MotorStorm launching with PS3?

Evolution's dirt-flinging combat racer may take pole position as a launch title for the PlayStation 3.

The PS3 Killzone clip may have been the most talked-about tech demo at the Sony pre-E3 press conference, but one trailer wasn't far behind. The teaser for MotorStorm, from Evolution Studios, showed all types of vehicles racing against photorealistic backgrounds and climaxed with a tumbling buggy headed straight for an unsuspecting motorbike rider.

As great of a cliffhanger as the trailer was, the question on everyone's mind was, "When can I play it?" As gamers know, just because a trailer is done doesn't mean that the game is anywhere close to completion.

MotorStorm, however, may speed out of the gates alongside the PlayStation 3. On Evolution Studios' Web site, the company says that it is working on "a 'next-gen' PS3 launch title called MotorStorm" (emphasis added).

So, can gamers expect to trade paint and bend fenders when the PS3 finally comes out? Sony representatives would not comment on the subject, issuing what is fast becoming their answer to "Microsoft does not comment on rumors or speculation." "There has been no official announcement on launch software titles for PlayStation 3," said a Sony rep.

Release dates for the PlayStation 3 launch titles (as well as the console itself) remain largely up in the air, and only a handful of games are currently scheduled for release this year.

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101 comments
TKandPBC
TKandPBC

ye sure why not? Might as well rent it or play the demo at some store. I cant afford a $900 system with $80 games. Sorry.

72781
72781

and wot the **** wrong with the 360 not been as good as u throught, it looks real good wot the **** did u guys expect every thing to look real or sumthin!!!!

72781
72781

it wont look ne where near as good as the trailer and neather will all the other ps3 games there all pre rendered and thay will all look **** when thay come out xbox 360 is way better ps3 will b **** just like ps2 was!!

whitey3221
whitey3221

I'm gonna laugh so hard when the PS3 comes out and is priced somewhere around $600 and isn't even as good as the 360. That would be funny, but it won't happen. I'm sure the PS3 will blow away every rich kid that can afford one. Anybody that doesn't realize that the PS3 could cost you over $1000 if you want one in the first 3 or 4 months should be slapped. Anyway Ebay sellers will love it, you will hate it, and I will laugh. mwahahahaha just like bowser man. Another thing 7 people to one tv? what were they thinking? who here owns a High Def. projector honestly? Oh I will probably want one, but I'll stick with my not quite next-gen as some might say 360 until the price drops somewhere around what the PS2 is now so in like 15 years I'll have one so there.

daveg1
daveg1

i hope it this year!

igorizmus
igorizmus

Lucky will be the PS3 owners....

Mkgodofwar
Mkgodofwar

wow great news , but im still waiting the biggest

TVX
TVX

WhooW.!! Go PS3.!! Hey who knows the titel of the music in the trailer.?!! sounds great.!!

snowbrdr1119
snowbrdr1119

i can't wait til E3 to find out more about the ps3 and its launch

blazinB
blazinB

if its that good then i only got one thing to say and thats none of yall have what it takes to master this game like i will when it comes out just leave the racing to the professionals

Karaam
Karaam

i think the game developpers should take they're time on the next gen games, i mean we are talking about 35 times more power than current gen, and its not that easy, so even if we are eager to play them, i would prefer waiting a bit longer for a very good game than putting the controler in my hands asap with a terrible next gen first experience. Who are the muther****s with me?

DrKill09
DrKill09

"combat racer"? Sounds like Full Auto.

jaefrmbk2k
jaefrmbk2k

hey, isn't it funny how when to try to get on gamespot the stupid razor ad locks you out of the site indefinately? good thing i'm samrt i faound a workaraound

nev70
nev70

FACT ! the amazing demo shown of this game at E3 was made by a firm who spiecializes in CGI in liverpoool England who have nothing to do with the games production! GET REAL PEOPLE ! the game will look nothing what so ever like the E3 trailer

Jsef64
Jsef64

:D good good!....this is the one game i am realy excited to see cos xbox 360 has all of the others i wanted to see on ps3.....hopefully this will push the ps3 to its limits to really show off and get people away from that darn mishapen peice of junk!

cyprus646
cyprus646

Ill belive it when i see ACTUAL game play not pre renderd nonsense.

Luminati01
Luminati01

to all the people sayin "its pre-rendered, it wont look like that". go to www.control-freaks.tv, on the right side menu thing, scroll down about half way, there is a motor storm on ps3 video where a developer himself says... "the game logic and AI were disabled for the video......what you saw was the ps3"

hanlector
hanlector

Woot!! this game looks really good =) I can't wait

FstBrk342
FstBrk342

thats great the video looked awesome

lil_coby20
lil_coby20

yeah this game look awsome and want to play it right now

Gmex
Gmex

i thought motostorm would be a launch title

sakamatana5
sakamatana5

Hurry uppppppp!!!!!!!!!!!Bad PS3 come out soon!

NICKnPSL
NICKnPSL

well i could have sworn we all suspected the motorstorm was going to be available at launch atleast i did so not exactly breaking news in my book but thanks anywaz :)

reetman
reetman

i think that in the next 20 days alot of ps3 news will come

Bluestorm-Kalas
Bluestorm-Kalas

lets go motorstorm, but i agree with killzone 2 bein the best video one, gotta love sony's third party

darksirjoshua
darksirjoshua

THE PS3 RULESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

dcoy8
dcoy8

Sweet, its great cuz motor storm was suppose to have a may release date, does that give us hints to the launch of the ps3?

Spamchild1
Spamchild1

Im not one for racing games but i have to admit that that game seemed pretty cool. As far as launch goes, who knows when it will, i just hope its its year.

dillon_o4
dillon_o4

The PS3 hype is kinda dieing i agree, i still want one but we need some new news or something please. I'm just afraid that we won't hear anything about it until E3 which is prolly very likely. Come on Sony give us something!

Gamemaster1588
Gamemaster1588

Hmmm.....well....I personaly could care less about a racing game being a launch title...but this does look good

LunarDuality
LunarDuality

This makes me crave some Rallisport 2 action, original Xbox style. Of course, one can pray that MS has got Rallisport 3 being crafted somewhere right now and if it looks even close to that MotorStorm FMV then I will be a very happy camper.

Curly21029
Curly21029

Remember Smuggler's Run? Yeah...I don't want this.

Reetesh
Reetesh

Wow, Nice thing its going to be a Launch Title:D w can really compare and contrast the Trailer and performance then (in the beginning itself)

ewjim
ewjim

I think it will be racing-game of the year, no less!!!

onimusha542
onimusha542

Sony needs a bit more new info glad this one poped up, they need to fuel the fire @_@

nemes1s3000
nemes1s3000

Oooh boy, gonna need an undie change.

hush404
hush404

Wow motorstorm a lunch title! Thats crazy cool! Hell throw in some Lair and you've got a launch already better then the 360's lol.

Drudaddy
Drudaddy

yeah but the game will look way diff than the pre render video that sony loves to show, instead of real gameplay

davahsa
davahsa

Did anyone read this? There is no news here.