MotorStorm Apocalypse
MotorStorm: Apocalypse Also Delayed in the US
Written Friday, March 18, 2011 By Richard Walker
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Having put MotorStorm: Apocalypse on hold in Europe and Japan following recent tragic events in Fukushima, Japan, Sony has also decided to impose the same delay upon the US.

MotorStorm: Apocalypse has therefore been pulled from its originally intended launch date of April 12th in the US, and Sony will provide more information on a new release date in the near future.

Watch this space...

[Via US PlayStation Blog]


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Comment #1 by Motino
Friday, March 18, 2011 @ 02:34:05 PM
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Really sucks, but totally understandable.

Probably would have made the same decision if I was them.

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Comment #2 by HiramJ
Friday, March 18, 2011 @ 02:34:05 PM
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I under stand Japan and all. But why the US & UK ? Just go head and release it enless there's a problem with the game we don't know about. all well, I guess that leaves more time LA Noire.

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Comment #3 by jackmoore
Friday, March 18, 2011 @ 02:44:28 PM
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makes sense. most people wouldn't take well to seeing ads and all that if Apocalypse is in the title.

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Friday, March 18, 2011 @ 02:47:01 PM
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I'm feeling sorry for the people in Japan, but I'm also feeling sorry for the gamers in the UK and the USA that have to wait so long until a great game like Motorstorm Apocalypse gets released. I'm happy that my country, Austria, didn't delay the game. It's a great and epic game that shouldn't be missed by any arcade racing fan.

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Comment #5 by wS IRapture
Friday, March 18, 2011 @ 03:51:18 PM
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Well i think it's the right thing to do

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Comment #6 by Mecha Buu
Friday, March 18, 2011 @ 04:15:33 PM
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Not going to argue. As long as Japan is okay after what happened, I can wait. Besides, this'll give me time if I can get my hands on Pacific Rift to play it.

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Comment #7 by Blessorship
Friday, March 18, 2011 @ 04:30:20 PM
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I wonder if that means my demo is delayed too.

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Comment #8 by Mr_Gestapo_Man
Friday, March 18, 2011 @ 04:53:14 PM
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Was it delayed because of the title? It will take years for Japan and Christchurch to recover so i'm sure the game will be out soon. At least it was axed like True Crime 3.

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Comment #9 by BlakeyBlake999
Friday, March 18, 2011 @ 04:59:51 PM
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My mate is playin this game now LOL

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Comment #10 by Intruder777
Friday, March 18, 2011 @ 05:00:32 PM
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Delayed for some countries,I too feel for the people of Japan and New it looks like months before the US gets their release,By then the leaderboards will be a joke, plenty of other games to buy...guess I'll skip this game

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Comment #11 by johnnyhotrocks
Friday, March 18, 2011 @ 05:07:28 PM
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shit i must be lucky i bought it in the uk --------- northern ireland about 4pm in tesco today.

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Comment #12 by celery distraction
Friday, March 18, 2011 @ 05:32:35 PM
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makes sense to me, north americans have friends and family who have been affected by the japanese tragedy. not everyones going to be exactly pumped to play a game thats supposed to be hypothetical but has some very real parallels right now.

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Comment #13 by Mr_Gestapo_Man
Friday, March 18, 2011 @ 06:19:44 PM
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Opps I meant wasn't in my above post.

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Comment #14 by MeganiX
Friday, March 18, 2011 @ 08:32:09 PM
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The game is released over here ^^

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Comment #15 by dementedlullaby
Friday, March 18, 2011 @ 08:39:38 PM
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@4 really. Not even comparable at all.

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Comment #16 by NTKrist
Friday, March 18, 2011 @ 08:45:40 PM
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It's in stores here in Iceland, which is weird as we're on the UK network and get the UK versions of games. Wonder if the network will work for it until the UK releases it...
Didn't buy it though, was at the store for a 2 for 1 deal on 2nd hand games :), got God of War III & Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood at a nice price.

