Published on April 14th, 2023 | by Admin
MILESTONE ANNOUNCES RIDE 5 THE VIRTUAL BIKERS’ PARADISE IS BACK FOR THE MOST AUTHENTIC RIDING SIMULATION
Milestone is pleased to announce RIDE 5, the new chapter of the two-wheel racing simulation videogame which has become the home for virtual bikers around the world. As the first Gen 9 only Milestone title, it will be available on PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, Steam, and Epic starting August 24.
Watch the announce trailer here.
Take what’s yours: a new career mode featuring a narrator and 10 rivals
For the first time in the series, virtual racing fans will enjoy a career mode featuring a narrator who will introduce events and guide players throughout their riding journey. A leaderboard will track progress through the four main racing bundles of the career, which will include various events to be completed to progress through your RIDE 5 career. To spice up the competition, RIDE 5 career mode will also feature ten rivals with their own personalities, backgrounds, and aesthetics. To reach the top of the leaderboard players will have to bear their opponents. The career structure is complete with a set of secondary challenges, offering over 200 playable events in RIDE 5.
Career apart, Endurance races now support in-race save and rewind features to grant more control and flexibility over the gaming session, while the single-race and time-trial game modes will be the perfect places to refine riding styles, get familiar with the different bike categories and push performance to the limit.
High-end technology will bring the game to blur with reality
Technological improvements will fully exploit the potential of Gen 9 consoles and top-range PC configurations, ensuring a new, stunning level of realism and lifelike experiences to deliver the most authentic and exciting riding simulation ever.
For the first time in the franchise, the Milan-based development team has implemented a Dynamic Weather System, which will calculate in real-time track and air temperature to generate a realistic weather change during races, adding a strategic dimension to the racing experience. The Sky System has been updated, moving from a 2D technology based on real photos to 3D volumetric clouds to ensure a more immersive visual result. Now players can see clouds changing shape and interacting with the lighting based on their density, creating breathtaking views. Technological improvements also affect the motorbike physics, which has been improved in every aspect, from the interaction between the rider and the bike to different lean-angle speeds for each bike category.
Split-screen and cross-play: who will brake last?
Bike culture knows no boundaries and with RIDE 5 bike lovers can unleash such passion through an enhanced multiplayer experience. Online, it will be possible to join cross-play lobbies both on console (PlayStation 5 vs Xbox Series X | S) and on PC (Steam vs Epic Games Store), and world leaderboards will push players to become the best rider they can be. Finally, strongly requested by the community, for the first time since RIDE 2 the Split-screen is back to let players challenge their friends, side by side on the couch.
Many customisation options for maximum longevity
Among the pillars in the design of RIDE 5 is the desire to allow players freedom as they experience their own journey into the bike world. The race creator game mode serves such purpose, it allows players to be the director of the competition and create unlimited scenarios customising their races and championship experience by choosing which types of bike categories to allow in the competition, selecting AI opponents and tracks, creating new liveries from scratch, and even deciding the scoring and rule system.
The reference point of two-wheel simulative racing games does not fall short even when it comes to approachability. An enhanced set of riding aids will ease the learning curve and help less experienced players get full control of their bike, thanks to assisted brakes, cornering, automatic steering and throttle, ideal trajectory, and many other parameters to master even the most difficult tracks.
Finally, with RIDE 5 players can express their creativity thanks to powerful editors to customise bikes, suits, and helmets. Players will be able to share their creations online, and across different platforms, to let everyone enjoy each other’s beautiful ideas.