MotorStorm: Apocalypse – UK Release Date Now Delayed

By Tina Chubb - Mar 16, 2011

A few days ago we brought you news that the MotorStorm: Apocalypse game’s release date had been delayed, due to the ongoing events in Japan following the recent earthquake. At the time we wrote the article (here), it only appeared to be the Japanese date affected.

However, according to a recent article by Andy Robinson at, Sony has since announced that the UK release date has also been delayed. The racing game was due to be released in the UK on March 17th, but has now been changed to “TBA.”

The MotorStorm: Apocalypse game places gamers in a post-apocalyptic city that has been rocked by natural disasters. Sony Computer Entertainment said that they are very conscious of the parallels between the recent events in Japan and the underlying theme of MotorStorm: Apocalypse.

Sony’s statement said that although they shipped the game into the channel last week, they have decided to postpone the UK launch and will continue to monitor the situation. They also went on to say that their thoughts are with all the people that have been affected by the earthquake and tsunami.

MotoroStorm: Apocalypse isn’t the only game that has been delayed either. The Yakua: Of the End game has also been postponed, as has the Marvel vs. Capcom 3 DLC. Meanwhile, publisher Irem has decided to cancel the Disaster Report 4 game altogether.

Do you hope that the MotorStorm: Apocalypse game is given another release date soon?

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  • Jack H

    I can see where Sony are coming from but if I'm honest very few people would actually compare the earthquake and resulting tsunami to the game. I thought oh yeah Motorstorm is coming out this week and isn't it horrific what's happening in Japan, not Motorstorm is horrific because of what's happening in Japan. I applaud Sony for the respect they've shown to the people of Japan and for all of the money they donated. But, to delay a game inevitably that's too far. At least announce a release date of a month's time when Japan could well be on the mend. At least, tell us that Motorstorm will be released ASAP. Make your Market feel like they haven't been screwed over

  • zack

    this is stupid for us in the uk the stuff that happens in other parts of the world is not our problem.
    people die all the time and you dont see fps games getting delayed so why delay a bloody racing game because natural events that happen all the time…..

  • Mark D

    I think that delaying the game in the UK is not fair. Most gamers are mature enough to know what is real and what is a game and although the recent events are serious postponing any game, especially when it is ready for retail, as 'indefinately' is not right.

    Mark – Hampshire- UK