A lot of gamers were hyped by the recent news that Ubisoft will be attempting its hand at a Star Wars game. However, while players are looking forward to Ubisoft’s open-world Star Wars game, another Ubisoft title, Riders Republic, has been pushed back.
Riders Republic is one of the few titles revealed during the last Ubisoft Forward event back in September 2020. A certainly different looking title centered on extreme sports ranging from gliding and skiing to mountain biking, Riders Republic pledges a unique sort of MMORPG. Players will still have to wait longer for the game, as it has been postponed to an undefined date.
Riders Republic was initially set for launch this February but has now been pushed back to “later this year.” The game is reportedly ambitious in scope, taking place across various US national parks with multiple sports playable across each location.
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One of the largest draws is the capability to begin a race with more than 50 players, all racing to complete a track through different routes even as others are racing above the track in aerial sports. Apparently, it will take Ubisoft longer than expected to finish the promised colossal scale.
There was a lot to absorb when the game was revealed to arrive on next-gen consoles. For starters, the game depicts a departure from the standard Ubisoft open-world formula that most fans would find welcome.
More than that, the game’s focus on the extreme sports sub-genre is one that has not been touched on to great acclaim as of late. While skateboarding games and motor racing simulators have witnessed a comeback, there has been less in the way for extreme sports games. Once, games such as 1080 Degree Snowboarding and SSX 3 were endeared, but now the genre has gone a bit dull, so Riders Republic is set to alter that in a huge way.
All things considered, the push back is possible a good thing in the long run. As the story of Cyberpunk 2077 and its frequent updates keep teaching players that working on a project properly without a hard deadline can usually be for the best.
Whatever Rider Republic turns out to be, it is for certain that it has the potential to be a good game and a standout for Ubisoft. Hopefully, that is what the game becomes, instead of a game with extremely lengthy grinds to unlock courses and other content so that XP boosters can be sold such as in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.