It's amazing how "alpha" for some PlayStation developers is better than "finished" for others. Perhaps it's just indicative of the talent within Sony's first-party.
Speaking at a London event this week, Evolution's Matt Southern revealed that realising the game's outrageous vision hasn't been easy.
"We're really pushing the PlayStation 3 as hard as we can. It's really all gearing towards trying to create moments that'll stay in the memory forever, combining really epic events and unique locations with the physics and the emergent system that's always sat underneath driving the MotorStorm series, so that players can experience moments that no racing game - or perhaps any game of any genre - has been able to offer before.
"So explosive action, as many particles and as much large scale destruction as we can possibly squeeze out of the machine in stereoscopic 3D is really what we're aiming for.
"We're squeezing absolutely everything we can out of the machine in ways that at the start of the project we didn't think would be achievable."
Don't write this one off folks. It's a shoe-in for best arcade racer of the year, possibly generation. Hyperbole? Maybe. But this game really, really is phenomenal. It deserves way more attention than it's getting.