iRacing Acquires Official NASCAR Console Game Development Rights from Motorsport Games
In a move that is set to excite NASCAR fans around the world, Motorsport Games has recently announced the sale of the official NASCAR console game development rights to iRacing. This deal includes the development of a simulation-style NASCAR console game that is scheduled to be released in 2025, promising an amazing experience for fans.
Tony Gardner, the President of iRacing, expressed his enthusiasm about the opportunity to build a NASCAR console game and assured fans that they can expect an exceptional gaming experience. This acquisition marks a significant milestone for iRacing, which is already an official simulation partner of NASCAR through its subscription-based PC-only driving sim.
The sale of the NASCAR gaming rights comes after a tumultuous history of various companies holding the rights. It all began in 2015 when 704Games first obtained the NASCAR gaming contract. Motorsport Games then acquired the contract in 2021 but has now decided to sell it to iRacing.
Motorsport Games, however, will continue to support and sell NASCAR Heat 5 and NASCAR Rivals until 2024. Stephen Hood, the CEO of Motorsport Games, stated that this sale will enable the company to focus on other intellectual properties that are currently in development.
The new NASCAR console game is expected to be developed for multiple platforms, including PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Steam (PC), and possibly mobile. This move aims to bring the exhilarating world of NASCAR to a wider audience, providing fans with the chance to experience the high-speed action on their preferred gaming platform.
The deal between iRacing and Motorsport Games is reportedly worth $6 million and is expected to benefit all parties involved. As iRacing takes the reins of the NASCAR console game development, fans can look forward to an immersive and realistic gaming experience, brimming with adrenaline and excitement.
Overall, this acquisition marks a significant step forward for iRacing and promises a bright future for NASCAR gaming. With the release of the new simulation-style NASCAR console game in 2025, fans will have the opportunity to be a part of the action like never before.
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