There are three certainties in life: death, taxes, and motorcycle sims from Milestone. But TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 3 is not in fact by the industrious Italian developer, and is instead being built by Milan-based team RaceWard Studios – a genuine surprise! For those of you who don’t know, the Isle of Man is a tiny British island located in the Irish Sea, which is famous for its motorcycle race. The game, of course, is based on that.
The trailer is a cinematic piece focusing on rider Davey Todd, and doesn’t give too much away. We can confirm based on the press release that the racer is due out in May 2023, however, and here’s some additional information: “The game features 32 different circuits, including current and historical courses, nearly 40 Superbike and Supersport motorbikes and riders, and upgraded physics. Controlling cornering and braking requires more precision than ever, and motorcycle upgrades gives players the tools they need to achieve maximum performance.”
Interestingly, there’ll be an Open Roads feature, which will allow you to simply explore the Isle of Man itself. “Riders can travel freely on 200km (124 miles) of roads around the Isle of Man to find points of interest and challenges to complete, including online competitions as well as weekly and monthly events.” That’s pretty neat, and we’d love to see more virtual tourism like this on consoles like the PS5 and PS4.