MotorStorm: Pacific Rift
MotorStorm: Pacific Rift is an upcoming racing video game in development by Evolution Studios and to be published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 3. It is the sequel to the best selling PlayStation 3 exclusive MotorStorm. It was announced by Sony after their acquisition of Evolution Studios and is scheduled for release on 28 October 2008 in North America. The release date for Australia at this stage is 13 November 2008 It has been confirmed that a modified version of the original MotorStorm game engine will be used for this title.
A demonstration version of the game was made available in Europe and North America on 11 September 2008. In Europe the demo was made available to randomly selected users. Access to the North American demo required users to purchase episode 4 of Qore. The demo will be available to all users on the PlayStation Store in October 2008. The game will move away from the desert environments of the original title and relocate itself in "a lush island environment, full of interactive vegetation"; also included will be monster trucks and four-player split-screen capability. Monster trucks will be able to ride over cars, break most vegetation, and destroy structures. Custom music tracks using a player's own music stored on their PS3 hard drive will be available, and camera angles will be improved for crashes; vehicle damage will also be improved. Confirmed race terrains are volcanic mountain sides, beaches, jungle, caves, and a run-down sugar factory.