MX vs. ATV returns from the dead in 2014 on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC

Nordic Games to revive the racing series next year as MX vs. ATV Supercross.

The MX vs. ATV franchise is making a comeback. Nordic Games, which purchased the franchise as part of a THQ bankruptcy auction this year, announced today that a new entry in the series called MX vs. ATV Supercross will debut in the first half of 2014 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Mac, and Linux.

The game will be available as a download, not a boxed product.

The publisher said it assembled a team of former MX vs. ATV staffers, presumably from THQ Digital Phoenix, to work on the game, including executive producer Ken George, as well as other "high-profile developers."

MX vs. ATV Supercross promises to take the series to "greater heights" while retaining the franchise's core formula. As its name suggests, the game will focus on Supercross action sport, and features some kind of multiplayer mode.

The game will also make use of the same code found in MX vs. ATV Alive and MX vs. ATV Reflex, the most recent entries in the series. Other features for MX vs. ATV Supercross will be announced at a later date.

"A lot of the original team members have been aching to continue their passion: building the most authentic off-road racing games possible," George said. "The hiatus is over, and the team is back to work on MX vs. ATV with great new things to come."

Nordic Games business and product development director Reinhard Pollice also teased that MX vs. ATV Supercross is "just the start" of the company's plans for the franchise, suggesting future projects may also be in development.

The publisher also purchased the rights to former THQ properties like Red Faction, Darksiders, Destroy all Humans!, Summoner, and Supreme Commander during the auction for $4.9 million. Future plans for those franchises have yet to be unannounced.

For more on the most recent entry in the series, check out GameSpot's review of MX vs. ATV Alive.

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58 comments
Dynamite_SJ
Dynamite_SJ

Being that its a new release from Nordic from THQ.. I can see this game being better quality and support all around. They should have all the motivation to make this game successful to make their investment profitable.


Also... good to see Linux support for "next gen" ... Steam Machines.. HAHA!

SpyDRfreeK
SpyDRfreeK

 MX vs. ATV Unleashed was one of the best off-road racing games/motorcross games ever made. 

I dunno how they failed on the rest of the series so badly, hopefully this one will be decent

goku2000
goku2000

Let's hope this series gets a lot more support this time around.  We don't need another half-finished game like what MX vs ATV Alive was.

galactic88
galactic88

Hoping for a future PS4 announcement loved this game,

AnimeNutJill
AnimeNutJill

ohhhh happy day! :'D I loveee the MX vs ATV series, I hope they can make it unbelievably awesomesauce. :)

mcmesk99
mcmesk99

I hope this is like an Mx vs ATV Unleashed 2.


juboner
juboner

alive improved on the racing and controls from reflex. The only reason not to like it is the lack of content and the dlc. there is something wrong with u if u think reflex had better controls and that is irrefutable. They need to fix the cheating on xbl so many were going way faster than tracks alowed. There were some that could go maybe a second a lap faster than me but the ones who were doing like 5 seconds a lap faster i dont think so cheating. I had figured out after like four months playing everyday on xbl how to get all the speed possible out of 450 and proper way to ride it.

TheCyborgNinja
TheCyborgNinja

I'm pretty happy to see Nordic Games giving their new licenses a quick turn-around. They bought almost all the THQ ones I still care about.

bornej
bornej

Please, for god sakes, skip all the freestyle stuff and just concentrate on great racing like in untamed. Untamed had the practice arena during track loads which was brilliant. It had SX tracks done to perfection, I mean you really had to have your timing down to get through rhythm sections and the whoops required leaning back on the bike with the control pad. It was really well done. The MX was fast with huge jumps but still technical and was so much fun to play.. It was BY FAR my favorite in the series, I think had they just kept all of that, deleted all of the freestyle stuff, and maybe added in some of the reflex controls and better and more dynamic graphics, the franchise wouldn't have fallen on bad times like it did.

aeterna789
aeterna789

To be fair to Nordic games, this is the first time they will handle such large franchises on their own. MX vs. ATV would be a great first stepping stone for them so they can learn from its success and/or mistakes. I guess you can say that they are testing the waters first rather than jumping the gun and ruin multiple franchises at once. I'm actually looking forward to this and all the best to the Nordic team.

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

They bought up red faction and darksiders... and they are working on MX vs ATV?

lol this is a sign of GREAT things to come...

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Isn't the same group that got their hands on the Darksiders IP? That's what they need to be working on, forget everything else lol

Stiler
Stiler

Anyone else a bit let down that they got the same people working on it? I mean don't get me wrong, it's nice the people that lost the jobs got them back, but I was hoping that perhaps with a new company this title would actually evolve somewhat/change, it's just not been that great the past few times and I would like to have a good bike/atv racing game (like the classic motorcycle madness).

theothernormal
theothernormal

Cool, but not excited. These games died years ago for me

Banyek
Banyek

thank God! cheers!

drybones41
drybones41

I remember playing one of these games on the PS2. I had fun playing it.

ps3gamer1234
ps3gamer1234

I liked the ground deformation on the last two games.


assassin471
assassin471

thats cool i guess but i want darksiders 3

aborgraffiti
aborgraffiti

Yay, hopefully it's more like Reflex than Alive.

serginho_scp
serginho_scp

please gamespot , try not to destroy a good game franchise again like you did with your clueless reviews of their previous MX vs ATV releases ( still the best genre games in the motocross market ).

MAGIC-KINECT
MAGIC-KINECT

HMMMM....releasing on PS3 and 360 in 1st half of 2014. How about a new game for PS4/Xbone????? It's great that some companies will still make games for last gen, but they should focus on the newest consoles. Oh well. Not too many would buy this on any gen. I love real dirt biking, these games kinda suck.

Sw1tched
Sw1tched

Only if the controls and responsiveness are anywhere near ATV Offload Fury 2 on PS2 ... otherwise, no thanks!

haze0986
haze0986

As long as its like reflex and not alive ill buy, alive was a farce that shouldve stayed an idea

berserker66666
berserker66666

Should've stayed dead. Oh well, the series is quite good. Let's see if this one lives up to the rest.

snugglebear
snugglebear

I can't wait to still not buy them! =D

foxrock66
foxrock66

It was gone? I'm pretty sure I have an MX vs ATV title from like a couple years ago.


What am I missing/forgetting?

DrKill09
DrKill09

I'm SO glad this is coming out!  Rainbow Studios made the best MX and ATV games out there.


MX vs ATV was such a hit that the developers of ATV Offroad Fury 3 and 4 (which Rainbow originally developed) stole the formula with the fourth game. 

juboner
juboner

@maniacalpoet u have to have great control skills and know the mechanics of speed in mx to play this game. probably not for u. i am sorry but i refuted u really hard

juboner
juboner

@aborgraffiti no, alive had better racing and controls. u have got to really work the right stick and it takes a while to learn how to go really fast. i have heard many peoples thoughts on how reflex is better and it sounds to me they couldnt figure out how to go fast.

PartyGavinParty
PartyGavinParty

@Sideways8_4ever Yeah, you must've been one of those kids not invited to all night MX vs. ATV gaming sessions with your friends in elementary school.  

Banyek
Banyek

@Sideways8_4ever clearly , you didnt played any of these games. Im not a fan of the sport in real life, but the action is really great in these games.

Ereheru
Ereheru

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