Milestone has officially announced the launch date of MotoGP 21. The game dedicated to the most famous and prestigious motorcycle competition will be released on April 22 2021, about a month after the start of the royal season.
MotoGP 21 will be available on PS4, PS5, XBOX One, XBOX Series X / S, Switch and PC (via Steam and Epic Games Store). Relative to the current gen versions, the title will boast a dynamic resolution up to 4K at 60 fps.
The developer has also revealed the first details of the game, among which one stands out new deeper managerial career mode and multiple gameplay improvements such as the need for retrieve the bike when you fall.
For more information, below the announcement trailer we report the official press release.
Milestone and Dorna Sports SL are proud to announce that MotoGP 21, the next chapter in the exciting series of simulation games on two wheels, will enrich the great story of the franchise. Coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, Nintendo Switch, PC, Steam and Epic Games Store, MotoGP 21 will launch on April 22, 2021.
Presenting the Official 2021 Season and enriched by the power of next-gen consoles, MotoGP 21 is ready to shift gears and race at full speed, offering an unprecedented experience.
An all-new progressive and strategic managerial career mode, smarter and more advanced neural AI and gameplay enhancements will increase the realism of the simulation and the immersive feeling of the players. This year, MotoGP: tm: it feels more real than ever!
A true MotoGP experience
The new edition of the managerial career mode will allow players to deepen the management experience, making available some new features both on and off the track. Building the best possible team and customizing the bike are the keys to success. Being fast on the track is now up to you!
The Personal Manager guides the staff, helping the drivers to seek new and prestigious contracts with the best teams in the championship. Alongside them, the Chief Engineer works to increase the research points, earned weekly or during free practice sessions. Last but not least, the Data Analyst has the task of finding the perfect balance for each development area in which to progress, in order to make all personnel effective and dynamic. These elements have been added with the aim of creating a deeper and more complete career experience. How about starting from the bottom with a Junior Team?
Obviously the path will be more difficult, but at the same time more personal. Hiring the right people is always essential for success, starting with the Team Manager, who will look for new sponsorships and riders, up to the Technical Director who manages the R&D department for junior bikes. Of course, don't forget to hire a driver, a talented young star to lead the team to the top of the standings.
In both cases the bike is the protagonist in MotoGP 21 and the customization takes a further step towards reality. Assign your staff members to any of the motorcycle development branches and invest your research and development points to improve engine power, aerodynamics, chassis and the most important electronic features, such as traction control, brake , anti wheelie and power mapping. And, of course, the aesthetic aspect is also important, which is why MotoGP once again presents an editor divided into five main categories: helmet, livery, suit, stickers and race number.
The future of two-wheeled gaming is here
We promised a more real experience than ever and the management career is just one of the improvements this year. The gameplay also has some new features to present: the goal is to create a thrilling, strategic and adrenaline-pumping racing simulation.
Bike recovery sequence. Once dropped, you will no longer automatically regenerate on the track. You will need to get up and get back on the bike as fast as possible. Pay attention to how you take the curves!
Brake temperature. Driving is not just a question of speed, but also of strategy. Monitoring the brake temperature is the key to always having the situation under control. If they are too hot or too cold they risk losing their effectiveness.
Long lap penalty. Finally, this feature is also coming to the MotoGP franchise, which means penalties can now be more specific.
Revised motorcycle suspension system. The level of realism is rising again. This feature is dedicated to all lovers of racing simulation!
As 2021 is the year of the new generation consoles, MotoGP 21 is also ready to provide some unmissable additions. Gamers playing on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will appreciate the dynamic resolution up to 4K, at 60FPS. The overall quality is greatly improved and the enhanced lighting creates a world that conveys all the feeling of a real ride. Loading times are faster and for those who can't live without the thrill of competition, online racing is now up to 22 drivers. Finally, as a wheelie over the finish line, PlayStation gamers will appreciate PS5 DualSense's amazing functionality, including haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.
And finally, ANNA's next level. Our revolutionary machine learning-based AI is back with further enhancements to race against opponents that are faster, smarter and more accurate than ever, making the offline experience equal to a real race.
And this is only the beginning! MotoGP 21 will get even bigger and better over the months thanks to some new content that will be introduced through patches. Day one is just the start of the race!
MotoGP 21 will be released on April 22, 2021 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, Nintendo Switch, PC, Steam and Epic Games Store.