UK based games publisher, PQube have sprung a little bit of a surprise today, by revealing the announcement trailer for Ride 2. This console-only sequel to Miletone’s motorbike simulator, Ride, looks to be hitting Xbox One in the autumn of 2016 so far.
Ride 2 will feature over 200 two-wheeled machines to tame with an unprecedented level of customisation and exciting new race tracks to explore.
The major innovation in this second edition of the game will be the relationship between rider and motorcycle. This promises to be more connected than ever and directly integrated in the game, in career mode. The primary goal of the game is, as before, to race the bike of your dreams. To help you along with this, the game will offer a detailed customisation, including many more components for both rider and bike. You’ll be able to build your own machine from the ground up, in the finest detail, as well.
Another main draw is the ability to gather a collection of bikes in your garage and Ride 2 offers the promise of Two-Stroke, Supermotards and Cafe Racers that will bolster the line-up of bikes that were on offer in the first version of the game. These included Nakeds and Supersports among many others.
Track-wise, the new title will add the racer’s delight, the Nurburgring Nordschleife, Northwest 200 and other new circuits to help push the boundaries of competition.
As if all of this wasn’t enough, Milestone are introducing new game modes that will accompany players on the road of the true motorcyclist. There will be social interaction, competitive AI and many more graphical and physics enhancements that are to be revealed over the coming months.
I reviewed the first title, Ride, back in April last year. Re-reading that review and remembering how that game played, I hope for the fans’ sake that Milestone have taken some of the more generalised points on board.
Here’s the brief announcement trailer.
Ride 2 is scheduled for an autumn 2016 released on Xbox One.