Publisher Bigben and developer Kylotonn have released a new TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2 trailer today, focusing on all of the technical improvements added to the game this year.
Brought to you by KT Racing, the studio responsible for WRC 8, TT isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2 is the new and only official simulation for the world’s most famous motorcycle race, which is scheduled to release in Q1 2020 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC.
TT isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2 promises to be more realistic and immersive than ever, treating gamers to the world’s longest and most challenging circuit. To be more specific, this version boasts a huge open world, a biker’s paradise, and new motorcycle physics, to increase realism and game experience. It also features a fully integrated gyroscopic effect, for a more precise and natural feel for steering and helps you anticipate bad crashes.
For TT Isle of Man 2, the bike physics have been rebuilt from the ground up, to create ultra-realistic behavior. The gyroscopic effect is now completely integrated for more precise steering, and speed wobbles have been added, to alert riders that a fall could be imminent. The brakes and shock absorbers have also been redesigned, as they will now respond to all bumps in the road and create a riding experience that is much more faithful to what a real motorcyclist feels.
From the handlebars of your bike, shave valuable seconds off your time by using your opponent’s slipstream to pick up speed, and find the best line in bends to maximize your bike’s grip. Managing wear and tear of parts is also part of the game experience: the brakes, suspensions, engine and tyre temperature all need to be monitored for the best ride and to reach the finish line of the 60km circuit, especially if you complete all six laps of the race.
Here are some additional details, taken from an interview between Gamereactor and TT Isle of Man 2 producer, Sebastien Lebourcq from Kylotonn.
- New bike behavior and physics, producing much more realistic results
- New cameras, including a focus on the new helmet camera
- New special sound effects, for example, things will sound different when the rider moves away from the wind shield, during braking sequences and more, it adds to the immersion
- The track has been laser scanned, bikers actually train for the race with the game
- Career mode has strategy, as you can’t race all of the races. There will be many ways to qualify for the TT
- Many different tracks in career mode, some real, some fictional. In total 15 tracks, some short and some long
- Historical and legendary bikes will be available in career mode, you’ll need to unlock them
While it is a few months away from being 2 years old, you can read our TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge review here and get a feel for what’s coming around the corner.