MotorStorm RC has very humble beginnings. It started out as a simple concept we were playing around with during lunch times; a pet project to challenge each other to set the fastest times, originally using post-its on the wall as a low-fi leaderboard!
Through a lot of love, care and attention RC has been transformed into the most exciting and addictive racing game we’ve ever created and it gives me great pleasure to finally be able to share that experience with you all — MotorStorm RC is available now for both PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3 from the European PlayStation Store, and if you pay once you get both.
See how much fun it is for yourself by picking up the free trial on the PlayStation Store, and check out the extremely rare vehicles while you’re there, if that sort of thing takes your fancy.
See how much fun it is for yourself by picking up the free trial, and take a look at our MotorStorm RC launch trailer:
So much to do!
MotorStorm RC revisits the extreme locations its bigger brother’s put on the map: battling around the rocks and mesas of Monument Valley, crashing through jungles and tearing up the sandy beaches of Pacific Rift, sliding across ice sheets and barrelling down the mountains of Arctic Edge, and weaving through a city ruined by Apocalypse.
Race 8 classic MotorStorm vehicle types, ranging from the off-road Buggies to the lightning-fast Super Cars, and take on a full festival championship with dozens of events and medals to earn.
As you rise to become the champion of every event, you will compete in wheel-to-wheel racing with 8 vehicles on the track at a time, you’ll also be faced with three other game types: ‘Drift’, where you need to power slide for as many points as possible, ‘Pursuit’, where you need to move your way up the grid to first place from the back of the back as fast as possible and Hot Lap, the classic race against the clock for the fastest single lap time.
Outside of the Festival you can race at your own leisure in Free-Play or fight for fractions of a second in the fiercely competitive world of Time Attack, and MotorStorm RC on your PlayStation 3 serves up some good old fashioned split-screen multiplayer action for up to 4 players.
Race your way…
Because of the unique way MotorStorm RC was made, picking it up on either the PlayStation Vita or PlayStation 3 makes it available for the other platform at no extra cost. Not only does this give you great value, it means that all progress, lap times, unlocks, medals and trophies that have been achieved on one version are synchronised to the other, allowing you to take your game with you wherever you go, picking up where you left off.
Old-school racing for the connected generation…
MotorStorm RC embraces the classic arcade racing styles that make the genre so iconic and brings it right up-to-date. With online leaderboards for every event, track and vehicle you can compete against your friends and the rest of the world with ease, no matter what your favourite race is.
The ‘Pitwall’ is the home of your RC community, a constant supply of up-to-the-second updates of your friends’ progress. See their victories, their defeats and, most importantly, challenge them to beat your own times. The Pitwall will alert you when your friends set faster times than you, so the competition never lets up.
The ethos of MotorStorm RC’s competitive play has always been convenience and, with leaderboard challenges between friends and Cross-Play across both Vita and PlayStation 3, it’s never been easier to beat your mates, no matter what platform you’re playing on or what time of day it is.
So much more for you to discover…
With a wide range of vehicles to collect and customise, a playground to explore and a Platinum Trophy to chase down, there’s plenty more for you to go out and discover in MotorStorm RC. On top of all that, for PlayStation 3 there are a few little extras: 1080p HD visuals; stereoscopic 3D; SimulView same-screen multiplayer and classic 4-player split-screen multiplayer.
The game is just the start!
We want you to enjoy MotorStorm RC for a long time, so we’re cooking up additional Festival Championships which will extend the campaign and intensify your rivalries, and introducing extra sets of RC vehicles to expand your collection of stunning micro off-roaders. There are a couple of Rare vehicles raring to go when you pick up the game (only available until March 7th), so make sure to check them out if that sort of thing takes your fancy!
You’ll hear more about what else is coming closer to the time, so make sure your attention is locked on to the PlayStation.Blog, and to make sure you never miss a beat join MotorStorm RC on facebook and follow @MotorStormRC on twitter.
I really hope you enjoy playing MotorStorm RC and I look forward to watching new rivalries emerge and competing with you all via the Pitwall!