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Haven’t Tried MotorStorm: Pacific Rift Yet? New Demo Coming Today

Nigel Kershaw's Avatar + Posted by Nigel Kershaw on Feb 12, 2009 // Game Director, MotorStorm: Pacific Rift

MotorStorm: Pacific Rift has been out for a couple of months now, and we’ve been rabidly beavering away on producing a pile of downloadable content to give you some new gameplay to get you teeth into. But for you unfortunates who have yet to taste the thrill of destroying a tropical paradise with a bevvy of dirt racing machines, we’ve also put together a brand new demo of the game, which should be available to download from the PlayStation Store later today.

MotorStorm Pacific Rift updated demo

Like the previous demo we are offering you both a single player and a split screen multiplayer race, but this time we let the veterans of MotorStorm.com choose their favorite track, Razorback. With its thick jungle, colossal waterfalls, dank caves and a multitude of routes, the Razorback is an ideal taster of the off road thrills and spills MotorStorm: Pacific Rift has to offer, so grab it and give it a whirl.

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There are few more entertaining things you can do with your pants on.

MotorStorm Pacific Rift updated demo

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109 Comments   3 Replies

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+ wu-stix on February 12th, 2009 at 1:55 pm said:

Will you guys be releasing any add on content like map packs? A night mode would be good to increase the difficulty or add rain like someone mentioned before.


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+ gold5225 on February 12th, 2009 at 1:55 pm said:

I got this game for Christmas and i have to say it is the best racing game i have ever played.


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+ Grinchy on February 12th, 2009 at 2:00 pm said:

Good! The original demo for it actually really turned me off of the game. I only bought it because of a deal at Amazon and the game turned out to be fantastic!

Anyone who likes racing at all would love this game so it’s nice to see that a new demo will help prove that to them.


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+ BigPoppaB on February 12th, 2009 at 2:00 pm said:

great game, but really Sony should not have released it when it did. Late summer, or right now wouldve been much more ideal


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+ remanutd5 on February 12th, 2009 at 2:01 pm said:

Huge motorstorm fan here , 1 trophy to get my platinum , 34 races to win and i’ll get it , so closed now , motorstorm has to be one of the best new ips sony has come up with this gen , i completely love it , it make me feel the same way gran turismo did when i played it for the very first time , nice to see motorstorm becoming a franchise now cuz im sure there will be a motorstorm 3 , oh by the way where are the new tracks???? keep it up evo , and wheres the motorstorm map pack in little big planet? i want to get a monster truck designed by you guys lol , my favorite track is The Edge


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+ adolson on February 12th, 2009 at 2:08 pm said:

I’ll buy this game when my Logitech Driving Force GT works with it… I can’t enjoy racing games without using a wheel. Not a fan of the genre, but there’s something just fun about using a wheel. It didn’t work (or at least not properly) in the first demo, so if anyone has confirmation that wheels work in the retail game, let me know..


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+ willacuz on February 12th, 2009 at 2:14 pm said:

Im glad you guys put out a second demo. I sent Evolution studios an email once about the old terrible Qore demo. It was obviously and old build and I feel it didn’t represent the final product at all, not even close. Motorstorm2 is one of the most amazing games ive played. The visuals are lush and stunning. BUT

I almost didn’t buy the game based on the old demo, and I know a few people that passed because if it.

Luckily neogaf.com had a thread about the game and how the demo was old. I held my breath, bought the game, and i haven’t looked back since.

I know you guys definitely missed some sales due to that old demo, it was just a bad call.


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+ JBruno on February 12th, 2009 at 2:15 pm said:

I hope that now, with a decent final build of the game , help Evolution with the sales, the old demo was crap near of the reatil version.


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+ Slayer612 on February 12th, 2009 at 2:17 pm said:

Sounds like my next buy!


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+ Netweb on February 12th, 2009 at 2:19 pm said:

Darkos87
I have the platinum already :D
Is easy.. :D


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+ jipmg on February 12th, 2009 at 2:22 pm said:

so were is the demo


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+ Carl-G on February 12th, 2009 at 2:33 pm said:

I love MotorStorm 2, well done guys ;)


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+ Kodros on February 12th, 2009 at 2:36 pm said:

This is really an incredible game with superb track design. It’s a very smart decision to release a new demo (with an awesome track) to remind people that this game is out since it most likely got buried under all of the releases last year.

Also, someone mentioned a custom soundtrack…I wasn’t aware you could use your own music.


