It seems like a good time to be a fan of sim racing on two wheels with the RiMS Racing motorcycle sim due out in August 2021, from RaceWard Studio and Nacon. The first title from the Milan-based developers, it was originally announced back in July 2020, so more details and a release date are welcome.
We now now the new title will be available for virtual motorcycle racers on the PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and the Nintendo Switch.
Nacon have some experience with bike games, having published the TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge games developed by Kylotonn Racing (along with the WRC series), and some of the MotoGP series (’15 and ’13) developed by Milestone – with whose RiDE series they’ll now be competing. But from the new information, it seems the RaceWard game will also be up against TrackDayR in taking a more in-depth look at motorcycle racing.
So how will RiMS Racing aim to stand out? By aiming for a highly accurate and realistic riding experience, and a Motorbike Status Check (MSC) which helps you analyse the behaviour of your motorcycle in real time with brake disc temperatures, tyre compounds and pressures, suspension behaviour and electronic settings all allowing you to become a virtal data analyst. And there will be more than 500 official spare parts and 200 pieces of official equipment to upgrade your bike and personalise your rider.
As you’ll apparently become familiar with every nut and bolt of your bike, RiMS Racing starts you out with eight examples of high performance sportsbikes rather than an extensive roster to choose from. And your options will be from the following Japanese and European machines;
- Aprilia RSV4
- BMW M1000 RR
- Ducati Panigale V4 R
- Honda CBR1000RR
- Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR
- MV Agusta F4 RC
- Suzuki GSX-R1000R
- Yamaha YZF-R1
In addition to the named motorcycles, RiMS Racing will let you compete on 10 official circuits, with Silverstone, Laguna Seca, Suzuka, Paul Ricard and the Nurburgring already named. Or five road courses in the United States, Norway, Australia, Spain and Italy.
The final piece of information covers the RiMS Racing career mode, which enables you to control a team and rider by managing their race calendar, choosing the research and development targets, and upgrading the skills of the team to progress to new opportunities for other manufacturers.
The RiMS Racing motorycle sim is scheduled to arrive on 19th August 2021 for the PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Seires X|S, Nintendo Switch and PC. It’s available to wishlist on Steam now, and we’ll be watching for release details across all platforms, including prices and pre-order bonuses.