First-Person Drone Racing Is So Much Cooler Than Any Video Game (Video)

If you're a "Star Wars" fan, you've probably had many sleepless nights brainstorming ways to bring pod racing to the real world.

If you own a drone, you know that racing them neck-to-neck is as close as we're going to get -- and it's awesome! In a recent video uploaded to YouTube by Vice's Motherboard, we're introduced to the sport of drone racing.

And it's exactly what it sounds like: a competitive, tech-based sport that we should've seen coming from a mile away ever since recreational drones hit the market.

In this video, we're introduced to the New York City Drone User Group, a group that races homemade drones throughout areas of NYC.

The coolest part about drone racing is the additional equipment used to get the job done. Each drone racer uses a pair of goggles that allows him or her to see the drone's flight from a first-person view.

Now that the sport has been introduced in this clip, the NYC Drone User Group plans to form a league, which would ultimately make drone racing an actual sport.

Check out the video above for a closer look at the high-tech action!

Citations: Drone Racing is the New Mario Kart (Mashable)