The new MotorStorm will be ‘no ordinary sequel’ according to the creative director Paul Hollywood as he spoke about the game at the SCEE PlayStation Day press conference. The new game will be called Pacific Rift and will feature some “ultra-agressive AI” and plenty of attack maneouvres thrown in. Environments are being described as “a dangerous and unpredictable foe”.
The game has taken inspiration from the islan of Hawaii where Test Drive Unlimited for the Xbox 360 was set. Volcanoes, waterfalls and swamps will feature and the landscapes will offer great challenges to players. Shrubs will even stop your vehicle if it isn’t big enough to negotiate them! This is being described as ‘interactive vegetation’ and is certainly an innovative idea.
Sixteen tracks will feature with twenty vehicles in the races. Along with this is a new monster truck class which will feature hill climbs and normal races. Four-player split-screen racing will also feature with the usual online options included.
The sequel will be released this Christmas.