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MotorStorm: Pacific Rift Game Update 1 Now Live

Jed Ashforth's Avatar + Posted by Jed Ashforth on Feb 18, 2009 // Game Director, Evolution Studios

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Time to rev up your engines guys, because the MotorStorm: Pacific Rift Game Update 1 is finally here! More than just a patch, there’s a load of new features in there that will make your time playing MS: PR that little bit sweeter. Here’s a peek at a few of the major elements:

  • You can now back up your save data for later restoration to the User Account it was created under (on any PS3 system, so you shouldn’t ever need to lose your personal progress).
  • A ‘MotorStorm Helmet’ icon is now displayed on-screen during critical data saves. This is in addition to the HDD Access Indicator, which currently flashes while the game makes a critical save.
  • We’ve fixed an exploit that was recently found where pausing and unpausing during critical boosting would grant you an extra second or so of boost. Repeated over and over people have been able to shave seconds off the top leaderboard times. Seems like a lot of work for someone just to cheat at a leaderboard time, but it’s all fixed now. Anyone who has used this exploit please be warned – we’ll be clearing down your times off the leaderboards shortly.
  • We’ve made the online rankings easier to understand, and made the whole Online experience even smoother and easier.
  • You can be confident that Photos taken in Photo Mode will now look their best, because we’ve tuned the graphics up a notch in this mode.

There’s plenty of other stuff in there too, so make sure to grab the new patch next time you take the game online (don’t worry, you’ll be prompted!).

To give you an idea of the sort of great action shots you can take, we’ve included our examples here. Think you can do better? Get posting those snaps at VIP.MotorStorm.com and prove it! For those of you new to the delights of virtual photography, there’s a great tutorial to get you started here.

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Game Update 2 is also on the way soon, which has some very cool new content in it, especially if you have a bit of a penchant for collecting cool stuff, or if you’re the type of person who enjoys PS3 Trophies and the like. I’ll say no more for now, and leave that one hanging there…

Keep on MotorStorming!

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+ tenuous on February 18th, 2009 at 11:58 am said:

Nice to see an update keep up the progress on this excellent game.


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+ heatseeker on February 18th, 2009 at 12:17 pm said:

ARGH I WISH THIS CAME OUT LAST WEEK!!! MY DATA GOT CORRUPTED AND I LOST MY 100% COMPLETE FESTIVAL!! I WAS SO MAD!


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+ penetration1 on February 18th, 2009 at 1:22 pm said:

can you make the game easier…
i cant get gold on rank 7 and 8


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+ Gr00v3r06 on February 18th, 2009 at 1:34 pm said:

Wow I didn’t know about some of these problems. I guess I should consider myself lucky that my save is ok. Glad these got fixed.


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+ skynidas on February 18th, 2009 at 1:47 pm said:

Really looking forward to that update 2, keep up the good work guys!


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+ babybluedb on February 18th, 2009 at 3:38 pm said:

awesome i may just pick up this game when i get a little extra cash and after i pick up KZ2 keep up the great work


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+ SuperSonic1305 on February 18th, 2009 at 3:47 pm said:

I’m guessing that Update 2 will have Home unlockables.


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+ remanutd5 on February 18th, 2009 at 3:49 pm said:

hey thats a very good idea supersonic1305


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+ Sehlat on February 19th, 2009 at 4:52 am said:

Any hope for some 1080 support for people with 480/1080 only TVs?

More details @ http://1080ps3.com

Thanks


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+ MysteryM on February 19th, 2009 at 5:32 am said:

I normally play online with just friends, the room is locked down so that only us play. It would be great if:

1. We could have some bot cars racing with us. If we are racing 1v1 its a bit empty.

2. Why can’t we play split screen online? Gears of War, halo etc etc all have online splitscreen on the 360 and its a real missing feature. We currently have to take turns at the same ps3 and its taking the shine off an otherwise great game.


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+ ChainClutch on February 19th, 2009 at 5:46 am said:

Excellent, thank you thank you! going to update my now!. I just Evo would have adjusted the insanely! intense! difficulty of the rank 8 races. I finally got all gold on all ranks, but it took me FOREVER to get all gold in the rank 8 races to the point were it was pure frustration and not fun.


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+ BugattiEBveyron on February 21st, 2009 at 1:07 pm said:

I can’t understand why people are complaining about hard trophies. I can imagine beating all the developer times is hard, but about everything else will come sooner or later even without superb skill. Online ranks aren’t that hard to reach, because you only lose percentage when you finish last or quit. Hardware trophies should be removed from all games (2-controller trophies are OK, though). For example, Burnout Paradise has a trophy, that you can get only by having the PS Eye. This prevents me from getting the platinum from BP.

P.S. Before you call any trophies hard, get the platinum trophy from WipEout HD.


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+ Next-Gen-Gamer on February 21st, 2009 at 1:48 pm said:

I don’t know about anyone else but I have NEVER, not one single time, gotten the online to work with this game. I try every time I play it, which is about 2 times per week and it always says there was an error communicating with the server. It’s so frustrating!


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+ GatorChik1450 on February 22nd, 2009 at 2:58 pm said:

To #63 next-Gen-Gamer I know someone else who has had this problem as well and has even tried a new disc and it didnt work.

Anyways, why is it that the opponents names no longer show up above their vehicles while play online? I really liked knowing who i was passing, crashing, etc. Just wondering.


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+ wormyapple on February 24th, 2009 at 10:51 pm said:

Tapping L3 twice in a row toggles names of other players.


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