Coronavirus joined a short list of historic calamities this week, when the spread of the virus prompted organizers of the Isle of Man TT to cancel the iconic 116-year-old roadrace. Before this year, it took World War I and World War II to get in the way of the insane, deadly race against the clock.
But on the heels of that shock comes a glimmer of hope, with the news that Nacon and KT Racing have released TT Isle of Man—Ride on the Edge 2, available for PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One. The game will be available later this year on Nintendo Switch.
Gameplay looks absolutely incredible, with the 38-mile TT course—potholes, off-camber roadbeds, undulations, and all—rendered perfectly thanks to the wonder of modern graphics engines. There’s a career mode, updated bike physics, a helmet cam, and 17 other tracks to explore, but the best part has to be the 13 modern and five classic bikes that you can choose from.
It might not quell the ache of missing this year’s TT entirely, but with an available career mode, we can’t think of a better way to spend the next couple of months cooped up in your house.