A developer from Rider’s Republic spoke about the technical capabilities of the PS5 and how the new console will affect the upcoming game.
“We have both the 2D map and the 3D map, [but] the 3D map isn’t actually a map – it’s actually the game, ”says Rider’s Republic Creative Director Igor Manceau in the latest issue of Play Magazine. “You will see the map being populated by players on the fly. And it’s honestly kind of a tech demo – you really feel it [come] alive, and you get the feeling that there are thousands of players on the map.
All of the above quotes from Rider’s Republic’s Creative Director focus specifically on the PS5 version of Ubisoft’s upcoming game. While the new racing game is available on both PS4 and PS5, it looks like the development team is really going to go the extra mile with this latest next-gen release, also teasing chaotic mass races with 64 players ( a marked increase on the 50-player races that the game promised when it was first revealed last year).
Rider’s Republic is an extreme sports-centric multiplayer game where players compete in races using mountain bikes, wingsuits, and more. First unveiled during Ubisoft Forward’s presentation last year in June 2020, it’s being developed by the team behind Steep, another extreme sports game that primarily focuses on winter sports like skiing. and snowboarding.
Although it has been delayed a few times since its first reveal last year, Rider’s Republic will launch later this year on September 2. While Manceau’s comments are specifically focused on PlayStation consoles, he’s actually coming to PC, PS5, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S. Although next-gen versions of Rider’s Republic will feature races at 64 players, the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the racing game will be limited to 20 players in total. Head over to our Rider’s Republic preview from the start of the year for a detailed breakdown of Ubisoft’s new game.
For a full rundown of all the other games that will be released in the remaining months of the year, you can head over to our new games 2021 guide to find out more.