For 2008, the rights to develop video games representing the MotoGP brand have been granted to a single publisher: Capcom. MotoGP '08 is available on the PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2 and Wii (simply called "MotoGP"). For the first time in recent years, MotoGP 08 includes the addition of playable 125cc and 250cc support classes. The Wii version of the game gives the player the option of using the Wii remote as a handlebar, adding some lifelike control realism to the title.
Last year's MotoGP '07 for the PlayStation 2 (published by Capcom) has a reputation for emphasis on simulation in contrast to the MotoGP titles published by THQ (for Xbox, Xbox 360, and Microsoft Windows), which have a reputation for arcade gameplay. MotoGP '08 is reported to balance these different styles and allow the player to configure an emphasis towards their desired gameplay.
Reviews of the game have been mixed; Metacritic's aggregate score is a 68 for the Xbox 360 version of MotoGP 08.