In the wake the of tragedy and natural diasters that have plagued the East, at least one more games' release date has been postponed indefinitely in Japan.
Sony's Motorstorm: Apocalypse, a racing game due on March 17 was delayed indefinitely. Motorstorm: Apocalypse is set in an earthquake ravaged city with other natural diasters occuring while players race around it. This is the second territory the game was postponed in, as it was also delayed in New Zealand after the earthquake occuring there.
The release of the Motorstorm: Apocalypse in other territories is being discussed. Speaking to GameSpot UK this morning, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe said, "[The game's release is] under discussion at the moment. We'll get back to you when we know more."
The last thing those affected by the disasters are likely thinking about is video games, but it's obvious developers are attempting to be respectful and are trying to cancel or delay games with apocalyptic or disaster themes.
Honestly, it could be too little too late, as one may wonder why developers make games with these themes if they are going to pull them only when a disaster occurs near the release date. It is this contributor’s opinion that if it’s disrespectful now, it will be disrespectful later to the survivors.