Rider’s Republic will be a Game Changer for the Community

Published 09/22/2020, 11:42 AM EDT


Rider’s Republic is a massive multiplayer outdoor sports game, developed by Ubisoft, that will roll out next year. The same team that developed Steep is behind the development of this new title that comes out on February 25, next year.

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The game will allow players to access some of the finest National Parks in the US. These parks will become playgrounds for outdoor sports like including biking, snowboarding, skiing, and wing-suiting.

The devs have been working hard to provide a complete experience to the players. To accomplish this task, the team has been working hard to portray an accurate description of the parks. Additionally, over 50 players can enter the virtual-social space and engage in a wide array of adventure sports.

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The Director of Ubisoft, Arnaud Ragot, spoke about what went behind making the title that celebrates minute details in an athlete’s life.

The inspiration behind Rider’s Republic

Steep’s success played a major role in the concept of Rider’s Republic. Arnaud Ragot revealed that they had set three goals. The first was to expand the experience and look for the best sports that would represent that vision.

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“The second goal was to answer the question, where do we go? We wanted to look for the ultimate place for outdoor action sports, and when we thought about it, the choice was clear,” he said. “So, we’re going to the to the US, to the National Parks – the home of the most iconic competitions, memorable stories, and most spectacular action.”

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Lastly, the devs wanted to create a broader social perspective by bringing the entire community together. This way, the players wouldn’t just compete with each other but also feel part of a larger social gathering.

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The amalgamation of sports with a location and the ability to interact in that sphere is what would drive players to be a part of Ubisoft’s upcoming title.

Riders Republic launches on February 25, 2021, for PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS5, and Xbox Series S and X. The new-gen versions will feature a number of technical enhancements to make use of the new hardware. Also, the players who purchase the game on the current-gen consoles can upgrade to the next-gen version for free.

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Nakul Ahuja

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Nakul Ahuja is an Esports author at EssentiallySports. He has spent 11 years doing theatre and is currently preparing for his Master's degree in Journalism. Along the way, he hopes to rake in money as Ninja does.

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