Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Riders Republic Delayed To Later This Year

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Riders Republic, Ubisoft’s wacky extreme sports game, has been delayed. The title was originally slated to launch February 25 but will now arrive at an undetermined date later this year.

Ubisoft’s tweet explains the reason for the delay is to simply allow more time to give the game some more TLC given its large scope, especially in its online multiplayer. 

Riders Republic premiered during last September’s Ubisoft Forward event. The game pits up to 50 players against each other in a variety of extreme competitions including biking, snowboarding, skiing, and wing suiting. Despite the huge player count, the game can still be enjoyed solo as well as in co-op. Players can also compete in events, such as the X Games, and sign sponsorships to raise their Rider’s clout. Another cool feature is the game’s real-world locations based on America’s national parks such as Bryce Canyon, Grand Teton, and Mammoth Mountain. We don’t get many AAA extreme sports games anymore, so Riders Republic is a welcomed project and looks like a blast so far. 

Many studios are still finding their groove when it comes to working from home, so I wouldn’t expect Riders Republic to be the last big release to suffer a major delay. We’ve already seen marquee titles games such as Outriders, Hogwarts Legacy, and even the already far away Pragmata get pushed back. But as many of us should already know, if delaying a game ensures a better product, developers should take all of the time they need. 

When Riders Republic eventually crosses the finish line, look for it on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia, and PC.





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