Milestone is launching two motocross games a year recently: for the American championship, there’s Monster Energy Supercross, and for the world championship, there’s MXGP. The latter is getting a 2019 adaptation.
„For the first time in the series, MXGP 2019 will allow players to step into a professional rider’s boots in the current MXGP season, to race in the Championship with all riders, bike and teams of the 2019 season. Players can compete in the MX2 category or directly in the MXGP top class, choosing if to join an official team or sign with a Sponsor in a custom team,” the press release says. The last sentence means we’ll have to satisfy the sponsors’ needs instead of the teams. We’ll also be able to customize our bike’s visuals and performance as well.
„[…] Players will have a Track Editor to create their favourite track fully customized with specific Motocross modules. But that’s not all! They can also select 4 different environments where to set the track, all with different features: forest, beach, desert and jungle. Tracks created by players can be shared with the community to compete with them,” quoting the press release once again. Four environments are not much – even Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 had four in 2000 in its track editor. Sharing our levels is somewhat of an obligatory addition, seeing how even Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 did it in 2015.
„[…] MXGP 2019 will include […] the Playground; it will be set in Provence and can be explored in free roaming. Playground has been
completely redesigned, expanded and enriched with new areas and new game modes, that will be revealed later in the campaign. One of the most important gameplay new features will be the Waypoint mode, that will allow the player to design their own off-road path in the Playground, to be shared the community,” quoting the press release again. So the Playground is getting expanded, and its Waypoint mode will act as a custom time trial, so to speak…
MXGP 2019 will launch on August 27 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. However, the press release didn’t mention the Nintendo Switch.
Source: Magnew press release