Roundup: All the New Racing Games Showcased at E3 2017

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

There is a lot to look forward to if you’re a fan of driving games.

Whether you’re looking for a realistic driving simulator or want to pretend you’re in a Fast and Furious movie, there’s an upcoming video game for you. This year’s E3 was packed with plenty of announcements and trailers, as games become more realistic with 4K resolution.

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Check out all the racing games you can look forward to below.

Forza Motorsport 7

Microsoft unveiled the most powerful console in the world at E3 2017, called the Xbox One X. The Xbox One X aims to deliver true, native 4K gaming and to show off its capabilities, Microsoft shared a new trailer for the upcoming Forza Motorsport 7, set to release on September 28, 2017. It will also be available on Windows 10 PCs and it looks absolutely stunning. To celebrate the upcoming launch of the game, Microsoft actually hosted the global debut of the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS on its press conference stage. The supercar will also be the cover car for the upcoming title.

Gran Turismo Sport

In recent years, some could argue the Gran Turismo series has missed a step compared to Forza and even Forza Horizon. But Sony isn’t one to fall behind for a long period of time and Gran Turismo Sport is shaping up to be one of the best driving simulators of this generation. Players are already enjoying a closed beta of the game in stunning 4K resolution, with some of the most realistic graphics they’ve ever seen. PlayStation also poked a little fun at other games in the genre with its latest trailer, putting a focus back on competition rather than collecting virtual cars. Unfortunately, the game still doesn’t have a release date, but it is scheduled for 2017.

Project Cars 2

The first Project Cars game surprised many, with its realistic gameplay and and stunning visuals. Now it’s back for a sequel, promising to deliver the largest track roster ever seen on console when it arrives on September 22, 2017 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Last year, Project Cars secured itself as the top Racing Esport and it looks to keep that tradition alive with the next game.

The Crew 2

Ubisoft’s The Crew 2 will won’t just have cars this time around. The sequel will introduce other methods of transportation, allowing gamers to speed on the water and in the air. Heading to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in early 2018, expect more details to come on The Crew 2 in the coming months. If you’ve got friends to play with, The Crew 2 will likely be your preferred racing game with plenty of multiplayer gameplay options available.

Need for Speed Payback

Electronic Arts is back with another Need for Speed title, and this one seemingly plants you straight into a Fast and Furious movie. In fact, it’s not sheer coincidence the trailer shown at EA Play 2017 seems like it’s a scene right out of the popular movie series. There’s high-speed driving that leads to hijacking a trailer to driving off in a Koenigsegg. It is probably the least realistic of all the titles shown at E3 2017, but if you’re looking for pure entertainment, Need for Speed Payback will definitely provide you plenty of that. Look for the game to head to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on November 10, 2017.

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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