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MotoGP 23 coming to Switch on June 8

Posted on March 30, 2023 by in News, Switch

Publisher Milestone have announced that this year’s instalment in the long-running MotoGP franchise, MotoGP 23, will be coming to Switch on June 8, and have shared an announcement trailer for the game, alongside some details about what is included in this year’s iteration. Most notably, community feedback has resulted in the inclusion of Dynamic Weather, and the AI has been improved. Unfortunately, neither the Flag-to-Flag features nor crossplay will be available on the Switch version of the title.

Below is some more information about the game, as well as the trailer:

Among the most important features of MotoGP™23 is the design of the career mode, created to give players the freedom to build their own journey to becoming a two-wheel legend. The introduction of turning points will affect career paths based on the performance achieved and the decisions made by each player. After debuting in the final part of a Moto3™ season, it will be possible to move faster through the different classes depending on the results; however, finding a contract will not be easy, as each team will only have two spots and players will have to compete with the official riders to take their place. Turning points will also influence bike development during the seasonal tests, with dedicated challenges to speed up evolution. This year rivalries will not be confined to the track; for the first time ever, MotoGP™23 will also feature a social network to interact with riders, teams, and manufacturers. Just like in real life, this will be the place to make friends as well as rivals, as the AI will behave differently during races based on the way players act on the social network.

As requested by the community, two brand-new features will bring the simulation to a whole new level of realism. Thanks to the introduction of Dynamic Weather, a dry race can now quickly turn into a wet mayhem, where skills and strategy will make all the difference. The race can thus be declared a Flag-to-Flag* race with the possibility to return to the pit-lane and switch bikes to gain a strategic advantage. The Advanced AI will finally grant the in-track behavior of riders to be more coherent with their real-life racing style, as each rider will have a unique personality that will directly affect his actions during the race.

Meeting both hardcore gamers and rookies’ needs, new riding aids for brakes, acceleration, and handling will deliver a gaming experience that is both approachable and ambitious so that everyone can feel the thrills of the real MotoGP™, regardless of the initial skill level. Also, the acclaimed MotoGP™ Academy is back to help players learn the basics or perfect their style with dedicated training sessions.

MotoGP™23 will also offer multiplayer options, both on and offline. For the first time, cross-play** will allow racing with other players regardless of the platform and console generation, whereas the new Ranked Races will ensure fair fights by getting players of the same rank to compete with each other. And the 2-player local split-screen* is back to let players challenge their friends side by side on the couch.

Finally, the helmet, sticker, racing number, and butt patch graphic editors will allow players to show off their style making their journey into MotoGP™ even more unique.

*Flag-to-Flag and split-screen not available on Nintendo Switch versions
**Cross-play not available on PC and Nintendo Switch versions

MotoGP 23 will release on Switch on June 8.

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