Next-gen consoles: Next level esports racing?

Next-gen consoles: Next level esports racing?

Will Sony’s PS5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X kick off the next generation of virtual racing?

Photo credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment / Microsoft

The next generation of consoles is upon us – by November 19, the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S will be available on markets worldwide. With their newest innovations, Sony and Microsoft explicitly aim to take gaming to the next level. But will this have a positive impact on virtual racing as well? Besides some definitely interesting gimmicks for esports racers, we also present you an overview of the consoles’ features.

Rapid fps-rates

Both next-generation consoles aim to be lightning fast: equipped with SSDs, their loading times and graphics output are bound to be superb. The Xbox Series X also features a tiny 1 TB extra SSD to simply plug into the console, enabling you to carry even more games wherever you go. Framerates on both consoles are said to reach up to 120 fps, maxing out the visuals of light-speed racing.

Especially if you don’t have the option to get a steering wheel for racing games, the PS5 might be an interesting option to look into: its DualSense controllers have a rumble feature and adaptive triggers to make racing games like DIRT 5 feel extra authentic. The console also supports a surround-sound system for immersive gameplay even with headphones.

Staying connected on the race track

Both consoles also feature quick and easy share functions to capture in-game events and share them with friends in the respective social forums. Furthermore, controllers and headphones from both Sony and Microsoft also provide built-in microphones for voice chats.

While savegames from titles for the previous consoles will most likely not survive the transition onto the new platforms, new thrilling games await players in the next generation of console gaming: Forza Motorsport 7 and Gran Turismo 7 look stunning in the respective trailers and have us eagerly awaiting them.

Which next-gen racing titles are you looking forward to most? Tell us on Twitter at @OverTake_gg or in the comments down below!

Creating a brand-new platform for esports racing comes from a necessity the community was lacking. Because esports racing has taken the whole world, it deserves a proper stage to shine. With fans all over the globe, OverTake is here to unite them all in one place – a bold move that we’re up to achieve together with the community.