Ten Key Racing Game Innovations

Today’s virtual racing fans have an embarrassment of riches at their feet. From realistic simulations to arcade-style driftfests to futuristic hover-racing to weapon-based vehicular combat, the genre is as broad as it is deep.

But today’s varied racing-game market is the result of a steady, 35-year progression in technology and game design. With the Indy 500 coming up, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 most important innovations that fueled that progression.

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