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MotoGP™ 22 launches today!

The perfect edition with exclusive features both for newcomers and hardcore two-wheels racing fan
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Theale, UK - April 21, 2022 -Milestone and Dorna Sports S.L. are proud to announce that MotoGP™22, the newest chapter of the celebrated two-wheel racing simulation game, is now available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch™ and Steam.
 
Watch the trailer here.
 
MotoGP™22 enriches the heritage of the videogame franchise and the sports itself, adding a one-of-a-kind game mode. The NINE Season 2009 is a fascinating way to re-live one of the most incredible seasons in MotoGP™ history. A nostalgic and emotional docu-film narrated by Mark Neale - director of some of the best MotoGP™ documentaries - and with more than 50 minutes of original footage from the 2009 Season blending with real gameplay, the new mode creates a total-immersive motor simulation experience. Players will find themselves in the boots of legendary riders such as Rossi, Pedrosa, Stoner and Lorenzo, facing different breath-taking challenges to complete replicate historical moments.
 
NINE Season 2009 replicates all the 17 grand prix of the season, divided in chapters with over 39 challenges in total.
 
The 2022 edition also adds new dedicated features for both newcomers and core gamers: the enhanced Tutorial and the MotoGP™ Academy. Thanks to these two new tailor-made modes players have the chance to master their knowledge of two wheels or learn the basics to start their escalation to the pro-level.
 
The Tutorial features a series of dedicated gameplay sessions, helping newcomers to understand the basics of the game through specific challenges focused on electronics, tire consumption, brake temperature and core differences between the three main categories.
 
The MotoGP™ Academy teaches you how to improve your riding style to be unbeatable on every track, uncovering the secrets to face all the curves and the hardest trajectories.
 
Additionally, the Riding Analysis System helps riders through in-game pop-up messages that appear at the end of the race, suggesting how to adjust the difficulty level based on skills and performances. The game could recommend activating some helps or suggest playing specific tutorials designed to fill gaps in terms of gameplay knowledge and attitudes.
 
The Managerial Career is back and allows players to decide between creating a new team or joining a real one. The game mode also features the possibility to go in-depth in the strategy’s details, using development points and allocating R&D staff to reach the top along with working on bike development through enhancing aspects such as engine, frame, aerodynamics and electronics. The path could start from the bottom, creating a Junior Team in Moto2 or Moto3 categories, selecting a sponsor and hiring a team manager, technical director and at least one rider.
 
MotoGP™22 reaches a moto realism never seen before. A true next-generation experience that reduces the boundaries between videogames and reality.

  • A level of realism never seen before: new face animations, improved 3D characters and pits
  • Ride Height Device: players will be able to manually manage the locking mechanism of the RHD and control the compression of the bike’s suspensions
  • Enhanced tracks: surfaces have been improved to have a better rideability
  • Improved Suspension system: refined for a better feeling when passing over curbs
  • Tire deformation: a more realistic tire behavior making the experience even closer to reality

And for the first time ever in the series, MotoGP™22 features the highly anticipated 2-player local split-screen*, online multiplayer* and cross-play through consoles of the same family.
 
MotoGP™22 is now available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5**, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S**, Nintendo Switch and Steam.
 
*Split-screen and online multiplayer not supported on Nintendo Switch
**Free upgrade and Smart Delivery are supported
 
For more information on  Koch Media, visit Koch Media.com and follow Koch Media on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Twitch.  For assets and product details, visit the Koch Media Press Server

About Milestone
Founded in Milan in 1996, Milestone S.r.l. is one of the leading and longest established racing game developer in the world.  The 200+ people team is responsible for hit series like MotoGP™, MXGP and Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame, as well as own IPs Ride and Gravel. For more information please visit  www.milestone.it
About Koch Media
The Koch Media Group is a global developer, publisher and distributor of video games, VR games, gaming hardware and merchandise.  
 
The group’s publishing, marketing and distribution activities extend throughout Europe, America, Australia and Asia. Koch Media has more than 25 years of experience in the digital media business and has risen to become a leading global publishing partner.
 
The Koch Media Group runs a multi-label strategy, with fully owned publishing units, such as Deep Silver, Prime Matter, Milestone, Vertigo Games and Ravenscourt; publishing games for consoles, PC and VR platforms across all physical and digital channels. 
 
Additionally - as a global publishing partner - Koch Media has formed long-term multinational publishing collaborations with numerous game publishers including; Activision Blizzard, Bethesda, Capcom, Focus Multimedia, Giants Software, Koei Tecmo, Paradox, Sega, SNK, Square Enix, Techland, THQ Nordic, Tripwire, Warner Bros and many others.
 
With its parent company in Höfen / Austria - and the HQ in Munich / Germany - Koch Media owns local publishing companies in Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Australia, the United States as well as Japan and Hong Kong.
 
The Koch Media Group owns 10 game development studios: Deep Silver Volition (Champaign, IL / USA), Deep Silver Dambuster Studios (Nottingham / UK), Deep Silver Fishlabs (Hamburg / Germany), Warhorse Studios (Prague / Czech Republic), Milestone (Milan / Italy), Voxler (Paris / France) , Digixart (Montpellier / France), Flying Wild Hog (Warsaw, Kraków, Rzeszów  / Poland), Free Radical Design (Nottingham / UK) and Vertigo Games (Rotterdam / the Netherlands). Additionally, the Koch Media Group collaborates with numerous independent development studios around the world.
 
Part of the Koch Media Group is also Koch Films; a leading European independent film distributor with business primarily in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy as a cinema, TV, online and Home Entertainment distributor. The Koch Media Group also owns leading video game merchandise companies Gaya Entertainment (Munich / Germany) and DPI Merchandising (Denver, Roseburg / USA) and a Quality Assurance Facility in Olomouc / Czech Republic.
  
Koch Media is an Embracer Group company.

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