Post by Steve Farrelly @ 01:18pm 06/08/21 | 0 Comments
Out of the starting block, click here to sign up for the Riders Republic beta which takes place across PC (Ubi Connect and Epic Games Launcher, PS4 and PS5, and Xbox One and Xbox Series S|X this August 23-25. The beta will feature a taste of three careers and some multiplayer.
I'm genuinely very excited for this, as it looks like a lot of learnings have been taken from Steeps 1 and 2 and applied here in solid ways. But mostly I just want to pretend I'm out of the house doing something other than wondering when I'm going to be able to get out of the house.
Here's what Ubisoft shared officially:
The Riders Republic Beta will give players a first glimpse of 3 careers such as Bike Races, Snow Tricks and Air Sports (Rocketwing & wingsuit). Players can also compete in multiplayer modes, including:
Mass Races: The crazier the better in these epic, multisport races with more than 50 players*. New races appear randomly on the map every hour, so players will need to get ready to watch their blind spots, protect their position and remain agile with their skills as they fight their way to the finish line.
Tricks Battle: Compete in 6v6 matchups and try to land as many tricks as possible on the various modules to capture them and earn points. The team with the highest score wins.
Free for All: Challenge new opponents and show them how it’s done through a select playlist of events.
Versus Mode: Players can join up with friends in their career progression and see who’s the very best.
The Beta will be available for preload starting August 21st. All multiplayer modes and career events can be experienced with up to 5 other riders and players will be able to send a Beta invitation to 2 friends to shred alongside them.
Developed by Ubisoft Annecy, Riders Republic invites players to jump into a lively social playground where they can experience the thrill of outdoor sports in an open and densely populated world. Players will roam freely with their friends in a huge and vibrant open world where they can compete and nail crazy moves through an exciting range of sports such as biking, skiing, snowboarding, wingsuiting and rocket wingsuiting across some of the most iconic American national parks. Whether players want to catch some major air with friends or ride solo to dominate the mountains and canyons, there are plenty of exhilarating moments and activities to be discovered. Riders Republic will be available on October 28th on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, Stadia and for Windows PC exclusively on both the Epic Games Store and the Ubisoft Store. The game will also be available on Ubisoft+**, Ubisoft’s subscription service.
Players looking for even more Riders Republic content can pre-order the Gold and Ultimate Editions*** now:
Gold Edition includes the base game and the Year 1 Pass including eight exotic kits that allow players to modify gameplay in the form of gear upgrades throughout the year, the BMX Sport add-on plus exclusive content added after launch. Rocket Bike and Rocket Ski exotic kits will be available at launch.
Ultimate Edition includes the base game and the Year 1 Pass as well as four exclusive cosmetic packs: Cosmic, Rainbow, Neon and Skull’n Style. Players will also enjoy 20 helicopter tickets to reach their favorite in-game summits faster than ever.
As is usually the case with the ever-proactive Ubisoft, this announcement is accompanied by a beta trailer, which you can watch embedded below.