GameZone recently got the chance to have a little Q&A session with some members of Evolution Studios and there’s a couple of interesting bits of info that were revealed.
MotorStorm supports online voice chat via Bluetooth or USB headsets. Great for those people who like trash talking during games. I bet Henning has some tasty insults ready to be unleashed on unsuspecting opponents. 😮
North American MotorStorm owners will not be able to play against other players from different regions, which is a bit of a disappointment. Maybe they will make it possible at a later date? Although there is a night time mode, the vehicles won’t have active headlights which is a shame. As for the audio, check this out:
We have 7.1 audio via HDMI as well as Dolby Digital support. We also have a technology we refer to as â€œLive-Fiâ€ that presents all of the music tracks in the front end of the game as live versions. These have been cleared with the original artist and you canâ€™t get them in this format from anywhere else.
So you can listen to the likes of Nirvana, Slipknot, Queens of the Stone Age, Wolfmother, Primal Scream and the Reverand Horton Heat, in full 7.1 if you have it. The sooner we can listen to our own tracks in-game the better. 😐
Wondering about the online side of things? Not a lot is revealed apart form this:
MotorStorm online uses a lobby-based system where the players look through all the games currently online and choose the one that best suits them. We do have a ranking system, but unlike previous ranking systems you may have seen, we base ours on the playerâ€™s current form rather than their total experience. This means that it isnâ€™t just a case of putting in the hours to top the rankings, youâ€™ll need to race well consistently.
Finally, MotorStorm is definitely running in 720p and not 1080p so make of that what you will.