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Gravel season pass and DLC announced

Milestone is probably one of the most experienced developers when it comes to racing games.  Today Milestone have released details about the season pass and DLC updates about their off-road racing title Gravel.

Season Pass

For those ready to go beyond their limits, Gravel Season Pass will include 5 DLCs, which will give access to additional 12 new vehicles, 10 check point tracks, 4 new Wild Rush circuits and 2 new Off-Road Career Events with the aim of satisfying even the most demanding off-road racing fans.

Gravel Season Pass and Gravel Special Edition, including the Full Game and Season Pass, will be available to pre-order from 27 February 2018 on PS4, Xbox One.

In addition to the DLCs included in the season pass, new content will be available completely free, letting players broaden their car portfolio with new exclusive vehicles. The first two freemium DLCs are Gravel Free car Bowler Bulldog and Gravel Free car Acciona.

For all four-wheel enthusiasts, this DLC gives access to the first exclusive free vehicle, available for download from 7 March.
Straight from Great Britain, here’s one of Bowler latest creations, the Bulldog, a concentration of power which makes the off-road experience even more thrilling and engaging.

Details on all other DLCs will be disclosed later on.

Gravel will launch on 27 February on PS4, Xbox One, and PC/STEAM.

Porsche races onto Gravel as DLC

Despite not launching until February 27, Milestone have announced the first piece of DLC for Gravel, which includes the Porsche 924 GTS Rallye and the Porsche 959 Rallye – with various liveries for each one.

These historic cars are no stranger to racing – in 1981 Walter Röhrl placed second in his Porsche 924 GTS at the German Rallye Championship. The 959 was put through its paces in 1985 when it was entered into the Paris-Dakar Rallye race and taking the top two spots with René Metge and Dominique Lemoyne in first, followed by Jacky Ickx and Claude Brasseur in second. There was a third Porsche in that race, which started out as the support vehicle, instead ending up finishing sixth.

The two cars will join a rooster that already includes the 911 RSR Rallye and the Cayenne Transsyberia –the Porsche Rallye Pack is being offered for free as a pre-order incentive and will also be available as part of a Season Pass.

Gravel takes us on an off-road adventure to Montebianco

Releasing on February 27, Gravel is the latest racing title from Milestone. Rather than favour the more brutal off-road format that DiRT has taken on, Gravel looks like it is favouring a more arcade experience.

Complete with bright signage lighting the way, dodgy rock tunes to drown out the splutter of rally engines and other competitors to knock out of the way, Gravel looks like it’s going to be a very playable racer – check out the latest track, Montebianco, below.

The game features four different disciplines – Cross Country, Wild Rush, Stadium and Speed cross – rather than merely drive them, the game has you as the star of the show with Gravel Channel web TV being the central point of the game’s career.

2-stroke bikes finally coming to MXGP3

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You’ve probably heard them tearing up and down your street, ridden by next door-but-one’s feral kids. 2-stroke motorbikes are some of the most fun and most nimble of the motorbike vehicle group, and after mounting fan pressure, they’re finally coming to MXGP3: The Official Motocross Videogame.

Developed by one of the leading and longest established racing game developers, Milestone, MXGP3 has opened pre-orders and they have also announced a release date for the game.

Along with the 18 official tracks from the Motocross Championship, MXGP3 will offer 10 2-stroke motorbikes to blast around those very tracks. The game will feature unpredictable, dynamic weather conditions to make racing just that little bit more than real. From hot, beating sun to torrential heavy rain, every change should decisively influence the rider’s visibility and the highly changeable track terrain. This should put even the most skilled rider to the test.

Add to this, the unmistakeable sound of the 2-stroke engine, and you should have the sweetest recipe for success.

These newly announced 2-strokes will be available for all the game modes in MXGP3 and have been designed in-game for ultimate physical reality and realism. The following bikes will feature on the 2-stroke all-stars list in game.

