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.