New MotorStorm Demo Live
Missed the first MotorStorm: Pacific Rift demo? Well, Sony has heard you, as they have made available a new demo for the racing sequel that offers both single and multiplayer modes.
The demo features the Razorback track, chosen by the veterans from the game’s forums as their favorite from the 16 tracks included in the game. You will be able to race alone or against the AI, or challenge your friend in 2-player split-screen. There are three different race classes – bike, buggy and monster truck – all of which are available in the demo.
The PS3-exclusive racer is now available in stores.
Develop Industry Awards Winners Announced
The fifth annual Develop Industry Excellence Awards was held to honor the visionaries behind the greatest games in the gaming industry. Voted for by an independent panel of industry experts, this year’s winners include Motorstorm (PS3), Crush (PSP), Crackdown (Xbox 360) and many other titles. In all, there were 17 different companies and individuals claiming the 18 awards.
Evolution Studio’s PS3-exclusive racer and Zoe Mode’s Crush picked up the best new IP awards, while Traveller’s Tales picked up best indie developer and best use of a license for Lego Star Wars II. Test Drive Unlimited by Eden Games picked up the best use of online award, while Rare’s Viva Pinata grabbed the award for visual arts. Other winners include Sega, Ubisoft, NCSoft and many more. Below is the full winners list:
New Console IP
MotorStorm (Evolution/SCEE External Development)
New Handheld IP
Crush (Zoe Mode)
Best Use of a Licence
Lego Star Wars II (Traveller’s Tales)
Rare (Viva Pinata)
Real Time Worlds (Crackdown)
Best Use of Online
Eden Studios (Test Drive Unlimited)
Services & Outsourcing
New UK Studio