Miami Florida-based Game developer, publisher, and eSports ecosystem provider Motorsport Games Inc. announced that they have agreed on a partnership with Indycar which will let them create and distribute officially licensed Indycar video games, with a debut title expected to launch in 2023 on Xbox and PlayStation consoles and PC.
For many, this may not come as a surprise, as Motorsport Games Inc was clearly on the prowl and recently acquired the assets and the business of KartKraft, the highly acclaimed PC kart racing simulator from the Australian developer Black Delta. The publisher also successfully completed the acquisition of Studio 397, developers of the rFactor 2 racing simulator, and took ownership of Developer Digital Tales USA and with it, its upcoming new official Superbike mobile game.
Needless to say, besides developers, you also need licenses to create market appealing games. So for Motorsport Games, the hunt is on.
Besides the NASCAR and official Superbike game license, Motorsport Games has also cached on the success of the Le Mans Esports Series and the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual Esport Event and managed to secure a Joint Venture with the Automobile Club de l’Ouest resulting in a Ten Year Exclusive License. In 2020, Motorsport Games also confirmed they acquired a gaming license to create an official British Touring Car Championship Racing Game.
Alongside handling the distribution and development of new games, Motorsport Games is also an award-winning esports partner for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Formula E, BTCC, the FIA World Rallycross Championship, and the eNASCAR Heat Pro League, among others.
Today, Motorsport Games inc. confirmed that they have established an official partnership with North America’s premier open-wheel racing series, and with it, the opportunity to create a brand new franchise that grants them the right to develop and distribute a series of official NTT Indycar Series games. The first official Indycar title is expected to launch in 2023 on Xbox, PlayStation consoles, and PC.
In addition to the new game, an NTT Indycar Series eSports competition featuring potential driver participation and collaborations could begin as early as this year. Details will be announced at a later date.
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, Penske Entertainment Corp., the parent company of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. 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.
I am super excited our fans will be able to bring the NTT INDYCAR SERIES into their homes with this new video game franchise, Arrow McLaren SP driver Pato O’Ward said. This is such a great opportunity for fans to connect to our series even more, from watching us on the weekends to playing as us on their favorite tracks whenever they want.
Motorsport Games and INDYCAR are thrilled to provide fans with a long-overdue dedicated gaming experience, said Dmitry Kozko, CEO of Motorsport Games. 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. Fans can anticipate the NTT INDYCAR SERIES to meet the same level of excellence and immersive gameplay they expect from Motorsport Games.
Official Webpages – www.motorsportgames.com – www.indycargame.com