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Vector Unit date Riptide GP: Renegade release


The Riptide franchise has been around for a little while. In fact, I think it was one of the first games I reviewed on Xbox One. Vector Unit have stepped back into the fold with the announcement of the rapidly incoming Riptide GP: Renegade, coming very soon to Xbox One.

If you’ve not played Riptide before, where have you been? The concept is similar to Wipeout. You ride a futuristic gravity defying racing machine around several tracks in order to win not only the race, but a championship. The only major difference with Riptide is that this is done mainly over water and there are no weapons.

So, what will make Renegade stand out from the other Riptide GP titles? Well, it’s a Play Anywhere title for a start, meaning that you can pay once and play it on both Xbox and Windows 10, making it great value already. Renegade is the first Riptide title to be designed with consoles in mind rather than ported from the mobile platform.

So, next gen water racing is heading to Xbox One, utilising dynamic water physics and new spray-effects. Dodge police boats and drones while you blast through the vast interactive race environments packed with destructible objects, animated scenery and secret shortcuts.

Riptide GP: Renegade will offer up to 8 player online multiplayer racing or go split-screen in local couch co-op with up to six racers depending on your platform. As with the other title in the series, you can collect and upgrade a whole garage full of blisteringly fast hydro-jets that transform while you ride them. Win prize money to be able to purchase upgrades, customisations, paint jobs and numbers.

All of this will run on console in silky smooth super-fast 1080p at 60fps, even in split-screen.

Riptide GP: Renegade will be hitting the Xbox One and Windows 10 platform on the 24th of February.

Vector Unit reveal Riptide GP: Renegade

Riptide GP: Renegade

I remember one of the first games I played on Xbox One and indeed, reviewed, on TiX. It was Riptide GP 2 and it was some fun, pretty mindless water-based racing. Nothing too taxing. Well, over a year later and developer, Vector Unit, have revealed the second trailer for the incoming Riptide GP: Renegade.

Coming sometime in the second quarter of 2016, Riptide GP: Renegade will offer the same rocket-powered water based racing as GP 2 did. Power your craft through futuristic environments while pulling off crazy mid-air stunts to boost your speed. Fight your way to the front of the pack.

Riptide GP: Renegade will feature a challenging single player Career Mode as well as split-screen local and online multiplayer. As with GP2, you can earn XP and in-game cash to use for jetbike upgrades, unlocking new cunning stunts and increasing your rider’s performance.

There will be a variety of race types to battle through as well as boss races to win as you embark on your career. Blast your way to the top of the underground hydro jet circuit. Compete against your friends or your best of enemies in 60fps 1080p visual goodness.

Matt Small, Creative Director and Co-Founder at Vector Unit;

We’ve been hard at work getting Riptide GP: Renegade ready for series fans and new players alike. This version has ben developed from the ground up for next-gen consoles. We kept what worked, but completely retuned the mechanics and the graphics engine, and we can’t wait for players to get their hands on the game.

Riptide GP: Renegade is coming to Xbox One in the second quarter of this year. I’d really love to see some rider character DLC for it. Deadpool pulling some of the stunts below would be awesome.

Here’s the new trailer for you. Let us know what you think.