MotoGP 14

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MotoGP 14
MotoGP 14 cover art.jpg
MotoGP 14 for PC cover art
Developer(s)Milestone
Publisher(s)Milestone
SeriesMotoGP
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
PlayStation Vita
PlayStation 4
Release
  • EU: 20 June 2014[1]
  • NA: 20 June 2014 (PC)
  • AU: 27 June 2014 (PC, Vita)
  • AU: 17 July 2014
  • NA: 4 November 2014[2]
Genre(s)Racing
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

MotoGP 14 is a video game developed by Milestone.

The game was released in 2014 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and Xbox 360. On 10 June 2014, Milestone announced that the game would be released in North America on 4 November and that Bandai Namco Entertainment would be the distributor for this region.[3] MotoGP 14 was also released on PlayStation 4, and was the first next-generation title developed by Milestone.[4]

The game includes all the teams, riders and circuits from the 2014 MotoGP World Championship and include all 3 classes: Moto3, Moto2 and MotoGP. Building on the foundations of MotoGP 13, the game brings new features including a brand new audio and graphics engine, and revamped physics, aimed at improving upon the shortcomings of MotoGP 13 highlighted by critics and players alike.[5] The development of the game involved over 200 people, and took around a year and a half.[6]

Features[edit]

MotoGP 14 boasts an all new sound engine and graphics engine which allows for improved engine audio as well as revamped graphics, including improvements in lighting and shading.[7]

The game features many single player and multiplayer modes. Single player modes include Time Attack, Grand Prix, Championship, Career and a new Scenario Mode, where players are put into a variety of situations based on past MotoGP events. Career mode is similar to the previous title. The player creates their own rider and starts as a wildcard with the ultimate aim of becoming MotoGP World Champion. Along the way the player manages sponsors and bike upgrades as well as virtual fans and press through social media and interactions.[citation needed]

The game includes both 12 player online and two player local multiplayer. Online game modes include Grand Prix, Championship and Sprint Season. Also included is a mode called Split Battle, where players aim to complete the most number of laps and fastest sector splits in limited time. There is also a mode which offers control of the BMW M4 safety car.

Per the calendar, the Laguna Seca race was removed, and a new race was added at Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo.

In October 2014, Donington Park was added as downloadable content.[8]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
PCPS VitaPS3PS4Xbox 360
EurogamerN/AN/AN/A8/10[9]N/A
GamesMaster77%[10]N/AN/AN/AN/A
GamesRadar+N/AN/AN/A3.5/5 stars[11]N/A
GamesTMN/AN/AN/A7/10[12]N/A
OPM (AU)N/AN/AN/A75%[14]N/A
OPM (UK)N/AN/AN/A7/10[13]N/A
OXM (UK)N/AN/AN/AN/A7/10[15]
Aggregate score
Metacritic76/100[16]78/100[19]70/100[17]73/100[18]72/100[20]

The PC and PlayStation Vita versions received "generally favorable reviews", while the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Xbox 360 versions received "average" reviews, according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[16][17][18][19][20]

Hardcore Gamer said of the PS4 version, "With this as the first cross-generational game in the series, it would make sense to start things off right with a killer game. Sadly, that hasn’t quite happened, and the end product doesn’t just amplify existing issues, but brings some new ones to the table as well."[21]

Everyeye.it summarised the game as a "Brand new engine and a good balance between simulation and arcade",[citation needed] with SpazioGames concluding that it was "a major step forward for Milestone. This is undoubtedly one of their most successful works, a mass of content held together by a deep, detailed and difficult-to-master gameplay".[citation needed] ZTGD said that "fans of the sport and franchise have a lot great modes to look forward to, with not only single player races but multiplayer also",[citation needed] while PSX-Sense said that "the graphics aren't as appealing as they should be."[citation needed]

The game reached number 11 in the UK PS3 sales charts[22] and number 6 in the PS4 charts.[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walker, Richard (30 May 2014). "MotoGP 14 Dated For June 20th Release". Xbox Achievements.
  2. ^ Moser, Cassidee (25 August 2014). "MotoGP 14 Release date announced". IGN. Retrieved 27 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Bandai Namco Games America Inc. Announces MotoGP™ 14, Developed by Milestone, to arrive in the Americas" (PDF). MotoGP 14. 10 June 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 June 2014. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  4. ^ Scammell, David (10 March 2014). "MotoGP 14 racing onto PS4 in June". VideoGamer.com. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  5. ^ Armitage, Hugh (10 March 2014). "MotoGP 14 brings franchise to next-gen". Digital Spy. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  6. ^ Sillis, Ben (10 September 2014). "MotoGP 14: Get ready for Red Bull Rookies Cup!". Red Bull. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Milestone announces MotoGP 14" (PDF). MotoGP 14. 7 March 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 April 2014. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  8. ^ "MotoGp 14". Milestone S.r.l.
  9. ^ Edwards, Matt (20 June 2004). "MotoGP 14 review (PlayStation 4)". Eurogamer.
  10. ^ "MotoGP 14 (PC)". GamesMaster: 70. September 2014.
  11. ^ Towell, Justin (5 November 2014). "MotoGP 14 review (PS4)". GamesRadar. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  12. ^ "MotoGP 14 (PS4)". GamesTM (150): 126. August 2014.
  13. ^ "MotoGP 14 (PS4)". PlayStation Official Magazine – UK: 94. August 2014.
  14. ^ "MotoGP 14 (PS4)". PlayStation Official Magazine – Australia: 78. September 2014.
  15. ^ "MotoGP 14 Review". Official Xbox Magazine UK: 89. September 2014.
  16. ^ a b "MotoGP 14 for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  17. ^ a b "MotoGP 14 for PlayStation 3 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  18. ^ a b "MotoGP 14 for PlayStation 4 Reviews". Metacritic.
  19. ^ a b "MotoGP 14 for PlayStation Vita Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  20. ^ a b "MotoGP 14 for Xbox 360 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  21. ^ Peeples, Jeremy (11 November 2014). "Review: MotoGP 14 (PS4)". Hardcore Gamer. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  22. ^ "TOP 30 SONY PLAYSTATION 3 (FULL PRICE), WEEK ENDING 21 June 2014". GFK Chart-Track.
  23. ^ "TOP 10 SONY PLAYSTATION 4, WEEK ENDING 21 June 2014". GFK Chart-Track.

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