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    Default Rossi, Rins, Marquez to take part in virtual Mugello MotoGP

    Disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, MotoGP has cancelled or postponed most of the races this year and the situation is still unclear. But the MotoGP stars cannot wait to go racing. And so, since the real-world racing is not an option at the moment, MotoGP is going virtual.



    MotoGP stars like Valentino Rossi (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) and teammate Maverick Viñales to the likes of Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT), Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) and reigning Champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) are set to be back in action. Only this time around, it will be through the official MotoGP videogame.



    The game was made by the developer Milestone. The game is also the testing ground for the MotoGP eSport Championship. And while the starts have enjoyed racing as themselves quite a few times in the past, this marks the first time when they'll go head to head virtually. As the MotoGP eSport Championship powers on for 2020, there is no better time to see what they’ve got in virtual reality. And this Sunday, we'll get to see just that.

    The track that has been chosen for this unprecedented battle, is the Autodromo del Mugello. MotoGP stars will have 6 laps to prove their digital mettle around the in-game rendition of one of the world's greatest racetracks. And at the end of those 6 laps, we'll find our first Virtual Race Winner. And to make things even more real, a five-minute qualifying time attack will decide the grid.

    The whole event, including qualifying, will be broadcast at 15:00 (GMT +2) on Sunday the 29th of March on motogp.com, esport.motogp.com and selected TV broadcasters, as well as across social media platforms including YouTube (via the MotoGP and MotoGP eSport channels), MotoGP eSport Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook (via both the MotoGP and MotoGP™ eSport pages).
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    Thumbs up Re: Rossi, Rins, Marquez to take part in virtual Mugello MotoGP

    I've been a video gamer for about 25 years now, and I've seen games evolving from the Mario-Contra days to the present world multipolygon 3D HD level, where you need a heavy GPU just to run games.

    What I think is, its ok to have this e championship, but it should be on a dedicated simulator and not a console/ gamepad combo.


    Gamepads mostly have buttons, which are not a dedicated replacement for throttle, brake lever, etc. Not to mention, countless other varibles like weight shifting, etc. which are not recognised well in a video game.
    Even if some of them are variable pressure buttons, like the PS4 analog sticks, its just unfair if some racers are better suited to playing on consoles than others.


    What should happen is that instead of a controller, there should be a real life model of a motorcycle, that we see in the malls & all, and it should act as a controller with precise inputs possible to throttle, brake, etc. and precise feedback as well, like vibrations, lost grip feeling, etc.
    Making riders play video games is only ok if there's realism in it.

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    Default Re: Rossi, Rins, Marquez to take part in virtual Mugello MotoGP

    Quote Originally Posted by Samarth 619 View Post
    I've been a video gamer for about 25 years now, and I've seen games evolving from the Mario-Contra days to the present world multipolygon 3D HD level, where you need a heavy GPU just to run games.

    What I think is, its ok to have this e championship, but it should be on a dedicated simulator and not a console/ gamepad combo.


    Gamepads mostly have buttons, which are not a dedicated replacement for throttle, brake lever, etc. Not to mention, countless other varibles like weight shifting, etc. which are not recognised well in a video game.
    Even if some of them are variable pressure buttons, like the PS4 analog sticks, its just unfair if some racers are better suited to playing on consoles than others.


    What should happen is that instead of a controller, there should be a real life model of a motorcycle, that we see in the malls & all, and it should act as a controller with precise inputs possible to throttle, brake, etc. and precise feedback as well, like vibrations, lost grip feeling, etc.
    Making riders play video games is only ok if there's realism in it.

    I agree with most of your points. Plus I have motorcycle racing games have never been as closer to the real deal as Car Racing games.
    I think maybe its just the dynamics of the motorcycle, plus the concept of rider actually able to fall from motorcycle, I think it has always been a challenge capturing the riding experience in a game. On the other hand, car racing games have become quite realistic.

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    Default Re: Rossi, Rins, Marquez to take part in virtual Mugello MotoGP

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    Thumbs up Re: Rossi, Rins, Marquez to take part in virtual Mugello MotoGP

    And so the race happened. Watch it here:-

    https://www.motogp.com/en/videos/202...al-race/328638


    My Comments: Clearly, the race was funny by true MotoGP standards, with racers going even off route, off their normal racing lines and coming back jerkily, also taking weird corners sometimes. What I predicted about consoles and gamepads went true too, you can see how jerkily they took corners, it was like, one right hander taken in 4-5 jerks due to gamepad.

    Although they tried to give it an authentic look, by having an authentic e-sports commentator, its still not good enough for a proper race like thing. This one had its own drama, but nothing like the normal one we're used to. Its more like a promotional exercise than anything else in the end.
    First they had qualifying and then a short lapped race in which Alex Marquez won, no. 73 all the way.

    Finally, to conclude, I would still stand with my suggestions, to make #StayatHome GP with a real life motorcycle controller, and aim for real life dynamics.
    I would even go so far as to say, that Milestone should launch such a hardware game package for even the common gamer- this will end piracy for this game at least, and add a new dimension to gameplay, one never explored on a home level before.

    So far games came in CD's/DVD's/BD's, now it should come with a real life controller, although practically it might just be a mighty expensive Collector's edition only.
    Because, while streaming is a hot thing right now, its not as hot as the real race.

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