This is nothing like you have ever seen before!
Milestone is the leading motorcycle and motorsport video game developer based in Milan, Italy. It is the source behind the official MotoGP and MXGP games. They have also made the Superbike World Championship and the FIA World Rally Championship games. The developer has been making the RIDE series since 2015. It will be collaborating with Yamaha Motor for the upcoming edition.
The collaboration will demonstrate the best of the real and virtual worlds of motorcycle racing. Yamaha Motor has been making statements in eSports lately. Last year, the firm was one of the first to offer support to MotoGP eSports rider Lorenzo Daretti, known as Trastevere73. RIDE 4 has given riders the opportunity to venture into the virtual world to showcase their abilities in a different angle.
For RIDE4, the famous Yamaha R1 will be its front cover. All bikes in the game have been made using CAD and 3D scans of real-world models. This is to ensure every single detail is the same as the real version. According to AutoMobilSport, Yamaha has worked carefully with Milestone to give detailed feedback and improve the overall realism. This will ensure in bringing some of the Yamaha’s most iconic Supersport models to life.
RIDE 4 has come up with an all-new Career mode so that players get to choose their own motorcycle racing path. Latest features also include the “Endurance mode”. It is mainly for virtual racing experts looking for a complete simulation. Other new updates include dynamic lighting and weather, as well as pit stops, tire and fuel management to replicate real racer experiences.
Paolo Pavesio – Director of Marketing and Motorsport, Yamaha Motor Europe
“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. We welcome these riders to our family.
Being among the pioneers in the rising eSports world (with Trastevere73 as the official Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP rider) we bring our involvement in gaming to the next level with RIDE4 and the variety of unique activities planned on and off-line for the following year.”
Luisa Bixio – CEO of Milestone
“When we launched the RIDE franchise our main goal was to create a unique IP (Intellectual Property) for all two-wheel lovers; today – five years later – the astonishing realism of its visuals, the depth of its gameplay and this great partnership with Yamaha Motor, confirm we’ve worked in the right direction to create the ultimate two-wheel racing experience.”