It's time for the Xbox to take a back seat. Real-life video games are where it's at.
You read that correctly. Real-life video games.
Anki's Drive takes the simulation of a racing video game and injects it into real robotic cars, which zip around a track at the command of your iDevice.
But this isn't just Hot Wheels 2.0. These cars have AI-powered brains that make micro-calculations for speed, trajectory, and position on the track.
Basically, these cars learn how to beat each other.
You can play up to three other human opponents on a total of four cars — each with its own advantages — or just the game's AI for practice. You do more than just race, though; some cars are equipped with guns, others with tractor beams, which allow you to knock your foes off the track.
And that track is special, too — it's embedded with special ink and optics that allow the cars to constantly check their position. It's 3.5 by 8.5 feet, and rolls up tidily.
It's nothing personal, PS4.