Milestone has just announced that they have a brand new game in the works for home console and PC called Ride. It’s a motorcycle racing game that goes beyond the restricted confines of a race track, and enables players to explore the limits of more than 100 different bikes across a variety of different race courses.
And by race courses, I mean country roads, city streets and historic circuits from around the globe. The 100 bikes are separated into four distinct categories, including historical, superbikes, supersports and naked.
As noted on Videogamer.com, the game will focus heavily on customizable bikes and riders, so players will have a feeling of individuality as they take to the road. You can get a slight glimpse at what Milestone has in store with the pretty much no-nothingness teaser trailer below.
RIDE IS OUT NOW! Order your copy at: https://www.pqube.co.uk/ride/#purchase RIDE IS AVAILABLE IN STORE AND DIGITAL For those who want a sneak-peek of the game is available for PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Steam, the RIDE DEMO. RIDE has been developed by Milestone studios in Italy. It is available on PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, Windows PC®, Steam.
See, I tried to tell, it’s a no-nothingness teaser trailer.
Even still, there is a part of me kind of excited to see what comes out of Ride. It’s not often that we get games that take a non-traditional approach to certain simulation-oriented gaming genres. A smattering of variety across a smorgasbord of content could be the very thing the motorcycle racing genre needs to give it a shot in the arm within the consumer market. Of course, that’s assuming that a game like Ride isn’t deeply overshadowed by something like Darkseas Games’ Road Redemption (which is currently available in Early Access, by the way).
Milestone’s director of marketing and sales Marco Micallef commented about the news, saying…
“It is with great pleasure that we are able to publically announce our first proprietary IP: RIDE,” … “Milestone has worked hard over the last few years to get to the position we are in today, where we can compete with the major companies in the international gaming scene on an equal footing. This was made possible with the help of the licensed games we develop and distribute worldwide.”
I really want to see some gameplay footage before I jump on the hype-train. This seems like a cool concept and a nice breakaway from the typical MotoGP scene; but yeah, I’m going to withhold judgment until a gameplay trailer arrives.