Microids and Anuman Interactive have announced that Moto Racer is making a return to form this October for the PS4, PC, Xbox One and the PlayStation VR. They released a new teaser trailer ahead of the game's appearance at this year's E3.
The trailer was spotted by Game Informer, as they detail that Microids will be showcasing Moto Racer 4 as part of their E3 line-up. The 58 second trailer doesn't really highlight much about this new Moto Racer title, mostly just showing glimpses of the stages through the goggles of the rider.
We get to see that gamers will be able to traverse across both dirt tracks and pavement surfaces, satisfying the need for speed for gamers who prefer the rough and tumble aspects of the dirt and those who prefer the speed associated with racing across the asphalt.
Unfortunately, the trailer doesn't really show us any actual thorough gameplay segments where gamers get a clear takeaway of what the graphics will look like or how the physics will be utilized in the actual game. It's a little scary because Moto Racer 4 is a series known for speed and thrills and yet we don't get to actually see much of that in action in the trailer. Instead, it focuses on the helmet and goggles of the rider.
According to the Game Informer article, the game will feature 15 different single-player and multiplayer tracks, as well as time trials, single races and a championship mode for those of you that enjoy playing
The most telling thing about the trailer is the fact that it will support Sony's upcoming PlayStation VR. The headset is Sony's latest attempt to dominate the gaming market, and will officially be unveiled at this year's E3, where a number of games are expected to be showcased utilizing the PlayStation VR headset. The device was originally unveiled under the prototype name the PlayStation Morpheus. Later on Sony settled on the simplified name of the PlayStation VR.
The HMD from Sony is set to release onto the consumer market for public consumption this October. This fits in line with Microids' release window for Moto Racer 4, which will also arrive this October for the Xbox One, PS4, PC and PS VR.
The Moto Racer series was usually one of my favorites due to the fact that they were fast and fun and didn't really rely too much on realistic physics like the MotoGP series. Moto Racer was mostly about jumping in, grabbing a couple of friends and racing around dirt or asphalt tracks 'til your heart's content.
Neither the Game Informer article nor the trailer indicate whether or not the split-screen local multiplayer will make a return, but hopefully they consider tossing that in for good measure. We can expect to see more of the game (and hopefully some real, unedited gameplay footage) during this year's E3. Expect Moto Racer 4 to make a short appearance during Sony's PlayStation press conference this year as they gear up to showcase a bunch of PlayStation VR titles.