There are new free and paid additions to the road racing game, with both the TT Isle of Man 3 2023 TT Races Roster DLC and an update released.
The patch supports the new paid content, but also includes a new time trial mode. It also fixes an audio bug that ‘could lead to sound disappearing completely and eventually the game crashing’. Which was probably quite a worrying issue if you encountered it.
The good news is that it includes more than 40 liveries split across the Superbike and Supersport classes, including new paintschemes for riders already included, such as Peter Hickman and Michael Dunlop. But it also adds 12 additional newcomers and riders including Australian road racer Davo Johnson, who missed last year through injury.
Probably the most notable rider to make a return to the TT in 2023 was Josh Brookes, who raced at the event in 2013 and 2014, 2017 and 2018, and then came back the FHO racing team, with whom he also rode in British Superbikes alongside Peter Hickman.
On the flip side, it doesn’t add any new classes or circuits. And it costs £12.99, which seems a bit much for a simple livery pack, even with the time and effort it takes to replicate race designs accurately. Although it is included if you bought the Racing Fan Edition of the game.
The price does average out at around 30p for each new livery, before taking the new riders into account, which isn’t too bad individually, I guess. But it does highlight the issue of releasing the game just before the real world event takes place to capitalise on the hype and excitement, and therefore not featuring the riders competing less than a month later in their current liveries.
TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 3 is available for the PC via Steam or the Epic Games Store, the PS4 and PS4 via the PlayStation Store, the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S via the Microsoft Store, and the Switch via the Nintendo eShop.