Since the announcement last summer RiMS Racing has been teasing us with small glimpses of it’s potential, but given this is a new studio with a new IP, how good can this title possibly be? The trailers have looked awfully impressive though pre-rendered, hence we now take these with a pinch of salt. But the expectation of gamers in 2021 is higher than at any point in the history of video games, there is a level of perfection expected meanwhile a greater naivety than even when it comes to the challenges of the development process.
So, on receiving the early code it came as an enormous surprise to see expectations not just met, but even exceeded. RiMS Racing has all of the potential to be a major player in the biking video game genre and in my video preview below, I explore this in greater detail.
In short, RiMS Racing is the most detailed super bike gamer ever made. From the bike construction, to the tuning, riding style, to the various career and options available to develop you as a rider. It may only feature 8 bikes but the range of content on there is simply a whole new level of detail and can potentially aid gamers learn about real biking in the process. Meanwhile real bikers can learn more and delve deeper into their passions. This approach also helps with developing a bond with your bike, taking the basic machinery and taking that forward step by step as you evolve as a rider and make your way through the game.
This is supported with a comprehensive Career Mode besides a wide range of racing circuits an open roads which expands the challenge and longevity. We’ll be keeping a close eye on developments with more preview coverage to follow.
RiMS Racing will release on Xbox S/X, PS4, PS5, PC and Nintendo Switch on 19th August 2021.