The makers of the officially-licensed Moto GP and MX GP video games are coming up with an all-new racing game featuring more than 100 real motorcycles from various manufacturers. Developed by Milestone and published by Bandai Namco, the game is named 'Ride'. It will be released in Spring 2015 for Playstation 4 and 3, Xbox One and 360 and also for Windows PC.
Ride will offer the gamers, motorcycles in four different categories: Superbikes, Supersports, Naked and Historical. The virtual motorcycles will offer their real-life specifications, with several options for customizing their engines, transmissions, brakes, suspension, wheels and paint scheme. The developers are slowly revealing some of the motorcycles to be featured in the game on its official Youtube page. Till now, Milestone has announced the Ducati 1199 Superleggera, KTM 1190 RC8R, Kawasaki Z1000 and the Yamaha FZ-09.
The game will feature 15 different tracks including traditional racing circuits, urban street courses and scenic tracks in the countryside. Ride will also offer several different game modes: World Tour, Single Race, Championship, Time Trial, Track Day Challenge, Drag Race and Endurance. As Ride is a simulator-style racing game, the developers are trying to make it as real as possible, programming artificial intelligence and physics.
“With RIDE, Milestone has captured the quintessential motorcycle racing experience, with a huge selection of bikes, tracks and customization,” says Chris Gilbert, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Bandai Namco Games America Inc. “With so much content, coupled with true-to-life racing simulation, motorcycle fans will finally have the next-gen racer they’ve been waiting for, and gamers of all stripes can experience the adrenaline rush of the redline.”
The final game won’t be released for another few months but those in Las Vegas this weekend can sample the game at Sony’s Playstation event, Dec. 6-7 at the Sands Expo and Conventional Centre.