Moto Racer 4, the next entry in the long-running arcade motorbike racing series, will release on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Mac on October 13, 2016, publisher Microids has announced.

Developed by French developer Artefacts Studio, Moto Racer 4 promises to feature high-speed 60fps racing and "no less than" 15 single-player and multiplayer modes, including standard modes like Time Trials and Championship, and more original modes like 'Ghost Bike', 'Wolf Pack' and 'Golden Helmet'. Split-screen multiplayer is promised, too - somewhat a rarity in modern racers.

  • KING OF THE HILL: Each rider starts with the same time on the clock. While time runs down for the leader, the other racers get extra turbo. The first player to get their counter down to zero wins the race.
  • LAST MAN STANDING: The last player to pass each checkpoint is eliminated.
  • SURVIVAL: The race starts with very little time on the clock. Players gain time by passing the checkpoints. In single-player mode, the aim is to survive for a specific length of time. In multi-player mode, the winner is the last player with time left on their clock.
  • CATCH-UP: The player's opponents begin the race with a headstart and the player must be in first place at a specific time.
  • WOLF PACK: The player begins the race with a headstart and must maintain it for a certain length of time without being overtaken.
  • GHOST BIKE: The player starts the race in last place and is not allowed to deviate from the road or collide with others. S/he must finish in a specified minimum place.
  • GOLDEN HELMET: Competitors must earn the one golden helmet up for grabs during the race. To do this, they must be first past the initial checkpoint. If the player wearing the golden helmet is knocked by another player, s/he surrenders it to that player. If a player falls off their bike, s/he loses the helmet and it is automatically sent to the next checkpoint.

Moto Racer first launched on PC and PS1 back in 1997 but, despite the series having secured over 7 million sales, has been absent since 2001's Moto Racer 3.

Interested in seeing what its return looks like? Check out the first screenshots of Moto Racer 4 here.

Source: Microids

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