The Next Entry in the Moto Racing Franchise Will Be Available This Summer!
Milestone, the developers behind the MotoGP franchise, have announced a new release date for the next Moto GP game: June 7th. MotoGP 18 will be available on the PC, PS4 and Xbox One and will be available on the Nintendo Switch at a later date. You can watch the official announcement trailer below!
Matteo Pezzotti, the Lead Designer at Milestone, said that the upcoming entry will be a reboot for the series and that the game will be running on the Unreal Engine. Aside from providing realistic and pretty graphics, the engine will also have “reworked” physics.
The new physics will “all the distinctive behavior of the bikes, thereby reducing the gap between fiction and reality, while making it accessible also to casual gamers through the introduction of riding aids and tutorials,” Pezzotti said.
The previous entry in the MotoGP series, MotoGP 17, wasn’t received too well. Our review of the game gave it a score of 60 out of 100 and criticized it for its poor A.I. and collision system. Our reviewer, Kenneth Barnes, described the game as “soulless”.
“When you accelerate away from the line for the first time, you quickly realize how clinical and devoid of character it all is,” Barnes wrote. “With just the sound of your engine blazing away as you careen down the starting straight, trying to avoid the other riders who – far from having their own personality – all seem to flock together identically.”
“There’s no team radio or commentary and nothing like a rivalry system to add a bit of spice to proceedings,” Barnes continued. “While that does gives the game a sort of purity, it means that races can feel very much the same from one week to the next.”
Here’s hoping that this next game, MotoGP 18, will get the series back on the right track!