Today we got our first look at gameplay from the upcoming motorcycle racing game, MotoGP 20.
The Milan, Italy based development team at Milestone let the game’s community decide what the first gameplay reveal would be. That selection included the rider, track, and weather conditions. The community agreed upon seeing Valentino Rossi ride the Mugello Circuit in dry weather.
MotoGP 20 takes realism seriously
The gameplay reveal shows new features of the upcoming MotoGP 20, including updated bike physics. The video also shows off new features to the game, such as fuel management and tire consumption for the bike’s individual tires. The game shows not only what tire is being stressed, but precisely where that stress is occurring. The wear and tear on different parts of a tire will be used to affect how a bike performs, according to Milestone realistically.
Like the tires, damage to other parts of the bike will affect how it performs in MotoGP 20. Crash into another racer and clip off your bike’s winglet? The bike’s designers put that there for a reason, and now the bike’s balance will be significantly altered.
Milestone has been developing the MotoGP series since MotoGP 13. The company has been creating racing games since the 1990s. More recently, alongside its work on the MotoGP series, the company has worked on series such as Ride and MXGP, the official Motocross video game.
Last August, Milestone was purchased by THQ Nordic, alongside Gunfire Games, and video game investment company Goodbye Kansas Game Invest. With potentially more available resources than ever before, Milestone is looking to make MotoGP 20 the best in the series.
MotoGP 20 is scheduled to release April 23 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, and Google Stadia. Be sure to check out the announcement trailer, and keep checking back with NerdStash for more information about MotoGP 20.