Back in July, Milestone released a trailer for RIDE 4, its bike racing series. The trailer came with a release date, October 8, for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. Today, Milestone dropped a second trailer, this time revealing that RIDE 4 would be coming to next-gen consoles on January 21.
The trailer is beautifully rendered. Milestone promises a RIDE 4 console experience at 60 FPS with 4K resolution. On next-gen, up to 20 players will be able to race together, almost double RIDE 3’s 12 person lobbies. Milestone offers details on how RIDE 4 will feel on the PlayStation 5 as well. According to the press release, “RIDE 4 fans will experience the power of the PS5 DualSense advanced haptic feedback, to let players feel their vehicles’ vibrations just like when they ride it on the streets. Gas and brakes’ levers will have their own resistance to transmit the same feeling of their real-life counterparts.“
The Biggest Next-Gen Question: Will It Upgrade?
Folks who are eager to start with RIDE 4 in October are in luck. Milestone will be offering upgrades for RIDE 4 to next-gen consoles. Thanks to Microsoft’s Smart Delivery system, players who own RIDE 4 on the Xbox One will be able to download RIDE 4 for the Xbox Series X in January for no additional cost. An upgrade path exists on PlayStation 5 as well but is more limited. Racers who own RIDE 4 on PS4 will be able to download the PS5 version for free, until April 30, 2021. Each upgrade includes all DLC purchased, so no need to worry about throwing money away.
Digital pre-orders for RIDE 4 open today on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Notably, the Special Edition Bonus Pack will let players jump into RIDE 4 three days before the game launches. Steam Pre-orders guarantee a 10% discount on the game price. RIDE 4 releases on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 8. You can check out the current-gen trailer, and get some more information right here on Sports Gamers Online.