The new version of the game officially licensed by MotoGP will be released on April 22 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, Nintendo Switch and PC, and will still be the work of Italian studio Milestone, founded in 1996 in Milan and specializing in mechanical sports video games, and particularly motorcycles. A first trailer has been unveiled for the occasion, which we invite you to discover above.
The announcement of the arrival of this opus comes two days after the officialization by the discipline of the renewal of the partnership with the Milanese company. This new agreement now covers the period from 2022 to 2026, thus guaranteeing it the exclusivity of the development of MotoGP games over the next five years and in particular on the ninth generation consoles (PS5, Xbox Series) which arrived on the market at the end of the year. year 2020.
But that’s not all, since this agreement will go further and find a realization on the side of the real championship. The main novelty of the agreement is that Milestone will become the title sponsor of one Grand Prix per season.
“This company has actually been a key partner for MotoGP since 2012”, can we read in the press release published on the discipline’s official website, “as it works in partnership with Koch Media – a leading producer and distributor in Europe and the United States, as well as with a number of distributors in Europe.” It should be noted that Koch Media is also the distributor of official F1 games, developed by Codemasters.
“We are honored to extend this contract for another five years with Dorna Sports”, said Luisa Bixio, CEO of Milestone. “We have a long-standing partnership. Together we have succeeded in bringing to this game all the excitement of real racing and we are giving players something to keep them entertained with this championship. With the next generations of consoles and platforms, they should have more fun. “
As for Pau Serracanta, Director General of Dorna, he is also delighted: “This new agreement is great news for both MotoGP and Milestone and I am delighted that our partnership continues for another five years. We started working together in 2012. Since then we have had incredible success with this game. video and this MotoGP eSport Championship, which has continued to grow. Seeing Milestone take on title sponsor status in an event over the next five years is also testament to this collaboration that I look forward to seeing. “
The license of MotoGP games was particularly highlighted during the confinement of the months of March-April-May 2020 since virtual races were organized on MotoGP 19 and MotoGP 20, with in particular the appearance of virtual Grand Prix in which the stars participated. discipline.