So far, little has been seen of Milestone's mysterious new bike racing IP Ride other than a tantalysing teaser trailer. WIth the knowledge that over 100 bikes will feature along with a mixture of real and fictional circuits spread across 15 locations, it's safe to say expectations are riding high for gamers who prefer racing on two wheels instead of four. However, we've yet to see how this translates in-game due to a lack of screenshots or videos showing Ride in action. Until now.
Emerging from the Milan Games Week, the following video gives us a first look at a work-in-progress build of Ride on the PS4, allowing us to examine the detailed bike models up-close before being taken for a high speed ride on a fictional road circuit set in Stelvio on a 1190 KTM RC8R. If, like me, you aren't fluent in Italian, you may want to skip to 09.46 to get to the actual game footage.
Visually, Ride seems to continue from where MotoGP '14 left off, retaining the same impressively detailed bikes and riders whilst improving the environments. Lighting also looks to be sourced from Yebis2 as well, which was also used in MotoGP 14 and the newly released PS4 version of MXGP.
//www.youtube.com/embed/zjxZYHmgF88?rel=0 Ride isn't due to race off the line until Spring 2015, so there's still a long road ahead. We've yet to have a hands-on to pass our own judgement, but what we've seen so far seems to suggest that Ride will be a game made for bike lovers by bike lovers.