Dust off your PlayStation 3, racing fans: today is the final day players can log into MotorStorm Apocalypse. Tomorrow, the servers will be switched off forever.
UPDATE 1/4/15 8.55am: Sony has released the previously-leaked MotorStorm buggy DLC for DriveClub today as a special April Fools' Day present (but don't worry, this actually is real).
The developers of PlayStation franchises LittleBigPlanet and MotorStorm have both teased new things ahead of Sony's PlayStation event on 20th February.
UPDATE: Sony has confirmed that you can play games downloaded under the new PS Plus scheme for as long as you subscribe.
Matt Southern, Evolution Studios group game director, has revealed his fear that the troubled launch and subsequent commercial failure of MotorStorm Apocalypse "might be the end" of the Sony-owned developer.
Around a dozen PlayStation 3 and PSP games will be unavailable online in Europe this Sunday between 5am and midday, Sony has warned.
PlayStation 3 exclusive racing game MotorStorm: Apocalypse has been updated with a raft of new features.
A mode editor has been added, which lets you create your own modes then play them in multiplayer.
You can also share customised vehicles, and upload designs to MotorStorm.com. Your mates can download them from there and use them in their own games.
Mega games publisher EA reckons 3D gaming isn't worth its time or effort.
It's a quiet week for the PlayStation Store. Sony's Welcome Back offer has ended and the company has now caught up with the backlog left by the PSN downtime.
There are no new PS3 or PSP games to download, but a few decent dollops of DLC.
A day after its launch on Xbox 360, PS3 owners can now investigate Rockstar's final L.A. Noire episode. The Reefer Madness vice case pits Cole Phelps against a city-wide dope ring and is free for those who own the Rockstar Pass.
Upcoming PlayStation 3 exclusive first-person shooter Resistance 3 comes with three demos, the BBFC has revealed.
A 16-player multiplayer demo of PlayStation 3 exclusive race MotorStorm: Apocalypse launches with the EU PlayStation Store update today.
Evolution Studios' PlayStation 3-exclusive racing game MotorStorm: Apocalypse has been upgraded to improve online play.
PS3-exclusive racing game MotorStorm: Apocalypse won't get a Japanese release - Sony has cancelled the game's launch.
MotorStorm: Apocalypse developer Evolution Studios has recounted the PlayStation 3 exclusive's troubled launch following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan.
Last month Sony postponed the UK launch of MotorStorm: Apocalypse just days before it was due to go on sale.
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe noted the unfortunate similarities between Apocalypse's fictional setting and the tragic events of March.
The PlayStation Store has been redesigned. A bit.
There are new sections you'll notice when you tootle down the virtual aisles today. There's a top-level Demos category; a Franchises section to group all content by, say, Call of Duty; a Charts section for the most popular forms of all Store content; easier to find Themes and Avatars; and a more organised PlayStation Plus area.
Those changes are presented with a new cosmetic flourish.
Blockbuster shooter Crysis 2 leads the UK all-formats chart for a second week.
Earlier this month we invited you to design a car for MotorStorm Apocalypse, which would then be built into the game and distributed over the PlayStation Network by the game's developer, Evolution Studios.
Sony has confirmed to Eurogamer the new MotorStorm: Apocalypse release date of next Thursday, 31st March.
The PS3 racing game was delayed following the earthquake and resulting tsunami that devastated Japan.
MotorStorm: Apocalypse stages races around an earthquake-ravaged cityscape based on San Francisco. Sony was "very conscious of the parallels" between the Evolution-developed game and the events in Japan and announced a last-minute MotorStorm: Apocalypse delay.
All online pre-orders of MotorStorm Apocalypse on GAME and Gamestation have been cancelled as the shop "rapidly" adjusts to Sony's last minute delay, Eurogamer can reveal.
HMV customers, Eurogamer has been told, retain their pre-orders but won't receive MotorStorm Apocalypse this Friday - they'll be informed of a new date when there is one.
Crucially, you will not be able to buy MotorStorm Apocalypse at either GAME, Gamestation or HMV on Friday.
Sony has postponed the UK launch of MotorStorm: Apocalypse following last week's devastating earthquake.
Many believe stereoscopic 3D TVs are too expensive and having to wear glasses to use the tech is a pain – but Sony reckons 3D "could become the norm" in just a few short years.
Sony has delayed the Japanese launch of action racing game MotorStorm: Apocalypse following last week's devastating earthquake.
Apocalypse, by UK studio Evolution, sees players drive around a San Francisco-inspired fictional US city as it is ravaged by an earthquake.
MotorStorm was due for release in Japan on 17th March. It is now listed as TBA, according to Andriasang.
Sony has cancelled a number of games in development at its UK first-party developers and made an undisclosed number of people redundant.
Projects at Sony London, Sony Liverpool and Evolution Studios have been axed.
"It has been decided that production on a small number of projects within London Studio, Studio Liverpool, and Evolution Studios will be streamlined or closed due to a portfolio review and project prioritisation," Sony said in a statement issued this afternoon.
The PlayStation Store has been refreshed but will be taken down for maintenance at 4.05pm UK time today.
It won't be up and running again until 3am tomorrow morning.
Nevertheless, those fast enough have access to a single-player MotorStorm Apocalypse demo. Eurogamer's MotorStorm Apocalypse review was published this morning, the racing game scoring 8/10. "It works because it's not subtle. Not much about Apocalypse is, from the crushing orchestral dubstep soundtrack, through the astounding visual assault of bounding cars, flying masonry, landslides, dust clouds, twisters and moody, filtered light, to its sheer breakneck speed," judged Oli Welsh.
OTT PlayStation 3 racer MotorStorm: Apocalypse hoons into European stores from 16th March, developer Evolution Studios has confirmed.
Sony's PlayStation 3 exclusive arcade racer MotorStorm Apocalypse will launch spring 2011, games director Matt Southern revealed on the EU PlayStation Blog. A demo will release some time next year.
Over 50 stereoscopic 3D-enabled PlayStation 3 games are in the works, Sony's revealed.
3D games don't crumble under immense CPU hunger: that's "bollocks", MotorStorm maker Matt Southern has said.
The developer behind stereoscopic 3D-enabled racer MotorStorm: Apocalypse has insisted gamers who own a flashy 3DTV will not benefit from an unfair advantage.
Sony has proclaimed the benefits of 3D gaming to its hardcore fans, saying it provides a "competitive edge".
Sony has made a big song and dance about supporting 3D during its E3 press conference and said which titles will offer it on PS3.
Headliners include Killzone 3 - an extended demo of which was shown in stereoscopic 3D for everyone in the audience at the conference - and Gran Turismo 5, LittleBigPlanet 2 and MotorStorm: Apocalypse.
The rumoured Sly Raccoon Collection is another 3D-supporting title, and consists of HD updates of the excellent PS2 platform games.
MotorStorm: Apocalypse game director Matt Southern has told Eurogamer that his initial reaction when he heard about the similarities between his game and Black Rock's Split/Second was to hold the course.
Sony has officially unveiled the third game in the MotorStorm series, which takes place during the apocalyptic disintegration of an unnamed American city.
MotorStorm: Apocalypse will be a PlayStation 3 exclusive and is due out in early 2011. "So we're just saying 2011. Probably first quarter 2011," game director Matt Southern told Eurogamer while we were doing a massive hands-on preview of the game.
Apocalypse takes place in a city smacked about by earthquakes, into which three characters have been thrown for a 48-hour-long MotorStorm festival. You'll get to play as each of them over the 6-8 hour campaign - the Rookie, the Survivor and the Veteran.