Trials Rising, the very latest Trials game in the long-running series will finally hit shelves next month across the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch and PC.
Publisher Ubisoft has recently revealed to Eurogamer the title will feature some cross-play elements.
Before you get too excited, player vs player modes will still only work on a single platform basis, however, features such as leaderboards (with player ghosts) and user created tracks will be shared across all four platforms.
Having said that, the more complicated user created tracks might be restricted on certain platforms due to performance worries.
“Although we share all UGC [user generated content] tracks across all platforms we might take extra precaution in the future to indicate if a specific track can be comfortably played on a select platform,” explained Ubisoft to Eurogamer. “For instance PC tracks that might not perform so well on Switch.”
Trial Rising’s track editor gives players a chance to craft their own designs by adding countless objects (including those found in older games in the series) into a 4×4 km play area.
Ubisoft promises Trials Rising will have “more tracks than ever before” taking you on a world tour “from the Eiffel Tower to the Great Wall of China”, we can also expect to see courses set in canyons, cities and forests to name a few locations.
Multiplayer returns as expected and will include a “Tandem Bike” mode, where two players contribute 50% of the power and balance as they ride together on one bike (which sounds a lot like Trackmania Turbo’s “Double Driver” mode).
Trials Rising takes the series back to its roots after the experimental, and disappointing, Trials of the Blood Dragon.