MotorStorm RC for PS Vita will be free

Gamers will be able to download handheld version of Sony's latest racer free of charge for a limited time thanks to a Scion sponsorship deal.

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PlayStation Vita owners who broke the bank just getting their hands on the new portable can still afford to pick up MotorStorm RC, as Sony today announced the racing game will be free for a limited time.

It's tough to beat free.

Thanks to a sponsorship promotion from car manufacturer Scion, MotorStorm RC will be downloadable free of charge when it goes up on the PS Vita's online storefront tomorrow. The PlayStation 3 version of the game (also due tomorrow) will still cost $10.

The PS Vita version will be the complete MotorStorm RC, with 16 tracks in four settings. It will also have a variety of customizable RC vehicles including buggies, rally cars, big rigs, and monster trucks, as well as a Scion iQ exclusive to the portable.

Developed by series creator Evolution Studios, MotorStorm RC is a spin-off for the franchise, with the standard assortment of real-world vehicles replaced by remote-control counterparts. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of MotorStorm RC.

Discussion

48 comments
bubnux
bubnux

How long is it free? When to when? I kinda want a Vita, as it's the only gaming device I don't own yet but have been waiting since IDK if there's any games yet that could tear me away from my 3DS yet. Honestly, a free Motorstorm & I'd run & buy one tomorrow!

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

Damn you lucky Yanks. I was just playing the demo and loving it - very Micro Machines-ish, from back in the day. May just buy it anyway, it's only four quid.

slippship
slippship

Arse, just for the Tommy Tanks.....

superjlikewhoa
superjlikewhoa

@leroyj333 oh haha i know, just saying, someone was asking for "any indication of a time"...so i figured late afternoon on the east coast would be informative for them

squall_83
squall_83

@Spacerac I'm assuming, if you know someone who owns a Vita, that you could sign into your account on theirs and download it. That is also assuming that they will let people who have already got it once redownload it later after the promotion ends.

theKSMM
theKSMM

This is not only an amazingly customer-friendly move for Sony (thank you) but these are exactly the type of bite-sized games the Vita will need to survive against other mobile options. If the Vita can "out-app" the mobile phones and tablets while still providing a gaming experience on par with a home console, it has a good chance to really break out.

Serious
Serious

And yet some people still hate on sony. you never read the free with xbox 360. Dc Online, online play, freerealms Sure Sony may charge for somethings but when you think about how much xbox live has cost microsoft customers gramd total since they open, You have to admit Sony is a lot kinder to your wallet in the long run.

leroyj333
leroyj333

Yes I did check it out. What you wrote was yesterday on the blog I meant today it was supposed to be out bud.

Double_Wide
Double_Wide

@superjilkewhoa Written yesterday...

leroyj333
leroyj333

I bet it won't til next week there site is always having problems. I have been checking all day too guys!

bluefunoodle311
bluefunoodle311

Any indication of a time that this will be released? Not seeing it on PSN, been checking all day.

tudyniuz
tudyniuz

I can't find it anywhere on PSN. I have a US account but not even the search option doesn't work.

Legolas_Katarn
Legolas_Katarn

Is this out, I can't find it on the store and searching isn't working?

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

I'm downloading this. Motorstorm series is one of my favorites. Free

Kos1c
Kos1c

Well, as Gamespot left the main info out, it's a disappointment. It is a US PSN account only. Sure we can factory reset our EU vitas to get this, but if you've already bought games for your EU account, you are left out. Since the game is only a few bucks, I will most likely end up buying it. Hopefully the EU will get a few game once in a while.

JmanSeo
JmanSeo

NAMCO TAKE NOTE!!!! Look! a vehicle racing game that not only has 16 tracks and more than 5 freaking cars to choose, but it's FREE on it's release! You guys should really examine that mess you call Ridge Racer Vita and provide more content than DLC that still has less to offer than this game.

jamyskis
jamyskis

I'm guessing this offer only applies to the US PSN, but at 6 euros, the game is still a bargain. Just picked the PS3/Vita bundle off PSN here in Germany and the game is absolutely awesome. Saves don't sync particularly smoothly, so it's not as simple as "pick up where you left off" on the Vita, but the Vita version certainly compares well to the PS3 one.

rarson
rarson

Looks like it might be pretty cool. And free? Awesome.

psx_warrior
psx_warrior

I'll be all over this tomorrow night when I get home.

Flint247
Flint247

Free games are a great welcome!

Evenios
Evenios

dont have a vita but i assume you can download it on the pc then save it to use later?

4-Legged-Shark
4-Legged-Shark

BBBUUUHHHGWAAAHHH??? free game? what is this Steam? I'll be downloading this ASAP

Omega_Zero69
Omega_Zero69

@Spacerac:I'm thinking the same thing I so totally want one now

cable126
cable126

this is an awesome game, one of the best launch titles.....to bad already forked out $10 for it

Spacerac
Spacerac

Question is, can I snag this despite not owning a Vita yet? :P

TimboII
TimboII

That's pretty cool...free digital games are actually pretty important nowadays...

Raeldor
Raeldor

If this is the game that came out in Europe a week or two ago, I seem to remember it got pretty positive reviews. Can't wait to download it for free. Thanks Sony!

IceJester45
IceJester45

Sony does us another solid. First Killzone 3, now this. Bravo, Sony.

bronygamer
bronygamer

wow well im not much of a raceing game fan.....but free is free so downloading it anyway might acually like it alot who knows i wish when you got a game for the vita you would get the ps3 version for free(from the psn ofcourse)but i can understand how that would be hard to moderate ect. so guess i'll never get to see that oh well still awesome

AvnKnight
AvnKnight

This looks hilarious doesnt even look better then that RC game on home. Lol!

EPaul
EPaul

A Free game is always awesome

LunchSackSal
LunchSackSal

Still not buying a Vita.... but I give Sony credit for trying new things. Maybe if you bundled the game with the old PsP where I can still play my UMD games? hahahahah

anticusho1984
anticusho1984

there's nothing better than free, maybe we will have more free games soon, glad sony is taking right steps with vita

Double_Wide
Double_Wide

AWESOME! I knew the investment would pay off!

WllDan7
WllDan7

Free is good. And when I get a vita (who knows when) this will be the first thing I play.

greeneyedmonsta
greeneyedmonsta

nice, thought i was going to have to wait till resistance to get my next vita game.

Jehuty08
Jehuty08

cant argue with that price

Triton
Triton

I'll take that!!! I broke down over the weekend and traded in $275 worth of stuff I don't use or play anymore and still had to pay $$$.(16 gig card/1 game) This is one expensive system, hope it will be worth it.

lilfma1209
lilfma1209

the said buy one version get both so if i get it free on vita will i b able to use it on ps3?

Loegi
Loegi

It's only for US... Quite important information...

cadl0005
cadl0005

This is awesome news. I will definitely pick this up now. As a result, I may also have extra cash for Unit 13.

bloomberg23
bloomberg23

Awesome, scion sucks but I like motorstorm

AcidThunder
AcidThunder

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