Welcome to Rear View Mirror, your weekly racing game news roundup. As we shift into reverse, these were the biggest racing game news stories that hit the headlines this week.
It’s been another busy week in the world of racing games. This week saw the first major racing game release of 2023 plus Forza Motorsport controversy, a major iRacing update, and much more.
Monster Energy Supercross 6 out now
This week saw the first major racing game release of 2023, with Monster Energy Supercross 6 landing on PC and consoles.
Milestone’s sixth officially licensed Supercross game brings a new free-roaming Supercross Park along with a new Rhythm Attack mode and improvements to the AI and riding physics.
But after six games, is the annual supercross game franchise starting to run out of steam? Find out in our Monster Energy Supercross 6 review.
Our beginner’s guide also has five essential tips to help you become a supercross champion.
Turn 10 removes cars from Forza Motorsport launch lineup
In a surprising move, Turn 10 revised the car list for Forza Motorsport, removing six cars from the launch lineup.
Among the racecars removed include the 2019 Porsche #70 Porsche Motorsport 935, 2021 Cadillac #31 Whelen Racing DPi-V.R, and 2019 Ginetta #6 Team LNT Ginetta G60-LT-P1.
This controversial move has angered the Forza community. Although Turn 10 hasn’t explained why they were removed, these cars are most likely being reserved for paid DLC, despite being heavily promoted in trailers and screenshots.
iRacing 2023 Season 2 patch update
A major iRacing update landed this week with the launch of 2023 Season 2. The massive patch brings new cars including the Renault Clio R.S.V. as well as a new automatic re-fuelling mode, AI improvement and much more.
For full details, check out the extensive iRacing 2023 Season 2 update patch notes.
In other racing game news…
Rocket League Season 10 kicked off this week, with a new Rocket Pass bringing the iconic Volkswagen Golf GTI to the popular car football game along with a new arena variant.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 4 arrived this week. The latest DLC wave includes a brand new Yoshi’s Island course plus the return of Birdo as a playable character. The update also teases at least five new characters are joining the roster in future DLC waves.
While we wait for F1 Manager 2023 to be announced, Frontier Developments released a surprise patch update for F1 Manager 2022 with various improvements and bug fixes.
Monster Energy Supercross 6 was released this week, but there’s another bike game just around the corner. We knew it was wheelieing onto consoles and PC in May, and now Nacon has confirmed the release date for TT Isle of Man - Ride on the Edge 3 alongside a new gameplay trailer.
In case you missed it…
EA is due to reveal the belated first DLC update for Need for Speed Unbound – but is it too late to save Criterion’s open-world urban racer?