MotorStorm's not a-comin' 'til March

Sony's down-and-dirty off-road racer not out of the gates on February 27 as planned; quality assurance cited as reason for slight delay.

MotorStorm: Speed and dirt.

As was the case for most new consoles' early days, games for the PlayStation 3 haven't exactly been pumped out since the console's launch. However, as January comes to an end, a second wave of games is getting closer to hitting shelves.

One of the more anticipated early postlaunch games for the PS3 is Evolution Studios' MotorStorm, a no-holds-barred off-road racing game in which motorcycles, ATVs, and trucks all get a chance to lock horns.

Unfortunately for racing fans ready to get dirty, MotorStorm won't make its release date of February 27, as previously posted on the MotorStorm page on Sony's official PlayStation 3 site. The site has updated the release date to spring 2007.

However, it won't be that much longer until racing fans can begin slinging mud. A Sony rep told GameSpot that the delay shouldn't be significant and that MotorStorm should be available in early March. Like most bumps in release dates, the decision to postpone the launch was made to ensure the game's quality and that online play is smooth.

MotorStorm is rated T for Teen and will retail for $59.99. For more information, read GameSpot's previous coverage.

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238 comments
samad5
samad5

reya10276 what you've actually played the game have you to say factually that it doesnt compare to the 360 offerings? Geez these 360 fanboys are something else!

reya10276
reya10276

"Proust The import gameplay is polished. Must be the online that is keeping it. " Yes I bet it is the online that's keeping it, could not put it better me self lad. I can't wait to see the wack online play. We just got vista means more xbox-live users playing PC / 360 games together, can we say unreal tournament 2007, while you guys won't.

reya10276
reya10276

"Stammalamma I cannot fricken wait, this game is going to be incredible! Sorry, Sony-haters, bad news . . . " Man I love you PS3 fanboys, you can't even compare this game to test-drive unlimited or Project Gotham 3 on the 360. If you pay close attention to Motor Strom the game has nothing to offer except for the physics and particle effects, this game has no Anti-Alising (means Jaggies on the screen). If you look at the enviornment all you see is rocks and the Sky the back drops look like still images most of the time. Oh and to top it off looks nothing like the pre-render movie they showed yet they said it would. But you guys keep talking trash, When Test-Drive Unlimited gets to the play station get that game instead. Motor Trash.

Stammalamma
Stammalamma

I cannot fricken wait, this game is going to be incredible! Sorry, Sony-haters, bad news . . .

bozco-mkd
bozco-mkd

im glad to hear it........... dont release till you know its solid take your time and come with a bang!!!!

samad5
samad5

Skiggy80 c'mon man have some patience! You wanna have a rushed out bug ridden game? Of course not! As for the 360 you'll have to also wait a bit for other good games to come out for it. And yes before I foget the Wii's had its day with Wii sports and Zelda. If anything feel sorry for them.

Razzi65
Razzi65

wel done sony!!! dont say us(fanboys) for loss.....

supra2jzgte
supra2jzgte

The only reason I would even get a Ps3 for gaming is motorstorm. They better hustle up.

Proust
Proust

The import gameplay is polished. Must be the online that is keeping it.

ryanwh
ryanwh

This is what they should of done for the first wave of games. Good to see they're learning something and not pumping games out for the sake of consistancey when they're not yet complete or really polished.

ching01
ching01

Well I hope it's worth the wait. The demo is pretty good, not as pretty as I expected but it serves the purpose.

davedouble16
davedouble16

Thats OK, us UK gamers won't get the PS3 until March anyways. It's a scheduled launch title for us. :twisted: Dave :twisted:

coolasj19
coolasj19

caseypayne69 It's the best demo I ever played anyway. To bad my neck hurts from standing at walmart. I'm debating this game. i feel you with the walmart thing thats why i go to best buy or target there has been so many delays i have already pushed my realease expectations up 1 1/2 months or so but im in favor of this maybe theyll put in some extra stuff

Mud_Buttler
Mud_Buttler

Hey, that's fine by me, this game is awesome. So if Sony wants to delay a bit to make it better, go right ahead.

caseypayne69
caseypayne69

It's the best demo I ever played anyway. To bad my neck hurts from standing at walmart. I'm debating this game.

visli
visli

That's ok, 'm not getting my Ps3 till march. :)

casinater
casinater

old news.....more delays for sony....more problems with games....when will it ever end?

psymon_05
psymon_05

Doesn't bother me, the PS3 isn't even out in the UK yet. Still, it must suck for you lot, this game looks awesome!

