Gamers rejoice. A brand new game of the Isle of Man TT is coming
Unless you’ve been living under a rock all this while, you must’ve seen videos where a bunch of chaps race around a mountain course on a small island near the UK mainland. That, ladies and gents, is the great Isle of Man TT. Where the world’s ballsiest and gutsiest men and women take out their Superstock and Supersports out on narrow public roads and race for all the glory.
And for us mere mortals, riding around the Snaefell Mountain Course is just a wet dream. Luckily, there is a French gaming company called ’Kylotonn Games’ who have created a brand new game for us to get the closest feel of the mad race.
And its called ’TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge’. The company has just released the first trailer for the game and from the first impressions, it looks pretty darn real.
The trailer gives us a good insight on the high-definition and incredibly detailed view of the course, the bikes, and the racers. It even includes potholes, signs, trees, houses and other sites that are currently on the course where riders use as a reference for braking.
The game will also feature a few fictional road racing courses apart from the 38-mile Snaefell Mountain Course of the Tourist Trophy including many smaller sections of the mountain course to supplement the main track. This is sure to keep things fresh and interesting for gamers alike to try out having a myriad of tracks and preferences.
You get a true onboard view of the race while you are at the controls and the game is very realistic in play. The physics is almost spot on and every roughness of the Isle of Man course are seen to be reproduced in the game.
The game has been produced using Laser Scanning technology and thousands of photographic material gathered during the entire fortnight of the 2016 and 2017 TT races. The details are so meticulous that they also include the new liveries, helmets and leathers that bikes and riders wear.
Its all in the incredible little details. The little shoulder taps given by the marshal at the start-finish line, characteristic pit-stops, as well as the changing daylight depending on the time of the day and location. The game will even show flies and insects on the bike post the run.
This game is going to be a boon in disguise for new and potential riders wanting to get the ride judgments for the course. Near perfect physics, details, course, markers and bikes take the feeling quite close to the actual race.
This is the moment you've been waiting for. This is your moment. This is... the Isle of Man TT.
The ’TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge’ will be released onto multiple platforms in March 2018. PC, PS4 or Xbox One, if you have access to anyone of these, consider yourself lucky.