The ongoing Covid-19 epidemic has left nothing untouched. And just like every industry, the motorsport calendar has also been disrupted. But this doesn’t mean that online motorsport enthusiasts can’t get their racing fix. Esports is the new buzz word that has allowed them to fill the void left by professional racing. Here we will discuss some of the best multiplayer racing games for 2020 esports and how they can be your best pastime. Esports is one of the only industries booming and sprouting new unturned rocks with the Covid-19 pandemic, both esports tournament companies like Canadian, Toronto Based Bitspawn has seen exponential growth over the past couple months. Enough to officially announce an entire Bitspawn based esports racing league. Check them out at the following link. https://www.bitspawn.gg
Listing the best
With all the free time you have got now, you need something to sink in. Based on the gaming experience of thousands of gamers, here is our list of the best multiplayer racing games that you can try:
- GT Sport
- Need for Speed Heat
- Assetto Corsa Competizione
- F1 2019
Among the most popular racing games, the GT sport is one of the best-looking multiplayer racing games that you should really set your hands on.
The game doesn’t have a very long list of cars, but it definitely makes up for it with the brilliant presentation, lots to accomplish races, free regular updates, and robust multiplayer gameplay experience. What’s even more interesting is a paid add-on featuring driver coaching from the six-times F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton. The game allows an unprecedented level of access while allowing you to take inputs directly from the F1 world champion himself.
This one is among the solid reasons you should go with purchasing the game.
Available only for PS4.
This game is the number one choice when it comes to the high-profile esports racing. This game is the most real-looking piece of the games which accurately depicts cars on scanned tracks, tire models, and more. New gamers may take some time to get used to the physics but one thing that you will be left impressed by is the attention to detail and the feel of the game is very impressive. The graphics can vary according to the type of computer you are using, however, it is less about the presentation and more about sharpening your driving skills.
Much like the GT sport, the game features a rigid online structure which means you will only race against gamers as skilled as you are. The only thing which we didn’t like is the price. The game starts off with some content but as you gradually progress the cars and tracks have to be purchased, plus there is a monthly subscription as well.
Available only for PC.
Need for Speed Heat
The much-coveted Need for speed is back, but this time with a neon hat on and in a rather better condition. Heat is a continuation of everything that we like about the NFS, following the similar formula of letting the player rip tires in the world of tournament heats, illegal street races, and traditional police chases.
With a stunning 4K and HDR resolution, the gameplay looks stunning and the 80s style color palette that sets the show. The game has over 120 cars to choose from that includes a combination of classics, dream cars, and everything in between. And just like every NFS game, the cars can be modeled with parts. The only restriction here will be your imagination.
Available for PS4, XBOX One, and PC.
Assetto Corsa Competizione
This game is a fully licensed game for the GT championship which means it comes with all the cars and the tracks from both the seasons. If you compare the GT sport to the original Assetto Corsa, you’ll find the garage to be limiting, compare it with F1 2019 and you’ll find these limitations to be more authentic. Cars in the game seem to wave through the tarmac giving you reams of information through the wheel. It will take a while to get up to the speed but once you do, the gameplay experience will be no less than fantastic.
The graphics are good on PC and with your favorite car cranked up to the top, the results are still impressive.
Available for PC, XBOX One and PS4.
The real-life formula one may be off-track but in the virtual world, it is still on it. The F1 2019 is now streamed in online sanctioned races and if you are looking to compare your skills with the real-life F1 race car drivers, this game is for you.
The latest update to this game comes with a fresh batch of F2 content and has a much-extended career mode. With improved multiplayer experience and the same retro content, you’re definitely going to feel like home. As far as the handling part is concerned, this game has the same problem as the GT sport, it needs to cater to everyone.
Available for PS4, XBOX One, and PC.
The final word
Above is the list of the 5 best multiplayer racing games for Esports 2020. Make sure you try each one of them and let us know your experience in the comments section below.