Ubisoft has revealed more about their open world extreme sports game Riders Republic and the game’s various social features and different game modes. Riders Republic will now release on 2nd September 2021 across PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, Stadia and Luna.
Riders Republic was announced back in September 2020, as a successor to Ubisoft Annecy’s previous game, Steep. The game is all about creating a huge free roam world for you to play around in, mashing together iconic American national parks including Bryce Canyon, Yosemite Valley, Sequoia Park, Zion, Canyonlands, Mammoth Mountain and Grand Teton.
You’ll be able to take on a number of different modes of transport, from wingsuit-gliding, to snowboarding on the peaks, dirt biking through the canyons, and more. That will all be wrapped up in downhill races, team competitions online, or simply massive 50-player PvP races. On PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, the game will run at 60FPS while simultaneously displaying 50 players on screen.
The career will reward pretty much everything you do, tracking tricks through to just finding some nice views. All the game’s events are playable in PvP, co-op or solo.
Looking back at Steep, Jim gave the game a respectable 7/10 before Ubisoft Annecy threw more and more content into the game over the following years. Our Steep review said:
“The game works best in how it empowers you to toggle between idle exploration and obsessive score chasing whenever it suits you. However, as time drags on, if that drive to make headway begins to wane, there’s little else to keep players hooked. Then, of course, there’s the ridiculous online-only policy that is bound to frustrate, adding a completely expendable layer to the year’s best winter sports game.”