Attention all riders, if you’re expecting a thrill-seeking joy-ride this September, you may have to wait just a bit longer. Ubisoft announced the delay of Riders Republic from September 2 to October 28.
— Riders Republic (@RidersRepublic) July 16, 2021
Delayed Once Again
As for the reason why the team delayed the game, it was pretty straightforward. They said, “This will give us more time to fine-tune the experience and give you another chance to jump in before launch and provide feedback.” As the great Shigeru Miyamoto said, “A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad.”
Riders Republic has been delayed before. The initial release date was February 2021. However, Ubisoft delayed it to September in January of this year. Once again the delay machine strikes again, but the remains expected to launch within this year.
On a positive note, the team also announced more information concerning the beta will be available soon. The game had a closed alpha a month ago, but the beta is still available for players to sign up.
Riders Republic Refresher
Rider’s Republic is developed by Ubisoft Annecy, the team behind 2016 hit Steep. However, it separates itself from its predecessor, as it’s not a simulation title. Ubisoft described the game as a “massively multiplayer sports game”, as more than 50 players can compete against each other in races. Rocket wingsuits, flying wingsuits, mountain biking, skiing, and snowboarding are all ways to fill that adrenaline. It’s in an open world that meshes seven distinct national parks in one single map. It has a career mode similar to Skate 3 and has a social hub that players can interact in.
Delays may be the least of Ubisoft’s worries. The company is currently in the crosshairs of a complaint filed in a French court that accuses it and CEO Yves Guillemot of “institutional harassment.”
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