MotoGP 22 update adds cross-play multiplayer and MotoE

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A new MotoGP 22 update has rolled out adding a surprise new feature for the first time in the MotoGP game series: cross-play.

Cross-play multiplayer comes to MotoGP 22

Cross-play is the most significant new feature introduced in the latest MotoGP 22 update. This enables players to race against each other on different platforms, whether you’re playing on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, or PC via the Microsoft Store.

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Cross-play is not currently supported on the Steam or Nintendo Switch versions, however.

Notably, this is Milestone’s first title to support cross-platform multiplayer. Let’s hope this is a sign that Milestone’s future bike titles like SBK 22 releasing this September will support cross-play.

MotoE

The latest update also introduces the electric MotoE class to MotoGP 22’s bike roster, joining the 2022 Moto3 and Red Bull Rookies Cup classes added in another recent update. The MotoE class is usually added to the MotoGP games in a post-launch update, and MotoGP 22 continues this tradition. All 11 teams and 18 riders of the 2022 MotoE World Cup are represented.

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Introduced for the 2019 season, the MotoE World Cup is a MotoGP support class. Each bike is powered by a 120 kW battery enabling a 0-60 mph sprint time of three seconds and a top speed of 167 mph.

This could also be MotoGP 22’s final update. On social media, Milestone describes the latest patch as “the last update,” suggesting the Italian studio’s support for MotoGP 22 will end after this update around three months after it launched.

MotoGP July 2022 patch notes

  • New Category: MotoE™ (STEAM)
  • Added Cross-Play
  • Added UGC Cross-Sharing
  • Addressed various game crashing bugs.
  • Improved AI performances.
  • General stability issues.
  • Performance improvements added.
  • Other minor Fixes.