The “Play, Create, Share” series of games have been a main focus for Sony as they look to bring unparalleled levels of customisation and unique forms of interaction to Playstation 3 users.
ModNation Racers is to be the racing title in this line of games, allowing users to make their own characters, vehicles and courses with a complete set of user tools packaged in with the game itself. Today more details about this upcoming title have been released.
The game designer, Mat Thomas, has explained that the game would be finding a balance between being a true racing experience and allowing the user enough free thought to use weapons and attack other racers. The game is aiming to have enough depth as a racer itself, with a sophisticated enough physics engine to appease the racing purist, as well as having enough fun and action to win over those who like their “kart” titles.
Those wanting to see if they have got the balance right won’t have to wait too long. A European beta of the PS3 exclusive will be going live in early 2010.