Ride 4 is returning, with new features and reworked career mode.
Revised features include:
- Dynamic lighting and weather
- Pit stops for tyre and fuel management
- Endurance mode
- Authentic and lifelike bike models
- Laser and drone scanned circuits for accuracy
New and improved bike models have been crafted using the CAD and 3D scans of the real models, allowing the developers to attain highly authentic and lifelike representations of the two-wheeled crotch rockets. Detailing extends right down to the cockpits, with fully working gauges and instrument clusters.
Career mode will now offer more freedom in the challenges and events you take on, so you can structure your own path. Depending on your chosen path, different special events, races and challenges will be made available to you.
Endurance races, new to the series, will allow you to enter the pits for tyre changes, introducing a level of strategic planning to your races. It’s in endurance races where the new dynamic weather system will most often come into play, too. Planning for and reacting to adverse weather will make the difference between glorious victory and crushing defeat.
Customisation looks set for a big improvement, as you are able to design and customise your rider’s outfit, as well as designing a livery for your bike and customising many mechanical parts, too.
Borrowing the learning AI from MotoGP, A.N.N.A will be used for the AI in Ride 4. As seen in MotoGP 20, while not perfect, it’s a continually evolving and improving system that is far more exciting to race against than the traditional AI that hugs the racing line.
Multiplayer, though we have yet to receive firm details of any changes or features, is still set to be improved, thanks to the implementation of Dedicated Servers.
“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.
Ride 4 is returning on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC (Steam) on October 8th 2020.