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Riders Republic Is Getting a Time-Limited Trial Starting Later This Week

Riders Republic

Are you on the fence about Riders Republic? This extreme sports game is getting a free four hour trial, kicking off next week.

That’s good news for two reasons. Firstly, after the PC’s free play day, we get to use our lazy “get on your bike” gag again. Secondly, given that Riders Republic is largely aimed at online play and its single player mode is reportedly quite anaemic, it’s an opportunity to explore whether the game is worth your time and money.

Riders Republic is about  more than just biking about, however; it features a number of extreme sports, including snowboarding and paragliding. You can check out our hands on impressions of it here, but if showing off online is your thing it has the potential to be really quite good.

The trial will kick off this Thursday 21st October and run until Thursday 27th October, the day before Riders Republic’s release, across the Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Google Stadia and PC (via Ubisoft Connect and the Epic Games Store). During that time you’ll be able to play it for up to four hours though, if you’re naughty, you could potentially create a second account and extend the trial.

Your progress will carry across to Riders Republic’s final release on Friday 28th October, when it will be available on the above platforms. You’ll also require a PlayStation Plus or Xbox Gold Live subscription on those respective consoles, which is where the game’s meat. Short as it is, this trial should still help you decide if Riders Republic is worth spending your hard-earned cash on.

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Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.