With Monster Energy Supercross 6 set for a 2023 release on PC, PlayStation and Xbox, here are all the details you need to know about this officially sanctioned motorcycle racing video game.
What is Monster Energy Supercross The Official Video Game 6?
Monster Energy Supercross 6 is an official video game replication of the 2022 AMA Monster Energy Supercross season – a real-world North American dirt bike championship, owned by FELD Entertainment.
Eli Tomac was the 2022 450 champion, riding for Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha.
Who develops Monster Energy Supercross 6?
Italian game developer Milestone has created Monster Energy Supercross 6, as it has the five previous titles in the series.
What official content is in Monster Energy Supercross 6?
You will see every real-world rider, team, motorcycle, track and sponsor from the 2022 AMA Monster Energy Supercross championship. This will be both the top Supercross 450 category, and the Supercross 250 East or West divisions.
Career mode details
The main part of the game, the Career mode in Supercross 6 is expansive, seeing your custom-created rider rise through the ranks of four series:
- Supercross 250 East
- Supercross 250 West
- Supercross 450
In order to progress, you must win races, earn XP and then accept offers to driver for a real-world team in the class above, or progress your own team further through sponsorship objective pay-outs.
The 250 championships are an either/or scenario, you don’t have to complete both to progress to 450 if you don’t want to.
Along the way, you will earn the aforementioned experience points plus cash, both of which are used to level up you and your equipment – be that cash for bike upgrades or Ability Points to unlock rider abilities on the Skill Tree.
Ability Points, in particular, are earned through completing tasks within the Journal. They can enhance the following five skill areas:
- Bike control
- Physical resistance
You must also balance your rider’s health, as the Rider Shape System takes into account injuries and recuperation challenges.
The ultimate goal? Become the Monster Energy Supercross 450 champion.
Rider and bike customisation
As discussed in the career section, creating your own fictional ride is a key element to Monster Energy Supercross 6, as it can also be used online and in Supercross Park.
You can alter the below items, once you’ve created your initial appearance and name:
- Rider number (style and colour)
- Rider nickname (style and colour)
- Helmet design
- Butt patch
- Neck brace
Of note, the helmet designer allows for a fully customised look, but also the ability to share your design online, as well as searching for and using community-made looks.
Items such as goggles, boots etc are purchased from an in-game store, featuring real-world licenced brands, using acquired credits.
There are also bike liveries to purchase and apply, within which you can customise the race number design and size. Your ride can also feature performance-enhancing component upgrades.
As you play all modes in the game reaching certain XP levels will also unlock apparel.
New online features
Two key elements will be added to the online multiplayer this year in Supercross 6.
First, the online is now cross-platform, meaning those on PlayStation can race against those on Xbox and PC, in any combination. This was first implemented by developer Milestone in MotoGP 22 and Hot Wheels Unleashed and will be the first Supercross game to have the features.
Secondly, a first for the developer in any of its games, there will be an online ranking system. Details are sparse at the time of publication, but we hope this adds longevity to the network-connected races.
- Cross-platform (PC, PlayStation and Xbox) online racing
- Online ranking and progression system
Is there local multiplayer?
Yes, Monster Energy Supercross 6 features offline local split-screen multiplayer, and even a new 1v1 Rhythm Attack race type.
It’s just two riders, a straight course, lots of bumps (whoops) and a chequered flag at the end of it.
Supercross Park open-world area
As is now a tradition with the Monster Energy Supercross games, there’s an open-world area for you to explore outside of the main real-world venues. In 6, this is called Supercross Park.
The location will be split into five distinct regions:
- The Peak
In Supercross Park, you can explore the environment, but also take part in Time Trial and Race events, plus in the FanFest, be trained by seven-time champion Jeremy McGrath. Speaking of whom…
Supercross Academy training sessions
McGrath will also offer advice within the main Supercross Academy, which new players to the series should treat as an advanced tutorial.
A series of small challenges from the “King of Supercross”, such as riding through a set number of gates within a time limit, will help ease you in, alongside a suite of rider assists such as joint brakes, flow recovery and automatic weight jumping.
A feature since the very first Monster Energy Supercross game in 2018, the Track Editor returns in 6.
Here you can create your own circuit to race around but also share for others to ride on too. Conversely, you can browse, download and ride other players’ creations.
Monster Energy Supercross 6 platforms
Monster Energy Supercross The Official Videogame 6 will be available for:
- PlayStation 4
- PlayStation 5
- Xbox One
- Xbox Series X|S
Monster Energy Supercross 6 release date
9th March 2023.