Game developer Milestone has announced that Ride 4 will launch on next-gen consoles early next year.
Milestone revealed that the racing bike video game will be released on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X on January 21, 2021. Take note, there is a PS4 and Xbox One version, but they have the option to upgrade to the next-gen versions at no additional cost until April 30, 2021. It will include all DLCs already purchased. Xbox One version will be a bit different because if they have that version, they will be able to automatically download the Xbox Series X version at no additional cost thanks to the Smart Delivery system.
The game on next-gen version will have smoother and shining gameplay at 60FPS with a resolution up to 4K. This means it will have the highest quality for shaders and textures with high details for both bikes and environments. Thanks to the power of the next-gen consoles, all races both offline and online will be able to have 20 riders.
On the PS5, players can experience the power of the DualSense controllers with its haptic feedback. It will allow them to feel the vehicles’ vibrations just like riding one on the streets. Gas and brakes levers will have their own resistance to transmit the same feeling of their real-life counterparts. Loading times will be significantly reduced as well thanks to the new SSD>
Milestone partnered with two iconic brands: Yamaha Motor and Bridgestone. Yamaha Motor will also be featured on the Steelbook of the boxed Ride 4 Special Edition and will include the Season Pass.
Paolo Pavesio, Marketing and Motorsport Director, Yamaha Motor Europe commented: “with Milestone and RIDE 4 we have taken great steps not only towards our fans and customers but towards the motorcycle lovers as a whole. For us as a company it is important to nurture the passion and open our family to all those whose hearts rev together with ours, using on-line experience as an entry door to “real” motorcycles or either to stretch the off-line experience to moments when you have to stay at home. At the end, it is simply a different expression of the same emotion, therefore it is no coincidence that Yamaha is among the pioneers of the eSports world, injecting our signature racing DNA.
In this important year when we are celebrating 65th anniversary, we have chosen Milestone – a partner that shares our values and vision of innovation and adrenaline – in order to “bring the game to the next level” and proof that on one side we are proud of our heritage, but on the other we are looking forward to the next 65 years… at least! To be honest, I cannot wait to get a copy of RIDE 4 in my console…”.
“As a global leader in mobility solutions, Bridgestone has always embraced the spirit of the true riders, supporting them with its products and technology, whether they are travelling with their bike, enjoying a beautiful scenery or racing at 300 km/h on a track”, commented Nico Thuy, Head of Motorcycle Business at Bridgestone EMIA. “This partnership with Milestone and RIDE 4, gives us the opportunity to get even closer with this passionate community, letting them experience our vast portfolio of premium motorcycle tyres even when they are competing online or simply relaxing with a ride in the virtual world”.
Today also marks the beginning of RIDE 4 digital pre-orders: anyone who pre-orders the Standard Edition on PS4™ and Xbox One, will get a Bonus Pack with 2 iconic bikes, 5 new events and 1 additional achievement/trophy, while the Special Edition pre-order Bonus Pack will, contain 4 iconic bikes, 10 new events, 2 additional achievements/trophies and 3-days early access before launch. On Steam, the pre-order Bonus will guarantee a 10% discount on the game price, 2 iconic bikes, 5 new events and 1 additional achievement.
RIDE 4 will be released on October 8th, 2020 for PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Windows PC/STEAM and January 21st, 2021 for PlayStation®5 and Xbox Series X.