After the raging success of both CarX Drift Racing Online and its sequel CarX Drift Racing 2, it was inevitable that more racing games would be on the way from CarX Technologies. The next planned title has been revealed to be CarX Street. This is definitely a change in direction from the developers, but what do we know about CarX Street?
We've got everything you need to know right here!
Latest News - Release date delayed
CarX Street will be released worldwide on 8th September 2022. It was originally slated for a November 2021 release but has been delayed by almost a year. This is because CarX Tech wasn't happy with the quality of the game and didn't want to put it out half-baked. A lot of developers could learn from CarX Tech in this regard.
So far, CarX Street has only been announced for PC systems. CarX Drift Racing Online has received console ports to both Xbox and PlayStation, but not Nintendo Switch. CarX Drift also began as a mobile app, and the same is true for CarX Drift 2. So, CarX Street will be the first game released by CarX Tech that didn't start out as a mobile title.
Where to pre-order
The only place to pre-order CarX Street is via Steam for PC. A price isn't listed yet, so all you can do is add it to your wishlist. If you do so, it states that the game will unlock in around nine months, meaning a beta should be available by August 2022.
We haven't had a full trailer released for Street yet, but that doesn't mean we haven't seen plenty of the game already. This includes a teaser "first look" trailer that was released earlier this month:
Thanks to CarX Tech's regular updates on the game's Steam page as well, we've been fed a steady stream of screenshots for Street. CarX Tech has also revealed plenty of info when it comes to the game's gameplay!
There will be different factions, called "Clubs" to join within the game too. We've seen that there are at least five, including the Drift Devils, Speed Hunters, Drift United and, Speedline Syndicate. Each Club has a unique racing style that you need to utilise to impress the Club's leader.
CarX Street will also allow you to purchase real estate, something that adds a whole new element to making your character feel more real.
We've also seen screenshots from both the day and nighttime, so we're expecting to see a day-night cycle in CarX Street. There are a lot of cars to choose from too, and a lot has been revealed. Finally, customisation and tuning are set to go to new lengths and depths in CarX Street.
There are 18 cars that have been confirmed for CarX Street so far. CarX Tech has revealed these via images on their Steam blog, but we've compiled these into a full list for you right here. There are muscle cars, pick-up trucks, sportscars and there will be a lot more on the way!
To add more to the game as well, a full customisation system has been implemented in CarX Street. Everything can be personalised, from the car's engine and turbo to its colour scheme.
Sunset City Map
Most will agree that CarX Drift Racing Online is a game that's small on scale, but extremely effective. With the success of Car Drift and its sequel, CarX Technologies have more to play with for CarX Street. It certainly shows already too, as Street will be the first game from CarX Tech to feature an open-world sandbox to explore.
As for where CarX Street is going to be based, CarX Tech haven't confirmed anything yet. However, judging by screenshots Street will be based in a large city and its name is Sunset City. More specifically, this a city in East Asia, judging by the style of letters on the road. Could this be a nod to Tokyo Drift?
When it comes to open-world street racing games, one series immediately comes to mind; Need for Speed. With a release date for the next NFS title yet to be confirmed, Street could fill the void that NFS is yet to fill.
It's not an exaggeration to say that the Sunset City map is huge, either. Sunset City looks big and we've done a deep dive into what we can expect to find in it next September.