Ubisoft has revealed their plans for Riders Republic’s life after launch, with Year 1 bringing four seasons of content, new multiplayer modes, a BMX add-on, bigger career progression and more.
Some of that content will actually be quite a while away. On day one, there will be the Grand Opening Pre-Season, primarily featuring multiplayer modes like Mass Race, Tricks Battle, Free for All and Versus, but with exclusive rewards to unlock through weekly challenges. If you buy the Year 1 Pass, then you’ll get Rocket Bike and Rocket Skis as Exotic Kits that will speed you around the world so much quicker.
That will lead into the Winter Bash season, which will have unlockables tied to time-limited multiplayer events and activities. Season 2 will bring the new Showdown multiplayer mode, a 6v6 face off in wild arenas, while Season 3 will bring the BMX Sport Add-on, with dedicated arenas for biking, as well as new playgrounds and events. All the way thought Year 1 Pass owners will get special exotic kits with each season (which you can seemingly earn without paying) and seven day early access to some content.
That Year 1 Pass can either be bought standalone, or will be bundled in with the Gold and Ultimate editions of the game.
We went hands on with the recent beta of Riders Republic and had an absolute riot. You can find our full Riders Republic preview here, where I wrote:
“Chaos. That’s what Riders Republic feels like half the time. It doesn’t matter where you go or what you’re doing in this game, there are going to be dozens of other people zipping around doing their own thing. It’s like going for a nice stroll through the park, but there’s people bursting out from behind every tree, darting through the bushes, dancing on the picnic tables and a rowdy group in fancy dress making a right fool out of themselves in the children’s play area.”
Riders Republic will be out on 28th October for PlayStation, Xbox, PC and streaming platforms.
As general advisory note, Ubisoft is still dealing with the fallout from widespread allegations of toxic workplace culture and harassment that has been rife through many of its studios. While Ubisoft pledged to make changes in the summer of 2020 and ousted several senior executives, one year on they are facing new lawsuits and government probes into workplace conditions at some of their studios.
Source: press release