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Koch Media Signs Milestone’s Racing IP Ride
Publisher Koch Media, who owns Deep Silver, has announced that it will handle racing game, Ride, from developer Milestone. Koch Media Benelux has announced that it would distribute the title to its region.
Developer Milestone is recently known for the revival of its racing titles. Previously, the company has worked to bring back the MotoGP series from BigBen Interactive and PQube.
After the first MotoGP revival, the studio also made a new branch for motocross sports, called MXGP. It recently added new consoles to its targets, as both MXGP and MotoGP 14 released for Playstation 4.
With Ride, Milestone detaches itself from licenses and creates its first intellectual property (IP). This game is all about bikes, once more.
There will be up to 100 vehicles to choose from, which span four different categories: Naked Bikes, Supersports Bikes, Superbikes and Historical Bikes. All models will use liveries from official brands and manufacturers.
Details for bikes include anything from the rear plate to the grips. It will also be possible to customize anything from wheel rims to different engines and transmissions.
The same goes for riders, which can be fitted with race suits and other branded items. Manufacturer KTM has already been confirmed and more will follow shortly.
There will be 15 different tracks in Ride. These are sectioned into 7 GP races, 5 country roads, 2 city routes and 1 extra track.
Multiplayer will support two players locally, while 12 players can battle it out online. There are six modes to choose from.
Ride is dated for spring of 2015. It will release for Playstation 4, Playstation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.