because it isnt included here. I have, however, seen the game in split screen running in HMV in stockport, which was just a video advertising the ps3, but it makes you think whether they did intend for it to go in there.

afroman67
afroman67

the one thing ive always thought was missing was a time trial mode, its just a shame it wasn't included to start with

rogerjak
rogerjak

awesome. can't wait to try that stuff :)

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

It would be great if all of this was included in the original package.

Ironwulfen
Ironwulfen

I don't get it... why is that people start complaining when they get updates?

Winner555
Winner555

What about splitscreen? That's the least to expect from a racing game - to be able to race with your friends at home, and not go through that frostarting online experience without even having the chance to talk with the opponents. What gives? I wanna play with my brother, but I can't. How the hell could split screen multiplayer be left out of a racing game?

Dreski83
Dreski83

I sure wish this lil gem was on other consoles...

Colsworl
Colsworl

This looks cool. The host identification is great along with online leaderboards. To Adam2987: Why are you asking that here on a Motorstorm topic?

skillzdatkillz0
skillzdatkillz0

Resistance smashes firewarrior, Resistance is a great game. Bl.

Kruegmeister
Kruegmeister

This sounds great. Especially the race-video which I am assuming means Replays??? My Number 1 wish for Motostorm is Split Screen. Oh how I want it.

adam2987
adam2987

This update is good but what about new cars and tracks? While I'm on this point, how come when I bought COD3 on PS3 it isn't the same as on the Xbox. 1 - It isn't two player like on Xbox 2 - Sony network doesn't have the extra maps to download. (haven't been created) 3 - There's even more bugs/glitches on it than on the Xbox (like when I was shooting at an invisible tank where I could only see the guy and not the tank!!) All this complicated technology, its not right. When I buy a new game and its not finished like Motorstorm for example. Why do I have to spend all that money for an unfinished product??!!

GrimBee
GrimBee

dang I hate it when every -ps3/360 topic turns into a flame-fest fueled by zealots... On topic - In a way, as I always say, I like updates. But in a more negative way it gives developers to be very lazy and ship out a lousy initial product, forcing the end-user to go onto the internet. I mean, you would think that they would of come up with something like race up to seven ghost versions OF YOURSELF, or simple thing of downloading a best-lap ghost... If it was something like more cars, some more freakin tracks... or the ability to put in your own music tracks... good update. But these seem like they could of been done before, especially for such an important launch game.

crackley
crackley

When I got my PS3 the case wasn't put together properly. Sony overnighted me a shipping box, which had an overnight return lablel, and once they recieved my system they overnighted me a brand new PS3 a couple days later. All at no cost to me.

BILLNYE6983
BILLNYE6983

lamprey263, "OMG!! Stop talking about RESISTANCE FALL OF MAN like it was anything better than FIREWARRIOR. If all the die hard Sony supporters start supporting poor game making quality then there's no hope for Sony. I dread the day I'll be calling my PS3 a PS3DO, which functions basically as a glorified paper-weight... okay, that's extreme, at the very least it really is the only way to play your PS1/PS2 games on an HDTV, which is basically all I use it for except to play MOTORSTORM & FLOW. I'll be doing more of this too since my X360 caught the Red Ring of Doom after having it only 164 days. But hey, at least Microsoft will be paying to ship it and fix it (or replace it); costs me nothing since they started that 1 year manufacturer warranty. Does Sony offer that support for the PS3? I sure hope so. I'm expecting my PS3 to die at some point. I swear, like 90% of the time I see a PS3 demo at a store, the game is always frozen while someone was playing MOTORSTORM. You'd all be lying if you said you've never seen it happen, or maybe you just don't visit game stores." Your really ignorant if you can call Resistance a bad game... and the PS3 is the only demo that work in my walmart...

ScreamDream
ScreamDream

Great racing game, looking forward to the update

sancezz
sancezz

Someguyinavan...For the love of God, play Burnout 3: Takedown or Burnout: Revenge! THE most intense racing games you will ever play! though 3 is better than revenge, so if you can, play that...and realise what you've been missing. Burnout is easily better than MotorStorm

sancezz
sancezz

Always good to see developers patching and improving games, no matter the platform. Especially good though for consoles, patching games has been unheard of until this generation.

lamprey263
lamprey263

OMG!! Stop talking about RESISTANCE FALL OF MAN like it was anything better than FIREWARRIOR. If all the die hard Sony supporters start supporting poor game making quality then there's no hope for Sony. I dread the day I'll be calling my PS3 a PS3DO, which functions basically as a glorified paper-weight... okay, that's extreme, at the very least it really is the only way to play your PS1/PS2 games on an HDTV, which is basically all I use it for except to play MOTORSTORM & FLOW. I'll be doing more of this too since my X360 caught the Red Ring of Doom after having it only 164 days. But hey, at least Microsoft will be paying to ship it and fix it (or replace it); costs me nothing since they started that 1 year manufacturer warranty. Does Sony offer that support for the PS3? I sure hope so. I'm expecting my PS3 to die at some point. I swear, like 90% of the time I see a PS3 demo at a store, the game is always frozen while someone was playing MOTORSTORM. You'd all be lying if you said you've never seen it happen, or maybe you just don't visit game stores.

