Everything you need to know about TT Isle of Man - Ride on the Edge 2 - Team VVV

Previews Everything you need to know about TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2

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We’ve been busy covering a number of aspects for the much-anticipated sequel to TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge which is due to release tomorrow, March 19 across PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC with a Switch version to follow.

The sequel boasts an all-new Career Mode, the new location of Ireland, classic bikes and of course, that gorgeously recreated version of the Snaefell mountain course which clocks in at an impressive distance of 37 3/4 miles.

For your convenience, we’ve put all of our TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2 preview videos in one place so without further ado let’s get this started.

We kicked things off back in February this year with our initial preview of TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2. Our very first preview gives you a brief look at lots of the new features added including the changing weather conditions, the new and improved gyroscopic physics, a look at some of the newly-added classic bikes and more.

During our studio visit, we caught up with a number of the development team responsible for elements such as recreating the stunning-looking course and bikes and the work that has gone into the newly revised physics system which you can learn more about in the preview video below.

In early March we shared a gameplay video giving you a chance to witness a full lap of the iconic Snaefell Mountain course from the cockpit view which showcases the terrific sense of speed and danger that you’ll face when taking on the most dangerous sport in the world.

Arguably the biggest change to the sequel to 2018’s TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge lays with its newly revised physics system which completely changes the bike handling. This new direction ditches the direct steering approach from the first title in favour of a more realistic system. The newly implemented ‘gyroscopic effect’ gives the player more precise steering and thanks to redesigned brakes and shock absorbers, the game should feel completely different from the original.

You can view the newly implemented bike physics in action in the video below, hold onto your seats because it’s quite the thrill ride.

Earlier this month, we also had the privilege to catch up with the 2020 Honda Racing rider and Game Consultant Davey Todd. Todd talks us through his amazing career so far to the backdrop of his own hot lap on the game.

We were very impressed with Todd’s immense skills on the controller and were not surprised to learn he uses the game as a learning aid for the real course which has helped in his success story in the real-world to date.

You can watch a hot lap from a real TT Isle of Man competitor in the video below – a must watch!

Our next TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2 preview focused the spotlight on the various viewpoints on offer which can alter the feeling of speed fairly dramatically. TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2 actually features six different viewpoints including three onboard cameras.

We do like to use various viewpoints here at Team VVV, however, for the most immersive experience, we recommend using one the onboard cameras – providing you have the skills and the stomach for it, of course.

TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2 is certainly a very challenging game so once you find a viewpoint that works for you its best to stick with it at least for the time being before trying a different viewpoint. You can see how we fared using the different viewpoints on offer in the preview video below.

We round out our series of preview videos with a look at the PlayStation 4 version of TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2. Sadly the console versions of TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2 run at just 30 frames per second compared to 60 fps on the PC version. Of course, we expect this discrepancy to be a thing of the past when the new consoles arrive later in the year.

Nevertheless, everything that’s in the PC version is present in the console versions which are undoubtedly stressed rendering the full 37 mile plus track which has been beautifully recreated in the game for your riding pleasure. Indeed, it can many months to learn such a colossal track giving players potentially years of longevity if they are striving for that perfect lap.

TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2 will release on March 19 across the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. A switch version will follow at a later date. Check out the title running on the base Playstation 4 in the video below.

 

 

 

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