At this year’s E3, Bigben Interactive made the surprise announcement of TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 2. With the end of year upon us, Bigben and Kylotonn Games have given us our first look at the sequel.
As mentioned in the original announcement, ROTE 2 will feature a vastly improved riding experience. Bigben has rebuilt the simulation from the ground up, to bring more realism to the motorcycle physics will now recreate. There’s a new gyroscopic effect simulation, and the bikes feature redesigned brakes, suspension, and tires, along with temperature management.
A new speed wobble alert at high speeds will warn players of an imminent fall and will help to anticipate crashes. The bike’s grip through corners will vary depending on the angle of approach. This will help players learn how to attack corners at the proper speeds, much like other racing titles.
Snaefell Mountain Road, home to the Isle of Man TT race, is a 37.7-mile circuit with more than 200 corners. To put that into context, you can fit the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife inside it six times over. The circuit covers over a third of the Isle of Man’s total land area, taking place almost entirely on public roads.
Before you can take on the full TT race, ROTE 2 will make players work their way up. You’ll have to ride in national road-racing events to build up enough money and reputation to build your bike up to spec, hinting at a leveling system. Players will also be able to test their mods out in an open-world environment, which Bigben refer to as “a biker’s paradise”.
TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 2 releases in Q1 2020 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Nintendo Switch.