Connect with us
Advertisement

News

Ubisoft pencils in ‘final’ release date for Riders Republic

Riders Republic hopes to get off the mark later this year, after a couple of false starts and release date crash-outs.

Published

on

Riders Republic release date trailer
Ubisoft

Riders Republic hopes to get off the mark later this year, after a couple of false starts and release date crash-outs.

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, Ubisoft’s best open-world game isn’t from any of the series you’d expect. It’s not anything from Watch Dogs or Far Cry or Assassin’s Creed or any of the Tom Clancy games; it’s Steep, the open-world snowsports game from Ubisoft Annecy, in the foothills of the French Alps.

All of the stuff that’s a bit annoying, comma, overwhelming in a story-driven game makes perfect sense in Steep. All of those map markers? Your piste map. Eagle Vision? Just binoculars. Fast travel? Nah, mate – heliskiing. Steep is pretty much flawless as an open world, and it’s a brilliant extreme sports game, too. (And we’re still upset we never got to play it in the mountains on Nintendo Switch.)

Advertisement

But hopefully, we’ll get to stop banging on about Steep soon, because its successor – Riders Republic – is almost here.

Originally slated for release in early 2021 (first, February, then April, then delayed until further notice) the Riders Republic release date was penciled back into calendars during the Ubisoft Forward E3 2021 press conference. It will now release on September 2, 2021. (And as we all know, once it’s in an E3 presentation trailer, it’s basically set in stone, right? Right?)

It feels more like an extreme sports battle royale than the mountain resort vibe, so maybe Riders Republic won’t quite take Steep’s crown. But it does still look like a heap of fun.

Advertisement


Don’t forget to follow Thumbsticks on all the various social places you like to linger (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube) for more video game news. And if you’re into E3, you should bookmark our E3 2021 landing page, obviously.

How did we do?

We hope you found this article useful, or informative, or thought provoking, or maybe even a little entertaining. Perhaps it was a guide that helped you through a tricky bit, or we even saved you some money? Lovely stuff! If you'd like to say "thanks" you could always buy the team a cup of coffee.

Recommended for you

Tom is an itinerant freelance technology writer who found a home as an Editor with Thumbsticks. Powered by coffee, RPGs, and local co-op.

Advertisement

Latest from Thumbsticks

New Xbox One game releases New Xbox One game releases
News6 hours ago

New Xbox releases: January 24-29, 2022

Here are the new Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One releases you can look forward to in the coming week.

My Friend Peppa Pig My Friend Peppa Pig
News23 hours ago

My Friend Peppa Pig is out now on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S

My Friend Peppa Pig is released today for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Mystery Gift Distribution Codes Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Mystery Gift Distribution Codes
Guides1 day ago

Guide: Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Mystery Gifts and distribution events

Here's the complete guide to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Mystery Gifts and distribution events.

Yakuza - Xbox Free Play Days Yakuza - Xbox Free Play Days
News1 day ago

Play three epic crime games for free on Xbox this weekend

Yakuza 3 Remastered, Yakuza 4 Remastered, and Yakuza 5 Remastered are currently free to play for Xbox Live Gold and...

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
News2 days ago

Following years of crunch, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga gets a release date

Warner Bros. Games confirms the release date for Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga amid reports of crunch at developer TT...

Nintendo Switch Online - classic games Nintendo Switch Online - classic games
Guides2 days ago

Nintendo Switch Online: The big list of NES, SNES, N64 and Genesis games

Nintendo Switch Online includes access to a growing library of classic NES, SNES, N64, and Sega Genesis games. Here’s the...

Death's Door - Xbox Game Pass Death's Door - Xbox Game Pass
News3 days ago

One of last year’s very best games is coming to Xbox Game Pass

Death's Door, Rainbow Six Extraction and Windjammers 2 are among this month's second wave of Xbox Game Pass titles.

Among Us - Roadmap 2022 Among Us - Roadmap 2022
News4 days ago

Among Us 2022 roadmap includes Friends List feature

Innersloth has outlined this year's content and development roadmap for Among Us.

Advertisement