ICYMI: This week in racing games - 28 October 2022

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Welcome to Rear View Mirror, your weekly racing game news roundup. Get up to speed on all the latest racing game news from the past week.

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From the first look at Need for Speed Unbound’s comprehensive car customisation to news on the next F1 Manager 2022 update, here’s everything you may have missed in the world of racing games this week.

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Need for Speed Unbound customisation revealed in new gameplay videos

Customisation is a big part of Need for Speed– it’s one of the reasons why Underground is one of the most popular NFS games. Need for Speed Unbound will take customisation to the next level with a staggering 10,000 customisation options.

Need for Speed Unbound customisation

With a vast array of wraps, cutaways, and rims, you can dramatically alter your car’s appearance. These customisation options were previewed in a series of gameplay videos – check them out here.

Next F1 Manager 2022 update coming soon

F1 Manager 2022 players have been eagerly awaiting news on the next update. Frontier Developments broke the silence this week, confirming that the next update will improve the car designs and fix fuel usage issues in qualifying as well as a bug with the Estimated Race Time calculations when choosing a tyre strategy.

F1 Manager 2022
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There is a caveat, though. Two months after release, this will be the final major F1 Manager 2022 update that will change the gameplay in response to community feedback.

GRID Legends Enduring Spirit DLC

GRID Legends is one of the most criminally underrated racing games of this year. Fortunately, this hasn’t stopped Codemasters from supporting the arcade racer.

GRID Legends Enduring Spirit DLC

The new Enduring Spirit DLC pack brings Multi-Class Endurance racing back to the GRID series. In addition, the DLC also includes four new cars and Fuji International Speedway.

In other news…

This week saw another F1 22 driver rating update, bringing with it some surprises. Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen’s ratings have dropped, while Sergio Perez got a ratings boost up to 88.

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The biggest surprise, though, was Nicholas Latifi getting a boost up to 69 before he heads to IndyCar next year.

F1 22 screenshot

We already know that Need for Speed Unbound will have the largest roster yet in a NFS game. But one of the most surprising and special cars on the list is rapper A$AP Rocky's one-of-a-kind Mercedes 190E.

In case you missed it…

WRC Generations is just around the corner! Before the release of KT Racing’s final WRC game next week, we sat down with Creative Director Alain Jarniou to find out why WRC Generations will be the studio’s best rally game yet.

WRC Generations

Jarniou also gave new insight into KT Racing’s other big project: Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown. In our exclusive interview, Jarniou tells us how Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown will forge its own path and set itself apart from Forza Horizon.

Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown
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We also tested the Fanatec CSL Elite Pedals V2 and found them to be a worthy upgrade over the original set in our review.

With just over a month until Need for Speed Unbound arrives, we look at five Need for Speed Heat issues that need to be dropped in the sequel.