Italian developer Milestone have given a first glimpse of Ride 4, the latest game in their homegrown motorbike sim series. The game has been announced that it will be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on 8th October 2020.
First announced at the end of 2019, there was little information about the game apart from that it was coming at some point. Now that’s changed, as Milestone have shown us some in-engine footage and revealed details of what the game will offer.
Ride 4 aims to build upon the last game in the series, taking its visual styles on current gen systems even further by taking the original CAD files and 3D scans of real bikes to recreate all of the bikes in the game.
Taking those bikes to the races, you’ll find a new Endurance mode, which allows Milestone to show off the new dynamic lighting and weather conditions featured in the game, as well as adding in pit stops for tyres and fuel management.
That will no doubt feature within the overhauled career mode, where you can chart your own path through a selection of local and international leagues, a sort of Forza Motorsport for bikes, basically. The game will tap into some of the technologies developed for Milestones other franchises, such as Neural Network AI to try and make your opponents more competitive, and dedicated servers for when you head online.
Ride 4 also sees Milestone kick off a partnership with Yamaha Motor and Bridgestone. It’s not entirely clear how that partnership will feature in game, but it is possible to expect some themed challenges.
We will have to wait to see how Ride 4 feels, back at the end of 2018, we sat down and playing Ride 3 at EGX, have a look HERE for our thoughts.