Developed by Evolution Studios, MotorStorm delivers visceral off-road racing, plunging players into a frenzied 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 gasoline-fuelled, horsepower spectacle where the only rule is to try and stay alive.
MotorStorm was released December 14, 2006 in Japan and on March 6th, 2007 in North America and Europe. MotoStorm is expected to sell alongside the PS3 starting March 23rd, 2007. The game feature single player and online play, but lacks a local multiplayer split-screen mode. MotorStorm has been well-received by critics, including an 8.9 rating from IGN, and a lower 7.9 rating from GameSpot.