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Milestone and Dorna Announce the Release of MotoGP™23

The franchise renews with Neural Aids, Turning Points, Dynamic Weather, Flag-to-Flag and… a social network!

Theale, UK – WEBWIRE

Milestone and Dorna Sports S.L. are excited to announce the release of MotoGP™23. This latest installment in the iconic franchise includes all the official riders, circuits*, and formats from the 2023 season across the MotoGP™, Moto2™, Moto3™, and MotoE™ categories. Available today, fans can enjoy the game on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™, and Steam. 
Watch the MotoGP™23 launch trailer here.
MotoGP™23 includes a redesigned career mode, offering players a unique journey to become motorbike racing legends. The game introduces Turning Points that shape players’ careers based on their performance and choices. For example, successful results in the Moto3™ debut season could grant immediate access to the Moto2™ or MotoGP™ categories, thereby accelerating class progression. The game goes beyond mere race victories, by incorporating objectives that have an impact on bike development. This added depth to the gameplay will encourage players to engage in multiple seasons, enhancing the overall experience.
MotoGP™23 introduces a social network, allowing interaction beyond the racetrack. This new feature allows players to forge alliances or instigate rivalries, with AI behavior during races influenced by players’ actions on the social network. Maintaining a positive reputation is vital in MotoGP™23 as it not only affects the reactions of other riders but also influences the goals set by the team for the players. Be warned: each team has only two slots, and failure to meet these objectives may result in termination at the end of the season. Additionally, improvements have been made to AI behavior, with each rider now possessing a unique personality and riding style that accurately reflects their real-life counterparts.
In MotoGP™23, the responsibility of motorcycle development falls on the lead rider of the team. Players must prove themselves worthy of this role and strive to move beyond being a second rider. Progression is achieved through Turning Points, which allow players to ascend within team hierarchies and contribute to the technical development during tests. This also applies to AI-controlled teams, whose bikes will evolve from their standard performances, leading to potentially unexpected outcomes each season. As a result, the performances of rivals will change every year, requiring players to not only focus on their own bikes’ performance but also keep an eye on the performance of the other riders.
MotoGP™23 introduces two groundbreaking features that aim to revolutionise players’ experiences and enhance the game’s realism: Dynamic Weather and Flag-to-Flag** races. The first brings the unpredictability of real-world racing conditions into the franchise. A sunny and dry race can swiftly transform into a waterlogged battleground, challenging not only players’ racing skills but also their adaptability, as they navigate through shifting grip and visibility conditions. The second feature, Flag-to-Flag, allows riders the option to return to the pit-lane and switch bikes in response to changing weather conditions. This rule is now incorporated into MotoGP™23, intensifying the level of realism and offering an engaging and immersive racing experience like never before.
To meet newcomers’ needs, MotoGP™23 introduces new Neural Aids for brakes, acceleration, and handling. These aids are designed to offer an accessible yet challenging gaming experience, allowing players of all skill levels to feel the adrenaline rush of real MotoGP™ racing. In addition, the beloved MotoGP™ Academy makes its return to assist players whether they’re learning the basics or refining their techniques through specialised training sessions.
MotoGP™23 takes multiplayer gaming to new heights by offering a wide range of options designed to enhance interactivity and social engagement. One of the most exciting additions is cross-play***, enabling players to race against others regardless of their gaming platform. Additionally, MotoGP™23 introduces Ranked Races, a new feature designed to ensure a fair and competitive gaming experience by matching players with other with similar skill levels. This fosters more competitive and thrilling race where everyone has a chance to shine. However, there is also room for local multiplayer experiences, as the beloved 2-player local split-screen** feature makes a return, allowing friends to share a screen and compete in a side-by-side, creating and exciting and immersive racing experience right in their living rooms.
MotoGP™23 will also offer various graphic editors to allow riders to customise their two-wheel experience. The helmet editor gives players the opportunity to add extravagant colors or maintain a sleek minimalist design to their avatars. With the sticker editor players can select from a wide range of designs and customise their bikes with unique decals.
The racing number editor gives players the freedom to add an additional layer of individuality, providing a symbol for their identities. Lastly, the butt patch editor allows players to design their own patches to be worn on their racing suits. These editors collectively offer players the ability to male their journey in MotoGP™23 even more unique and personalised.
*Career mode includes Kazakhstan Grand Prix.
**Flag-to-Flag, split-screen and online multiplayer not supported on Nintendo Switch. 8 players local multiplayer available on Nintendo Switch.
***Cross-play not available on PC and Nintendo Switch versions.

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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.itAbout PLAIONPLAION is a leading independent developer and producer of games and entertainment products, with nine development studios and five publishing units based all over the world. Founded in 1994 as Koch Media, PLAION offers a unique breadth of services and solutions, dynamically growing its business to push ourselves and our partners to the forefront in all the segments we operate in.

PLAION 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 - PLAION 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 - PLAION 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.

PLAION owns nine game development studios: Deep Silver Dambuster Studios (Nottingham, UK), Fishlabs (Hamburg, DE), Warhorse Studios (Prague, CZ), Milestone (Milan, IT), Voxler (Paris, FR) , DigixArt (Montpellier, FR), Flying Wild Hog (Warsaw, Kraków, Rzeszów, PL), Free Radical Design (Nottingham, UK) and Vertigo Games (Rotterdam, Amsterdam, NL). Additionally, PLAION collaborates with numerous independent development studios around the world.

Part of PLAION is also PLAION PICTURES, a leading independent film distributor in Europe with a library of more than 1.400 titles. Further business operations include Sola Media, a sales agency and production company for family entertainment, Spotfilm Networx, a multi-channel streaming network, and a sub-label dedicated to Japanese animation.

PLAION also owns the leading video game merchandise company DPI Merchandising (Denver, Roseburg, USA and Munich, DE) and a Quality Assurance Facility in Olomouc, CZ.

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