Some good news today for hardcore motorcycle racing fans as the simulation-focussed TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2 is now backwards compatible with the PlayStation 5 and has been boosted to run at double the original frame rate.
Now running at a smooth 60fps, TT Isle of Man 2 was originally released in March of 2020 for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. Strangely, it was one of the very, very, few games not backwards compatible with PS5, despite the original 2018 game working. Now, this has thankfully been rectified.
To play the game on PS5, simply visit the PlayStation store and buy the PS4 version and download it onto your PS5. For those who already own the game on disc, you should be simply able to insert that into PS5 and download the latest patch. As someone who owns the game digitally already, I visited the web PlayStation Store, scrolled through my library, and selected ‘download to PS5’. Don’t forget to pull down your existing game save from the PS+ cloud before installing too.
Developed by Kylotonn Games, the same people behind the current WRC titles and the upcoming Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown, TT Isle of Man 2 features the full Snaefell Mountain Course that the real Tourist Trophy takes part on. The daunting 37.73 mile/60.725km circuit uses closed roads, and is replicated in this game to the minutest of details. You will either hate the vehicle handling, or learn to love it with time and a spot of patience. Make no mistake, this is a simulation.
Having a quick go on PS5, which also outputs the game at a higher 1440p resolution, the change of framerate makes a noticeable difference. Especially along the high-speed sections of the track which are littered with villages and trees lining the roads. The sense of speed delivered was always a strong point, but now it feels like you are strapped to a rocket when using the helmet camera.
It should be noted that this isn’t a PS5 specific upgrade as such, more a small patch to the PS4 game. The visuals aren’t updated per se and the new DualSense features aren’t utilised. This is a mild shame, as I think the adaptive triggers could help you apply the power in a smooth way. Still, beggars can’t be choosers.
There is no word yet on an enhanced update for Xbox Series X. But if there is, be sure to keep up to speed with Traxion.