- Become a MotoGP rider and build your career starting from scratch and winning the premier class title.
- Live the excitement of Nine – Season 2009, the new game mode that takes you into the story of the 2009 season through 39 different challenges and more than an hour of movies.
- MotoGP22 is available today on the Xbox Store for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.
MotoGP 22 is the tenth consecutive Milestone game dedicated to the most famous motorcycle championship in the world. Someone might think that after all these years it is difficult for me to come up with something new to put in the game… but the truth is that MotoGP is a world full of stories to tell, some from the present, others from the past. And the main course MotoGP 22 is exactly one of these stories, thanks to the new game mode Nine – Season 2009.
Nine, as the name suggests, is a historical mode based on the 2009 MotoGP season. But Nine is also the pinnacle of the journey I started three years ago when I started talking about this game mode with Michele Caletti, my executive producer and one of the biggest MotoGP fans I know. It’s not the first time a game has proposed a history mode, but usually all you get is a selection of 10 famous cyclists from the past racing together with no real meaning. With Nine we wanted to create something more complete, giving players all the content from that specific racing season… riders, bikes, tracks – everything is available as it was in 2009. And above all, we wanted to tell a story. And that’s what Nine is all about, telling a story, thanks to a bunch of different challenges connected throughout almost an hour of different movies.
So why 2009? Because it is the story of Valentino Rossi’s ninth and last world title in MotoGP, and after his retirement, we wanted to celebrate his career in some way. Second, because that year the grid was full of drivers capable of taking the competition to a level never seen before. Rossi, Pedrosa, Lorenzo, Stoner: all these riders knew how to enter the circuit and become poetry in motion.
We had great leads, and we had a great story to tell, but at that point, we needed someone who could tell such an intense story…and that’s when the idea of contacting Mark Neale came up. Mr. Neale is a film director who has in the past worked on acclaimed MotoGP documentaries such as “Faster”, “Fastest” and “Hitting the Apex”, and seemed to be perfect for the job. I just hope that people enjoy playing Nine as much as we enjoyed creating it!
As I have mentioned before, MotoGP 22 It is not only about the past, but also about the present. The game offers all the official content of the 2022 season, and is covered with that passion for detail that has always distinguished the people of Milestone. So don’t be surprised to see the ride height device fitted to MotoGP bikes (we worked hard to make it fit the riding model!), new starting grid scenes or new pit boxes. Year after year, piece after piece, what we try to do is create the most realistic MotoGP game of all time.
This year we are not forgetting about newcomers and those who are not so interested in hard simulation. MotoGP has a lot of rules and can be hard to understand at times, so we worked to create specific tutorials that explain these concepts through quick challenges. And once you’ve digested them and feel ready for some adrenaline, you can try the new MotoGP Academy. All the tracks of the championship, divided into sectors, analyzed and described by our racing specialist: you will find all the secrets you need to know to choose the perfect trajectory and reduce your lap times. Don’t tell anyone, but I use it too.
Finally, we do not forget to prepare something special also for those who like to spend some time on the sofa. This year MotoGP offers a split screen mode, perfect for challenging your friends on your favorite circuits. And if what you need is competition, online modes are also waiting for you, not to mention the MotoGP eSport Champion, which returns this year with its sixth edition. Well, the level of competition here is too high for standard players, but hey, it’s always fun to watch a race between professional players on TV!
This is just a sample of what MotoGP 22 has to offer… with its managerial career mode, advanced graphics editors, and all the new features I mentioned earlier, I’m sure everyone will find a way to enjoy the game. Well, I’m playing and I like it, I hope you do too! MotoGP 22 is available now on the Xbox Store for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. See you on the track…if you’re fast enough!
Engines running – Let’s get the most immersive and authentic MotoGP™ gaming experience ever launched. THE WHOLE WORLD OF MOTOGP™ Explore all the content of the 2022 season in MotoGP™ classes and in all other categories. More than 120 riders, more than 20 official circuits and all the excitement of the official championship are waiting for you. And if you want to take a leap into the past, more than 70 historical champions will allow you to relive the best of MotoGP™ history. NINE SEASON 2009 Relive one of the most exciting championships in MotoGP™ history! 17 Chapters, one for each Grand Prix of the 2009 season, await you! Put yourself in the shoes of legends like Rossi, Lorenzo, Stoner or Pedrosa at the height of their careers. In each episode you will face different challenges reliving first-hand the most iconic moments of the world championship. All content will be enhanced by over 50 minutes of actual footage at the beginning of each chapter, fully narrated and directed by the extraordinary Mark Neale. WHERE CHAMPIONS ARE FORMED Enter MotoGP™ ACADEMY to discover the champion within you: through new game challenges you will learn all the tricks of the trade to be the fastest on each track. Become the cyclist you always wanted to be with new tutorials that help you improve quickly through short sessions of play. ENJOY THE MOST REALISTIC GAMING EXPERIENCE AND CUSTOMIZE YOUR RACE Immerse yourself in the most realistic and immersive MotoGP™ experience ever! From the faces of your heroes to the redesign of the official pits, attention has been paid to every detail like never before! Create your world in the MotoGP™ video game and drive with even more style. By using 5 graphic editors, you will be able to customize every aspect of the game, from the liveries to the pilots’ outfits. PLAN YOUR SUCCESS WITH THE MANAGEMENT CAREER! Create your own team or join an official one. Choose your crew and develop your bike by upgrading the engine, frame, aerodynamics and electronics – take full control of your gaming experience! Create a junior team in Moto2™ and Moto3™: hire a team manager, a technical director and a rider to achieve new goals. NEW MULTIPLAYER MODE For the first time in the franchise, you can challenge your friends in split screen mode. Do not lose this opportunity! And if that’s not enough, have fun with the amazing online challenges offered by cross-generation multiplayer*. *Cross-gen multiplayer will be available on consoles in the same family.