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MotorStorm RC Driving to PS Vita for FREE, Courtesy of Scion

David Winding's Avatar + Posted by David Winding on Mar 05, 2012 // Director of Network Advertising, SCEA

Back in November, we revealed that Evolution Studios was working on a new title, MotorStorm RC, which would be released in the US as a downloadable game for both the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation Vita.

The game received critical praise when it launched in the UK two weeks ago. We think you’ll agree that the wait was worth it, as we are pleased to not only announce that the PS3 version will be available beginning tomorrow separately for $9.99 ($7.49 for PlayStation Plus subscribers), but to also let you know that the PS Vita version of MotorStorm RC will also be available as a free download thanks to our partners at Scion.

MSRC Title Screen

That’s right—for a limited time, the complete Vita MotorStorm RC game is available for download absolutely free – no additional purchases necessary! Not only that, but you’ll be able to drive a custom RC version of Scion’s iQ which is exclusive to the PS Vita version of the game. And be sure to check out the plethora of downloadable content which will become available for purchase for both versions of the game tomorrow.

MotorStorm RC features 16 unique tracks spread across four extreme environments, including the dusty desert mesas of Monument Valley, the dangerous jungles of a Pacific Island, the icy tundra at the Arctic Edge, and the apocalyptic ruins of a destroyed urban city. Players can conquer these environments in powerful radio-controlled vehicles, with hundreds of uniquely customized models to collect in 8 distinct categories: Buggies, Superminis, Rally Cars, Muscle Cars, Racing Trucks, Supercars, Big Rigs and Monster Trucks.

Visit the PlayStation Store on PS Vita tomorrow afternoon (Pacific time) to download your free game. And after you’ve taken the RC iQ for a spin in the virtual MotorStorm world, you can always check out this new vehicle in the “real world” at a Scion dealer near you. Enjoy!

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+ fredrikselvig on March 5th, 2012 at 7:04 am said:

Will it only be free in the US store, or Europe too?


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    + Jamie Brayshaw on March 5th, 2012 at 1:36 pm said:

    Scion have sponsored the free download for a limited time in the US Store.

    In Europe you can get both the PS3 and PSVita versions for £4.79/€5.99 as per the “pay once get both” offer.


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+ BlindsideDork on March 5th, 2012 at 7:06 am said:

FREE VITA game?!?!?!


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    + Jamie Brayshaw on March 5th, 2012 at 1:37 pm said:

    Yes, for Vita it’s free courtesy of Scion! :-)


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+ Trioptical on March 5th, 2012 at 7:06 am said:

Nice, most anticipated Vita game is now free? Guess I can get both versions now. Yay!


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    + Jamie Brayshaw on March 5th, 2012 at 1:43 pm said:

    You’ll get the Vita version for free; The PS3 version is $9.99 ($7.49 with your Plus discount).

    Nice avatar! :-)


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+ duke301 on March 5th, 2012 at 7:06 am said:

Free game, now who can say no to that? Thanks a lot guys. This was one that I was planning on buying too !


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    + Jamie Brayshaw on March 5th, 2012 at 1:51 pm said:

    Thanks duke! We really hope you enjoy the game. :-)


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+ remanutd5 on March 5th, 2012 at 7:06 am said:

wow Scion must be paying lots of royalties for the game to be free on the vita lol , anyways i wanted to help you evolution and since im a motorstorm junkie i will be getting both versions , man Motorstorm Arctic Edge head to head online multiplayer races with ps vita online capabilities could have been a tremendous success
RC LUNATICS UNITE !!!!


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    + Jamie Brayshaw on March 5th, 2012 at 1:52 pm said:

    Always good to see your comments remanutd5, thanks for your support. RC LUNATICS UNITE!! :-D


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+ David2Crazy on March 5th, 2012 at 7:07 am said:

So if you want to play it across both platforms you still need to pay the $9.99 (or $7.49 for + members), but if you only want to play the Vita version then it’s completely free. And this is for North America only right?


