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Ubisoft delays Riders Republic, its massively multiplayer extreme sports game

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50-player racing game delayed beyond February

Artwork of bikers, snowboarders, and wingsuit riders from Ubisoft’s Riders Republic Image: Ubisoft

Ubisoft’s massively multiplayer racing game that combines mountain biking, snowboarding, wingsuiting, and other outdoor extreme sports has been delayed. Riders Republic was previously scheduled for release on Feb. 25, but Ubisoft delayed the game indefinitely on Thursday to allow for more development time.

“We want to let you know that we have made the decision to move our release to later this year,” Ubisoft said in a statement posted on the Riders Republic Twitter account. “This additional time will allow our passionate team to deliver the best fun fueled experience to our players.

“Thank you so much for your understanding. Stay safe and get ready to join the madness of Riders Republic soon.”

Ubisoft unveiled Riders Republic in September at its Ubisoft Forward event. The outdoor crossover racing game is coming to Google Stadia, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. Players will ski, snowboard, bike, and glide in “an extreme sports fantasyland” set in virtual versions of U.S. national parks, including Bryce Canyon, Yosemite Valley, Sequoia, Zion, and Mammoth Mountain.

Riders Republic development is being led by Ubisoft Annecy, the team behind Ubisoft’s Steep.