In addition to the current-gen systems, Ride 4 is going next-gen on the 21st January 2021
Milestone has today announced that Ride 4 will be available as a free upgrade for next-gen consoles, including any purchased DLC, through Smart Delivery on Xbox and through a time-limited free upgrade on PS5 (until 30th April 2021).
Gameplay on next-gen consoles will run at a solid 60 fps, with up-to 4K resolution.
It’s not just frames and resolution, though. New higher quality shaders, textures and lighting will bring increased quality and visual fidelity, too.
Loading times will also be reduced by the new SSD and IO improvements, meaning less time waiting for races to start, as well as improved asset streaming during races which will increase the quality of textures in-game.
But wait, that’s not all!
In a first for the series, and thanks to the power of next-gen consoles, both offline and online multiplayer races will support up to 20 riders on the track.
On PS5, Ride 4 will take advantage of the new haptic triggers on the DualSense controller to emulate the feel of resistance of the throttle and brakes.
Digital pre-orders open today: 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.