TeamVVV
Slot 1

MotoGP 18 is the reboot the series needs

Martin Bigg On June 8, 2018

This week marks the release of MotoGP 18 - and it's more than just a typical incremental yearly update. Developer Milestone is hailing MotoGP 18 as a much-needed reboot for the series.

MotoGP 18 has been rebuilt from the ground up. For the first time in the series, Milestone has ditched its ageing in-house engine in favour of the shiny Unreal Engine 4, which also powered MXGP 3 and Monster Energy Supercross. The result is easily the best-looking game in the MotoGP series to date, with more realistic-looking lighting, particle and weather effects.

MotoGP 18 screenshot

Each of the game's 19 official tracks, including the new Buriram International Circuit in Thailand, has also been painstakingly remodelled using drone-scanning technology. For the first time in the series, the riders' faces have also been scanned to recreate each rider's likeness.

Using Unreal Engine 4 has also enabled Milestone to rework the physics. It takes time to adjust to the more realistic handling as bikes now have a greater sense of weight than before, but MotoGP game veterans will appreciate the extra challenge. Fortunately, new tutorials have been added to help newcomers get to grips with the attributes of each bike class. Tyre management also plays a crucial role, while new cosmetic and mechanical damage adds a level of consequence when it all goes wrong. 

30 cut scenes have also been added, ranging from riders celebrating their victory on the MotoGP podium, to the parc fermé for Moto2 and Moto3 and the starting grid and boxes. It all helps immerse you into the world of MotoGP better than ever before. 



You can see MotoGP 18 in action in our extensive gameplay overview video showing the game running on PC. Check back soon for our full MotoGP 18 review, and be sure to let us know your thoughts on the game so far in the comments below. 

Related Articles

DiRT Rally gameplay: Rallycross racing at Lydden Hill

DiRT Rally gameplay: Rallycross racing at Lydden Hill

Continuing our DiRT Rally PlayStation 4 coverage we take to Lydden Hill for some intense rallycross racing...

New Need for Speed Speedlists update goes live

New Need for Speed Speedlists update goes live

The very latest Need for Speed update is now available across the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC...

DiRT Rally vs Sebastien Loeb Rally EVO Comparison

DiRT Rally vs Sebastien Loeb Rally EVO Comparison

We put DiRT Rally up against Sebastien Loeb Rally in our latest comparison video. What makes this...

Grand Prix Rock 'N Racing release date and first footage revealed

Grand Prix Rock 'N Racing release date and first footage revealed

Spanish studio EnjoyUp Games' retro-inspired racer Grand Prix Rock 'N Racing now has a firm release date,...

Hot Wheels Car Pack released for Forza Motorsport 6

Hot Wheels Car Pack released for Forza Motorsport 6

Turn 10 Studios have released the Hot Wheels Car Pack for Forza Motorsport 6. The new car pack features...

Ducati 90th Anniversary The Official Videogame announced

Ducati 90th Anniversary The Official Videogame announced

Milestone have announced their very latest two wheeled racer which goes by the name of Ducati 90th...

We check out MXGP 2's first person mode

We check out MXGP 2's first person mode

We take a look at MXGP 2's first person viewpoint in a race at Leon, Mexico running on the PlayStation 4...

Assetto Corsa for consoles delayed a second time

Assetto Corsa for consoles delayed a second time

It's even more bad news for those eagerly awaiting the release of Assetto Corsa on the consoles as it has...

Comments

Subscribe to our newsletter

Register Login Request A Page Facebook Login
Slot 6

Interviews

More Interviews
Slot 7

Lifestyle & Entertainment

More Lifestyle
Slot 8

Automotive Reviews

More Auto Gaming

Retro Gaming

More Retro Gaming