SBK 22 Is Here! The Historical Franchise Returns With a Next-Generation Two-Wheels Lifelike Gameplay Experience.
Milestone and Dorna WSBK Organization S.r.l are proud to announce SBK 22, a brand new chapter of one of the most iconic and celebrated franchises in the racing game landscape. Coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Steam SBK 22 is set to launch on September 15th, 2022.
SBK 22 brings back the authentic world of the SBK Championship, 10 years after the last historical release of SBK Generations, the tenth game of the glorious series developed by Milestone and started in 1999 with the Superbike World Championship. The game recreates the experience of the Motul FIM Superbike World Championship thanks to the charm of his simulative gameplay and lifelike environments, riders, and bikes, finally making the dream of the community and sports fans a reality. SBK 22 features the Official 2022 WorldSBK Championship, an immersive and fascinating Career Mode, and the real SBK weekend with practices, Superpoles, and Races.
The Official 2022 Official WorldSBK Championship is the perfect replica of what happens in real life, featuring the event calendar, official roster, and Team’s Pit Environments with absolutely photorealistic effects and animated character models. Players will test their skills racing in the boots of the best riders, stepping into all the competitive SBK Official tracks meaning unpredictable and adrenaline challenges.
SBK 22 aims to recreate a truly peculiar SBK experience, thanks to its advanced physics developed with the help of real riders, aiming to reach an extreme level of simulation in terms of bike and pilot behavior.
The immersive Career Mode offers many ways to work around riders and bike performances, from managing staff to building an Advanced Setup in which players have full control of the bike’s settings evolving the Development Trees. Staff management means hiring different professionals, from Personal managers through to Chief engineers, without forgetting the fundamental Data Analyst.
The Development Tree is structured in different areas, each one requiring a specific amount of research points to be unlocked. Those points are gained passively by the Engineers or actively by players, performing specific tasks during the race weekend.
SBK 22 also boasts enhanced realistic features, tires, and development tires selecting a wide range of Pirelli tires for dry and wet tracks, and fuel management to balance the bike’s weight.
A.N.N.A System, the revolutionary AI system based on neural networks and machine learning, guarantees a tailored gameplay experience, smartly controlling the opponents depending on their actual personalities and training them to gather data and experience. At the top level, riding behaviors are considered such as human-level of skills.
The various number of editors allow players to customize several aspects of their unique experience. Sticker Editor, Helmet Editor, and Number and Butt Patch are those dedicated to the riders and bikes, Fiction Team instead is fully focused on creating a completely fictional team with customizable livery and style.
SBK 22 is even made for epic multiplayer races with up to 12 players that can create online lobbies where competitions reach another level. The Multiplayer flow is customizable by choosing if add or not the typical Tissot-Superpole session from SBK before the race, for a fully online experience, with of course the possibility to customize each race with settings and rules.