Top Upcoming Racing Video Games of 2017

Top upcoming racing video games for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One of 2017.


From gunning down the straightaway, drifting through tight corners, and tweaking your vehicle to get even better performance, racing titles have been incredibly fun for car enthusiasts to casual gamers. There are plenty of great racing video games that is barreling down the pipeline for a release in 2017. Check out some of our favorites coming out next year and as always, let us know what racing titles you’re waiting to play next year by leaving a comment down below!

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Gran Turismo Sport

Developer: Polyphony Digital
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: TBA 2017

Gran Turismo Sport will mark as the thirteenth video game installment to the Gran Turismo series. The video game is described by series creator Kazunori Yamauchi as the first title within the new era of Gran Turismo games.

Gamers will find that there are three main game modes that include a campaign, sports mode, and an arcade mode. While gamers can race both online and offline with Gran Turismo Sport just like the previous installments of the franchise, it’s been confirmed that the upcoming title will lack dynamic weather and a day-night cycle.

One of the key aspects that gathered attention around Gran Turismo Sport was the ability to use the PlayStation VR headset. While at first the game was announced to be fully compatible with the VR headset, the development team has later alerted to fans that VR support will be limited to a special VR Tour mode.


Developer: Bugbear Entertainment
Publisher: Bugbear Entertainment
Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1
Release Date: TBA 2017

Wreckfest was previously known online as Next Car Game and later Next Car Game: Wreckfest. This is an upcoming demolition derby-style racing game by the same creators who brought out the FlatOut series.

There are two main game modes to Wreckfest, one being a more traditional style racing experience while the other offers gamers a chance to survive a demolition derby. Developers offer soft-body damage modeling within their game engine which will allow a vehicle to drive realistically after being damaged.

The development process for Wreckfest hasn’t been the smoothest either as Bugbear Entertainment couldn’t find enough publisher support for the game. This led the development team to seek funding through Kickstarter which also failed, but after sending out a playable technology sneak peek of their video game, hype grew for Wreckfest and allowed developers to continue the project from the amount of video game pre-orders.

Need For Speed 2017

Need For Speed

Developer: Ghost Games
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platforms: TBA
Release Date: TBA 2017

We don’t know too much about the upcoming Need For Speed video game at this time. From what has been revealed, developers Ghost Games is working on building upon the foundations that have been laid when it came to the 2015 Need For Speed video game release.

Apparently, feedback that was received since Need For Speed released has been noted and implemented in their upcoming Need For Speed project in order to deliver a title crafted more by the fans. Additionally, we can likely expect a new narrative campaign to go along with the upcoming title as developers Ghost Games held a job posting seeking a narrative writer that was knowledgeable in car culture.

World of Speed

Developer: Slightly Mad Studios
Platforms: PC
Release Date: TBA 2017

World of Speed was originally set to launch back in 2014, but since then we’re still waiting for a confirmation release date, with the title expected to launch at some point in 2017. The video game is an upcoming massively multiplayer online action racing title for the PC platform.

Players will be able to race online with gamers around the world in several real world locations along with having access to an ever-expanding range of cars that will include the common everyday car to supercars with plenty of performance.

Being an online focused video game title, World of Speed will offer players the ability to create or join car clubs. This will allow gamers to attempt at controlling sections of cities by completing races first. Some of the game modes you can expect within World of Speed are circuit races, sprint, drag, and drift stages.

Project Cars 2


Developer: Slightly Mad Studios
Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1
Release Date: TBA 2017

Project Cars first entered the market back in 2015 thanks to development team Slightly Mad Studios. The video game quickly became a competitor to other longstanding realistic racing titles as Project Cars came with over seventy drivable cars, thirty unique locations, and over a hundred different courses.

Most of the success has been credited to gamers by Slightly Mad Studios as the game was tested and altered through feedback by those who tried various betas. With its growing success, the developers have confirmed that a sequel is in the works, one that is expected to launch at some point in 2017.

So far the developers have yet to fully disclose some of the main details of the game, but we do know that the upcoming sequel will have even more tracks and game modes. Just as before, Project Cars 2 will be greatly crafted and altered from gamer feedback according to developers Slightly Mad Studios.


Developer: Caged Element Inc.
Publisher: Caged Element Inc.
Platforms: PC
Release Date: TBA 2017

Grip is already available for gamers to try out right now as an early access title and it’s one that we recommend checking out. Similar to the Twisted Metal franchise and inspired by the Rollcage games, Grip is a futuristic combat racer.

Players will experience an old-school style combat racing game where the course will be fast and intense. Being set in the future, gamers are able to drive on floors, ceilings, and walls while firing off an array of power-ups and weapons to take out your opponents along the way.

Road Redemption

Developer: Pixel Dash Studios, EQ Games
Publisher: Sunken Treasure Games, Darkseas Games
Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1, Wii U
Release Date: TBA 2017

Road Redemption is an upcoming racing video game title that will act as a spiritual successor to the video game series Road Rash. Players will race through a course while also equipping a variety of melee weapons to attack nearby players.

Furthermore, according to publisher DarkSeas Games, after the game releases, Road Redemption will be open source to allow gamers the ability to create mods for others to download and enjoy.

Forza Motorsport 7


Developer: Turn 10 Studios
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Platforms: PC, XB1
Release Date: TBA 2017

Not too many details have been released for the upcoming Forza Motorsport 7 video game though it will likely follow the past installment trend and release around Autumn of 2017. The video game series has been a staple for Microsoft’s console and PC platform, with the seventh main number entry likely to bring in new courses , vehicles, and game modes.

With Forza Motorsport 6 offering over four hundred cars and seventy hours of gameplay, we’re interested in seeing how the development team will top their expansive catalog next year. Likewise, with Forza Motorsport 6 first revealed at the North American International Auto Show in January of 2015, Microsoft may also follow suite with their own event at next year’s auto show expo.

The Crew 2

Developer: Ivory Tower
Publisher: Ubisoft
Platforms: PC, XB1, PS4
Release Date: TBA 2017

The Crew first released in 2014 and acted as an online racing video game set as a massive open world environment throughout the United States. Since its release, Ubisoft has confirmed a sequel is in the works though no additional information has been unveiled just yet.

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