The official MotoGP license is going to have a different name next year, as developer Milestone has teams up with Valentino Rossi to release Valentino Rossi The Game (VRTG).
While the name may be of the same vein of Milestone’s other in-progress title, Sébastien Loeb Rally EVO (SLRE), it differs in that SLRE is not the official title of WRC, so it can bounce around content wise. VRTG is going more the route of EA Sports Tiger Woods franchise, were even though it’s named after one famous athlete, it must stay true to the sport. So long story short, expect it to have all of the stars, bikes and tracks of the 2016 MotoGP season.
With that said, it appears like the VRTG team is peaking over the cubicle wall to the SLRE team, since Milestone claims, “Participate in the official MotoGP™ World Championship, retrace Rossi’s career from its beginnings to the present day, take control of a Rally car and let loose on various tracks such as the Monza Rally, participate in thrilling Flat Track races and discover the world of the Valentino Rossi Ranch. These are just a few of the highlights, which will keep fans glued to Valentino Rossi The Game, with its thrilling on and off-line racing.”
So, if you’re a mega Rossi fan, there’s that.
Here’s some more PR stuff.
The MotoGP™ official video game will incorporate plenty of new details dedicated to the 9-times world champion, Valentino Rossi as well as all the classic features which have distinguished the series over the years, and the 2016 MotoGP™ championship season. Participate in the official MotoGP™ championship, retrace Rossi’s career from its beginnings to the present day, take control of a Rally car and let loose on various tracks such as the Monza Rally, participate in thrilling Flat Track races and discover the world of the Valentino Rossi Ranch. These are just a few of the highlights which will keep fans glued to Valentino Rossi The Game, with its thrilling on and off-line racing.
“I’m happy to announce that I’ll participate in the making of Valentino Rossi The Game, along with the guys at Milestone. We chose to include both the most important elements of my MotoGP career, and all the extra circuit stuff that are so important to me, like Ranch, Rally and more. It will be fun to approach the game not only as a gamer, but also as a ‘testdriver’. I’ll work with the development team to make sure all fans will get the best experience they ever had” – Valentino Rossi.
Valentino Rossi The Game will be available on PlayStation®4 , Xbox One and Windows PC/STEAM™ from June 2016.