Milestone has released a new trailer for its upcoming motorbike racing title Ride 4, and this trailer shows the bikes racing around a track with all the footage taken from the game’s engine. Milestone has been vocal about the fact that it has been working on a lot of improvements for Ride 4 over its predecessors. One of the main changes it how the engine sounds have been captured and put into the game, along with the bike modelling so each bike is true to real life. You can see and hear some of the changes here.
Ride 4 will tap into some of the technologies developed for Milestones other franchises, such as Neural Network AI to try and make your opponents more competitive, and dedicated servers for when you head online. Ride 4 also sees Milestone kick off a partnership with Yamaha Motor and Bridgestone. It’s not entirely clear how that partnership will feature in the game, as they could be sharing their wealth of experience with bike physics and tyre modelling, but you can at least expect that Yamaha bikes and tyres with Bridgestone branding.
In our Ride 3 review, Tom wrote:
“On paper Ride 3 offers a lot of variety both in terms of quantity of bikes and track options. It’s possibly the most refined Milestone game to date and you could spend 20 hours playing through the career and have a perfectly acceptable experience, but you’ll be left wanting more. It does little to innovate or move the genre forward. In many ways, Ride 3 is like eating a 14 piece KFC bargain bucket all to yourself. Initially it’s satisfying and feels like great value for money, but about halfway through, indigestion starts to make you question why you didn’t just get a Zinger burger instead. Sometimes, less is more.”
You can read the Ride 3 review here. Ride 4 will be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on 8th October 2020.
Source: Press Release