Motorstorm is still cranking along as one of the PlayStation 3's better racing games, and a new update available today in Europe will make things even better by adding rumble support. Of course, we still have to wait until next year to actually get our DualShock 3s, but with the Ratchet and Clank Future disc including the PS3 1.94 firmware update that adds rumble support, I wouldn't be surprised if we saw a healthy market for import controllers.
What else does the Motorstorm update add?
Added vibration support for DUALSHOCK 3 controller with adjustable sensitivity settings.Grid order has been randomised for first race in any online lobby.Finishing positions in your last race now determine your starting grid position in the next race within the same online lobby.On-screen indicator has been added to show whether voice comms are issuing from TV or headset – As before, please press and hold L1 (R1 if using control scheme 'B') to toggle headset output through TV or Headset.Sensitivity Settings for SIXAXIS™ Motion Sensor control have been added.'Gloating Index' has been added to the Stats card – The Gloating index gives guidance as to a racer's online prowess. It takes into account the number of people you’ve beaten in each race and the number of people that have beaten you. Use the gloating index to spot the players to beat in each race! Try and rank your Gloating Index up to the perfect '10'!Several causes for an occasional snagging issue which would destroy vehicles on suspension impact have been addressed.Further fixes to prevent the occasional statistics reset issue have been applied.Fixed an occasional issue with inaccuracies in Eliminator finishing results.Fixed an issue where winners leaving Eliminator before race completed could cause issues for other players in lobby.
Quite an extensive update, and I'm glad to see the game continue to have strong support. With games getting updated with rumble support, and new games being released that already include rumble, the wait for the DualShock 3 just got a little longer.
I'm not seeing the update yet in America, but I'm hoping we get it very soon.