The Isle of Man TT is the most famous motorbike race in the world and Ride on the Edge 3 will virtually take you to this incredible event.
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With punishing physics and the 37-mile Snaefall Mountain Course to conquer, TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 3 is a tricky game to master.
If you're new to the series or bike games in general, our TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 3 beginner's guide has essential tips to help you on your way to becoming a TT champion.
TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 3
Formula 1 has Monaco, endurance racing has Le Mans and IndyCar has the 500. Motorcyclists have their equivalent on a small island in the Irish Sea and it's arguably the most challenging race of any kind in the world.
Despite the race not being on the MotoGP calendar since the 1970s, the Isle of Man TT has continued to this day and is one of the most popular sporting events in the UK.
While the last two TT Isle of Man games were helmed by Paris studio KT Racing, Raceward Studios is taking over the series for the third instalment. Based in Milan, Italy, Raceward Studios previously worked on the RiMS Racing, so the team is experienced with creating realistic motorcycle racing simulators.
Ride on the Edge 3 will feature 32 circuits with both current and historical courses included. There will also be almost 40 Superbike and Supersport bikes and riders.
Each bike can be upgraded to increase performance and get you closer to being the fastest on the island.
To get a sense of the challenge awaiting you, the first TT Isle of Man - Ride on the Edge 3 gameplay footage takes us on a high-speed ride through the first section of the Snaefell Mountain course.
RaceWard has updated the physics with an emphasis on braking and cornering. The next-gen hardware will allow for haptic feedback, meaning that steering and stopping will be more realistic than ever before.
Ride on the Edge 3 will introduce a new Open Roads feature allowing riders to explore 124 miles of roads around the Isle of Man, find challenges, and compete in weekly and monthly events.
It's effectively the Forza Horizon 5 of bike games, just with a different setting in the Isle of Man.
Ride on the Edge 3 includes the full 2022 rider roster from 23-time TT champion John Mcguiness to rising star Davey Todd across Supersport and Superbike classes.
You can find the full TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 3 bike list here.
TT Isle of Man - Ride on the Edge 3 launches on 11 May 2023 on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. Those who pre-order the Racing Fan Edition will get access two days earlier on 9 May 2023.
Ride on the Edge 3 is available on all current platforms. This includes both current and old-gen hardware, even though the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One turning are over ten years old.
This is likely due to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S still having lower player bases than the old-gen hardware does. Of course, Ride on the Edge 3 will be available on PC as well via the Steam Store.
Ride on the Edge 3 is also coming to Nintendo Switch, with the hybrid system getting Ride on the Edge 3 in May 2023 like the rest of the consoles.
Editions and early access
Two editions of Ride on the Edge 3 are available: the Standard Edition and Racing Fan Edition. Both editions include a special John McGuinness 100th Start Livery as a pre-order bonus.
Essentially a deluxe edition, the Racing Fan Edition gives 48-hours early access and also includes a Career Starter Pack and the 2023 TT Races Roster when it becomes available later this year.
Players who pre-order the Racing Fan Edition on Steam will also receive a free digital copy of Raceward's previous motorbike simulation game, RiMS Racing.
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