Milestone S.r.l. has announced that its successful motorcycle racing sim Ride will be returning for a third installment. Ride 3 will launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on November 8th, 2018.
The Ride franchise is one of the most consolidated of all of Milestone's games, so it's pleasing to see it expand with a third chapter. The series has established itself as a tribute to motorbike culture and has been recognized for its broad offering of playable bikes, with Ride 2 willing the Guinness World Record for Most Licensed Bikes in a Videogame.
Ride 3 has been revised based on feedback from Ride 2 to focus on greater realism, customization, and a brand new engine. Unlike previous games, Ride 3 is developed using Unreal Engine 4 to bring a bunch of new features and elements to the series. The list of tracks has been increased to satisfy everyone's tastes and needs: there will be GPs and Supermoto tracks for those who wants to feel like professional riders, Country and City circuits to ride in the most iconic places around the world, Road Races to race on road circuits, and Drag Races for those who love acceleration races that take place on straight tracks.
Key features of the game will also include:
- More than 230 bikes at DayOne divided into 7 categories, including a new one;
- 12 brand new tracks, for a total amount of 30 tracks;
- Diverse customization possibilities, which will enable players to customize their bikes both from a mechanical and aesthetic point of view.
- Mechanical customization options will include more than 500 customizable bike parts
- players will be able to create their perfect ride deciding whether to pimp their engine or intervene on brakes and suspensions, as well as modify the transmissions or adjust the wheels as they prefer
- Aesthetic customization will include an innovative Livery Editor for limitless creativity, to design the livery of your dreams and share it online.
- Extreme realism reached thanks to the introduction of Unreal Engine 4, used for the first time in a RIDE title, which ensures a great visual rendering as well as detailed particle and lighting effects and a photorealistic level of the environments. Moreover, with the new graphic engine Milestone's team has been able to include night modes for the first time in a ride title. Last but not least, the Drone Scanning System has been used to reproduce all tracks down to the smallest detail;
- A completely revised career mode based on volumes, a unique experience that tells the story of a specific bike category, manufacturers or iconic tracks;
- Improved AI, a new physics simulation and a revised collision system.
You can check out the official reveal trailer below.