A release date for Riders Republic was revealed during the Ubisoft Forward presentation. According to the new trailer that was shown, Riders Republic will officially release on Thursday, September 2.
Pre-registration for upcoming betas is also available, so if you want to get a feel for Riders Republic early, it sounds like you’ll have a chance to try before you buy!
Riders Republic Gets September Release Date
On September 2, Riders Republic will be available for Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Amazon Luna, Google Stadia, and PC (Epic Games Store, Ubisoft Store).
Riders Republic will also be available on Ubisoft+ as part of Ubisoft’s subscription service alongside games like Rainbow Six Extraction. Additionally, Riders Republic will support both cross-play and cross-generation play.
If you’re someone who enjoys getting a feel for a game before purchasing it, you can actually pre-register to participate in upcoming betas for Riders Republic.
To do that, you’ll need to head over to the registration page on Ubisoft’s website (click here), select the platform you’d like to participate in the betas on, then log into your Ubisoft account and that’s it, you’re all set!
Keep an eye on the email you use when pre-registering for the upcoming Riders Republic betas for information on when those will take place, and how long you’ll have to participate while the beta is live.
“We can’t wait for players to get their hands on Riders Republic during the upcoming betas to experience the thrill of this multiplayer outdoor sports experience the way we imagined it,” noted Game Director Arnaud Ragot.
If you’re already sold on Riders Republic, you can also pre-order the game now and unlock pre-order bonuses like the Bunny Pack featuring a bunny outfit, blue bunny head, and rainbow snowboard paint.
With the Gold Edition, you’ll get the base game and Year 1 Pass which includes eight exotic kits that players can use for things like gear upgrades. Gold Edition buyers will also get the BMX Sport add-on, exclusive content after launch, and the Rocket Bike and Rocket Ski exotic kits after launch.
To splurge a little, there’s an Ultimate Edition of Riders Republic that includes the base game, Year 1 Pass, and four exclusive cosmetic packs: Cosmic, Rainbow, Neon, and Skull’n.
Adding to the package, Ultimate Edition buyers will also receive 20 helicopter tickets which can be used, “To reach their favorite in-game summits faster than ever,” according to the game’s press release.
Not quite sure what Riders Republic is and whether it’s worth pre-registering for the upcoming betas and/or pre-ordering a version like the Gold Edition? Here’s the official description of the game as provided by the game’s press release!
“Developed by Ubisoft Annecy, Riders Republic invites players to jump into a lively social playground where they can experience the thrill of outdoor sports in an open and densely populated world.
Players will roam freely with their friends in a huge and vibrant open world where they can compete and nail crazy moves through an exciting range of sports such as biking, skiing, snowboarding, wingsuiting and rocket wingsuiting.
Whether players want to catch some major air with friends or ride solo to dominate the mountains and canyons, there are plenty of exhilarating moments and activities to be discovered. Riders Republic will allow players to ride through some of the most breathtaking landscapes the United States has to offer.
Some of the most iconic American national parks such as Bryce Canyon, Yosemite Valley, Sequoia, Zion, Canyonlands, Mammoth Mountain and Grand Teton have been faithfully recreated and imaginatively mashed together to form the ultimate outdoor sports park.
Players can squad up with or against friends in insane multiplayer modes:
- Mass Races: The crazier the better in these epic, multisport races with more than 50 players.** New races appear randomly on the map, so players will need to get ready to watch their blind spots, protect their position and remain agile with their skills as they fight their way to the finish line.
- Tricks Battle: Compete in 6v6 matchups and try to land as many tricks as possible on the various modules to earn points. The team with the highest score wins.
- Free-for-All: Challenge new opponents in 12-player sessions and show them how it’s done through a select playlist of exciting events.
- Versus Mode: Join up with friends and see who’s the best.
- Multiplayer Competition: Made for the top riders to show off and show out, ultimately making it to the top divisions.
As part of their career, riders can make a name for themselves through five different career progressions. As players continue to prove themselves in the Republic, they will sign with legendary sponsors and receive invitations to the most renowned sports competitions, including Red Bull Rampage and the X Games.
Players can customize their rider through evolutive progression-based gear and define every aspect of their character. Whether a rider wants to master snowboarding or be the fastest thing on two wheels, everything is possible.”
The press release concludes by emphasizing how Riders Republic will make the most of next-gen tech on consoles like Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. According to the press release, Riders Republic will be able to display 50+ players on-screen simultaneously, and it’ll support 4K ultra high definition resolution at 60 frames per second.
If you purchase Riders Republic for PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, you’ll be able to upgrade to the next-gen version “at no additional cost” while also keeping your progression across all platforms thanks to Ubisoft Connect. So, as you can see, Riders Republic comes packed with features and goodies for players to enjoy once the game is released on September 2.
While we wait for the release of Riders Republic, we’re curious to hear your thoughts on the new trailer and the information provided by the press release. Are you excited to hear that Riders Republic will support cross-play? What about the next-gen features including 4K ultra high definition resolution support at 60 frames per second?