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Get ready to RIDE

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Next to video games, comics, cosplay and women with German accents, there’s one other love in my life. And that’s motorcycles. I’ve got an Animal Farm mantra when it comes to transportation, because four wheels may be good but two wheels are better. Thing is, we very rarely see proper motorcycle games released, with that vehicle being part of a niche genre. Well it looks like you’ll have to don your finest leathers, because a new motorcycle sim game is finally in the works.

Currently under development by Moto GP studio Milestone Entertainment, Ride will be an in-house IP published by Bandai Namco. It’ll also hopefully be better than previous Milestone racing games such as WRC and the aforementioned Moto GP. You can call me a dreamer I guess.

“With RIDE, Milestone has captured the quintessential motorcycle racing experience, with a huge selection of bikes, tracks and customization,” said Bandai Namco USA Senior VP of sales and marketing Chris Gilbert in a press release which I’ve just copied and pasted from.

With so much content, coupled with true-to-life racing simulation, motorcycle fans will finally have the next-gen racer they’ve been waiting for, and gamers of all stripes can experience the adrenaline rush of the redline.

The game is promising 100 bikes that range from modern day superbikes, supersport bikes, naked bonies and more classical speedsters alongside an “extensive” array of rider and bike customisation options. It’s scheduled for a Northern hemisphere spring release next year on old and current-gen PlayStation and Xbox consoles, as well as PC. Bike brands revealed so far are KTM, Kawasaki, Yamaha and Ducati, with another ten to still be announced.

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Personally, I’m hoping for a game that has captured the other quintessential aspects of motorcycle riding, such as balancing a middle-aged paunch on the fuel tank, dealing with claims that you’re having a mid-life crisis based on your decision to purchase 1500cc of pure two-wheeled power and struggling to fit into your riding leathers. Oh, and a game mode wherein VW Golf owners immediately see red and activate their go-faster stripes in order to overtake you for who knows what reason.

I want to give Milestone the benefit of the doubt here with this game. The thing is, their WRC and Moto GP games aren’t bad. They aren’t exactly good either, and are more middle of the road gameplay experiences – and the problem with the middle of the road is you’re bound to be hit by a truck.

Last Updated: December 5, 2014


  1. Colour me intrigued. I’ve actually recently completed the MotoGP 14 game and I quite enjoyed it – when you up the difficulty and remove all the assists, it really becomes quite a challenging experience.

    Interested to see how this turns out.


    • CAE9872

      December 5, 2014 at 07:54

      Hahaha don’t tell that to Jonah Cash – he was complaining a while back that the demo was way too difficult. Then again what would he know about racing games – he only knows games with balls.

      Oh and Destiny.


      • Rock789

        December 5, 2014 at 08:05

        Lol… Yeah, I read a lot of reviews that said the game is quite difficult, even on lower levels. So I started on Easy to get used to it (bike games are WAY different to car racing games, so you gotta get a feel for that). But I never lost a race and was sometimes 40 seconds up in 3 laps… So I began upping the difficulty. The jumps between difficulties are quite big, but once you get used to it, you just keep upping it… And, before you know it, you’re winning the MotoGP title, on the hardest difficulty, with all assists disabled. Is a fun, challenging game (like Dark Souls, but in bike racing format 😉 ).


      • Jonah Cash

        December 5, 2014 at 11:42

        Destiny also have balls!!!! Yeah baby!!
        That game was crazy difficult!! Cornering would be easier on a one wheeled bike than in that game!!


    • Jonah Cash

      December 5, 2014 at 11:40

      What the hell is wrong with you? Taking of the assists???? My poor driver died like 10 000 times when I tried to take a corner…. I would get an E in physics if asked to explain it with a bike reference though, so that doesn’t help!!


      • Rock789

        December 5, 2014 at 13:51

        Lol. 🙂 Don’t get me wrong – it took some getting used to. But I guess I’ve always loved racing games – it’s by far my favourite genre. If you name a racing game, more than likely I’ve played and finished it. Also follow most forms of racing series.

        Used to race in real life too – go-karts, then Production and Group tin-top racing. Even attended a racing course in the UK at Silverstone and was lucky enough to drive a Vauxhall V8 Touring Car, an old British Touring Car (Nissan Primera) and both a Formula 3 and ex-Formula 3000 (what a machine!! The grip was insane through the corners!! Can only imagine what an F1 machine is like, if the former feeder series was that good) open-wheelers. So I have a thing for racing. 😉


        • Skyblue

          December 5, 2014 at 15:48

          Wow! Very cool man!


        • Jonah Cash

          December 7, 2014 at 08:11

          That is some pretty decent accomplishments as far as cars you’ve driven goes!! I am a bit green now…..


  2. Skyblue

    December 5, 2014 at 07:40

    Tourist Trophy was the last decent motorcycle road racer I played. Never cared much for the Moto GP series after that game.


    • CAE9872

      December 5, 2014 at 07:53


      Tourist Trophy was awesome game! But I fear Polyphony Digital too busy with next Gran Turismo for PS4.


  3. Skyblue

    December 5, 2014 at 07:42

    Someone should just make a Road Rash clone already if EA aren’t going to do anything with the license.


    • Hammersteyn

      December 5, 2014 at 07:59

      This ^^


    • RustedFaith

      December 5, 2014 at 10:04

      Use to love the sound track, Soundgarden – Rusty Cage suited the game so much.


      • Skyblue

        December 5, 2014 at 15:55

        Yeah it was an insane soundtrack. I am such a Chris Cornell fanboy. Did you ever play World in Conflict? There was an awesome video accompanied by Audioslave’s Shadow of the Sun



  4. Melasco

    December 5, 2014 at 08:53

    As a motorcycle enthusiast and track day junkie myself I’ll have to sample this 🙂 You can learn track layouts and race lines from a game like this, but the rest you’ll only get from the real thing 🙂

    I spent all of Wednesday on Red Star Raceway, and there’s just nothing like getting on the throttle while leaned over far in a corner…


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    • RustedFaith

      December 5, 2014 at 10:15

      points and laughs at the idiot …


  6. Purple_Dragon

    December 5, 2014 at 09:56

    Ride sally ride.


  7. Quo Vadis?

    December 5, 2014 at 11:49

    Meh…. Road bikes….


  8. MakeItLegal

    December 5, 2014 at 14:32

    All I hear is pr talk , i hate studying marketing cause I see all the BS straight away


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