Sunday, July 14, 2024


iRacing acquires a license for games for NASCAR simulation consoles

NASCAR fans are finally free from the turbulent era Motorsport games' hold an exclusive license. On Thursday, Motorsport Games announced that it had sold the license iRacingwhich plans to develop a simulation-based console NASCAR game by 2025.

iRacing has long been touted as the perfect NASCAR racing simulator. Founded by former developers who worked on the acclaimed game NASCAR racing series at Papyrus Design Group, the subscription-based PC game has turn out to be NASCAR's top selection for esports and works with multiple disciplines, including sprint cars, open-wheel racing, sports cars, and even rallycross and short track off-road events.

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Since 2010, NASCAR has overseen the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series while also sanctioning the university's iRacing College Series. When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the 2020 season, real-world drivers got here together to guide the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series, which has set esports television viewing records in two years.

“When we were approached with the option to license the simulator-style NASCAR console game, which was the console game and franchise we had dreamed of, it was an opportunity we couldn't pass up.” he said iRacing President Tony Gardner. “The opportunity to construct a game for the NASCAR console is a privilege that we promise to execute with the utmost care. We sit up for working diligently with NASCAR industry stakeholders to deliver a product that can deliver an incredible experience for the gaming community and NASCAR fans around the globe.

Arrival iRacing is a greater than welcome sight for fans who’ve been desperate for stability and solid console versions that many feel haven't been achieved because the beloved EA Sports game NASCAR thunder series from the early 2000s. Since EA gave up its exclusive license after 2008, NASCAR console games have struggled to achieve popularity, with the Eutechnyx series receiving mixed reviews. 704Games took over in 2016 with help from Monster Games to revive it NASCAR fever brand, one other popular series on the turn of the millennium, only as a consequence of bugs and other problems plaguing its lifespan.

Motorsport Games acquired the NASCAR license in 2018 after purchasing a stake in 704Games. Although the corporate was ambitious to expand its reach, later partnering with the NTT IndyCar Series and the British Touring Car Championship to create licensed games in addition to purchase rFactor 2 MSG platform is battling financial problems, that are moreover suffering from the platform's poor reception Warm Games.

Despite the chaos, MSG will proceed to support its current titles NASCAR race 5 AND NASCAR rivals until 2024.

“The sale of the NASCAR license is the result of a thorough, strategic review of where we believe our company should be heading in the long term,” commented Motorsport Games CEO Stephen Hood. “When considering a sale, we gave due consideration to companies we believed could make a great NASCAR game. Both NASCAR and iRacing They were open to our proposed change and worked with us to plan a positive transition after the sale, and we thank them for their support. We will now focus our efforts on delivering other intellectual properties that are already at an advanced stage of development.”

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