cloud1000
cloud1000

ffs y do people dig into the ps3 with the whole 'theres no games' argument! Its been 7 months over the pond and barely 2 month here. Now did ALL the great 360 games come out in the first 6 months uhh NO. Gears Of War and GRAW 2 didnt come out till late last year. I havent even played these games but judgin the hype they're great. The current ps3 games are really good especially resistance but this is only the first wave. If by this time next year there are no good games i'll be suprised to say the least.

Holden1985
Holden1985

The 360 only scratches discs if you move the console WHILE IT IS RUNNING, and if you do that, you are a freakin moron LOL that happened to me with the ps2 knock it over your game is toast.

DrKill09
DrKill09

"Your beloved 360" What the ****? Yeah, I love my 360 so much that it is collecting dust. I hate Sony so much that I bought a PSP. What the hell is wrong with you ****in retards. DUR!

DrKill09
DrKill09

"Your beloved 360" LMFAO! Guess somebody didn't read the rest of my post. The PS3 IS badly designed. It has all of those processors, but the games run worse than they do on the 360. It is hard to program for. The Sega Saturn had multiple processors, and was supposed to be SOOOO powerful, but the PS1 blew it away. What good is all that supposed power if the console has no games? Also, do your research. The 360 only overheats if you don't give it enough ventilation. The same thing happens to the PS3. These consoles pack a lot of power in a small space. The 360 only scratches discs if you move the console WHILE IT IS RUNNING, and if you do that, you are a freakin moron. Yeah, the 360 breaks down. It has major design flaws also, but I didn't say that it didn't. I never said it was perfect.

LuminosityBlaze
LuminosityBlaze

Actually the Wii has even less appealing games than the PS3. I don't understand the obsession... before people start, yes I own a Wii, so I have the right to say that.

Holden1985
Holden1985

With Blu ray technology, HDMI technology, 1080p technology, CELL Processor (Parallel Power) technology, PS & PS2 emulation power, My coffee mug has all those things and keeps my coffee nice and hot :P

greendestiny7
greendestiny7

Updates are always free morons. Go somewhere else and annoy people with your stupid comments.

Brambler
Brambler

Even if you left everything exactly the same, features, graphics, sound etc, and it was an Xbox360 exclusive title, Gamespot would have given Motorstorm at least a 9.0

Vyce3
Vyce3

DrKill09, since ps3 is a poorly designed system I suppose it overheats, scratches discs, breaks down and the fan makes a huge noise? Oh wait... that's your beloved 360... = failed attempt at bashing a ps3

DrKill09
DrKill09

Actually, I am not a 360 fanboy. Not any more anyways. Ever since I got my pc, I haven't toutched my 360. I'm not a pc fanboy, either, though. PC's need constantly upgraded, and are a pain in the ass in general. Also, I can't stand playing pc games online. To many 1337 morons. The 360 is the only thing I use for online play. I just bash the PS3 cause I think it was a poorly designed console, with no games on it. It is the 3DO. I would much rather have a Wii than the PS3, at least it looks to have some GAMES on it. Also, I have a PSP, so I don't completely hate Sony, ****head. Just cause I hate the PS3 doesn't mean I am a fanboy of anybody. YOU are the fanboy. Don't blame me cause you bought a $600 paper weight.

Eararaldor
Eararaldor

Ah free update, the best type of updates! oh and free online as well, yes the PS3 is so expensive.....

AngelCage
AngelCage

Wow, another free update of a game, not like that shame of Gears of War...

Someguyinavan
Someguyinavan

Nice, Motorstorm is the only racing game that seems FUN and intense.. I have never played a racing game before because it seems so boring but when I saw Motorstorms crashes and everything else I got the same reaction as watching God of War 2 trailer... Now I know what game I want with my PS3 :D

Mcortijo01
Mcortijo01

Sweet, Motorstorm is one of the best racing games I've ever played. I can't wait for the update.

lithus
lithus

"Motorstorm getting update June 7" Oh, so they're going to make it fun for longer than a half hour?

deanybott1
deanybott1

I still cant belive this game was so low rated, how can resistance get a higher score with its blocky graphics and scripted gameplay.Motor storm just gets better everytime you play it and every lap is so different to the other, im sorry but phil harrison knows a good game when he see one , funny he didnt say resistance was a next gen game when it was released.....come on gamespot , open your eyes!!!