CarX Street Gameplay: What new mechanics will Street bring? Drifting, NOS, Map, customisation, & more

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After numerous delays, we're set to experience CarX Street for the first time later this year. CarX Technologies have already produced fantastic games like CarX Drift Racing Online and we've no doubt that Street will also thrill us.

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CarX Tech have kept us up to date with developments in the game and we like what we see so far. What gameplay mechanics have been confirmed though? And what could we expect to see confirmed in the near future? We've got everything you need to know right here!

Gameplay features confirmed so far

It's no exaggeration to say that CarX Street will be one of the most comprehensive racing games ever made once it launches. While racing sims like Gran Turismo 7 are incredibly realistic, they focus solely on the car. CarX Street, on the other hand, will focus on areas outside of the life behind the wheel.

To start with, the CarX Street map is huge and incorporates a number of hugely different environments to explore. Speaking of the map, you'll also be able to own small amounts of it as the game has a real-estate feature too. You'll also be able to explore the world in the day and night, as CarX Street appears to have a day-night cycle.

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PERSONALISATION: Customisation will be a big mechanic in-game again

Let's not forget about the customisation options when it comes to your car either, as this has come on leaps and bounds since CarX Drift as well. Your car parts will also degrade over time, something we rarely see in racing games these days.

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Unsurprisingly, we've already seen glimpses of drifting in CarX Street, as well as the nitrous boost system, which we can't wait to make use of. There's no confirmation of a story mode, but the biggest hint to this is the Clubs system, where you can join certain groups of racers in the game.

You will have a lot of cars to choose from as well, and you can find the full list of confirmed cars right here. The AI is also much-improved from previous games, appearing much more intelligent than previous iterations. Lastly, just like the real world, you'll need to fill up your car otherwise you'll run out of fuel.

Potential features and wishlist

Ever since CarX Street was first confirmed, speculation has been rife as to whether it will include police in-game. After all, you're a street racer, you will be attracting unwanted attention from the law just like the classic NFS games. CarX Tech recognised this when they answered a question posed by the community, saying:

"At the moment, we cannot give an answer to this question. But we want to assure you that we also want to implement police chases."

So, CarX Tech definitely want to include the cops, but we haven't heard anything on this subject since the Q&A in December 2020.

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BREAKING THE LAW: Police could become a major mechanic in Street like we've seen in the NFS games

There is far more than just the cops that could make an appearance, though, and we've even made a wish-list for the game's launch. Most of these have been confirmed, but one we haven't seen confirmed is fast travel. With a world this big, you'd think you'd be able to fast travel to safe houses, but the world is also there to be enjoyed.

Finally, in theory, anything can be added to the game post-release thanks to the series' fantastic modding community.

CarX Street Release Date

CarX Street will be launched worldwide on 8th September 2022. Players will be able to try out the closed beta of the game as well, details of which will arrive in the coming months.