ICYMI: This week in racing games – 02 June 2023

ICYMI: This week in racing games – 02 June 2023

ICYMI: This week in racing games – 02 June 2023

Welcome to Rear View Mirror, your weekly racing game news roundup. Join us as we shift into reverse and look back at the last week of racing game news.

Want to know everything that happened in the world of racing games this week? Get up to speed in our latest weekly roundup.

This week saw Milestone announce a surprise Hot Wheels Unleashed sequel. We’ve also been hands-on with F1 23’s Braking Point 2 and F1 World hub.

F1 23 Braking Point 2 preview

With the release just around the corner, we’ve been hands-on with one of F1 23’s most anticipated new features: Braking Point 2.

Braking Point 2 sees Aiden Jackson and Devon Butler return, this time driving as teammates for the fictional Konnersport Racing team. We’ve played the first three chapters and found the voice acting and presentation to be a marked improvement over F1 2021’s Braking Point 1.

Overall, it’s a strong start and we look forward to finding out how the rest of the story pans out as new characters are introduced.

You can find out our first impressions of Braking Point 2 in our hands-on preview here.

Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 - Turbocharged announced

Hot Wheels Unleashed was a surprise hit for Milestone. It’s no surprise, then, that a sequel has been announced.

Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 - Turbocharged
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Racing onto consoles and PC in October, Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 - Turbocharged expands on the original arcade racer with a new story campaign, a dash and jump ability, over 130 vehicles, new game modes and more elaborate racetracks.

The first game was a fantastically fun arcade racer, but the sequel looks set to surpass it in every way.

iRacing partners with Formula 4

In a surprise announcement, iRacing announced a partnership with the FIA to bring the fully licensed Formula 4 car to the PC racing simulation.

As part of this month’s upcoming 2023 Season 3 update, the iRacing Formula iR-04 will be relaunched as the FIA F4.

iRacing Formula 4
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In other racing game news...

Real Racing 4, a sequel to the hit mobile racer Real Racing 3, was reportedly in development but cancelled after EA laid off staff at developer Firemonkeys Studios.

Real Racing 3
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It's a shame as Real Racing 3 is one of the best racing games on mobile and celebrated its tenth anniversary this year.

In case you missed it…

When F1 23 was announced, one of the most intriguing new headline features was F1 World.

Combining Grand Prix, Time Trial, and online multiplayer, the new hub replaces F1 22’s divisive F1 Life mode. Having now played it in a preview event, we can attest that it’s a complete game-changer and a welcome addition for players of all skill levels.

You can find out more in our F1 World preview or watch our video below.

As always, you can check out our weekly guides on Forza Horizon 5’s festival playlist, Photo Challenge and Treasure Hunt, as well as the latest GT7 Daily Races.

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