Industrious motorcycle developer Milestone will not be slowing down its output on the PlayStation 5, as the Italian studio has wasted no time announcing a new title for Sony’s next-gen console: RIDE 4. Due out from 21st January (the PS4 version launches 8th October), the racer will offer silky smooth 60 frames-per-second gameplay at “up to” 4K resolution on the all-new system.
“Players will be able to enjoy their beloved bikes with the highest quality for shaders and textures, with a never before seen level of detail for both bikes and environments,” producer Luigi Crocetta explained on the PlayStation Blog. “Your riding experience will also be more precise, satisfying, and natural.”
Crucially, the studio will be upping the number of bikes participating in each event, with both online and offline races now featuring a field of 20 riders. “Thanks to PS5’s SSD, loading times will be significantly reduced,” Crocetta continued. “That means less waiting time before races, but also a better gameplay experience. That’s because the SSD will enable faster streaming of textures.”
The developer will also be taking advantage of the DualSense controller: “Gas and brake levers will have their own resistance to transmit the same sensations as their real-life counterparts. We are also leveraging haptic feedback to let players feel their vehicle’s vibrations, just like when they ride on the streets.” There’s a trailer embedded above.