MotoGP 22 PS4: Milestone's upcoming racer confirmed for PlayStation 4

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The start of the year is always exciting times for players of the MotoGP games. And so it has proved, as MotoGP 22 has been officially announced!

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We didn't know whether MotoGP 22 was going to be released on PlayStation 4, but the trailer has confirmed that it will be on PS4. So, what does this mean for '22? Well, we've got everything you need to know right here!

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Release date

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The official release date for MotoGP 22 is 21st April, as confirmed by the announcement trailer we've linked below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMrTwlibXdE

While pre-orders aren't live yet, we have had confirmation of a lot of new features in the game. This includes the new 2009 classic season mode, which we're really looking forward to trying out!

Why keep going with the last console generation?

The PlayStation 4 was released in late-2013 and the first MotoGP game on the system was MotoGP 14. MotoGP 22 will be released on this old-gen system though, but why?

This is because the playerbase of the PS4 is so large compared to the PS5. The PS5 has done exceptionally well commercially, there's no getting around that. The console's 22 million sales is still tiny compared to the PS4's 116 million.

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Obviously, don't expect the same performance as those on next-gen hardware. However, it is good news for those still on last-gen, as they too can jump on the game come April!

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All of the features included

While the graphics, frame rate and sound won't be as good on PS4 as it will be for the PS5, that's pretty much where the disadvantages end. When it comes to the tracks, riders, and bikes, everything that's included on PS5, will also be available on the PS4.

This is also despite cool features such as haptic feedback from the DualSense controller and 3D sound from the Pusle 3D headset.

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CRYSTAL CLEAR: The graphics in MotoGP 22 will be brilliant on next-gen

This will be despite the PS4 not being as powerful of a system as its next-gen equivalent. However, the PS4 version will be down-scaled graphically, but it won't look bad by any means. If you don't have a 4K TV, you might not even notice a huge difference between the next and old-gen versions of MotoGP 22.