Futuristic racing game Xenon Racer announced for Switch

Remember a few decades ago when everyone thought that by the 2000s we’d be zooming around in flying cars? There have been so many movies and games based on that concept of flying/hovering vehicles, but yet, it’s never come to reality. So, the announcement of yet another futuristic racing game might seem rather drab. But, the newly revealed Xenon Racer is taking the idea in a different direction.

Xenon Racer is set in the future, albeit not too far off from the present day. The game is set in 2030, where electric cars are powered by xenon energy, allowing them to reach incredibly high speeds. In Xenon Racer, you’ll take control of these futuristic electrical bullets as you whiz through futuristic representations of real-world locales such as Tokyo and Dubai.

The trailer shows off some interesting driving mechanics, as these Xenon-powered cars look like traditional race vehicles that we have today, but they appear to be armed with rocket boosters and their body kits can also transform. As for technical elements of the game itself, one scene does show off what appears to be a dynamic day-night cycle. This is a common feature in sim-racers, but quite a rarity in arcade racing games such as this one.

No specific release date or price has been announced yet for Xenon Racer. Even it’s Steam page simply refers to it as “Coming Soon”. Hopefully, the developers and/or publishers will release that information soon enough, as this does look quite promising and I personally would love to check it out. On that note, the creators of Xenon Racer are the studios of 3DClouds.it and Sodesco. Sodesco recently launched another high-speed futuristic title on the Nintendo Switch called Defunct. It’s not really a racing game, but it has a lot of the same elements as one. You can check out our review of it here. 

A.K Rahming
Having been introduced to video games at the age of 3 via a Nintendo 64, A.K has grown up in the culture. A fan of simulators and racers, with a soft spot for Nintendo! But, he has a great respect for the entire video game world and enjoys watching it all expand as a whole.