Glancing is a feature seen in MotorStorm: Pacific Rift, MotorStorm: Arctic Edge and MotorStorm: Apocalypse. It serves as a warning that another driver is coming up fast behind the player. Glancing only occurs when driving a Bike or ATV. The player's character quickly looks over their shoulder in the direction that the vehicle approaching the player is coming from.
Glancing is likely implemented only when riding Bikes or ATVs because of speed and strength being their main weaknesses, so the player's character makes it aware that there is a vehicle coming so that the player can make adequate adjustments to avoid being wrecked. Glancing does not affect driving in any way whatsoever.
- If a player moves his/her visual camera to the left/right, the driver's head will look in that direction for effect. Unlike standard glancing, any class can perform this form of manual glancing.