Xbox One has more than proven itself as a great place to play racing games, largely thanks to Turn 10 Studios’ work on the mainline Forza series. It’s what’s considered, these days, to be the most premier racing game experience on consoles, but it still just represents the tip of the iceberg of the many racing games available on Xbox One. Here’s a closer look at what’s in store on Microsoft’s console.
The latest game in Xbox One’s spin-off series of hallmark driving games, Forza Horizon 4 takes the stunning graphical prowess and tight-feeling control of modern racers and transplants it within a fully explorable version of the United Kingdom. Forza Horizon 4 lets you compete within renditions of Edenborough, Suffolk and more against friends, introducing a dynamic season system which sees environments changed from snowy to sunny to back again as real-time weeks pass.
Forza Motorsport 7 is the newest entry into the mainline Forza series, sobering up driving enthusiasts with an airtight simulation of what it might actually be like to take real-life cars onto the track and compete in tournaments against friends. It might take itself a little more seriously than the Horizon sub-series of games, but extreme attention to detail assures that any player who likes tweaking a vehicle’s stats to the nth degree won’t be disappointed.
Codemasters is a legendary developer when it comes to racing games. Dirt 4 is actually the twelfth entry into its long-standing Colin McRae series of rally games, allowing players to compete against timed stage events both on and off-road. Each car is grouped to its own class type and can be tweaked in your garage when you’re not racing. The leap to Xbox One has seen a substantial boost in graphical prowess, with car skids and drifts always looking realistic and fun to pull off.