Last week, Nacon released footage of its upcoming motorcycle game, TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 3. Showing off the game’s graphics and detailed representation of the TT course, it certainly builds excitement. Here’s everything we know about the title so far.
Image Credit: RaceWard Studios
The Isle of Man TT is one of the most dangerous, yet infamous races still on the motorsport calendar. A long, twisting course lapping round an island in the middle of the Irish Sea is run by people strapped to motorbikes with way too much power.
Obviously, this is a formula that intrigues the racing world. Though, it is certainly an incredibly dangerous race for any fan to attempt. It’s in times like these that simracing comes into its own. Fans like you and me can get one step closer to competing in the race thanks to various games.
From May this year, a new title will allow simracers to get a taste of the motorcycle danger. RaceWard Studios, the team behind RiMS Racing, is set to release the brand new TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 3 in just a few months. Updated graphics, new features and a wider variety of locations, here’s everything we know about the game so far.
TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 3 Brings more Content
According to the game’s preview description on Steam, RaceWard will introduce a variety of new circuits aside from the TT course. The third IoM TT game will supposedly feature 32 different tracks in total, meaning bikers will have plenty of miles of tarmac to enjoy.
With the game’s main focus being the Isle of Man, we can surely expect one of the new circuits to be that of the Southern 100. It too takes place on the island, though measures just 4.25 miles compared to the 37-odd-mile TT layout. Other possible circuits include the Macau GP, the Ulster GP – or Dundrod – and even the North West 200 course. These iconic real-world tracks could be sit alongside point-to-point roads featuring in RiMS such as Passop San Marco and Million Dollar Highway.
In the real-life TT event, four classes make up the entry lists and all compete in separate races. The headlining Superbikes are what everyone wants to win with. Though Supersport, Supertwin and Superstock all provide great battles. Somewhat unfortunately, Ride on the Edge 3 will only feature the most powerful Superbikes and some select Supersports. This is a shame as some would argue that Supertwin offers the most variety in manufacturers, while Superstock most closely resembles road bikes.
Furthermore, this means the beloved Sidecars won’t make an appearance in the game from launch. Though with RiMS hitting shelves with plenty of DLC content, we may yet discover that the developers are looking to cash in from launch by adding other classes down the line.
Many Features to keep Riders Entertained
When not lapping the Isle of Man TT course, players will have access to over 124 kilometres of open road to explore. A free roam mode depicting much of the Isle of Man will feature challenges and races. Expect this to resemble the speed traps and other such activities seen in Forza Horizon.
Both online multiplayer and single player modes will allow bike fans to compete on the many different circuits featuring in Ride on the Edge 3.
In single player, modes will surely resemble other Nacon racing titles with a career mode in which players can work their way up the road racing ladder. Upgrade your bikes and sign deals to compete in, and win, the Senior TT race. While quick races will let fans take the place of their favourite riders up against the biggest names in the business.
As mentioned above, multiplayer modes will most probably be accessible through the free roam mode. Challenges such as time trials and speed traps will provide online leaderboards. The more traditional online races will see bikes go wheel to wheel on road racing circuits around the world.
Improved Handling coming to the TT
For this third iteration of the series, development of Ride on the Edge 3 is being transferred from Kylotonn Games to Raceward Studio. This little known developer may only have released one title. But it is often considered the most realistic biking game on the market. The team behind RiMS Racing will be hard at work to improve the next TT game’s physics.
The team has already confirmed that it is working specifically on the feeling in corners and on the brakes. This is great news for fans that have grown tired of the dumbed down riding physics found in previous titles.
Not to fear, the added realism shouldn’t take away from the game’s intuitiveness. Haptic Feedback functionalities on Xbox Series X/S and PS5 controllers will be fully utilised with this upcoming game, sources suggest.
TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 3 will release on all platforms imaginable in May of this year. That includes current and previous generations of Play Station and Xbox as well as PC and Nintendo Switch.
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