As might be divined through the full title, “Monster Energy Supercross 2: The Official Videogame” is an officially endorsed product, and not only does that give the team at Milestone the rights to use photorealistic representations of riders, bikes, and tracks, it also carries with it a degree of on-air authenticity: the game features play-by-play commentary by broadcast legend Ralph Sheheen, and in-game replay video will feature similar direction to the coverage and highlights featured in televised FOX Sports supercross coverage.
The Milestone team has loads of other nice surprises in store for supercross fans, primarily the addition of QTE-like victory poses that players can use to showcase their enthusiasm during the slow-motion sequences that play out after the rider crosses the finish line. These poses and actions will be earned and/or unlocked throughout the course of the game, likely alongside the experience and levels gained to stats like braking, leaning, and others. These victory actions weren’t available in the limited press demo, but the Milestone team was visibly excited about their inclusion in the final game.
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The Compound is also making a return this time around, offering players a free-roaming area with which to train their riders and upgrade their abilities. Unlike in the previous game, the Compound will be unlocked and available right from the get-go for no added charge. Within the Compound, multiple players can join in together for some simple riding fun or to participate in instanced events, with four discrete circuits, destructible environments, and dynamic weather options as well as a day/night cycle helping to keep the action fresh across multiple sessions. Players can also opt to create their own tracks if they so choose using the game’s robust track editor.
Milestone is aiming to release “Monster Energy Superross 2: The Official Videogame” for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch on February 8, 2019. More information about the title, including details about the Compound and the latest iteration of the track editor, can be found over on the official “Monster Energy Supercross 2” website.
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