Milestone has released their latest two-wheel racing sim, Ride 4, to Xbox One. The game will also be available as a free next-gen upgrade to Xbox Series S/X via Smart Delivery.
RIDE 4 features a completely revamped Career mode where players will be thrown 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.
Milestone also improved the level of realism and authenticity with dynamic lighting and weather conditions, and Pit Stops for tires and fuel management.
The developer also added a layer of difficulty with their proprietary technology A.N.N.A., Artificial Neural Network Agent, a unique Artificial Intelligence based on neural networks that add smarter and faster opponents. The game also benefits from dedicated servers that make the gameplay incredibly smooth and gratifying online multiplayer experience.
Players can also access several tools to create their unique bike and riding apparel and to customize many mechanical parts of their bike. The bike editor features a layer system allowing to draw any image on the bike.
Paolo Pavesio, Marketing and Motorsport Director, Yamaha Motor Europe said:
“ (…) racing and adrenaline have been part of the Yamaha DNA since our foundation 65 years ago. This is why it has been almost natural to partner with Milestone, one of the biggest names in the global motorcycling gaming industry. We strive to give excitement and emotion 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 motorcycles, be that in the virtual or the physical world. The love is one and we welcome these riders to our family. Being among the pioneers in the rising eSports world we bring our involvement in gaming to the next level with Ride 4 and the variety of unique activities planned on and off-line for the following year.”
Nico Thuy, Head of Motorcycle Business at Bridgestone EMIA, who partnered with Milestone, added:
“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 (…) 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”.