Two of the most anticipated racing games of 2017, Forza Motorsport 7 and Project CARS 2, scooped prizes at the Gamescom awards ceremony this year. With 21 categories covering a wide variety of games, both claimed one award each in their respective genre categories.
Turn 10 has confirmed that the latest Forza Motorsport title will incorporate the use of in-game loot boxes. Confirmation comes by way of AR12 Gaming, who attended a Gamescom discussion on FM7 that brought up the topic. The incorporation of this feature is a first for the series.
The journalists at Gamescom’s press day earlier this week may have been a bit surprised to see a member of the political elite in their midst. Germany’s Chancellor, Angela Merkel, dropped in on the games show in Cologne.
One of the more exciting aspects of Forza Motorsport 7 will be its redesigned career mode. The previous two titles have been serviceable in this department but paled in comparison to the 360 era titles. A new video uploaded by MotoGamesTV has given us our first glimpse of what Forza 7’s campaign is all about.
Microsoft spilled more details regarding the Xbox One X this week at Gamescom. Among the news was a list of about 120 titles the new console will enhance. Fortunately for us, more than a couple of those happen to be racing games.
Ubisoft has released a new trailer for open-world racer The Crew 2. Due to launch next year, the game continues its trip around the US but offers players the chance to ride in boats and planes alongside the standard vehicles.
Milestone Games has released a trailer for its new project Gravel. Announced earlier this year, Gravel is quite a step away from the usual titles from the Italian developer. Players will be able to tackle various race types and drive a wide selection of vehicles, as shown in this trailer.
At this year’s pre-Gamescom event, Microsoft revealed the Xbox One X is now available for pre-order. Originally unveiled at E3 this past June, the One X will retail for $499 when released on November 7. Also revealed was a special edition of the upcoming console, the Project Scorpio Edition priced at $499 as well.
Electronic Arts and Ghost Games have celebrated Gamescom with the release of a new Need For Speed Payback trailer. Shown off during EA’s presser at the event, this trailer focuses on high speed pursuits. NFS 2015 attracted a bit of ire thanks to the bland police chases featured — Payback is aiming to fix this.
Turn 10 has released the full list of supported peripherals for PC players of Forza Motorsport 7. Folks eschewing the console experience will have a lot of options in terms of their steering wheels (and gamepads) of choice.
While Sony may not be holding a presser at Gamescom this week, it seems the Japanese giant still has some surprises in store. Case in point: PlayStation Europe is teasing what appears to be a new PS4 console.
Turn 10 has revealed the PC specs required to play Forza Motorsport 7 on the eve of Gamescom. Posted on the official website blog, the list shows what will be required to run the game at its optimum, minimum, and everything in between.
Microsoft is first to bat at this year’s Gamescom and you’ll be able to watch it live here. The event kicks off 12 PM on the West Coast, 3 PM on the East Coast, 8 PM in the U.K., 9 PM in Germany. For those not in the area you’ll want to tune in below to keep up to speed.
Hype levels for Project CARS 2 continue to rise as we quickly approach its September 22 release date. Before that however, Slightly Mad Studios has released a new 4K trailer ahead of Gamescom next week.