Former Bizarre Creation design manager Gareth Wilson thinks that the next generation of console will be the "savior" of the racing genre.
Evolution Studios dev Matt Southern admitted that MotorStorm Apocalypse's commercial failure would have spelled the end of the offtrack racer series - not to mention the closure of the studio - and commended Sony for sticking with the series.
The Disney Interactive owned Black Rock Studios is now officially closed down confirms former director Nick Baynes. Three new studios have already formed.
Cancelled projects at Black Rock included a sequel to Pure, and to Split/Second. Some claimed Disney 'mishandled' the Brighton studio by outsourcing.
Analysts think Disney's closer of UK-based Black Rock is influenced by their perception that families are moving away from console gaming and embracing social networking and casual gaming such as Facebook.
Brighton-based Black Rock Studios are set to shut their doors after Disney decides the developer is no longer feasible. Their latest project wasn't greenlit.
Earlier this year a workforce pruning left only 40 developers at the UK studio, of which two new studios sprung to life in their wake. Farewell Black Rock.