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Top 5 Upcoming Racing Games of 2017: All you need to know

Need For Speed 2017

Need For Speed 2017

  • Developer: Ghost Games
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Platform: PC/Console
  • Release Date: TBA

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If you love racing games then you probably are a big fan of Need For Speed. This year, Electronics Arts is expected to release Need For Speed 2017- a follow up to the popular NFS 2015.

Developers Ghost Games are currently working on the title. Our sights are set on E3 2017 when we might learn a thing or two about the upcoming release.

That’s right. Little is known about the game at this point in time. The concept of driving icons was introduced in Need For Speed 2015. That brought some great content to the game including cars like the Hoonicorn, Porsche RWB and Magnus Walker’s unique creation. But, some have complained about the lack of story element.

That said, the developers are working towards building a racing game based on the feedback received since the previous release.

Project Cars 2

Project Cars 2 Launch Trailer

  • Developer: Slightly Mad Studios
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Platforms: PC/Console
  • Release Date: TBA

If you’re looking for slightly realistic racing, then you must checkout Project Cars 2. The title Project Cars was launched in 2015. It may not be a full-on racing-sim, however it has a pretty realistic physics model, great graphics with weather simulation and time progression.

Project Cars 2 brings more to the table with a new game mode. Rallycross has been added to the game which comes with unique circuits and suitable cars. More than 170 different cars will be available with brand new circuits to race on. Snow and ice simulation has been introduced this time around. Thus, players will be able to explore various levels grip over changing road surfaces.

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Gran Turismo Sport


  • Developer: Polyphony Digital
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Release Date: TBA

Well, we’ve seen a lot of gameplay videos of the Gran Turismo Sport since it was first revealed at E3 2016. It’s one of the most anticipated racing games which will be exclusively available on Playstation 4.

Gran Turismo Sport is the first of the next-gen racing games that Polyphony Digital is currently working on. It will also offer support for Playstation VR. Which means, players will be able to experience racing through highly immersive virtual reality headsets.

The game will be split three main game modes- campaign, sports mode and an arcade mode. Expect extremely high levels of detail in 4K resolution, however things like dynamic weather and time progression will be sorely missed.

Checkout the latest Gran Turismo Sport trailer.

Dirt 4

Codemasters-Dirt 4

  • Developer: Codemasters
  • Publisher: Codemasters
  • Platform: PC/Console
  • Release Date: June 2017

The Dirt franchise is probably the best rally style racing games out there. If Dirt Rally was a little too serious for your taste, then Dirt 4 will suit you better. Dirt 4 brings in exciting off-road racing modes with different handling models to suit your driving style.

If you think you’re an ace at drifting around corners in Group B rally machine then you will definitely love Dirt 4. Unlike its predecessors that were a bit too arcady, Dirt 4 has a more sophisticated and realistic handling model than Dirt Rally.

With 300 unique rally stages in career mode, Codemasters will also introduce “Your Stage” where players can fine tune the stages to their liking and the game will generate it for them.

Dirt 4 will have more than 50 cars. However, don’t expect to see the latest WRC cars in the game. Similarly, the game does not offer real world stages due to licensing issues.

That said, Land Rush returns with dirt track racing in buggies. Rallycross mode is also included.

Forza Motorsport 7

Forza Motorsport 6

  • Developer: Turn 10 Studios
  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
  • Platforms: PC/Xbox One
  • Release Date: TBA

There is a big chance Microsoft will announce Forza Motorsport 7 at E3 2017. Following the successful launch of Forza Horizon 3, the developers at Turn 10 Studios would be burning midnight oil for their coming big release.

Not much is known about the upcoming release, however we can expect similar gameplay and graphics as Forza Motorsport 6 with some minor tweaks. That said, as is the case with every new release, players will be treated to a host of new cars and tracks.

According to initial reports, Forza Motorsport 7 might launch during Autumn of 2017. However, like the previous release, Microsoft might choose to launch the game during the Detroit Motor Show in January 2018.

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