Skiggy80
Skiggy80

Ahhh CRAP!!! I was looking forward to this game. Now I got to wait longer. My girlfriend is already tired of cleaning the dust off my ps3. I just want more games. This truely sux. Day by day I am leaning towards trading this heavy black apparatice back in for some 360 and wii games. It has just been a dissappointment so far, considering all the crap Sony talked. Oh well I guess I'll wait it out.

BoobyUnger
BoobyUnger

Crappy i wanted this game to come out because it was gonna be my 3rd game in my line up. But i guess i can wait a little longer

Spartan8907
Spartan8907

Well, I'm not getting a PS3 until Motorstorm comes out anyway. I'm just having trouble with the anticipation.

Residentevil893
Residentevil893

I'll just have to play resistance online then...wait thats a good thing

randygland25
randygland25

thought this may interest you,, I know a motorstorm developer, and I thought I'd ask him if he thought that it was better than burnout revenge... he answered: "Well, it's better than Burnout 1!"... make of this what you will! :p

Bathyj
Bathyj

Seafury0000 There is no split screen although they've said it might possibly come later. The Jap version has no online modes and thats what they've been doing all this time.

Shingo
Shingo

The only game I like about the PS3 is delayed. Well, who cares. I've got Oblivion and Guitar Hero

goodemon
goodemon

I totally cant wait to play this online

Seafury0000
Seafury0000

Isn't this game already out in Japan? So it's good enough and ready to release in Japan but not in North America? Something seams a little strange there. I hope this means off line multiplayer will be added to the NA version.

AHDOAH
AHDOAH

agree....time will tell

KikoJones
KikoJones

"http://www.hardcoreware.net/reviews/review-348-1.htm ^^I suggest everyone to read this. Enough said. " Oh, a "game developer" talks. No proof, nothing really technical and it's taken as truth. I swear the average IQ just keeps going down every day around here. For the record, the 360 is indeed easier to program, just like Windows. But just like with the PS2, talented developers will get more mileage out of the PS3. You can't judge the PS3 based on the launch lineup. The Xbox games are so limited in selection that only Halo and now GeOW are huge sellers because they are the only games that are really good. The PS brand has many more succesful franchises to cater to every taste and that's why the PS2 sold over 100MM and why the PS3 will follow too. 2007 is going to be interesting, especially as consumers buy more HDTVs.

p2rus
p2rus

ricsuave why would the ps3 be embarassed by motorstorm. more like M$ is embaressed cause they didnt buy out motorstorm

theKSMM
theKSMM

Wow, do we even discuss games anymore?

DanC1989
DanC1989

It better be out on launch :x

dark-kate
dark-kate

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ricsuave
ricsuave

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ricsuave
ricsuave

"dark-kate -- ricsuave u can stop bashing ps3 and get of this thread" No. And No.

firestorm91
firestorm91

"You got me, you got me. Here I was thinking that flooding this thread was going to get me somewhere. Of course. I'm sure you telling me to get a life is going to get you somewhere right." - theruiner_1 Telling you to get a life has gotten me somewhere by seeing the idiotic comment you wrote and personally, I laughed at it. If you want to keep your account (of what's going to be left of it) I suggest you stop.

dark-kate
dark-kate

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ricsuave
ricsuave

"KBFTodd How come everytime I play, it freezes the console???" Play what? Motorstorm? Maybe the PS3 is embarrassed.

KBFTodd
KBFTodd

How come everytime I play, it freezes the console???

theruiner_1
theruiner_1

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puppiemaster

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theruiner_1

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ricsuave
ricsuave

""I understand they are going to release the video of it on BluRay. " -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In 1080P of course." Of course. But if you have HDMI it's B.Y.O.C. Later Dan the Man. Peace dude.

theruiner_1
theruiner_1

ricsuave "I understand they are going to release the video of it on BluRay. " -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In 1080P of course. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Later daniel. peace

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daniel665

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