Top Upcoming Racing Video Games 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: 34BigThings srl
Publisher: 34BigThings srl
Platforms: PC
Release Date: 2 September 2017

If you’re a fan of fast-pace racing titles such as F-Zero and WipeOut then you’ll want to check out Redout. Developed by 34BigThings srl, the developers has crafted Redout to be a tribute to the old racing monster titles that was not only fast-paced but tough and fun experience.

Likewise, there is optional VR support available for those who really want to get into the action.

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.

Wipeout Omega Collection

Developer: Psygnosis/SCE Studio Liverpool
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: 2017


Wipeout: Omega Collection is a remastered release that contains both Wipeout HD and Wipeout 2048. Both titles will run in 60 frames-per-second in 1080p or 4K depending on if players are enjoying the video game on the PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 4 Pro.

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.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Developer: Nintendo EPD
Publisher: Nintendo
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Release Date: 28 April 2017

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the first Mario Kart title to release on the Nintendo Switch. Overall, the title is a port form Mario Kart 8 which released on the Nintendo Wii U.

However, there are some differences from Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Mario Kart 8. This includes new characters, the ability to carry two items at once, along with some fixes in the title that was previously exploited in the past Mario Kart 8 title such as “Fire Hopping”.

F1 2017

Developer: Codemaster Birmingham
Publisher: Codemasters
Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1
Release Date: 25 August 2017

The next installment to the Formula One video game series is slated to launch this August. Players will be going through twenty circuts, twenty drivers, and a total of ten teams.

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.

Dirt 4

Developer: Codemaster
Publisher: Codemaster
Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1
Release Date: 6 June 2017

The sixth title to release from the Dirt series is full of fast and thrilling gameplay. Focused mainly on rallying, palyers will find both tarmac and off-road races, various weather conditions, and Rally stages that spans from Fitzroy in Australia, Tarragona in Spain, Michigan in the United States, Varmland in Sweden, and Powys in Wales.

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