Virtua Racing is rolling onto the Switch thanks to Sega AGES

Sega has officially tasked its M2 team to add another classic to the company’s growing roster of retro re-releases on Switch.

Now joining the Sega AGES line-up is Virtua Racing. First released back in 1992 on Sega M2’s Model 1 arcade machine, Virtua Racing became one of the earliest racing video games to use fully 3D polygonal graphics. This was a massive step-up from earlier racing games which used visual trickery that made the visuals appear to be in 3D, but it was still all just 2D sprites. Now, players will have the chance to relive the early days of 3D racing on a modern platform. While the original release was certainly long ago, the last time Virtua Racing was ported to another system was the PS2 back in 2005.

Sega has not specified exactly when Virtua Racing will be making its way to the Sega AGES Switch collection, but hopefully, they’ll make like an actual Formula One race car and bring it over in a flash.

Personally, I’m not too big on retro games, but this one has grabbed my attention due to its aforementioned history. I think the game’s low-poly visuals adds a bit of charm to it, and I’m eager to see how it will look running on the Switch.


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.