Ubisoft’s extreme sports game, Riders Republic pushed back by several months
Over the past few months, one of the growing trends in the gaming industry have been to delay games which were set to come out some time this year. The latest game to pull a ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ is Ubisoft’s upcoming extreme sports game, Riders Republic, as it has been pushed back to the end of this year.
Earlier, we were expecting to play this game on our PCs and consoles by early 2021, but it seems that Ubisoft needs more time to polish the game and make it enjoyable for players. Ubisoft announced that they would push back the release date of this game to late 2021, meaning that it could even come out as late as December 2021.
What you need to know about Riders Republic and the delay
Riders Republic is set to be a massively online multiplayer game wherein players can partake in a range of extreme sports such as mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, wingsuit flying, and rocket wingsuiting. The game is a spiritual successor to the 2016 game from Ubisoft called Steep, which was largely skiing based, with a heavy emphasis on realism and life like visuals.
As far as the delay is concerned, no information was given as to why. Ubisoft tweeted that the extra time will help the developers work on improving the game, so as to give players a better online as well as offline gameplay experience.
Riders Republic was showcased by Ubisoft back in September 2020, wherein it was announced that the game would launch in early 2021.
The September presentation also gave us some gameplay, which is why players have been eagerly been waiting for the game. Riders Republic is planned to release across all platforms- PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Google Stadia & PC.