MXGP 2020 Release Date Changes for Current and Next-Gen Motocross Games

Milestone, the makers of the popular MXGP series of motocross games, have announced a new MXGP 2020 release date schedule. Milestone has pushed back the current-gen and next-gen versions of the game a bit. The current generation game will arrive under a week later than originally planned. However, motocross fans will have to wait a bit longer in order to experience the game on a next-generation console.

Milestone announces new MXGP 2020 release date schedule

Originally, MXGP 2020 release date for current-gen Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One, and Windows PCs was December 10, 2020. That date is now December 16, 2020. However, the next-gen game won’t be available until 2021.

The game will drop for Sony’s next-generation console, the PlayStation 5, on January 14, 2021. That moves this version of the game over a month out from its originally-planned date of December 10, 2020.

Milestone released a statement regarding the changed release dates:

Here in Milestone we are working safely and committed to deliver the next installment in our Motocross franchise in the market, MXGP 2020. However, due to the unique situation we are all facing, there are some changes in the product release plan that will allow us to deliver the best game experience for our community on all platforms.

We previously saw other game schedules delayed a bit such as Super Mega Baseball 3. This is to be expected during the pandemic as companies work remotely in order to create the newest products. The arrival of next-gen consoles has also added some difficulty in delivering the best possible product at release.

Announce trailer and game details

Ahead of the original MXGP 2020 release date, an announcement trailer (below) arrived back in September. The official website released screenshots and details including that it will handle up to 12 players online for multiplayer. There’s also a Discord channel available by invite which includes the first official gameplay video.

Billed as “the official motocross video game,” some of the modes and features will include a Co-Op Playground, Career mode, and a Track Editor with Altimetries. That last part alone could bring some creative additions to the game, similar to what we’ve seen with the PGA Tour 2K21 course editor

The MXGP series first arrived in March 2014. Since then, there have been at least four more versions of the game released including MXGP 2019 last August. Gamers are anticipating the arrival of MXGP 2020 with a transition to at least one of the next-gen consoles, the PlayStation 5.

With the next-gen version, the game will feature up to 4K resolution, reduced loading times, an increased number of bikes per race for Multiplayer, and Dual Sense Support.

The newest game is available for pre-order at the official website here.

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