Milestone has announced Valentino Rossi The Game due for release next June, a new racing IP that will be substituting the annual MotoGP game series next year.
Announced during the Monza Rally Show 2015, Valentino Rossi The Game focuses on the life and career of the 9-time MotoGP champion, letting you relive his career from his humble beginnings to his current reign of success.
The full 2016 MotoGP championship will also be represented, so you'll still get to experience all the modes and elements from previous MotoGP games.
Rallying will also feature to represent Rossi's participation in the Monza Rally, along with Flat Track races and the Valentino Rossi ranch.
“We are really enthusiastic about this partnership and project”, said Luisa Bixio V.P. Milestone. “Milestone has been developing MotoGP for a few years, but the experience we are going to offer all motorcycle racing and Valentino fans this year is quite simply unique."
"Players can grapple with the entire 2016 official championship, but most of all they can experience the passion, professionalism and experience of Valentino Rossi, both in and out of the championship, with exclusive rally and flat track content, as well as much more that only the number 46 can offer. We also like to think of this as an Italian project par excellence, which we’re sure will be appreciated all over the world."
"I'm happy to announce that I'll participate in the making of Valentino Rossi The Game, along with the guys at Milestone," Rossi commented. "We chose to include both the most important elements of my MotoGP career, and all the extra circuit stuff that are so important to me, like Ranch, Rally and more. It will be fun to approach the game not only as a gamer, but also as a 'test driver'. I'll work with the development team to make sure all fans will get the best experience they ever had."
“After our 5th year of successful partnership with Milestone launching the official MotoGP console games, we are delighted to be able to announce this new and unique Valentino Rossi game," said Pau Serracanta, Managing Director, Dorna Sports S.L. "Many other sports have launched special edition games honoring the most important stars in their field and Valentino Rossi most certainly fits this description for MotoGP! The game will pay homage to Valentino’s career as well as include the full MotoGP 2016 grid. We are very excited and proud to be part of this project and have every confidence in its success.”
The MotoGP series has started to become stale in recent iterations, so it's good to see Milestone offer a fresh new take on the series. In our MotoGP 15 review we concluded that MotoGP 15 is "a serviceable sequel that fails to go that extra mile to move the series forward." Valentino Rossi The Game could be the answer.
Along with Sebastien Loeb Rally EVO, Milestone seem to want to stray away from incremental annual sequels and focus on bringing innovation with new IPs innovation whilst still delivering the authenticity associated with their licensed motorsports.
Valentino Rossi: The Game will be released in June 2016 for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Steam.
Do you think Valentino Rossi: The Game could bring some much needed innovation to the MotoGP series?
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