PQube and Milestone showcased the PlayStation Vita version of MXGP: The Official Motocross Videogame by revealing some brand-new details and releasing a gameplay trailer for the handheld edition of the adrenaline-filled game.

According to Milestone Game Director Alessandro Castrucci the PS Vita version of the game has been developed “simultaneously” with the one found on PlayStation 3, however he stressed that this isn’t a straight port, in fact it’s not a port at all.

“The PS Vita version of the game has been developed simultaneously with the PS3 one, although it isn’t a porting of the home console”

The reasoning behind building the two, unique, versions being built alongside one another seems to be tied to their control schemes, with the game having a heavy focus on the dual-thumbsticks that the two platforms share.

This approach allowed us to include all the contents such as lighting effects, physics and the styling of MXGP as well as the ability to play with a dual stick controller which allows the rider and the bike to be managed separately. Thanks to this feature you’ll be able to execute tricks such as Scrubs and Whips” 

Additionally the new gameplay trailer we are offered delivers a decent look at MXGP running on Vita, something that hasn’t been readily available up to this point.

MXGP: The Official Motocross Videogame will be available in the UK on March 28th 2014, on PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC.

Watch the trailer below:

  • Jonathan Harding-Rathbone

    I don’t understand why the sharing of thumbsticks means they’ve created two different versions? Or am I missing something? Either way MUD was great so this should be even better.

    • Brian Sharon

      The thumbsticks are why they’ve been developed “simultaneously”, in spite of the Vita version not being a port.

  • Lester Paredes

    I sure wish WRC4 would come out in NA. I guess WRC 3 didn’t do so hot… which leads me to believe that this won’t make it over either. Oh well. Maybe one day we’ll get a Gran Turismo for Vita, though I would prefer a Grid or Dirt game…