Why TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 3 doesn’t have split-screen multiplayer 

Although TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 3 has online multiplayer, it misses a local two-player split-screen mode. We outline why this is the case.
Why TT Isle of Man Ride on the Edge 3 doesn’t have split-screen multiplayer 

TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 3 simulates the infamous Isle of Man TT road races and centres its open-world elements around the 37.73-mile Snaefell Mountain Circuit. 

Although the game features online multiplayer modes for up to eight players – including an official TT Esports competition and private lobbies – gamers can only play locally with friends via the offline ‘hot seat’ multiplayer mode, which isn’t ideal on a circuit where a lap takes nearly 20 minutes to complete. 

“We don’t have the split-screen multiplayer because the track is so long that charging [loading] the map and having two riders at the same time on that kind of track would be just crazy for developers – so the best of the experience is online with up to 8 players,” stated TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 3 publisher Nacon.

Essentially, because the Snaefell Mountain Course is so long and detailed –including the 200km of interlinked thoroughfares comprising its Open Roads feature – that the developers couldn’t make it work well enough for two separate players. 

It’s a shame, but quite understandable, and hopefully, something RaceWard Studio can rectify in forthcoming Isle of Man TT games. 

TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 3, Dean Harrison, Kawasaki ZX-10RR, Snaefell Mountain Course

Those with long memories will recall the PlayStation 2 TT Superbikes: Real Road Racing games featured a two-player split-screen mode, although there were significant compromises to the draw distance and overall graphical fidelity. 

Would you have loved a two-player split-screen mode in TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 3, or are the online multiplayer modes enough? Let us know in the comments below. 

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