We would happily have put our house on it, but confirmation is now here – Milestone Studios are getting ready to push out the most realistic MotoGP experience yet, as MotoGP 21 prepares to warm up its engines for release on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch and PC. And there’s even a fully confirmed release date to bring the hype even more.
After releasing a MotoGP offering every year since the dawn of time, Milestone Studios and Dorna Sports are teaming up to launch the next chapter in the two-wheeled racing simulator on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch and PC come April 22nd 2021. And if you have ever delved into the series in the past, you’ll know what to expect here – it’s just that Milestone are hoping to push it out on all new levels.
So, featuring the 2021 Official Season and enriched by the power of next generation consoles, MotoGP 21 should well be able to change gear and move at full speed ahead, providing gamers across all formats the chance to take in an experience without precedents.
MotoGP 21 will features a brand-new progressive and strategic Managerial Career mode, some of the smartest and advanced Neural AI to date, and real-life gameplay improvements which will enhance the simulation vibes and feeling of immersion. Yep, that’s right, MotoGP 21 should feel more real than ever before, all in hope that it captures that true MotoGP experience.
This will mean that the new edition of the Managerial Career allows players to delve deeply into the managing experience, making some new features available both on and off the track. Building the best team possible is pretty much par for the course, as is customising the bike. But then there are further options too – the Personal Manager leads the staff, helping riders to look for new, prestigious contracts from the best teams in the championship, and at their side the Chief Engineer is working for increasing Research Points, earned weekly or during Free Practice sessions. Last but not least, the Data Analyst is in charge of finding the perfect balance for each development area to progress, in order to make all the staff effective and dynamic.
All these elements have been added to MotoGP 21 in hope of creating the deepest and most complete career experience ever. But that’s not all as you’ll be able to start things fresh with a Junior Team, pushing your skills to the limit as you climb the path to success.
However you decide to play MotoGP 21, the bike is the main star and in MotoGP 21 the amount of customisation in place is moving another step close to reality. You’ll be able to assign your staff members to any of the bike development branches and invest your R&D Points to improve Engine Power, Aerodynamics, Frame and the most important Electronic features, such as Traction Control, Brake, Anti Wheelie and Power Mapping. And obviously you’ll be able to amend the look of your bikes too. MotoGP 21 will once again feature an editor divided into five main categories: Helmet, Livery, Suit, Stickers and Racing Number.
MotoGP 21 promises to be the future of two-wheeled gaming and that will only come about by seeing the gameplay also taking home some new new features. Milestone are aiming to create a game that is an electrifying, strategic and adrenaline-fuelled racing simulation that players have never played before.
New features will include:
- · Bike Retrieval Sequence. Once you fall, you’ll no longer automatically respawn on track. You’ll have to get up and get back on your bike, as fast as you can. Pay attention to how you take corners!
- · Brake Temperature. Riding is not only a matter of speed, but also of strategy. Monitoring the temperature of your brakes is the key to always having the situation under control. If they are too hot or too cold they risk losing their effectiveness.
- · Long Lap Penalty. Finally, the feature is coming to the MotoGP™ videogame franchise, meaning that penalties can now be more specific.
- · Bike Suspension System Revised. The level of realism is increasing again. This feature is dedicated to all the bike simulation lovers!
It goes without saying that those on Xbox Series X|S and PS5 will be able to enjoy next-gen elements too – Dynamic Resolution up to 4K, along with 60FPS, an overall quality which is significantly improved and enhanced lighting which is able to create a world that transmits all the sensation of a real race. Loading times are faster too, whilst online races are now capable of handling up to 22 riders. And yes, on all formats Milestone are promising the return of their AI system – ANNA – this time complete with additional improvements in order to race against faster, smarter and more accurate opponents than ever, making the offline experience equal to a real race.
MotoGP 21 will launch on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch and PC come April 22nd 2021 and Milestone will look to continue to improve matters after launch. If their past history is anything to go by, it’ll be full of brilliant DLC additions.