Ubisoft has presented a new trailer for the arcade extreme sports simulator Riders Republic. The video tells about the world of the game – tracks in large national parks in the United States.
In Riders Republic, users will be able to compete on tracks in seven famous US national parks. California’s Sequoia National Park has plenty of room for wingsuit flights and stunt biking, while the snow-capped mountains of Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park are ideal for speed skiing. Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky offers steep trails and insane airflow, while Zion National Park in Utah offers jumps, subways and “A constant flow of pure adrenaline”…
In addition, the game will feature tracks in Yosemite National Park in California, as well as Bryce Canyon National Park and Canyonlands National Park in Utah. All locations are recreated on the basis of real bump maps at a scale of 1: 1, but at the same time they are not an exact copy of the parks.
Riders Republic will offer five main destinations (bike, ski, snowboard, wingsuit and jet wingsuit) and will support competitive, co-op and solo modes. The career mode will allow you to choose one of six disciplines with a unique path of development. On PCs and current-gen consoles, over 50 people will be able to participate in races (up to 20 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One). Support for 60 frames / s, crossplay and transfer of saves between platforms is declared.
Responsible for the development of the project is the French studio Ubisoft Annecy, which created the sports simulator Steep in 2016. It received conservative media ratings (rated at Metacritic – 71–72 / 100), but was awarded the title of the best sports game of the year at the DICE Awards 2017. In his review for 3DNews, Alexey Likhachev named Steep “A good successor to the SSX business”which was spoiled by problems with physics and player motivation.
Riders Republic was scheduled to release on September 2, but was pushed back to October 28. The simulator will be released on PC (Ubisoft Store, Epic Games Store), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, as well as Google Stadia and Amazon Luna. During the first year after release, the game will receive three seasons with new modes, challenges, events, story progress and content for holders of the Annual Pass. Ubisoft ran a free trial on PC this week.