Many extreme sports fans were eagerly waiting for February 25th, the date when Riders Republic has been set to launch. However, Ubisoft announced that the game won’t meet the deadline and pushed back the release of the title until further notice. Ubisoft said that the game is still scheduled for 2021 release, but no particular date has been given.
In case this is the first time you’re hearing about Riders Republic, you should know that it’s a spiritual successor to Ubisoft’s winter sports game Steep. However, this time around developers were planning to further expand the scope of the game with a huge variety of new activities and locations.
Riders Republic main draw was supposed to be a battle royale-style of gameplay where a set of players (up to 50 in one match) race to the finish line. Think Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout but focused around snowboarding, biking, skiing, and other extreme sports.
Here’s a trailer to get a better sense of the game:
The news about the delay was announced via a post over at Ubisoft’s site. Here’s a full message explaining the reasons behind this delay:
In September, we gave you a first look at our massive multiplayer playground in Riders Republic. We promised an action-packed outdoor sports park, filled with all-out mass races with more than 50 fellow riders on next-gen consoles, a variety of diverse activities and insane stunts. We can’t wait to have you traverse our vibrant world and live out your own rider’s fantasy.
Today, we want to let you know that we have made the decision to move our release to later this year. This additional time will allow our passionate team to deliver the best fun fuelled experience to our players.
Thank you so much for your support and understanding. Stay safe and get ready to join the madness of Riders Republic soon!
The Riders Republic Dev Team”
Riders Republic was supposed to be released for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One with the next-generation console upgrade coming sometime later. With this delay, we can expect that next-gen versions of the game will launch simultaneously. We hope to learn more about the new date in the coming weeks. Keep an eye out for the news on our blog!