RIDE 4 is coming out for the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on October 8th, 2020. While it’s still a work in progress, Italian developers Milestone have made a first RIDE 4 Gameplay video available to watch now.
The video follows a lap at the Suzuka circuit in Japan, with the rider mounted on a KTM RC8 R. There’s no information on what control method or assists are being used, so keep that in mind for rider and bike behaviour.
It confirms that RIDE 4 will look pretty nice when it arrives, especially with the sun low in the sky over the Suzuka circuit. The sound of the KTM is recognisable if you’ve ridden a bike from the Austrian manufacturer, although we’d expect a few more crackles when you’re coming off the throttle. And the handling seems fairly similar to Miletone’s MotoGP 20, which isn’t a bad thing.
The best thing is probably the inclusion of Suzuka, especially with RIDE 4 bringing an endurance mode. Which hopefully should mean you can emulate the legendary Suzuka 8 Hours race. This annual event usually sees top stars from MotoGP, World Superbikes and British Superbikes all fly out to compete for the factory teams. Previous winners include Grand Prix legends Valentino Rossi, Mick Doohan, Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainey and Wayne Gardner, and WSB champions including Jonathan Rea, Colin Edwards and Scott Russell, alongside a host of other amazing names from motorcycle racing.
Pre-Order Ride 4 from Game and you’ll also get the UK retail exclusive bonus of the Japanese Bikes Pack, which includes the 2009 Yamaha FZ-1 N and 2014 Suzuki GSX-R 1000, plus five brand new events and one additional achievement.
You can also add Ride 4 to your wishlist on Steam, or buy it as a phsyical edition on Amazon. If you buy the Special Edition, it comes with an exclusive Steelbook dedicated to the 2020 Yamaha R1, and you get access to the Season Pass, which includes 65 more bikes, 2 more tracks and 150 extra events.