18th January 2013 – Letchworth UK
Speed. Emotion. Skill - these essential elements mixed with an adrenaline-fuelled experience immerse you into the world of MotoGP ™ like never before. With genre-leading graphics, Milestone’s new project will bring players into the 2013 championship through the eyes of a real MotoGP™rider.
The main game modes include:
Official MotoGP - this gives you the unique opportunity to experience the 2013 MotoGP Worldwide Championship. You can also try the exclusive IRTA Test or instantly hit the track for a Quick Race.
Career - the revamped career mode puts you into the shoes of your favourite riders, mixing third and first person elements!
Multi-player re-creates exciting events – inspired by reality. Play online with your friends or against the Rest of the World.
MotoGP™13 includes all the official tracks and riders of the 2013 MotoGP season. The game was built from the ground up using a brand new game engine, which brings a whole new level of realism to elements such as graphics, physics, bikes, environments and in-game sound.
Dave Pain, CEO of PQube commented:-
“We’ve enjoyed working with Milestone and have seen that their titles can be very successful in the UK market. MX Mud performed well and WRC3 has been a phenomenal success at retail with over 50,000 units sold in the UK and still going strong. Key to this has been Milestone’s absolute passion for motorsport and their ability to translate that into games. Bringing together the MotoGP license with the quality of Milestone’s engine continues to raise the bar”
“We’re very proud to announce MotoGP™13. After four years, we’ve regained the license and we look forward to putting all the expertise we have developed during this time into the game. This new project will offer players the chance to experience a brand new MotoGP game that will include the most-loved features plus brand new ones”, said Luisa Bixio, Milestone Marketing and Sales Director.
Paul Serracanta, Managing Director, Commercial Department, Dorna Sports, commented: " The new version of the official MotoGP game for 2013 only serves to reaffirm Milestone as a leading company in its field. Thanks to its vast experience and efforts throughout the year we have been able to reach the point where we can proudly announce the launch of the game. We have been working together with every one of the MotoGP™ circuits to bring across every image, sound and feel in the most realistic way. Milestone also brought in the riders to participate in the design of game and give their views, which means the fans will be able to enjoy a gaming experience of the highest level."
Developed by Milestone studio, MotoGP™13 is scheduled for release in 2013 for Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3, Windows PC and PlayStation®Vita.
To watch the MotoGP ™ 2013 announcement video click here: http://youtu.be/UgysfvRQdv4
PQube is a publisher, distributor and service provider for the interactive entertainment industry with a global reach from its UK offices in Letchworth and Doncaster and European network.
Publishing and distributing games, consoles and accessories and covering all major formats and digital channels, PQube has established a track record of success and together with its key partners handles several major franchises in the UK and European markets including WRC 3, BlazBlue, History Channel Great Battles, Arcana Heart, MX Mud, SBK, CrashTime, Persona 4 Arena as well as Sega, Sonic, Street Fighter 2 and Atari retro console ranges.
Through its services division PQube offers business development, marketing and PR services together with a range of support services including web design, e-commerce, production, and fulfilment solutions. For more information visit www.pqube.co.uk
Founded in Milan in 1996, Milestone S.r.l. is the biggest Italian videogames developer and it is recognized worldwide as a leading Studio specialized in racing titles. The company is unique in the Italian scenario thanks to an obsessive desire for quality combined with an elaborate attention to detail which have always been the trademarks and philosophy of the company. SBK® Superbike World Championship series and the official game of the World Rally Championship represent two clear examples. For more information please visit www.milestone.it.
About Moto GP/Dorna:
Dorna Sports is an international sports management, marketing and media company, founded in 1988. The organisation has its headquarters in Madrid, and further branch offices in Barcelona, London and Tokyo. Dorna has been the exclusive commercial and television rights holder for the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix MotoGP since 1992. With more than 60 years of history MotoGP™ is the pinnacle of motorcycle racing. Dorna has an all-encompassing Grand Prix event management philosophy, with 360º direct involvement in all areas of the MotoGP™ World Championship. Dorna has additional involvement in further motorcycling events, such as the Spanish National Championship (CEV) and the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, which seeks to promote the development of the next generation of riding talent.