When we think about popular racing titles that attracted mainstream attention throughout this past year games such as Forza Horizon 4, Gran Turismo Sport, and Mario Kart 8: Deluxe are ones that come to mind. While Mario Kart 8: Deluxe and Gran Turismo Sport were two games that were initially released back in 2017 games like V-Rally 4 and Horizon Zero Dawn were racing titles that were actually released in 2018. For those who do not know the V-Rally series has been around since 1997 when the very first game appeared on the PS1. Since then many people can make the argument that the series had declined in popularity since then and has never really reached the same level of success as the Gran Turismo or the Forza series on a mainstream level.
To say that V Rally 4 was overshadowed by Forza Horizon 4 in 2018 would be an understatement especially since people were looking forward to Microsoft Studio’s racing title for Xbox One since 2016 when Forza Horizon 3 came out. The Switch version of V Rally 4 is set to appear on February 5th in North America; if Kylotonn and Bigben Interactive has waited until this to release V Rally 4 on the PS4 and Xbox One the game could have possibly have shined more in the racing genre than it did in 2018.