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    + Jamie Brayshaw on March 5th, 2012 at 1:54 pm said:

    That’s right. :-)


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+ Jawmuncher on March 5th, 2012 at 7:08 am said:

AWESOME!


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+ bharken on March 5th, 2012 at 7:08 am said:

WOW! Awesome! Thanks for this Scion! Coolnessity!


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    + Jamie Brayshaw on March 5th, 2012 at 1:56 pm said:

    “Coolnessity” is a new one on me, but I quite like it… :-)


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+ Spandella on March 5th, 2012 at 7:09 am said:

Who needs the game? I drive a REAL Scion. Over 165,000 miles on dizbich, and she’s still goin’ strong!


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+ Blade133 on March 5th, 2012 at 7:09 am said:

Why, how, and what’s the catch?


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    + Jamie Brayshaw on March 5th, 2012 at 1:58 pm said:

    No catches – everything you need to know is there to read in the blog. :-)


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+ NHDrumline17 on March 5th, 2012 at 7:09 am said:

so what happens when it’s not free anymore, will it be pay once get both like it is in Europe?


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+ swisstylez on March 5th, 2012 at 7:10 am said:

now that just made may day :) Thanks Scion


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    + Jamie Brayshaw on March 5th, 2012 at 2:02 pm said:

    Have a great day, and have an even better one tomorrow with MotorStorm RC at your fingertips! ;-)


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+ BloodiedWraith on March 5th, 2012 at 7:10 am said:

This is awesome news. Sony you’ve made the launch of the Vita absolutely perfect. The bundle packages with PS3 games and Vita games at a discount, the cross platform support, just everything. Keep up the great work!


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    + Jamie Brayshaw on March 5th, 2012 at 2:03 pm said:

    The PSVita is a #gamechanger – enjoy MotorStorm RC!


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+ bharken on March 5th, 2012 at 7:10 am said:

Will get both version, price is not bad at all. :) Thanks again for making it free for my Vita. :D


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+ DKShadow on March 5th, 2012 at 7:11 am said:

Are you kidding me? Can users in Europe please opt to wait an extra two weeks to get stuff for free like the US? Second this time happened; the last time US waited an extra couple weeks and got whatever game it was cheaper than Europe.. even though the originally announced full price was already cheaper than Europe. The differential treatment of your costumers is really starting to get annoying.


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    + Jamie Brayshaw on March 5th, 2012 at 2:15 pm said:

    Where possible release dates and pricing are aligned between all countries. This isn’t always possible, however, and I can understand that it’s frustrating when you’re not able to advantage of an offer like this, but I hope you’ll agree that you’re getting great value in Europe with MotorStorm RC for £4.79/€5.99 and “pay once get both”.


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+ brownkidd on March 5th, 2012 at 7:11 am said:

Do we still get the PS3 version for downloading the Vita version? Also, will there be any actual online racing? Or just lines? I got the 3G model in hopes of experiencing online gaming comparable to what I’m used to on a console, but it seems to just be leaderboard competition in most games.


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    + Jamie Brayshaw on March 5th, 2012 at 2:22 pm said:

    You get the PSVita version for free as part of the Scion offer: The PS3 version is $9.99 ($7.49 to PlayStation Plus subscribers).

    The online racing in MotorStorm RC is entirely based around the Pitwall and the competitive play that it provides. It can be every but as heart-pounding as the wheel-to-wheel competitive racing it sounds like you’re used to, but you’ll have to see for yourself just how well the Pitwall keeps up the same level of excitement for you.

    From my experience, the challenges, the rival racing arrows and the live leaderboards are a perfect fit for the game. They make it feel alive and exciting, all the time. You’ll be able to get a good taste of it in the trial on PS3 or dive into the full-game on PSVita for free if you take advantage of the Scion offer.


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+ joaryche on March 5th, 2012 at 7:11 am said:

cool..just got my vita yesterday (of all days to have psn downtime)….i am happy for the free game to try it out
thanks sony and scion


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+ BlindsideDork on March 5th, 2012 at 7:11 am said:

“visit tomorrow afternoon (Pacific Time)”

What time is afternoon? 3:01pm EST?


