Rossi and MotoGP announce Rossi: The Game

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The 2016 official MotoGP game will take on a new look upon it’s release in June of next year, with a change in focus from covering the season’s action to focusing on the career of Valentino Rossi by reliving all of his title glories.

Still giving players the opportunity to complete the entire 2016 season using any of the championship’s riders, the game will also allow you to play classic seasons from the nine-time champion’s career.

It’ll also include bonus content in the form of the chance to take to the wheel of his Ford Fiesta ST at the Monza Rally, where the game was announced, or to race the now-famous VR46 Ranch flat track course.

Speaking at the announcement at the iconic Italian circuit’s rally race, which he currently leads by a healthy thirty seconds, the Movistar Yamaha rider says he can’t wait to see the final product after being heavily involved with the development.

“We chose to include both the most important elements of my MotoGP career, and all the extra circuit stuff that are so important to me, like Ranch, Rally and more. It will be fun to approach the game not only as a gamer, but also as a 'test driver'. I'll work with the development team to make sure all fans will get the best experience they ever had."

Luisa Bixio, Vice President of Milestone, who have developed the official MotoGP game since 2007 as well as games for World Superbikes, MXGP and WRC, added more details to the project’s concept.

“We are really enthusiastic about this partnership and project, Milestone has been developing MotoGP for a few years, but the experience we are going to offer all motorcycle racing and Valentino fans this year is quite simply unique. Players can grapple with the entire 2016 official championship, but most of all they can experience the passion, professionalism and experience of Valentino Rossi, both in and out of the championship, with exclusive rally and flat track content, as well as much more that only the number 46 can offer. We also like to think of this as an Italian project par excellence, which we’re sure will be appreciated all over the world.”

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Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer