Motorsports Games has announced it has entered into a “long-term license” with IndyCar to develop a game and an official IndyCar esports event.
The debut game from Motorsport Games’ IndyCar series is expected to be released in 2023 on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC. The partnership also includes an esports competition featuring potential driver participation and collaborations that could “kick-off as early as this year”.
“Motorsport Games and IndyCar are thrilled to provide fans with a long-overdue dedicated gaming experience,” said Motorsport Games CEO Dmitry Kozko in a statement published alongside the announcement. “After decades of world-class racing, we cannot think of a more deserving league for a video game franchise. IndyCar shares our commitment to bringing authentic experiences to motor racing enthusiasts.”
“Our partnership with Motorsport Games will bring the fierce competition of the NTT IndyCar Series to a global gaming audience hungry for quality motorsports content,” said Mark Miles, President and CEO of Penske Entertainment. “Like the talent and depth of our field, IndyCar’s universe continues to expand and grow rapidly. Motorsport Games is an industry leader with a track record of innovation, and we know our fans will have 2023 and the debut of this new NTT IndyCar Series video game circled on their calendars.”
This will be the first IndyCar game in almost 20 years, the last standalone IndyCar game was IndyCar Series 2005 from Codemasters, that was released on PS2, Xbox, and PC in mid-2004. Licensed IndyCars, however, still feature in a number of modern racing games, including the Forza Motorsport series, Project CARS, and iRacing.
More information and any future updates about the project can be found on the IndyCar game’s official website.
Words by Denitsa Gencheva
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