MotorStorm: Apocalypse – Release Date Delayed

By Posted 20 Mar 2011, 21:21

Evolution Studios’ upcoming adrenaline-fuelled racer Motorstorm: Apocalypse has been held back from release in various countries. Due to the current disasters in Japan and New Zealand, the game is being held indefinately.

The news comes from the Playstation Blog and says that the game’s release date will be held back until an update is given on the matter. The decision to prevent the release has come about due to the huge disasters in Japan and New Zealand recently, and it is assumed that once the areas are safer a new release date will be announced.

Many gamers are saddened by the news but equally sympathetic to the victims of the disasters, many have stated on the Blog that people will need to let time pass before a destructive game such as this comes out. Others are more dissapointed and feel that the game will not cause any controversy or upset and so should have kept its original release date March 12.

Whatever your views is you can’t deny that it is a massive sign of respect, Japanese and New Zealand victims and are aware of the content in their games. We will keep you posted as we hear more details on the matter.

Do you think that delaying the game’s release was the correct decision?

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  • Matt

    respect that maybe true but how can they be like that about a racing game yet activision can wank out call of duty modern warefare yet we have our boys and girls died or dieing out there in Iraq, Afghanistan and probably about to piss of Libya too

  • kev

    I agree with matts comments above, I am saddened by what has happened to both Japan and Newzeland.
    But this is only a game, It should be released to sell and maybe some of the money that is made from the sales of the game can be donated to both countries.

    • musiceel

      This is another case of Political Correctness gone mad, it is patronising in the extreme and in essence says that people do not know the difference between a game and real life! If this decision is justified then as stated above why not delay or cancel release of any "shooting" game where people are killed? It is happening everyday after all and maybe out of respect for those killed we shouldn't play games portraying such things? I understand Sony/Evolution's concern about the tabloids etc. making accusations of insensitivity and there would doubtless even be idiots (unaware of the development cycle of modern games) who would say they'd brought the game out to capitalise on the events in Japan but to take such comments seriously and act to avoid them plays into the hands of such small minded people. If the release had gone ahead as planned I'm sure all the fuss would soon be forgotten and ultimately a far better way of showing support and genuine concern would have been to make a donation from each sale to give some practical help rather than just make hollow gestures. Such an approach would have served everyone far better without having to give way to the sort of people likely to have criticised them in the first place!

  • pray

    better yet, just don't release it. It will always remind people there is a disaster everywhere by either man made or nature.

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