E3, LOS ANGELES, 17 May 2005 - Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and Evolution Studios today unveiled MotorStormTM, a brutal off-road racing game designed exclusively for the PLAYSTATION®3. MotorStorm is the first next generation PlayStation title to be developed by Evolution Studios, following the company's announcement last August that it would develop games exclusively for SCEE and Sony platforms.
MotorStorm delivers brutal off-road racing, plunging players into a stunningly realistic - but frenzied and chaotic - environment awash with grit, mud and petrol, in a game that leaves the standard rules of racing in the dust. Gone are the limits of power restrictions, limited classes and qualifying rounds. Players simply choose their vehicle from a massive range - including dirt bikes, ATVs, sand rails, rally cars, monster trucks and everything in between - then hit the track in a no-holds-barred sprint to the finish line. Carving a swathe of destruction through the ever-changing wilderness, players must compete in a high octane-fuelled, horsepower spectacle where the only rule is to try and stay ahead.
"We've enjoyed an excellent working relationship with Evolution Studios over the past five years and are delighted to be furthering our collaboration with them on PLAYSTATION 3", said Phil Harrison, Executive Vice President Development, SCEE. "MotorStorm takes advantage of Evolution Studios' multi-million unit selling racing heritage and their amazing technical expertise, delivering an intense off-road racing game that will define a new genre for the next generation."
"The PLAYSTATION 3 technology has allowed us to create an off-road racer unlike any other", said Martin Kenwright, CEO, Evolution Studios. "MotorStorm will be an intense celebration of racing as subculture, an ultra-gritty racing spectacular that will create a new space in the next generation of cinematic lifestyle entertainment."
More than a contest, MotorStorm is a lifestyle, and when the day's racing ends, the parties start! When the sun goes down the music goes up and the sideshows begin. Not for the faint-hearted, the credo is No Rules, No Laws, No Barriers and No Limits, on and off the tracks.
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About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd. As at end March 2005
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PS one®, PlayStation®2 and PlayStation Portable® software and hardware in 102 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE also develops, publishes, markets and distributes games software for the three formats, and manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in the PAL territories. At the end of March 2005, over 40 million PlayStation® units had been shipped across these PAL territories, over 102 million worldwide. Between its European debut on 24 November 2000 and the end of March 2005, over 31 million PlayStation®2 units have been shipped across the PAL territories, over 87 million world-wide, making it one of the most successful consumer electronic products in history.