It’s hard to tell what’s going on at Ubisoft right now, especially when they recently mentioned that they wouldn’t oppose an acquisition. But the team afterwards Rider’s Republic wants players to know that the game is far from abandoned and that they have some solid plans for the future.
In the latest community update for rider republic, Ubisoft Annecy is letting players know that not only has the team brought new features like Showdown mode to the game, but they are also coming up with some exciting new features including BMX career mode, leaderboards and more. The developers want players to know that from the start Rider’s Republic hasn’t been abandoned, which generally doesn’t bode well for a game that expects hundreds of players to interact in a sprawling sports world.
“No, Riders Republic is not abandoned, far from it, and while this new season has had a big focus on the new Showdown mode, it also comes with new content tailored for you (like the leaderboards, the BMX career, new weekly challenges and rewards and more). It is the team’s vision for Riders Republic to be a social space centered on the driving experience and player interactivity, with new content added regularly.
The team is actively working on a lot of cool things, but they also listen to your feedback and use it to improve the game. Some things take longer than others to change. We will endeavor to keep you informed of what and when to expect with every community update”
-Ubisoft Annecy. community update
The team also wanted to clarify some points related to upcoming content. Above all, they want players to know that they shouldn’t expect the BMX career, including BMX gear, to be released before the summer break, which begins mid-July. That means players will have to wait a while before they can experience a new career mode. Luckily, until then, new features are still on the way, with a new mass race scheduled for June 15thth.
Ubisoft also reached out to community members who found that their user-created events were being deleted. In some cases, events were reported in bulk, which not only resulted in the removal of the event, but also in the banning of the user. The team has since stated that there will be no more bans for mass-reported events and that they have made changes to the automatic detection system that may also have resulted in deletions that shouldn’t have happened.
— Riders Republic (@RidersRepublic) May 18, 2022
Finally, the team ended with a preview of the upcoming leaderboards, which will be based on Time Attack and Score Attack modes. You can also take part in a ghost ride against the top leaders to improve your skills and get better at these special courses. Rider’s Republic was released back in October 2021 and has promised several features as part of its annual plan. Recently, the game was invaded by Rabbids in a limited-time co-op event. Despite the collaboration and new update modes, the game continued to lose popularity on Twitch, dropping almost 1000 ranks in the global Twitch games rankings since its release. Hopefully the new modes will bring players back to the game, and Rider’s Republic can complete their Year One milestone plan with a high grade.
https://www.mmorpg.com/news/riders-republic-is-not-abandoned-gives-community-update-on-whats-to-come-2000125076 Riders Republic is “not abandoned” – giving the community an update on what’s to come