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MX vs. ATV is an American racing video game franchise developed by Rainbow Studios and published by THQ Nordic that focuses on off-road racing. The series was formerly published by THQ until its bankruptcy and liquidation. As the name suggests, the series' main focus is racing with motocross bikes and all-terrain vehicles, although other vehicles such as dune buggies and sport trucks were also featured in the games. Players can also fly airplanes and helicopters in some of the games.[1]

MX vs. ATV
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Genre(s)Racing
Developer(s)Rainbow Studios
Climax Racing
Publisher(s)Sony Computer Entertainment (2001–06)
THQ (2004–11)
THQ Nordic (2014–)
Platform(s)PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
First releaseATV Offroad Fury
February 5, 2001
Latest releaseMX vs. ATV All Out
March 27, 2018

On August 9, 2011, THQ announced that it would shut down THQ Digital Phoenix (which Rainbow Studios was known as at the time) as well as other game development studios and not "actively pursue further development" of the MX vs. ATV franchise in a company re-organization.[2][3]

In April 2013, Nordic Games acquired the franchise through the liquidation of THQ.[4] In December 2013, they announced a new title in the series, MX vs. ATV Supercross, due for release on September 9, 2014 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Windows, OS X and Linux which was pushed back to October 28, 2014 for fixes. The PlayStation 4 version of the game was released on October 27, 2015 as MX vs. ATV Supercross Encore with an Xbox One version due for release afterward.[5]

On September 14, 2017, THQ Nordic released a trailer for a new title in the series, MX vs. ATV All Out, which was released on March 27, 2018.

GamesEdit

Year Game Platform(s)
PS2 Xbox PC PSP NDS Wii PS3 X360 PS4 XOne
2001 ATV Offroad Fury Yes No No No No No No No No No
2002 ATV Offroad Fury 2 Yes No No No No No No No No No
2004 MX Unleashed Yes Yes No No No No No No No No
2004 ATV Offroad Fury 3 Yes No No Yes No No No No No No
2005 MX vs. ATV Unleashed Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
2006 ATV Offroad Fury 4 Yes No No Yes No No No No No No
2007 MX vs. ATV Untamed Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
2009 MX vs. ATV Reflex No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No
2011 MX vs. ATV Alive No No No No No No Yes Yes No No
2014 MX vs. ATV Supercross No No Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
2018 MX vs. ATV All Out No No Yes No No No No No Yes Yes

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "MX vs. ATV Unleashed On GameVortex.com". Psillustrated.com. Retrieved 2012-08-16.
  2. ^ McWhertor, Michael (August 9, 2011). "THQ Cuts 200 Jobs, MX vs. ATV Series, de Blob Studio and More". Kotaku. Retrieved August 9, 2011.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Richard (August 9, 2011). "THQ 'not to actively pursue further development' of MX vs ATV franchise". Joystiq. Retrieved August 9, 2011.
  4. ^ "The future of Darksiders, Red Faction and THQ's other IP at Nordic Games". Polygon. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  5. ^ Goldfarb, Andrew (December 20, 2013). "MX vs ATV Supercross Coming in 2014". IGN. Retrieved December 23, 2013.

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