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+ smthng on March 5th, 2012 at 7:11 am said:

That’s made of awesome! I’ve been looking forward to this ever since I heard about it. I appreciate the free Vita version, but I’ll be paying up for the PS3 version as well. Thx!


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    + Jamie Brayshaw on March 5th, 2012 at 2:24 pm said:

    That’s really great to hear – thanks for your support! :-)


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+ BigBadLanTerN on March 5th, 2012 at 7:12 am said:

Such great news. Thank you Scion!


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+ polo155 on March 5th, 2012 at 7:12 am said:

will the game share the same game data… i will grab the free version though for my vita…… thanks Scion


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    + Jamie Brayshaw on March 5th, 2012 at 2:33 pm said:

    If you have the full-game on both consoles your progress will be constantly synchronized between the two.


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+ David1516 on March 5th, 2012 at 7:12 am said:

Just picked up my Vita this weekend, and i get a free game SWEET!!
Cant wait for unit 13 the demo is awsome!


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+ Elvick_ on March 5th, 2012 at 7:14 am said:

Wow, thanks :D


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+ matcarfer on March 5th, 2012 at 7:16 am said:

If I buy PS3 MotorStorm RC Driving, will I get Vita version for free in the future? Thanks.


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    + Jamie Brayshaw on March 5th, 2012 at 9:34 pm said:

    Rest assured that no matter when you purchase the PS3 version of MotorStorm RC, you will be entitled to the VITA version for free. We will discuss further details when the Scion giveaway ends.


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+ YagamiShinji on March 5th, 2012 at 7:17 am said:

Wait… people who pay for Playstation Plus won’t even get the game for free on PS3?
That’s unfair, Sony.


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    + Jamie Brayshaw on March 5th, 2012 at 2:35 pm said:

    The Scion offer is only for PSVita. PS Plus gets a discount on the full-game price ($7.49) which is still great value, if I do say so myself. :-)


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+ Deontay07 on March 5th, 2012 at 7:18 am said:

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!
Got a VITA BRO? I DO:)


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    + Jamie Brayshaw on March 5th, 2012 at 2:37 pm said:

    Yeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!! I DO. :-)

    Make sure to pick up MotorSorm RC for your Vita for free tomorrow afternoon! ;-)


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+ Taylor_With_Hat on March 5th, 2012 at 7:19 am said:

SCION! TC!


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+ andremal on March 5th, 2012 at 7:21 am said:

Awesome! Thanks Sony, Evolution and Scion! Great to see a Plus Discount on the PS3 version as well. I’ll be getting both!


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    + Jamie Brayshaw on March 5th, 2012 at 2:54 pm said:

    Thank YOU! Enjoy MotorStorm RC! :-)


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+ xsonarisx on March 5th, 2012 at 7:22 am said:

GREAT NEWS! Thanks Scion + PS!


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+ Jaded_Dragon on March 5th, 2012 at 7:22 am said:

Anyone know what the NA size on RC’s is? I was cheap and only have the 4gb memory card right now…


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    + Jamie Brayshaw on March 5th, 2012 at 2:56 pm said:

    If I remember correctly it’s approx. ~700MB.


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+ DaMann22 on March 5th, 2012 at 7:23 am said:

Thanks Scion and Sony. Now I will definitely get both ps3 and vita versions. And now my money will go to mutant blobs attack.


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+ MrBeatdown on March 5th, 2012 at 7:23 am said:

So, just to be clear, if I buy the PS3 version tomorrow, I still get the Vita version for free as well, right? Even though I don’t have a Vita, and likely won’t for the next few months, the Vita version will be waiting for me in my download list as long as I buy the PS3 version, right?


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    + Jamie Brayshaw on March 5th, 2012 at 9:38 pm said:

    You can be sure that no matter when you purchase the PS3 version of MotorStorm RC, you will be entitled to the VITA version for free whether or not you take up the Scion offer. Further details on this will come when the Scion giveaway ends.


