The latest in the long-running motorcycle series has been confirmed by Milestone with a short new teaser trailer. Although we’ve seen RIDE 4 announced, relatively few details have been confirmed beyond a special partnership with motorcycle manufacturer Yamaha.
The RIDE series began in 2015, and Milestone have shared some data on how successful it has been. Apparently more than 1.5 million players have purchased 52 million motorcycles. And they’ve been used to compete in more than 238 million competitions, which means they’ve covered over 233 billion kilometres in the three games so far.
The press release refers to RIDE 4 as the ‘definitive sandbox’ for all motorcycle fans, although whether that means a more open world experience (which seems unlikely), or more bikes and customisation is yet to be confirmed. But apparently RIDE 4 will include “several astonishing new features never seen before in the series”.
There’s also not much on the new partnership and collaboration between Milestone and Yamaha, beyond that it will include both ‘digital and in-store activations with exciting activities’. The likelihood is that there will be plenty of current and classic Yamaha machinery in the game, but will the store activities mean some kind of tournament, or MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi and team-mate Maverick Vinales behind the counter of your local game store?
Ride 3 appeared back in November 2018 for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One, and included a total of 230 bikes dating from 1966 to current models, with 30 tracks including Imatra, Macau and Ulster. British circuits include Brands Hatch, Cadwell Park and Oulton Park, which are three of the best venues for bikes in the UK.
You can pick up Ride 3 for the PS4, PC or Xbox One from Game or Amazon. Or via Steam for the PC. Alternatively Ride 2 still offers a great experience, also for the PS4, PC or Xbox One via Game or Amazon. And again on Steam.