The best next-gen racing games for Xbox Series X|S

The best next-gen racing games for Xbox Series X|S

Excited for some next-gen racing action? We show you our racing highlights for the Xbox Series X and S.

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The next-generation consoles Xbox Series S and X as well as the PS5 have some impressive features that promise an immersive virtual racing experience. However, with the earlier release date, the Xbox Series S and X had a headstart on international markets. If you haven’t decided yet which game you want to try on the new console, you might want to have a look at our racing highlights for Microsoft’s newest hardware:

An upgrade to esports classics

Assetto Corsa Competizione is one of the most influential and well-known esports racing games out there. However, its performance frequently stuttered and didn’t reach its full potential on older PCs or the previous consoles. This should definitely not be the case with the new Xbox hardware that promises 4K graphics and is running SSDs. Luckily, all accessories like wheels and pedals that you bought for the Xbox One will also be compatible with the Series X and S.

DIRT 5, the newest addition to the renowned franchise, was one of the Xbox launch titles and is therefore an obvious choice to play on the next-gen console. The Xbox Series X and S can even handle up to 120 fps in the rallycross racer, with ray-tracing completing the superb visuals of the game. The same also goes for Forza Horizon 4 and Forza Motorsport – with fans of the series eagerly awaiting the next releases, by the way.

For two-wheeler-enthusiasts, Ride 4 is our number one tip to go with. The expansive simulation is a realistic racing challenge as it is, but next-generation performance will enable an even more immersive experience.

Revival of a legend

Test Drive Unlimited 3: Solar Crown is a highly exciting title, that is yet to be released. While the exact date is still unknown, the continuation of the popular Test Drive series can be expected for the next-generation consoles and has fans of virtual racing on the edge of their seats. Test Drive Unlimited 2 was regarded as a gem by the scene and was released on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. One could say it is about time for a new iteration, so why not in 4K and with 120 fps? Either way, we are stoked to keep you updated on Solar Crown!

Which game is your racing highlight for the Xbox Series X|S? Tell us on Twitter at @OverTake_gg or in the comments down below!

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