MotoGP 10/11 revving up in March

Capcom's Monumental-developed motorcycle sim returns to the Xbox 360, PS3 next year in time for start of 2011 championship season.

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For most sports, the day the season starts is the day that gamers can pick up the simulation tie-in at retail. Such was not the case for the MotoGP motorcycle racing series up until last year, after Capcom secured the cross-platform rights to the franchise and moved the game's release window from the holiday season to March. Today, Capcom announced that it would be maintaining that release strategy with the next installment in its annualized MotoGP racing series.

Gamers won't have to wait until June to see Catalunya.

Developed by Monumental Games, MotoGP 10/11 is slated to arrive on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in March 2011. The 2011 MotoGP championship season begins in Qatar on the Losail circuit on March 20, and Capcom noted that it will begin providing current-season updates for MotoGP 10/11 shortly after that race date.

As for the changes going into this year's installment, Monumental has implemented a new handling system, as well as targeted the game's physics system. The studio has also added a new player-assist feature, which can be customized to allow for a more simulation or arcade riding experience. Capcom emphasized that the player-assist function can be tweaked in a variety of ways or completely shut off to provide the most realistic riding.

Many of the same modes from MotoGP 09/10 will be carried over to next year's game, but Monumental has implemented a handful of new features. Namely, Career mode now features co-op play, allowing for local split-screen. The game also features Championship and Time Trial modes, as well as a suite of online racing features that accommodate up to 20.

Discussion

7 comments
KrazzyDJ
KrazzyDJ

Bike Racing is tough IMHO !!!

SadPSPAddict
SadPSPAddict

Loved MotoGP 09/10 and have put many hours into it. Bike racing isn't for everyone but I love it :D Looking forward to this title :D

burizadokyanon
burizadokyanon

Ugh... I played the demo of last year's MotoGP.TERRIBLE! I couldn't believe how horrible it was! -_-" Go ahead - thumbs down all you want. I don't care! >:O

Hugo_Fahkov
Hugo_Fahkov

I used to play the hell outta this, back when I was a beta tester on the original Xbox 'Live. Was like chocolate covered crack cocaine! But, it just got old...better stuff to do on 'Live.

OaklandRaiderz
OaklandRaiderz

Great time to be a fan of racing. F1 2010 is a brilliant game, motoGP is on the way and so is GT5. cant wait!

WalterPeck
WalterPeck

Just in time for the release of GT5. ...I kid, I kid.

Firebourne
Firebourne

I love moto GP... Get it right guys return the game to its more realistic roots