PS3 exclusive Motorstorm: Pacific Rift (2008) and its portable PSP brethen Arctic Edge (2009) are closing down their servers come 1st October, Sony has announced.
PSP games MotorStorm: Arctic Edge, Everybody's Tennis and Super Collapse were all temporarily removed from the PlayStation Store because they were vulnerable to an exploit that allowed a homebrew-enabling program called Half-Byte Loader to run on Vita.
Sony's pulled another vulnerable PSP game, Super Collapse, from the PlayStation Store. It allowed an unauthorised program to run homebrew software on PlayStation Vita.
Two PSP games pulled from PlayStation Store earlier this year after they were used by hackers to run an exploit on the Vita have gone back on sale.
PSP games Everybody's Tennis and MotorStorm Arctic Edge have been "suspended" from sale on PlayStation Network, Sony has confirmed to Eurogamer.
MotorStorm: Arctic Edge is not a pretty game - and not just because, like its big console cousins, it's concerned with rough-and-tumble racing through perilous terrain in angry, roaring machines.
No, MotorStorm's PSP debut simply isn't very good looking. Vehicles are boxy, their deformation patterns strangely triangular, details a tad smudgy. This is partly due to the game being developed simultaneously for the PS2, but mostly it's because developer Bigbig - a subsidiary of MotorStorm creator Evolution - has made a very wise design decision.
Wipeout's handheld outings could get away with both glossy good looks and ferocious gameplay because their slick, focused racing takes place on narrow, linear tracks. MotorStorm's blend of multi-vehicle mayhem, played out across sprawling open-air courses, criss-crossed by dozens of different routes all with their own surface dynamics, is a beast of a different stripe. That's a lot of dynamic variables to juggle on diminished processing power. Something had to give.
Brolly in my pocket.
Eight-player offroad for PSP.
Sony has announced a trio of big-name titles coming to PSP.