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MotoGP 18

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Racing
Developer: Milestone
Release Date: June 7, 2018

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'MotoGP 18' (ALL) Brings Back eSport Championship, Details - Trailer

by Rainier on May 24, 2018 @ 3:55 a.m. PDT

Celebrating passion, excitement and all the adrenaline of the MotoGP championship, the MotoGP 18 is coming back with a completely rebuilt edition.

MotoGP18 will give players the opportunity to take part in the best motorcycle racing show on earth, featuring all the official content from 2018 MotoGP season and exclusive improved features which will set a completely new level of realism and immersion.

Following last year’s success, Dorna Sports and Milestone are launching the next stage of the MotoGP eSport Championship, offering fans the opportunity to live MotoGP as a protagonist. 2017 witnessed MotoGP make an exciting move into the world of competitive gaming, setting a new standard in racing eSport involving top players from all over the world who fueled the show from the first online challenge to the Grand Final, as well as top riders and sport personalities. The world-first MotoGP eSport Championship was comprised of six online qualifying challenges, which led up to the exciting final showdown at the Gran Final in Valencia, broadcasted in more than 190 countries worldwide.

The 2017 MotoGP eSport Championship has paved the way for this brand-new tournament: 2018 will see the MotoGP eSport Championship going multiplatform, enabling all players to take part in the competition on PS4, Xbox One and PC (Steam), while raising the level of the whole experience offering more content and more competitions. Get ready to challenge the fastest players and race for the title of MotoGP eSport 2018 World Champion!

MotoGP eSport Championship returns in 2018, with more challenges, more chances to win, and an increased number of platforms available to compete on, making it sure to be a bigger and better show than ever before. For this season, the competition is available for players on the three gaming platforms: PS4, Xbox One and PC, giving more opportunities for gamers to become World Champion.

Now, the number of challenges is increased to eight. Beginning on 18th July, the first four challenges are raced at COTA, Sachsenring, Losail and the Red Bull Ring and will take place until August, with the live on-site Semi Final 1 event taking place at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli in September and featuring the fastest 12 gamers.

A further four challenges will be held around Phillip Island, Mugello, Sepang and Buriram, which will be raced during September and October, with a live Semi Final 2 event, held at the Movistar eSports Center in Madrid on November 2nd, where the quickest 12 from the final four challenges will compete for a place in the Final.

The Grand Final will once again be hosted in Valencia during the MotoGP season finale on November 16th, with a BMW M240i Coupé up for grabs as the top prize for the Championship winner, with some exclusive experiences that money can’t buy also on offer.

As an added bonus, the 24 gamers who make it through to either Semi Final will have the opportunity to represent an official MotoGP team, meaning they will line up on the grid using their chosen team’s motorcycle and livery.

The Championship will see gamers competing with the brand-new MotoGP18 videogame, which launches worldwide on June 7th 2018 on PlayStation ® 4, Xbox One and Windows PC/STEAM, releasing shortly after on Nintendo Switch. The game has been completely remodelled from scratch using the brand new Unreal Engine 4 to create a more immersive experience than ever.

Last year, the MotoGP eSport Championship’s inaugural season saw over 15,000 hours played across the globe, with more than 2.5 million kilometres covered by competitors in the championship. Launched in July 2017, it took place over six online in-game challenges, with the Final held in Valencia where the world’s fastest 16 gamers were whittled down to eight in the Semi Finals, crowning 18-year-old Trastevere73 from Italy the World Champion.

The event was broadcast live in more than 200 countries and generated more than 2.5 million video views. Over the course of the eSport season, 25 million watched the Championship’s content online, with more than 75 million people reached across all online channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Twitch, YouTube and MotoGP eSport official website.

Key Features:

  • The official 2018 MotoGP season, with all riders, official rosters from MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3 and Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup and all 19 official tracks, including the new Buriram International Circuit in Thailand;
  • Faithful reproduction of riders, tracks and bikes, thanks to the Drone Scanning system, for a 1:1 recreation of all the track details, and the 3D scanning technology, to include real MotoGP riders’ faces in game;  
  • Exclusive improved features to make the game experience as immersive as ever, such as new cut scenes, the spectator mode and brand new interactive tutorials;
  • Enhanced AI, Bike Physics and Collision System, with the introduction of riding aids to offer a more enjoyable simulation at every level;
  • New scalable damage system and tire management system;
  • A compelling career mode to climb the ladder from Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup to MotoGP class, including an innovative bike development setup, to significantly increase the bikes’ performance, as well as the MotoGP ID to keep track of such progress.

MotoGP 18 will be released on June 7th on PS4, Xbox One, PC (Steam), launching shortly after on Nintendo Switch.


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