Valentino Rossi is one of the most well known MotoGP champions. Having won the world championship nine times, in 2016 he’ll lend his name to the official MotoGP video game by Italian developer Milestone.
The game was announced today with a press release, matching the timing of the Monza Rally Show 2015, and will launch in June 2016 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Here’s an official blurb:
The MotoGP™ official video game will be dressed in yellow in 2016, incorporating plenty of new details dedicated to the 9-times world champion, Valentino Rossi as well as all the classic features which have distinguished the series over the years, and the 2016 MotoGP™ championship season. Participate in the official MotoGP™ championship, retrace Rossi’s career from its beginnings to the present day, take control of a Rally car and let loose on various tracks such as the Monza Rally, participate in thrilling Flat Track races and discover the world of the Valentino Rossi Ranch. These are just a few of the highlights which will keep fans glued to Valentino Rossi The Game, with its thrilling on and off-line racing.
Rossi himself accompanied the press release with a comment:
“I’m happy to announce that I’ll participate in the making of Valentino Rossi The Game, along with the guys at Milestone. 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”
Milestone Vice President Luisa Bixio also commented:
“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”
Finally, we get a comment from Dorna Sports Manager Pau Serracanta:
“After our 5th year of successful partnership with Milestone launching the official MotoGP console games, we are delighted to be able to announce this new and unique Valentino Rossi game. Many other sports have launched special edition games honoring the most important stars in their field and Valentino Rossi most certainly fits this description for MotoGP! The game will pay homage to Valentino’s career as well as include the full MotoGP 2016 grid. We are very excited and proud to be part of this project and have every confidence in its success”
We also got an announcement teaser trailer, which you can enjoy below.