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+ ADR143 on February 12th, 2009 at 2:48 pm said:

nice


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+ JoE5005 on February 12th, 2009 at 2:52 pm said:

Can we expect some DLC? I want some new tracks!


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+ Berae on February 12th, 2009 at 2:53 pm said:

I’m not playing it much but i love it, its a great racing game even if im not a fan of this kind of game lol i bought it anyway
btw the platinum is way too tough to get XD


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+ jimmy903 on February 12th, 2009 at 2:56 pm said:

I held off a few months before getting this game, once I did pick it up I felt kinda stupid for waiting. Pacific Rift is awesome.

If you have not played it yet download the demo, you are sure to like it.


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+ norm01 on February 12th, 2009 at 2:57 pm said:

@14 to David Bull, re: Platinum Trophy. I’m certainly working on it. :) I’m on the level 8 races and they are killing me at the moment, but I can’t wait to finish them. I’m waiting for the new patch though because I’m afraid of the corrupting game save data issue.. as it’s happened to me once.

@63 re: custom music. YES, you can play your own music off the in-game XMB. Make your own Playlist as well. I recommend adding Motley Crue’s “Kickstart my Heart”, “Wild side”, “Dr. Feelgood” for your vehicular onslaught listening pleasure. ;)


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+ remanutd5 on February 12th, 2009 at 2:57 pm said:

wheres the demo ??? im trying to convince two of my friends to get the game lol


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+ EmpireNO on February 12th, 2009 at 3:02 pm said:

Motorstorm PR is really a great game, I love it. I’ve played it alot since release, I got it day one. Best off-road racer ever. Awesome graphics and gameplay, now I’m just waiting for som dl content. Keep up the good work.


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+ saiyan92 on February 12th, 2009 at 3:18 pm said:

Strange, the PS Store update happened but the demo didnt show up.. Did something go wrong or are you guys planning on adding it later today?


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+ Dave18901 on February 12th, 2009 at 3:22 pm said:

the playstation store was updated but no demo, something happen?


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+ nintendohater16 on February 12th, 2009 at 3:33 pm said:

Is this any different from the one that we got in Qore?


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+ Ejsponge61 on February 12th, 2009 at 3:38 pm said:

glad there’s a second demo, but when will the actual game get a price drop (’cause i want it bad) and are you guys thinking of a 3rd game?


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+ ChainClutch on February 12th, 2009 at 3:39 pm said:

purchased my copy on day one since I loved the first one so badly, however I was very very disappointed with pacific rift, the game is beyond amazing and fun but once you get to rank 7 and after, it no longer becomes a game, just a pure frustrating thing to finish. I got all my 96 gold medals finally, Im not touching the game again until the patch comes out, I would spent countless hours restarting a rank 8 race to try and beat it.


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+ hareloco on February 12th, 2009 at 3:46 pm said:

This is a great game. I’m not into racing games, but this game I love.

In case most people don’t know it, demos that are released are seldom the same as the final game because the demos are usually created for an event (press, conference, etc — marketing) so they end up becoming a self-contained version of the game. That’s why it’s great that a 2nd demo was released which is more of a true “try before you buy” experience.


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+ punguy on February 12th, 2009 at 3:46 pm said:

a rea;lly fun game.i am still waiting foir the update u guys promised.


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+ KatanaKing on February 12th, 2009 at 3:50 pm said:

Why aren’t there any DLC avaliable for this installment of Motorstorm….there has been nothing yet, no new vehicles, no new skins………and the patch needs to hit soon too as the online is just terrible at the moment, it takes forever to find a match and when you do it’s filled with boost-glitchers. It’s like MS 1 all over again……shame really


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+ JoeDuke4 on February 12th, 2009 at 3:59 pm said:

This game is freakin awesome. GO BUY IT!


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+ n1n9tean on February 12th, 2009 at 4:13 pm said:

QUESTION FOR YA: Why, oh why did you guys remove motion controls from the MotorStorm series?!!! I was very excited to try the first demo for Pacific Rift. I booted it up with eager anticipation of off-road, motion controlled racing action only to be slapped in the face with disappointment! I VERY MUCH preferred the motion controls in MS1 to analog stick controls. So, I immediately lost interest in pacific Rift. It’s just beyond my understanding why you guy would remove something like that completely instead of just leaving it as an option which is by default turned off (since many people just can’t adjust to motion controls). Anyway, the day you patch it in, I’m there. Until then, I just don’t feel compelled to get the game.


