Milestone and Feld Entertainment have announced today that another Supercross game will be releasing early next year. Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame 3 (bit of a mouthful) will be releasing on February 20th, 2020, and will be available on PS4, Xbox One, PC/Steam, Google Stadia and Nintendo Switch. So pretty much every platform barring mobile phones and tablets, then.
The third entry in the franchise will bring some new features that fans have been asking for since forever. The game will feature the 2019 Monster Energy Supercross season with 100 riders from the 450SC and 250SX classes and 15 official stadium and tracks to belt bikes around.
In a first for the racing franchise, players will be able to play in co-op mode with three friends (or foes,) in the replica of the Factory Supercross Practice Tracks in California, which is a huge free-roam area with nine tracks to race on. It’s also where most manufacturers take their bikes to test them. Interesting, no?
Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame 3 will also host a brand new online multiplayer with dedicated servers. Yes, actual dedicated servers! Now if only other online games had such a thing. Firewall Zero Hour, I’m looking at you, bud. You’ll be able to race with your buddies or strangers, and you’ll also be able to create your own tournaments with the Race Director Mode, choosing different race conditions and even which cameras to focus on. There will be three modes available at launch; Championship, Quick Race and Elimination Mode, all of which can be found by browsing the public and private lobbies. That’s quite a robust online offering for a racing game, I have to admit. Fair play to the developers at Milestone. I’m impressed.
If you want to create your own race tracks in Monster Energy Supercross 3, you can with the Track Editor. The Track Editor has seen some improvements, too, with new modules and items to customise tracks to your liking.
Another big change in Monster Energy Supercross 3 is in how the game looks. Character models have been completely re-done with photo-scanning, meaning a more realistic representation of riders with new animations. It also means that female riders are to be a part of the game, with the female rider model having its own animations and physics independent of the male model. Physics have been improved, as have particle effects, meaning fireworks, fire, and everything else that can be affected by outside forces now looks more detailed and realistic.
Honestly, I’m not really into these kinds of games, yet a big part of me is saying “get this, Chris. Fight the team so you can be the one to review it.” We’ll have to wait and see. There’s a trailer up above, and just in case all of that info has driven the release date out of your brain, Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame 3 will release on February 4th, 2020.
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Chris has been writing about gaming news for far too long, and now he’s doing it even more. A true PlayStation know-it-all, Chris has owned just about every Sony console that ever existed. Trophies are like crack to this fella. (Bronze trophies, that is – he only has one Platinum.)