While we were at E3, we got a chance to take an early look at Microid’s new entry to the dormant Moto Racer franchise, Moto Racer 4. We weren’t able to get hands-on time with the game as it’s still in development.
The last Moto Racer game came nearly eight years ago for the Nintendo DS, but Moto Racer 4 is slated to hit both current consoles and PCs. We knew that going in, what we didn’t know was that Microids is also developing a version of the game for PlayStation VR, potentially as a launch title for Sony’s VR system.
We saw a little bit of that during our demo. The PSVR version of the game would have players in a first-person view with the motorcycle helmet acting as a HUD. We have to say, it looked pretty cool.
As for the game itself, Moto Racer 4 will be split between speed racing and motocross. We were told it would have 18 different tracks spread across three environments.
With series creator Peter Cuillen supervising, the game is coming with some fun features. We’re excited for the local split-screen play. For other multiplayer modes, up to 10 racers can compete against one another online.
Like many games, especially racers, Microids is allowing players to customize their drivers and bikes. Users can unlock new bikes, costumes, and color schemes for their avatars.
It will feature 15 modes including modes like last man standing, a race where the last player to reach a checkpoint loses until one racer is left.
The game is supposed to release this Fall for $30 on PC and $40 for the consoles. The PSVR version is scheduled to release on October 13.