Milestone today announced that MotoGP 21 exists (we sort of knew that after the licensing extension), and that it will be released April 22, 2021. The press release also covers a number of improvements and additions to the title compared to MotoGP 20, including team management, bike retrieval after falling, brake temperature simulation, long lap penalties and tweaks to the suspension of the bikes that should give a more realistic feel.
Full press release below the screenshots.
Here is the full announcement press release:
MotoGP 21 is Warming Up on the Starting Line
The most realistic MotoGP experience ever, launching this April
Larkspur, Calif. (Feb. 18, 2021) – Milestone and Dorna Sports S.L. are proud to announce MotoGP™21, the next chapter of the amazing two-wheeled racing simulation games that continues the franchise’s great history. MotoGP 21 is announced for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and PC. MotoGP 21 is set to launch on April 22, 2021.
Featuring the 2021 Official Season and enriched by the power of next-generation consoles, MotoGP 21 is ready to change gear and race at top speed, delivering an experience without precedent.
View the official announcement trailer on YouTube – https://youtu.be/1vlHFrrf908
With an all-new progressive and strategic Career Mode, smart and advanced Neural AI and real-life gameplay improvements, MotoGP 21 provides that simulation vibe and feeling of immersion like never before. This year’s MotoGP is more real than ever.
The new season of Career Mode allows players to delve deeply into the team management experience, making some new features available for both on and off the track decisions. Building the best team possible and customizing the bike are keys to success. Being fast on track is now all up to you.
The Personal Manager leads the staff, helping riders to look for new, prestigious contracts from the best teams in the championship. At their side the Chief Engineer is working for increasing Research Points, earned weekly or during Free Practice sessions. Last but not least, the Data Analyst is in charge of finding the perfect balance for each development area to progress in order to make all the staff effective and dynamic. Those elements have been added aiming to create the deepest and most complete career experience ever. And what about starting from the bottom with a Junior Team?
The path will be difficult, but more personal. Hiring the right people is always fundamental for success, starting from the Team Manager, who will look for new sponsorship and riders, and all the way up to the Technical Director who manages the R&D department for junior bikes. Of course, don’t forget to hire a rider, a talented young star to lead the team to the top of the ladder.
In both cases, the bike is the protagonist and in MotoGP 21 the customization is moving another step closer to reality. Assign your staff members to any of the bike development branches and invest your R&D Points to improve Engine Power, Aerodynamics, Frame and the most important Electronic features, such as Traction Control, Brake, Anti Wheelie and Power Mapping. And of course, even the look of the bike is important, that’s why MotoGP 21 once again features an editor divided into five main categories: Helmet, Livery, Suit, Stickers and Racing Number.
The future of the two-wheeled gaming experience is here.
We promised a realer experience than ever before, and the Career Mode is only one of the improvements found in MotoGP 21. The gameplay also has some iconic new features to present: the goal is to create an electrifying, tense and adrenaline-fueled racing simulation that players have never experienced before.
Bike Retrieval Sequence – Once you fall, you’ll no longer automatically respawn on track. You’ll have to get up and get back on your bike, as fast as you can. Pay attention to how you take corners.
Brake Temperature – Riding is not only a matter of speed, but also of strategy. Monitoring the temperature of your brakes is the key to always having the situation under control. If they are too hot or too cold they risk losing their effectiveness.
Long Lap Penalty – Finally, the feature is coming to the MotoGP video game franchise, meaning that penalties can now be more specific.
Bike Suspension System Revised – The level of realism is increasing again. This feature is dedicated to all the bike simulation lovers.
As 2021 is the year of next generation consoles, MotoGP 21 is ready to deliver some unmissable additions. Players who play the game on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will enjoy Dynamic Resolution up to 4K, along with 60 fps. The overall quality is significantly improved and the enhanced lighting creates a world that transmits all the sensation of a real race. Loading times are faster and for those who can’t live without the thrill of competition, online races are now up to 22 riders. Finally, like a wheelie at the finish line, PlayStation owners will enjoy the amazing feature of the PS5 DualSense™ with its haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.
The final piece is the next level of ANNA. Our revolutionary AI based on machine learning is back and better than ever, with additional improvements in order to race against faster, smarter and more accurate opponents than before, making the offline experience equal to a real-life race.
And this is just the beginning. MotoGP 21 will only get bigger and better over the months thanks to some new content that will be introduced through post-launch updates. Day one is only the beginning of this race.
MotoGP 21 will release digitally on April 22, 2021 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (MSRP $49.99). Nintendo Switch (MSRP $39.99).
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