MXGP Teaches Us New Moves

By Ashley Woodcock, 4 years ago
Do you think you'll have what it takes to impress the Monster Girl once Milestone's MXGP - The Official Motocross Videogame releases? Well, never fear if you're not packing that kind of confidence as two new trailers have been released taking us through a couple of basic elements that will be used greatly in the upcoming racer.

First, let's take a look at controlling the bike during jumps. Even though the video is referring to Playstation 3 controls, we can simply replace the 'R2' with 'RT' and the video is now as solid as a reference to an Xbox 360 pad. Check out the first video for the best techniques on how to save seconds when jumping through the air:

Alessandro Castrucci, Milestone’s Game Director, adds his tips alongside the video:

On a motocross track, the jump’s phase is highly critical for saving or losing valuable time. Thanks to the feedback given by professional riders while developing the game we’ve been able to add all the settings that control the flight making the riding experience of MXGP as real as possible. Accelerating or using the rear brakes, players can control the bike’s angle while landing. They can also handle the rider’s weight distribution which will change the flight trajectory.
A more advanced technique to efficient jumping will be mastering the art of 'the scrub'. Scrubbing shaves even more time from a jump when executed correctly. The rider whips the bike sideways and upon landing can accelerate quicker coming out of the jump:

Castrucci adds more to the second tutorial.

Even the fulfillment of tricks becomes really important during a race. A well done scrub allows the rider to minimize the time spent in the air, making a lower and faster jump allow the rider to land earlier with a speed boost. Video tutorials will guide players to master these techniques, conveying the thrill of Motocross even to casual players without restricting hardcore gamers to play and pursue their own riding style.
Now that we've soaked up some key knowledge of jumping and scrubs, let's enjoy these screens that come with and without jumps, plenty of good looking bikes, and lots of muddy, gorgeous terrain to tear up:

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MXGP The Official Motocross Videogame is still set for a European release on March 28th, 2014. A release date for other regions is still yet to be confirmed.
Ashley Woodcock
Written by Ashley Woodcock
Assistant News Manager for TrueAchievements and member of the Newshounds team since 2010. Lover of completions, tough achievements, shooters, action, adventure and racing titles, hip-hop, Wu-Tang, NBA, and my Scooby. I can be found working on the never-ending backlog which you can see my progress on via my TA blog.