I used to think that only Nintendo and the Wii U was on the receiving end of being ostracized by the publishers and ousted from the inner circles of the publishers’ platform ring. However, it appears as if Nintendo’s little console won’t be sitting in the outsider’s circle all by its lonesome, because the Xbox One is quickly catching up as the console to be treated like a pariah by some publishers… namely, Bandai Namco and the upcoming MotoGP 14 outing.
The company just sent out a press notice that they have a new teaser trailer available and the game is being prepped and primed for release beginning November 4th on the Xbox 360, PS3, PC, PS Vita and PS4. Yep, that’s right… no Wii U… no Xbox One. Apparently Bandai Namco doesn’t like $500 consoles that sport welfare resolutions… although I’m not really sure what the deal is with the Wii U.
You can check out the teaser trailer below.
I have to admit, over the years MotoGP really seems to have lost its luster. A lot of what made the game great just seems lost these days on a series that doesn’t really know what it wants to be. The little I played of MotoGP 13 just didn’t seem all that great compared to the old games from THQ. The physics were extremely wonky and inconsistent, and the graphics weren’t even all that great.
However, maybe with a bit of a refocus on the core mechanics and better physics stability the latest entry in the long running series will get back to the roots and provide gamers with something a bit more substantial.
As mentioned in the press release…
“Developed by Milestone s.r.l., one of the most recognized racing videogame developers and publishers, MotoGP14 will feature more than 100 available riders, all the official manufacturers, all racing classes and 18 tracks in a brand new racing chapter based on the Official MotoGP World Championship.”
It’s weird but I have to say that I’m far more excited for games like Bears Can’t Drift, Drift Stage and Super World Karts than I am for MotoGP 14. But maybe Bandai Namco will change some minds and turn some heads like a Friday night out at Five Guys Burgers & Fries when they release some more press assets, eh?
Anyway, you can look for Bandai Namco’s latest racer to drop for everything but the Ouya, Wii U and Xbox One (also known as the Xbox One-80 and the Xbox 720p) starting November 4th. You can learn more about the game by paying a visit to the game’s official website.