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MotorStorm Apocalypse rescheduled in Europe

By David Jenkins

Wed 23 Mar 2011 9:32am GMT / 5:32am EDT / 2:32am PDT

Final Fantasy MMOs back online in Japan after tsunami devastation

Sony has rescheduled the release of MotorStorm Apocalypse in Europe, after the game's release date was delayed over sensitivity concerns following the Japanese earthquake.

MotorStorm Apocalypse was due to be released on March 18, but since its storyline involves off-road racing in a city devastated by earthquakes and tsunami the game and its marketing was quickly pulled by publisher Sony.

Despite the ongoing disaster still making headlines the game now has a new release date of Thursday, March 31 - making for a total delay of less than two weeks.

Another knock-on effect of the earthquake has been the disruption of online services for several prominent titles in Japan, including Metal Gear Online and Final Fantasy XI and XIV.

Square Enix now reports, via sister site Eurogamer, that the servers for the company's two massively multiplayer online titles will be back online this week.

"Please be aware, however, that we may once again be required to suspend services in the event that the power situation worsens," reads a post on the game's official website.

Because of the outages the company will not be charging users during April. The return to service comes after online teams shut down non-essential equipment such as air conditioning and extraneous lighting, in order to conserve power for the servers themselves.

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Really? My friend already got a copy, he works at a game story tho...

Posted:5 years ago


Alex Bunch Proof Reader, ZiCorp Studios

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The Japanese people have far more important things going on than to be concerned about the release of a 2nd rate sequel (according to reviews). And seeing as the delay is less the 2 weeks if I was cynical man I might think this had been a deliberately orchestrated piece of marketing to get Motorstorm Apocalypse in the headlines.

Posted:5 years ago


Private Industry

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Depends on the reviews :)

Posted:5 years ago


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