  • KTM 250 SX
  • KTM 125 SX
  • Husqvarna TC 250
  • Husqvarna TC 125
  • Honda CR250R
  • TM MX 250
  • TM MX 125
  • Yamaha YZ250
  • Yamaha YZ125
  • Kawasaki KX 125

Race these amazingly nimble bikes around all of your favourite MXGP World Championship courses, from Qatar to Argentina and Mexico, when it releases on the 12th of May, with pre-orders for the game open now.

Ride 2 reveal pre-order bonuses

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Italian racing game developer, Milestone, have been around the block a few times. They created one of the earliest games I reviewed on Xbox One, the frankly average, Ride. They’ve been busy, however. As recently as last May, they revealed that they’d been working with publisher, PQube once more, on a new version of the motorbike racer. An upgrade if you will.

Ride 2 was revealed with a coming soon moniker and many two-wheeled petrolheads were hoping that this would see a  vast improvement on the orignal. The early signs are good.

Now, Milestone have revealed that there will be 174 bikes involved in Ride 2, including 16 modifiable models which spawn 16 new race models. That’s a grand total of 190 machines to choose from with pretty much the same categories as the first game, nakeds, superbikes and supersports. Ride 2 will also introduce some two-strokes, cafe racers and supermotos into the fray.

In addition to this, they’ve announced the pre-order bonuses that will be available for the game and Season Pass details, meaning that DLC is guaranteed. So, the pre-order details are as follows.

Pre-order Ride 2 from GAME and you’ll receive the Limited Edition Visual Book. This exclusive premium companion book will feature the favourite bikes of the development team along with commentary and detail on each of these machines.

Pre-order from ASDA in the UK and you’ll get the Suzuki Hayabusa 2015, the Aprilia Tuono V4 Factory 2015 and 10 bonus helmets.

Those of you who prefer to digitally pre-order can expect some exclusive content as well as two exclusive bikes, the Ducati Hypermotard SP and the Kawasaki ZZR 1400. A bonus of 10 helmets will also be yours.

As if that wasn’t enough, Milestone have been listening to the community and will dish out gifts in the form of nine packs with free special downloadable content from November to July so that the player can experience new, exciting adventures on dream bikes.

There will also be a Season Pass made available for the price of around 29.99 Euros. This collection of all of the DLC will let you fully live out the Ride 2 experience. If you decide not to go with the Season Pass, DLC will still be available to purchase separately, from the day of the game’s release.

Ride 2 will hit the tarmac from the 7th of October.

Here’s the lastest trailer that Milestone have released and it already looks better than the first iteration of the title.

Ride 2 rolling in soon

Ride 2

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.

Valentino Rossi shows us the MotoRanch

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There’s was a happy sigh from MotoGP fans when The Doctor was revealed to be the face and, indeed, name of the next officially licensed MotoGP title. Valentino Rossi has been one of the names, faces and characters of the sport. It’s fitting that the multiple MotoGP World champion has his own game title.

Love him or hate him, he’s one of the most successful motorcycle racers of all time. Publisher PQube have taken developer, Milestone’s new two-wheel tearaway title and revealed the MotoRanch VR46. This allows you to take part in the engaging Flat Track races and experience the adrenaline of the Americana and be part of the most exclusive event of year, called EnduRanch.

This revelation comes in the form of the new trailer, below. It features the Tavullia hills and valleys, surrounded by a suggestive and naturalistic environment. This is the frame for the exclusive MotoRanch VR46, which will open it’s doors for the first time when the game is released.

The MotoRanch represents a training field for Valentino Rossi and the VR46 Riders Academy and consists of different circuits. These circuits allow you to practice one of the most engaging disciplines; Flat Track. On a circuit specifically created for this, 12 riders challenge on their two-wheeled chargers. This will include the Flat Track Bike, specifically for this circuit. Using a technique which involves drifting with a foot outside to balance the weight, Flat Track seems on the surface to be a mixture of Motocross and Supermotard. The surface makes it just that little bit more different though.

The weather will also play a part in the riding style, with spring and autumn playing a part in deciding the outcome of the race.

MotoRanch will allow you to ride in four different competitions. Dritta, Alla Rovescia, EnduRanch and Americana. These all offer differing weather conditions, coupled with daytime and twilight riding to provide an extra challenge.

