RiMS Racing is an upcoming motorcycle racing simulation game from developers at Raceward Studio. According to the developers, RiMS Racing is the first motorbike simulation that combines a realistic racing challenge with engineering and mechanics. Players will be able to ride the world's most powerful motorbikes and optimise their performance by swapping out parts and analysing data in real-time.
What is the initial RiMS Racing release date?
The Ultimate Edition of RiMS Racing is currently available for digital preorder via the Microsoft Store for Xbox consoles and includes early access to the game and a number of DLC packs, including:
- ''The Bloody Beetroots Specials'' (1 livery and 1 suit)
- The Career Pro Starter Pack
- The ''European Manufacturers'' pack (3 suits, 2 liveries and 76 Performance parts)
- The ''Japanese Manufacturers'' pack (3 suits, 4 liveries and 76 Performance parts)
- 9 Nolan/X-Lite helmets
The game will otherwise officially launch on the 19th of August 2021 on the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5 and Xbox One platforms. There are four editions of the game that will be available for purchase:
- Standard Edition - £41.74
- Japanese Manufacturers Deluxe Edition - £54.24
- European Manufacturers Deluxe Edition - £54.24
- Ultimate Edition - £66.99 (currently on special for £60.29)
Unfortunately, there is no Smart Delivery or next-gen upgrade available for this title.
RiMS Racing: Gameplay
RiMS Racing will be playable as a single-player or online PvP or shared/split-screen PvP. Some of the game's key features include:
A dream garage
Players can choose their own dream motorbike from their garage, including the Ducati Panigale V4 R, MV Agusta F4 RC, Aprilia RSV4, BMW M 1000 RR, Suzuki GSX-R1000R, Honda CBR1000RR, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR, Yamaha YZF-R1.
The motorbikes available in RiMS Racing represent some of the most powerful European and Japanese motorbikes in the world, which have been recreated to not only look incredibly detailed but also perform as close to reality as possible.
Optimize your motorbike
RiMS Racing has an advanced mechanics management system that will allow players to completely overhaul their motorbikes. This includes being able to dismantle their bike's parts to maintain them after each race or to upgrade them and boost performance.
Players can browse a catalogue of over 500 official spare parts from the biggest names in the industry along with over 200 official equipment items to personalise each rider.
Analyze your performance
The Motorbike Status Check (MSC) system will allow players to analyze their bike's behaviour in real-time and understand how to optimize their performance.
Some of these real-time stats include information about: brake disc temperature, tyre compound and tyre pressure, suspension behaviour affecting stability, electronic settings and a lot more. Just like for a real rider, your motorbike's configuration can also be adapted to your riding style.
Accurate and realistic physics
The developers boast a true-to-life experience regarding the level of accuracy and details provided by the mechanics management system.
This is matched by detailed motorbike physics that will thrill the most demanding of track racers.
There are 10 official circuits in RiMS Racing that players can enjoy, such as Silverstone, Laguna Seca, Suzuka, Nürburgring, Paul Ricard and more.
In addition to this, there are also five routes in the stunning landscapes of the United States, Norway, Australia, Spain and Italy that have been recreated for players who prefer riding on the road.
Manage your team and career
Career mode in RiMS Racing gives you control of a team. Build your rider by managing their race calendar, choose which R&D areas to invest in, and upgrade the team's skills. If you make the right decisions and improve your racing performances, opportunities with other manufacturers will become available to you!
RiMS Racing: recommended PC system specifications
RiMS Racing appears to be playable on most modern PC systems.
- OS: Windows 10 64-bit
- Processor: Intel Core i5-2300 or AMD FX-6300
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750, 2 GB or AMD Radeon HD 7850, 2 GB
- DirectX: Version 11
- Storage: 6 GB available space
- OS: Windows 10 64-bit
- Processor: Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
- Memory: 16 GB RAM
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, 6 GB or AMD Radeon RX 580, 4 GB
- DirectX: Version 11
- Storage: 8 GB available space
Please note that these pieces of information aren't final and may be subject to change until the launch of the game. You can check out the gameplay of RiMS Racing in the video embedded below.
RiMS Racing launches on the 19th of August on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5 and Xbox One starting at the retail price of £41.74.
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Header image via Nacon / RaceWard Studio.