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Ubisoft has announced Riders Republic, a new “massive multiplayer” extreme sports game from Ubisoft Annecy, the studio behind 2016’s Steep.
Riders Republic allows players to meet and compete with other players in a variety of activities such as bike, ski, snowboard, wingsuit and rocket wingsuit, Ubisoft said during its Forward event on Thursday.
The game allows players to roam a large open world featuring American national parks including Bryce Canyon, Yosemite Valley and Mammoth Mountain.
Players can squad up with friends and compete in a wide range of multiplayer modes including downhill races, team vs team competitions, or “mass PvP races” with more than 50 other players.
“We wanted to combine our love for extreme sports with an adrenaline-filled multiplayer experience, letting players share those unique riding moments with more than 50 other players at all times,” said Igor Manceau, creative director at Ubisoft Annecy.
“Riders Republic offers fun and light-hearted competition and allows us to push the boundaries with this genre. We can’t wait for riders to dive into this dynamic world and share their own epic stories.”
Riders Republic will release on February 25, 2021 for current and next-gen consoles, Stadia and PC via the Epic Games Store and Ubisoft Store. Current-gen console owners will be able to upgrade to next-gen for free.
See Ubisoft’s key features for Riders Republic below.
Riders Republic Key Features
JUMP INTO A MASS SOCIAL PLAYGROUND – Wherever and whenever you ride, you’ll always find yourself amongst other players. 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. Check out their skills and looks, say hi or just pass by, it’s up to you.
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 PvP / Co-op / Solo
- Mass Starts: frantic 50+ player races where nothing is off limits(
- Multiplayer arenas: 6×6 team PvP 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 GEN GAMEPLAY – RIDERS REPUBLIC will run at 60 FPS on next gen 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.