The MotoRanch VR46 will also feature “Valentino’s friends”. These are all riders on the racing circuit and will feature; Tony Cairoli, Alberto Tebaldi, Mauro Sanchini, Thomas Chareyre, Marco Belli, and British favourite, Guy Martin among many others.

Have a look at the MotoRanch VR46 trailer below for a little further information. Valentino Rossi The Game is scheduled for release on the 16th of June.

Thrustmaster partners Sebastien Loeb Rally EVO for game launch

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What better symbiotic partnership than a fast-paced, rally racing environment and a perfectly tailored racing peripheral? Thrustmaster are proud to announce today that they have partnered with Milestone to bring full compatibility with all current racing wheel peripherals, for Sebastien Loeb Rally EVO.

With the launch of the title fast approaching, both Milestone and Thrustmaster are pleased to have delivered this perfect racing partnership in time for release on the 29th of January.

Thrustmaster Development Director, Gilles Raulet;

In Milestone’s teams, we’ve seen an approach focused on striking a perfect balance between realism and driving sensations for fans of rally racing and Sebastien Loeb. It’s been a pleasure for us to provide our support on this great project.

Sebastien himself has also had a hand in the development of the game, with regular validation at various stages of development.

Milestone’s Vice President, Luisa Bixio;

The interactions between our development teams and Thrustmaster’s have been productive and positive, and will continue after the launch. Using Thrustmaster racing wheels in Sebastien Loeb Rally EVO is an undeniable asset in terms of living the rally competition experience even more intensely. The game has been designed to be enjoyable with racing wheels, and that’s the reason we’ve decided to make it compatible with all peripherals available from Thrustmaster.

Cementing this successful collaboration, a number of media-related activities have been scheduled for the lauch of Sebastien Loeb Rally EVO, using wheels from Thrustmaster’s racing ecosystem.

You can find out more about the Thrustmaster range here.

Sebastien Loeb Rally EVO is out on the 29th of January.

Sebastien Loeb Rally EVO set for American release

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Serial racing game developer, Milestone S.r.l, have already teased the details of the rapidly approaching Sebastien Loeb Rally EVO on Xbox One. Initially only looking like a European release, Milestone have announced a partnership that may please racing gamers in North and Latin America.

Teaming up with Square Enix, Milestone have revealed that they can now bring their racing fare to the Americas, starting with the previously mentioned Sebastien Loeb Rally EVO. The agreement sees Milestone retaining all developement aspects, while Square Enix will handle distribution and marketing in both territories. This deal will see further Milestone racing releases handled by Square Enix throughout 2016.

Mike Silbowitz, Senior Director of marketing at Square Enix;

Milestone’s distinguished track record of creating superior racing games gives us an excellent opportunity not only to expand and diversify our game portfolio but also to introduce these remarkable games to a broader audience. We’re confident that North American and Latin American players will embrace these exciting and competitive games.

Luisa Bixio, Milestone’s VP was also upbeat;

Partnering with Square Enix, a world-renowned and respected industry leader with a vast wealth of expertise and resources will allow us to better reach our dedicated and enthusiastic fans and ensure a successful partnership. We look forward to sharing our passion for four and two wheels with a larger audience.

Sebastien Loeb Rally EVO, the first title to release in this new publishing partnership, will release on the 15th of March

Milestone announce Valentino Rossi The Game

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Milestone are obssessed with motorbikes. Almost religiously, they’ve released the MotoGP games and although Ride left quite a bit to be desired, they’re generally thought of as the MotoGP gaming kings.

It might come as no surprise that they’ve teamed up with another legend of motorsport to bring you their next creation in 2016.

Some know him as The Doctor, some as the blue blur in front of them, but almost everyone connected with motorcycles has heard of six-time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi. Milestone certainly have and they’ve announced that one official MotoGP game for 2016 is Valentino Rossi The Game.

To celebrate the announcement, fans have the opportunity to be one of three lucky winners to get their face digitised and included as the main protagonist in the game. Head over to the new title’s website to enter.

Valentino Rossi The Game will be revving up on the starting grid in June 2016.

Do we have an announcement trailer for you? Of course we do.