- Games Director Matt Southern
at Evolution Studios has revealed a fresh track for MotorStorm Apocalypse on PlayStation 3 today.
To quote: Itââ‚¬™s been a while since weââ‚¬™ve shown anything new from MotorStorm Apocalypse, we were planning on keeping pretty quiet while we work like maniacs to get the game finished.
But when I was asked to skip over to New York for one last reveal of 2010, I couldnââ‚¬™t resist showing just one more track, and of course sharing a glimpse below.
Let me introduce a track that has presented us with some of the biggest gameplay challenges weââ‚¬™ve ever had: Skyline, AKA ââ‚¬˜the Blockhopperââ‚¬™ AKA ââ‚¬˜Vertigo Reduxââ‚¬™, AKA ââ‚¬˜the one with a race where you get dropped from a helicopter onto a skyscraper that is already collapsing, and are expected to win against a pack of bikes and ATVs on rooftops and in offices that are falling to piecesââ‚¬™.
Making the track spectacular but also fun and winnable by all 13 vehicle classes has been a real test of everything weââ‚¬™ve learned.
For obvious reasons there are a lot of jumps and ramps as you pelt from one building to the next, and that means ensuring you can always make those jumps after bailing, even in a Monster Truck.
The addition of in-air cooling (you can earn more boost if you release the accelerator in the air) means thereââ‚¬™s another new tactical layer to the gameplay, as you can hunt out ramps to maximise the boost available to set world-beating times. Itââ‚¬™s been an interesting track to get right!
Weââ‚¬™re close to nailing it though, and hope people agree that thereââ‚¬™s never been a race like this before.
We havenââ‚¬™t blown our load yet ââ‚¬" there are a good few more surprise tracks in store from MotorStorm Apocalypse. So keep your ear to the ground for some more news in the next few weeks, I hope you can join us for the party at the end of the world when we launch next year! Cheers and Happy Holidays.