Publisher Ubisoft and developer Ubisoft Annecy have announced Riders Republic, a massively multiplayer outdoor sports game for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC (Epic Games Store, Ubisoft Store, Uplay), and Stadia. It will launch on February 25, 2021. Users who purchase Riders Republic on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One will be able to upgrade to the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series version at no additional cost.
In addition to the standard edition, a Gold Edition and Ultimate Edition will also be available:
- Gold Edition includes the base game and the Year 1 Pass, including exotic kits that allow players to modify gameplay in the form of gear upgrades throughout the year, the BMX Sport add-on as well as exclusive content added after launch.
- Ultimate Edition includes the Year 1 Pass and four exclusive cosmetic packs: Cosmic, Rainbow, Neon and Skull’n Style. Players will also enjoy 20 helicopter tickets to reach their favorite summits faster than ever.
Users who pre-order Riders Republic will receive the “Bunny Pack,” which includes a custom cute bunny outfit, an additional blue bunny head, and rainbow snowboard paint.
Here is an overview of the game, via Ubisoft:
Live out the rider’s fantasy as you roam free in a huge, vibrant open world, always buzzing with other players around you. Immerse yourself in iconic American national parks including Bryce Canyon, Yosemite Valley, Mammoth Mountain… all mashed up for you to shred! Squad up with your friends and compete in a wide range of multiplayer modes: feel the rush of downhill races, dominate maps in team vs team competitions, or give it your best shot in epic mass player-versus-player races with more than 50 other players.
- Jump into a Mass Social Playground – From snowy mountains to arid canyons, ride through some of the most magnificent destinations on earth: the American National Parks. Bryce Canyon, Yosemite Valley, Sequoia Park, Zion, Canyonlands, Mammoth Mountain and Grand Teton have all been faithfully transposed and mashed up together to create the most unique and lively playground. Gather in a vibrant social hub and meet a wild community of fellow riders.
- Play With or Against Your Friends in Insane Multiplayer Modes – Enjoy a full-fledge multiplayer experience with a wide variety of modes:
- Competitive Races and Trick Challenges – Playable in player-verus-player / cooperative / solo.
- Mass Starts – Frantic 50-plus player races where nothing is off limits.
- Community Jams – Wild 50-plus player events which randomly pop up on the map.
- Multiplayer Arenas – Six-versus-six team player-versus-player matchups.
- Online Cups – For the very best only, make your way up the leaderboard.
- Manage Your Career and Make it to the Top of the Ladder – Create and shape your own rider through evolutive, progression-based gear and define every aspect of your avatar. Whether you want to be the best snowboarder alive or the fastest thing on two wheels, everything is possible. Make a name for yourself in a variety of sports, rise to the top of the leaderboard in career mode and sign with legendary sponsors from a wide range of outdoor action sports.
- Make the Most of Next-Generation Gameplay – Riders Republic will run at 60 frames per second on next-generation consoles and display more than 50 players simultaneously live on screen. With the game’s very intuitive character and camera control combined with an innovative trick system, all players, casual and hardcore, will have the chance to experience untapped joy from the very beginning.
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