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Racing games cover a broad market of gamers, from the young Mario Kart lover to those that grew up with the Gran Turismo franchise. With most of us having more time to spend pursuing our hobbies in 2020, it’s the perfect opportunity to start looking at the latest racing games that the end of 2020/ start of 2021 has to offer. Here are the best new racing games coming to your screens in the next few months.
Asphalt 9: Legends
Asphalt 9: Legends is a free mobile racing game available on Android, iPhone, iPad, and Windows 10. Gameloft combines a list of unique cars with a broad range of tracks, events, and gameplay options. Available to play now, Asphalt 9 allows you to gather your racing team, collect a range of legendary cars, and bask in the glory of the realistic graphics, with motion blur and even weather hitting your screen as you play. The only drawback? Without regular gameplay, you might find your team transferred to a friend, and after a few days, you need to invest some coin to progress in the game.
Gran Turismo 7
All of us have been waiting for the latest Gran Turismo release since the ever-popular Gran Turismo Sport in 2017. But while Gran Turismo Sport had a strong racing focus, Gran Turismo 7 will come to us in 2021 with a more well-rounded story. The new game is returning to the franchise’s roots and will offer the chance to advance your racing career and visit used car dealerships. One of the most popular car games of all time, the Gran Turismo release, will also be exclusively available on the new PlayStation 5. Gran Turismo 7 promised an 8K experience and even VR support.
Fast & Furious Crossroads
Fast & Furious Crossroads has all the crazy fast-paced action of the films, with the constant movement, racing, and heists that have made the franchise so popular. Fast & Furious Crossroads is out now on Xbox, Playstation 4, and PC. The story centres around two new street racers, feeling Miami for a new life, yet pulled into the world of street racing after a family tragedy. Cue the over-the-top yet addictive drama of the films. The most significant criticism of this game is the graphics, which led to a big graphics patch shortly after its release. Sadly, as Fast and Furious Takedown ended on mobile in 2019, this might be the best way to enjoy the franchise.
Need For Speed 2021
The latest in the decade-spanning Need For Speed franchise looks to take over Need For Speed’s hit: HFS Heat in 2021. The name hasn’t been announced, but the launch will be for the new PlayStation and Xbox consoles. The franchise is also returning to Criterion Games, responsible for the 2010 Hot Pursuit NFS game that still ranks as one of the most popular racing games of all time. The new game promises new locations and old favourites like the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. If you can’t wait for the latest release, try Need For Speed No Limits for some mobile gameplay to tide you over.
iRacing Season 4
iRacing is one of the best online simulators available on the market. It’s available on PC, and although it’s been around for ages, it’s season 4 release promises a Chevrolet Corvette C8.R and legendary locations like the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway and Crandon International Raceway. iRacing is an incredibly detailed simulator with painstakingly detailed tracks and realistic cars making it a preference for real-world racers. It requires a monthly subscription fee but has become increasingly possible during the pandemic as a sim racing alternative for those that can’t participate in the real thing.
Real Racing 3
Real Racing 3 is an EA game release available on iPhone, and Android, with a load of new 2020 releases, including Formula 1 and NASCAR. You can choose from over 250 cars, 40 race tracks, and almost 20 real-world locations. From Silverstone to Circuit of the Americas, Real Racing 3 allows you to drive real cars in some of the world’s most famous circuits. The graphics feature realistic car damage, scenery, and even reflections, so you can test your driving skills and feel like you’re racing against the best in the world.
Whatever the platform or device, racing games entering the market in 2020-2021 offer ever-realistic and addictive gameplay. If you can’t wait for the latest in the next franchise release, then mobile gaming offers the perfect alternative to awaiting the next big release for Xbox or Playstation.