MotorStorm Arctic Edge, co-developed for Sony Playstation 2 by Virtuos


MotorStorm Arctic Edge, co-developed for Sony Playstation 2 by Virtuos

Shanghai, October 20, 2009 – Today marked the release date of MotorStorm Arctic Edge, the latest installment in the blockbuster MotorStorm franchise. MotorStorm Arctic Edge was co-developed for the PlayStation 2 by Virtuos and Bigbig Studios.

The release of MotorStorm Arctic Edge marks the second PS2 game, and the sixth racing game to have been developed by Virtuos. MotorStorm Arctic Edge on PlayStation 2 adds split-screen  functionality to the PSP version, offering players the opportunity to challenge friends locally, with two-player split-screen racing.

MotorStorm Arctic Edge is the third game in the MotorStorm series, and stays true to the signature style developed in the original MotorStorm for PS3. To help capture the essence of the game’s rugged Alaskan environment, Virtuos formed a special development team including a Senior Art Director from France.

“MotorStorm Arctic Edge is a thrilling addition to the multi-million selling titles MotorStorm and MotorStorm® Pacific Rift,” said Scott A. Steinberg, Vice President, Product Marketing, SCEA. “The combination of treacherous terrain, unexpected avalanches and collapses, and cutting-edge artificial intelligence definitely leads to shockingly immersive gameplay for the PlayStation 2 player.”

About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PLAYSTATION®3, PlayStation®2, PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) and PlayStation®Network software and hardware in 99 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE also develops, publishes, markets and distributes entertainment software for these formats, and manages the third party licensing programs for the formats in these territories. Since the launch of PLAYSTATION 3 in November 2006, over 16.8 million units have been sold globally and continue to be sold at a record level. Maintaining its position as one of the most successful consumer electronic products in history, PlayStation 2 has sold over 137.7 million systems worldwide. Since its launch at the end of 2004, over 44.5 million PSPs have been sold globally, highlighting the importance of the portable entertainment market. With the huge increase in interest and accessibility of network applications and network gaming, over 13 million people have registered to PlayStation Network, the free-to-access interactive environment, and over 236 million items have been downloaded.


About Virtuos
Headquartered in Shanghai, Virtuos is one of the largest and most international providers of digital entertainment offshore production services, specializing in 3D Art and Co-development. Virtuos’ international management team includes game development experts from more than 10 nationalities and is led by Gilles Langourieux, former Founder and Managing Director of Ubisoft China Studios. Since its creation in late 2004, Virtuos has served 15 of the top 20 games publishers worldwide as well as renowned developers. 

More information about PlayStation products can be found at

Related news

Ubisoft Collaborating With Virtuos For The Switch Version Of Starlink: Battle For Atlas
Virtuos partnered with Rockstar Games to bring the enhanced version of L.A. Noire on Switch, Playstation 4, Xbox One and VR
Shanghai, China – November 2017 – Virtuos is very proud to have partnered with Rockstar Games to bring the enhanced version of L.A. Noire on Switch, Playstation 4 , Xbox One and VR.
Final Fantasy 12 Remaster Available On Steam
Shanghai, China – February 2018 – Virtuos is thrilled to announce that we have partnered with Square Enix to fully remaster Final Fantasy XII: the Zodiac Age , providing a second life for the 2006 PS2 title on PC.
Shanghai, China - December 30, 2017 - With the holiday season approaching, Virtuos ends 2017 on a high note!
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, first of the AAA console titles remastered by Virtuos releasing in 2017, reach an excellent 87% on Metacritic
Shanghai, China – September 10th 2017 We at Virtuos are proud to have had the opportunity to participate in the development of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, providing a second life for the Playstation 2 classic on the Playstation 4 console. After over a decade in waiting, Final Fantasy XII has been re-released by SQUARE ENIX in July with a richer, freshly polished visual experience. The graphical renovating process introduced high definition textures, post filters and lighting improvements via Physically Based Rendering to the already stunning style of series entry.
''Spot It! Duel '', a Dobble game Co-developed by Virtuos is available now on iOS and Android
Virtuos is thrilled to announce that Spot it! Duel-A Dobble Game released globally on iOS and Android. Co-developed by Virtuos and Asmodee Digital Spot it! Duel-A Dobble Gamel - brings the quick-paced, addictive symbol-matching fun of Asmodee’s record-selling tabletop card game, Dobble to mobile devices… For free!