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+ xjordan93 on March 5th, 2012 at 7:25 am said:

i love you


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+ BigDaddyCrunch on March 5th, 2012 at 7:26 am said:

Sony is getting off to an extremely good start in the U.S. If not in terms of overall sales, then at least in terms of delivering the goods. Awesome device — Great game lineup — Growing list of apps — and now Freebies! With this will come improving adoption and sales.


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    + Jamie Brayshaw on March 5th, 2012 at 9:40 pm said:

    It is a #gamechanger after all, thanks for your comment! :-)


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+ Lord_Rinja on March 5th, 2012 at 7:27 am said:

This is just plain awesome, epic and BA. Thank you Sony and Scion for the free download. I will be sure to pick it up tomorrow :-)


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+ Starwarsgeek76 on March 5th, 2012 at 7:27 am said:

right on tampon!!!!!


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+ ggttr44 on March 5th, 2012 at 7:28 am said:

OMG thanks Scion and Sony!!! :)


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+ FaustsHausUK on March 5th, 2012 at 7:28 am said:

When games are this good, I will happily have anyone’s logo slapped in front of me. Thanks, Scion/PlayStation!


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+ dragonmagician on March 5th, 2012 at 7:33 am said:

Is the “deal” available in Canada as well?? Please say yes…


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    + David Winding on March 5th, 2012 at 8:27 am said:

    OK… Yes it is.


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+ krae_man on March 5th, 2012 at 7:35 am said:

Yes please answer the Canada question.

It matters for the Vita version.


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+ krae_man on March 5th, 2012 at 7:35 am said:

But considering Rag Doll Kung Fu wasn’t I’m not holding my breath.


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+ Nukdollars on March 5th, 2012 at 7:35 am said:

Free game for the Vita!!!

Sweet!!!!


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+ Hellman on March 5th, 2012 at 7:36 am said:

SWEETNESS! THANKS SCION!


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+ Teflon02 on March 5th, 2012 at 7:36 am said:

To everyone who believes there is a catch. Let me drop alittle knowledge. THIS happened before, with Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fist of Plastic a while back. WITH NO CATCH. It is a promotional thing, for Rag Doll the promotion was for SPRINT, and npw them. That’s all, people gotta stop being negative, plus in the article it kinda says theres not a catch.
Question David:
So this is NA, or just US, because last time this happened it was US only. Please say it’s Canada too


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    + Jamie Brayshaw on March 5th, 2012 at 9:44 pm said:

    Thanks for sharing your perspective. :-) You CAN take up the Scion giveaway of MotorStorm RC in Canada too!


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+ enoir_me_plz on March 5th, 2012 at 7:37 am said:

Wow. Nothing better then FREE!


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+ CrusaderForever on March 5th, 2012 at 7:39 am said:

Thanks Scion!!! This is great news as I was going to buy it anyway! Also, being PS+ member was going to get this awesome game for only $7.49! Great deal if I want it on my PS3.

Also, there were some questions a few days back about downloading the PSP Sega Genesis Collection from the PS Store to your PS3 and then copying it over to your Vita. I took the $15.99 plunge this weekend and tried this and I can say it works great! I have been playing Phantasy Star II on my Vita for 2 days now!


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+ Poozilla024 on March 5th, 2012 at 7:40 am said:

Thanks Scion and Sony.Even though we listen to endless complaints about Sony on here its always good to see they look out for us unlike the competition how many free junkbox games came out this week? 0.Not to mention the other blog post a while ago about Dust514 being free play.Frickin sweet! Well keep up the good work guys!


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+ snakeeyes211 on March 5th, 2012 at 7:41 am said:

Do you know how many megabytes is motorstorm RC going to be?


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    + Jamie Brayshaw on March 5th, 2012 at 9:46 pm said:

    600MB – 700MB, depending on which version you are downloading.


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+ MarkakaJin on March 5th, 2012 at 7:42 am said:

I said before that I needed a racing game for my VITA and Ridge Racer would be the one but this is unexpected. Thanks to Sony and Scion for this!


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+ creid8 on March 5th, 2012 at 7:43 am said:

How limited a time are we talking? Want to make sure I get my Vita before they start charging for this.


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