On Thursday, we received the very first look at gameplay for RiMS Racing, courtesy of Nacon and RaceWard Studio. RiMS Racing is an all-new motorbike racing game coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, and PC August 19. The Italian studio sets out to “push the limits of realism and customization” with its new title.
The trailer showcases some brilliant landscapes, realistic bikes, and even features the world-famous Nürburgring and Atlantic Road tracks. Check it out below:
RiMS Racing appears to be going all in on the simulation side of things. “Racing conditions, riding style and mechanical status of the components have a direct impact on the [licensed] motorbike’s behavior,” says the developer. Not to mention, a seemingly unreal amount of customization.
According to RaceWard, “Players are able to fully disassemble their motorbike and replace every element to achieve the best possible setup by choosing over 500 official components: tyres, discs, callipers, pads, suspension, springs, air filters, exhausts, brake and clutch master cylinders, brake fluids, engine oils, ECUs, fairings… and many more.”
Unfortunately, we don’t get much of a look at the customization features in this trailer. It’s only hinted towards in this screenshot:
Many will be curious to see what kind of competition this gives MotoGP 21. The racing sim dropped this past month to a mostly lukewarm reception. A video game rivalry never hurt anybody. It’s part of what gave us the that golden age of sports games in the early-to-mid 2000’s.
Are you liking what you’re seeing from RaceWard? Let us know in the comments below and keep it locked to Sports Gamers Online as we continue to follow the news regarding RiMS Racing in the coming months.