From Press Release:
Milan, May 14th, 2020 – Milestone is pleased to announce today RIDE 4, the latest chapter of its beloved franchise dedicated to all two-wheel lovers, that will be released on October 8, 2020 for PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Windows PC/STEAM. The RIDE franchise launched five years ago and it quickly became a reference point for gamers all over the world looking for a realistic and authentic bike simulation.
RIDE 4 features a cutting-edge level of visual fidelity, bringing authenticity to the most iconic motorcycles, and a unique gameplay experience, with a completely renewed Career mode, that brings the player into fast-paced challenges all over the world and culminate with ultimate Championships with the most powerful Sportbikes, including a brand-new Endurance mode, the hardest challenge that only the best virtual riders can face. This new game mode allowed Milestone to boost the level of realism and authenticity with dynamic lighting and weather conditions, and Pit Stops for tires and fuel management. When the competition gets tough, strategy becomes crucial to succeed!
A VISUAL MASTERPIECE. All bike models in RIDE 4 have been created from the ground up using the most advanced technologies and the original CAD and 3D scans of real models, to bring to life authentic and lifelike replicas of the most iconic motorcycles, even the rarest and most exclusive ones. Every single bike detail has been carefully reproduced as in their real-life counterparts. Even the cockpit is a perfect reproduction of the real thing, both in terms of design and dynamic elements. The data on the dashboard changes in real-time, speed, temperature, traction control…even the oil bottle vibrates according to the movements of the bike! RIDE 4 is an act of love made by bike enthusiasts for bike enthusiasts.
On track, Laser and Drone scanning enable a never seen before level of accuracy in reproducing the most beloved and iconic tracks, an adrenaline-filled journey all over the world!
A NEW PATH TO GLORY. RIDE 4 introduces a new Career mode that lets players control their progression toward success from the very beginning. Players will be free to choose how to structure their journey from local to international leagues. Every decision they take will affect their career path, giving access to special events, races and challenges for a unique gaming experience! And to make it even more unique, players can access several tools to create their distinctive bike and riding apparel and to customize many mechanical parts of their bike.
Reaching to top in RIDE 4 is not an easy journey, the competition gets tougher thanks to the proprietary technology A.N.N.A., an acronym for Artificial Neural Network Agent, a revolutionary Artificial Intelligence based on neural networks enables an incredible level of challenge for players, with cleverer and faster opponents.
The Multiplayer mode now features dedicated servers that make the gameplay incredibly smooth and gratifying, to let players focus on what really matters: victory!
In RIDE 4, Milestone partnered with two of the most iconic brands of the two-wheel world, Yamaha Motor and Bridgestone. “When we launched the RIDE franchise our main goal was to create a unique IP for all two-wheel lovers; today – five years later – the astonishing realism of its visuals, the depth of its gameplay and the great partners we’re working with, confirm we’ve worked in the right direction to create the ultimate two-wheel racing experience”, said Luisa Bixio, CEO of Milestone.
Yamaha Motor, Milestone’s main partner for RIDE4, is an iconic and historical motorcycle brand with great heritage and history of glory in competition; its key values – innovation, excitement, confidence, emotion and close ties with customers – mirror perfectly Milestone’s vision in building RIDE 4, where players from all over the world will experience authentic and breathtaking competitions.
Paolo Pavesio, Marketing and Motorsport Director, Yamaha Motor Europe commented “racing and adrenaline have been part of Yamaha DNA since our foundation, 65 years ago. This is why it has been almost natural to partner up with one of the biggest names of the global motorcycling gaming industry – Milestone. We strive to give excitement and emotions to our customers and to all motorcycle lovers, always staying close to what “revs” them inside. With Milestone and RIDE4 we also innovate our approach, reaching out to new fans, that have a shared passion for motorcycle – be in the virtual or the physical world, the love is one and we welcome these riders to our family. Being among the pioneers for the rising eSports world (with Trastevere73 as official Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP rider) we bring our involvement in gaming to the next level with RIDE4 and the variety of unique activities planned on and off-line for the following year”
“As a global mobility leader with a large portfolio of premium products and solutions including premium motorcycle tyres, we saw fit to make our debut in the virtual world by partnering with Milestone, a proven leader in two wheel simulation games” – commented Nico Thuy, Head of Motorcycle Business at Bridgestone EMIA. “We are always looking for fresh ways to engage our customers and interact with the riding community, while also showcasing the quality of our products. Being present in RIDE 4 represents a one of a kind opportunity to do just that”.
RIDE 4 will be released on October 8, 2020 for PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Windows PC/STEAM.