Sony has decided to postpone the release of MotorStorm Apocalypse in the UK, out of respect for the victims of the tragic Japanese earthquake and tsunami. This news follows yesterday’s delay of the game in the affected region.
A company spokesperson confirmed to MCV that “Although we have shipped the game into the channel last week, given that we are able to do so, we have chosen to postpone the launch in the UK. In the meantime we will continue to monitor the situation very closely.”
Another spokesperson added: “We are shocked and saddened to see the impact of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and our thoughts are with all those affected, including our colleagues within the Sony family, living and working throughout Japan.
“We are very conscious of the parallels between these events and the underlying theme in MotorStorm and are doing everything we can to be as sensitive as possible to the situation. Although the game itself is already in distribution, we are ceasing any further shipments and removing as much of the marketing materials as possible.”