The official MotoGP game finds itself on the frontier of an eSports revolution, but how do you get a niche sports game to the big time?
The premier motorcycle racing championship, MotoGP, has started its own eSports competition. It follows the World Touring Car Championship and, most notably Formula One as a real-life world championship attempting to capture a digital generation.
Problem is, who is this digital generation? And do they want gaming or sports? Nobody seems to know yet. “It’s an experiment,” explains Michele Caletti, lead developer at Milestone, the developers of the MotoGP game series.
“Right now we don’t know the mix of the audience. Will it be gamers? Will it be MotoGP fans or will it be casuals? It’s really hard to make a guess right now. We tried to create something that gamers will understand and something that regular MotoGP fans will understand.”