Sony is not letting up on its foray into the 3D gaming space. There’s only a handful of games currently available on the PlayStation Network that can be played in 3D. Very few people out there have purchased a 3D television that can experience these games. As we wait for 3D to take further hold on the industry, Sony is bringing another 3D game to PSN in the form of MotorStorm 3D Rift.
MotorStorm 3D Rift will be available tomorrow (August 24, 2010) on PSN for $9.99. 3D Rift isn’t so much a full featured PSN game as it is a sample of what 3D gaming can do for racing games. 3D Rift comes with ten tracks taken from MotorStorm: Pacific Rift. Along with each stage comes 10 events that cater to each level. 3D Rift is solely a single-player experience. There is no versus mode, co-op or online multiplayer.
Even though 3D Rift’s greatest appeal is its obvious 3D functionality, gamers who don’t have a 3D television can still play the game in 2D. You can choose to look at it as a $10 expanded demo for MotorStorm: Pacific Rift.
I think Sony is using 3D Rift to get gamers used to the idea of MotorStorm: Apocalypse. Sony has been demonstrating Apocalypse in 3D in the majority of gaming events over the past few months. If Sony can hook us now, they have a guaranteed sale for MotorStorm: Apocalypse in February 2011.