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+ heatseeker on February 12th, 2009 at 4:18 pm said:

cool! but hey dave i know its not a big problem, but do you think you might think about releasing an update that previews the audio track in the audio options? lots would appreciate it! MOTORSTORM OWNS!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ TheMast0r on February 12th, 2009 at 4:27 pm said:

I hope the Evolution Studios didnt forget about the so called DLC that supposed to be delivered every week after Christmas.


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+ Cwalat on February 12th, 2009 at 4:31 pm said:

Although i’m happy for those who haven’t purchased the game yet, i kinda wonder why they don’t start releasing the dlc they promised.

It’s been what? 4 months?

Didn’t they promise “active DLC every month”?


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+ Hutif on February 12th, 2009 at 4:46 pm said:

I got the original with my PS3 80GB. The load times were way too slow and the race length was too long for the high difficulty. A little mistake and I’d loose the race, then I wouldn’t have the patience to start over. I’ll try the demo for this one, but I don’t see myself getting this one…


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+ Brunoide on February 12th, 2009 at 4:57 pm said:

wow thanks i really liked the first game and played the demo for motorstorm2 but since it was released in the midst of lbp and r2 i just didn’t have the money to get it


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+ IronChefWong on February 12th, 2009 at 5:08 pm said:

Yea I think this is needed since the first demo was rather lackluster. I loved the first Motorstorm so I was sold regardless of the demo.

This game deserves more recognition.


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+ gordonguy on February 12th, 2009 at 6:03 pm said:

rent this first. i loved the first one but this one falls short


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+ remanutd5 on February 12th, 2009 at 7:00 pm said:

motorstorm pr new demo ( Razorback track) should be in the new releases section as it is in the european store guys not just replacing the old one . thank you


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+ GGCAN on February 12th, 2009 at 7:22 pm said:

Thanks for the post Nigel, I really love this game.

If anyone is still debating getting the game, if you like racing games then don’t hesitate on purchasing this one.

I thought the first one was good, but this second entry is even better.


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+ Krelbonza on February 12th, 2009 at 7:31 pm said:

Thank you playstation for keeping up with the nice blogs. I haven’t yet had a chance to play this but it sounds like a pretty killer game. sounds like I found something to do this weekend!


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+ Gumbydunzeeto on February 12th, 2009 at 8:05 pm said:

My only honest complaint is that I *can’t stand* using the R2 trigger to accelerate, because the button just feels so flimsy. X for accelerate and square for brake just felt so natural.

Is there a way to change the control scheme to the more traditional style on a Dual Shock controller?


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+ jbancroft on February 12th, 2009 at 8:21 pm said:

We bought the original MotorStorm game and liked it a lot. My son played the original using the motion controls.
We rented the new game a while back and were really disappointed.
No motion control? C’mon.


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+ alaM0000 on February 12th, 2009 at 8:58 pm said:

SO You mean…there’s a 2nd demo so theirs 2 demos of Motorstorm Pacific Rift??? :D


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+ Strange__Brew on February 12th, 2009 at 9:51 pm said:

Did this demo replace the old one? ……. because I don’t see it anywhere yet.


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+ megaglowz on February 12th, 2009 at 10:15 pm said:

ok……so where is it?


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+ suedepup on February 12th, 2009 at 10:41 pm said:

The file size of the demo on PSN today is larger than the file size of the demo when it first came out. I assume it’s the one with new content.


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+ Kenshin71 on February 12th, 2009 at 10:49 pm said:

Severely underrated game IMO and I hope Sony do a bit of a relaunch and give the game the attention it belongs. One suggestion though, I would like to see some kind of tournament races added to MP ala Wipeout HD. I understand why it was changed for Pacific Rift but going back to the lobby after every race is a pain sometimes. At least add tournaments as an option please.


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+ seniorfrito on February 12th, 2009 at 11:07 pm said:

I’m not seeing this demo on the store today. Wonder what happened. I assumed when they said today, they meant…well…today.


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+ NeonReaver on February 12th, 2009 at 11:08 pm said:

I’m with others on here. What happened to this supposed new demo coming with yesterdays update?


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+ Gavi on February 12th, 2009 at 11:54 pm said:

I still haven’t gotten around to picking this game up which is a suprise because I was ther day one for MotorStorm and loved it both offline and online. I’ve heard great things about the sequel, but I’m actually waiting for the DLC to be announced. I’ll be sure to try out this new demo, I’ve downloaded it already from the EU store, don’t worry Evolution Studios, you’ll get my money, but please talk more about DLC.


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