Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Riders Republic postponed until later this year

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Republic of the Horsemen, Ubisoft’s wacky extreme sports game, has been delayed. The title was originally set to launch on February 25, but will now arrive at an undetermined date later this year.

Ubisoft Tweeter explains that the reason for the delay is simply to allow more time to give the game a bit more TLC given its great reach, especially in its online multiplayer.

Riders Republic was created during the Ubisoft Forward event last September. The game pits up to 50 players against each other in a variety of extreme competitions, including biking, snowboarding, skiing, and wing costume. Despite the sheer number of players, the game can still be enjoyed solo or co-op. Players can also participate in events, such as the X Games, and sign sponsorships to increase their rider’s influence. Another cool feature is the in-game real world locations based on US National Parks such as Bryce Canyon, Grand Teton, and Mammoth Mountain. We don’t have a lot of AAA extreme sports games anymore, so Riders Republic is a welcome project and looks like a blast so far.

A lot of studios are still finding their rhythm when it comes to working from home, so I wouldn’t expect Riders Republic to be the last big release to suffer a major delay. We have already seen games from renowned titles such as Outriders, Hogwarts Legacy, and even the already far away Pragmata be repelled. But as many of us should already know, if delaying a game guarantees a better product, developers should take all the time they need.

When Riders Republic finally crosses the finish line, look for it on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X / S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia, and PC.


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