The much anticipated motorbike extravaganza Ride 4 will arrive in October and to date the videos released have been limited in terms of content. The previous gameplay trailer didn’t give much away, now Milestone have released an official gameplay first look. I took a look at the video with a critical eye to see how things had improved.
So, first impressions are difficult to determine from this development build. The bike barely hits an apex, appears unstable on the power and this is certainly not a video I would use to demonstrate the game in a positive light. Indeed I’ve always taken great care to maximise a racing line within a video, even if that displayed a learned process. This demonstration is critical to getting an understanding of the bike and areas for improvement.
Graphics are an evolution, sound is difficult to assess until we’ve heard more bikes, and in general this has done little to generate excitement. Having said that, we look forward to seeing more on the game and various elements that have seen improvements in the coming weeks.