Published on September 7th, 2020 | by Adrian Gunning
RIDE 4 ANNOUNCED FOR PLAYSTATION 5 AND XBOX SERIES X
Milestone have announced that RIDE 4, the latest chapter of its beloved franchise dedicated to all two-wheel lovers, will be available on PlayStation®5 and Xbox Series X on January 21st, 2021. Players purchasing the PlayStation®4 version of the game, will be able download the PS5™ version at no extra cost until April 30th, 2021, including all DLCs already purchased. While players purchasing the Xbox One version of the game, will be able to automatically download the Xbox Series X version of the game at no additional cost thanks to the Smart Delivery feature.
Both next gen consoles’ specifications are incredibly inviting for a racing franchise like RIDE, where players expect to experience the excitement of riding a 200 HP bike in fast paced and adrenaline-filled races all over the world. Players will be now able to experience a smoother and shining gameplay, at 60FPS with a resolution up to 4K. That means they will enjoy their beloved bikes with the highest quality for shaders and textures, with a never seen before level of detail both for bikes and environments. Also, their riding experience will be extremely more precise, satisfying and natural. Thanks to the extra power of next gen consoles, all races both online and offline will be now even more compelling, with 20 riders competing for the victory!
On PS5™ RIDE 4 fans will experience the power of the PS5 DualSense advanced haptic feedback, to let players feel their vehicles’ vibrations just like when they ride it on the streets. Gas and brakes’ levers will have their own resistance to transmit the same feeling of their real-life counterparts. Thanks to the new SSD, loading times will be significantly reduced. That means shorter waiting time before any race, but also a better gameplay experience during races. That is because it will enable a much faster streaming of textures, allowing us to better immerse players into our environments while they speed at 300 km/h.
In RIDE 4, Milestone partnered with two of the most iconic brands of the two-wheel world, Yamaha Motor and Bridgestone. Yamaha Motor, Milestone’s main partner for RIDE4, will be also featured on the Steelbook of the boxed RIDE 4 Special Edition, dedicated to the iconic Yamaha R1 2020 that will also allow access to 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 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” motorcycle 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 soon 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.