Tijdens Ubisoft Forward heeft de uitgever een nieuwe game aangekondigd die ergens qua stijl wel wat wegheeft van Steep: Riders Republic. Het betreft hier een compleet nieuwe game die zich richt op verschillende soorten extreme sporten, variërend van skiën tot skydiven en van snowboarden tot mountainbiken.

De game verschijnt op 25 februari 2021 voor current- en next-gen platformen en in de onderstaande video’s krijg je een helder beeld van de opzet en gameplay.

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.

Key Features

  • 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:
  • 1. Competitive Races and Trick Challenges – Playable in player-verus-player / cooperative / solo.
  • 2. Mass Starts – Frantic 50-plus player races where nothing is off limits.
  • 3. Community Jams – Wild 50-plus player events which randomly pop up on the map.
  • 4. Multiplayer Arenas – Six-versus-six team player-versus-player matchups.
  • 5. 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.

Riders Republic trailer

Riders Republic gameplay overview