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Comment #17 by readthemotto
Saturday, March 19, 2011 @ 02:10:14 AM
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a force of nature hits japan and they delay a game in the US UK and JAPAN coz it has apocalypse in the title but the rest of the world can get wot iz up with that then and it was made in the UK 2. makes no sence

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Comment #18 by eLefAdEr
Saturday, March 19, 2011 @ 03:23:11 AM
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@ 8 and 17: It's not just because of "Apocalypse" in the title -- it's because of the overall themes in the game. And because it's just a game, everyone should just chill and relax while Japan pulls itself back onto its feet.

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Comment #19 by Remodrumking
Saturday, March 19, 2011 @ 03:28:51 AM
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I applaud for having the decency to take somewhat of a financial hit for delaying the game, it shows real integrity. It'd be nice to see everyone who was thinking of buying the game donating the money they had for it to the japanese people.

Also, at the risk of getting flamed for this, just consider how insensitive it would've been for the game to have been released shortly after 9/11. Now i know theres not acts of terrorism in motorstorm but i'm fairly certain there are buildings crumbling down in it.
Just consider it.

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Comment #20 by shaunnn191
Saturday, March 19, 2011 @ 03:53:37 AM
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I hope they keep the servers open.

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Comment #21 by Gtamen
Saturday, March 19, 2011 @ 04:01:26 AM
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THATS FUCKING BULLSHIT!! i don't understand this.. it happend ok. its horrible yes but its a game ffs... its been a week ago.. time to move on?

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Comment #22 by Dazzler777
Saturday, March 19, 2011 @ 05:03:50 AM
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i work in a games shop in the uk and we got the game in thursday 17th march. the suppliers just sent it out to use. we knew it had been delayed but i presume it must just be held in warehouses somewhere. anyways played it last nite WOW!! love it :-)

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Comment #23 by MONKEY_NUKE
Saturday, March 19, 2011 @ 05:51:32 AM
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i know its respect and all but if your stoping your game being sold then stop everyone not just a couple of countries why should us and uk stop getting it, i dont think us and uk gamers are gunna have a massive break down when there playing it or even be offended.

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Comment #24 by BlearySpecs
Saturday, March 19, 2011 @ 08:30:24 AM
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This is silly. How does delaying a game have anything to do with respect? You've already made the game and it's not like the aftermath of this thing is going to go away in a few months. Sony doesn't have the balls to stand behind their product.

Anyways, assuming Portal 2 and L.A. Noire aren't going to be "delayed" Motorstorm: Apocalypse just dropped off my shopping list.

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Comment #25 by FatMachismo
Saturday, March 19, 2011 @ 09:40:36 AM
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Meh, I hated the demo anyway.

Although we've been told in the shop I work in that it's out on the 1st of april. Although I guess this will probably change now.

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Comment #26 by Remodrumking
Saturday, March 19, 2011 @ 12:04:44 PM
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@21 Are you freaking kidding me?! There's something wrong with you..

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Comment #27 by AlejandroM
Saturday, March 19, 2011 @ 01:12:55 PM
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So what difference will it make if it's released a month or two later?

The situation in Japan will still be recent; it's not like Japan will be back to how it was by summer. :|


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Comment #28 by FamousLastX
Saturday, March 19, 2011 @ 09:57:32 PM
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It's a game revolving around earthquakes which happen frequently around the world (although not to this magnitude, but you have to have assumed that it could have been controversial at anytime. The game is done and was already shipped to suppliers over in EU, so why not just realize it? If you're that concerned about the impact on Japan and trying to be sensitive, then realize it and donate a percentage of the profit to the relief effort, as opposed to waiting a few months (when as others have pointed out, the earthquake and tsunami will still be fresh enough in several peoples minds anyways) and keeping all the profit for yourselves. Just a thought.

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Comment #29 by STRANGEgenius
Sunday, March 20, 2011 @ 01:58:46 AM
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2 days ago i saw this game at the shops
surprised its already in AUS!

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Comment #30 by marlyT
Sunday, March 20, 2011 @ 08:58:21 PM
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I get it. Thousands have died. It's A Game. It will come out soon enough. Plenty of great games coming in the meantime. If you cop an attitude about it and boycott it, you are a fuckwad.

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Comment #31 by cmpunk
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 09:20:44 AM
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we got it all the same in holland.

dont know why though

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US May 03, 2011
Europe March 31, 2011

Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Players: 1
Online Players : 2-16
ESRB: Teen
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