MIAMI, September 21, 2022 (The Globe Newswire) – Motorsport Games Inc. (NASDAQ: MSGM) (“Motorsport Games”)And the The racing game developer, publisher, and esports ecosystem provider for the official motorsports racing series worldwide, today announced a seasonal update for NASCAR 21: Ignition (“Ignition”) To reflect the 2022 season of the NASCAR Cup Series. Updates to the title will appear via Race Now, Online Multiplayer, and Paint Booth.
The 2022 season update will be available to start downloading October 6 2022, for Sony PlayStation 4, 5, Xbox One, Series S, X and PC through the Steam store. For existing Ignition owners, both the Standard and Champions Editions will be able to download the update for free, while those who don’t currently own Ignition can purchase Ignition at a discounted price ($19.99) and then get the free installation. In addition, NASCAR 21: Ignition – Victory Edition is still available, which will include Season Pass 1 ( 2021 DLC content), Season 2022 update and Season Pass 2 ( 2022 DLC content). A first look at the new in-game features can be seen in a trailer over here.
The Ignition 2022 season update brings a number of updated features to the title. Players will be greeted with updated UI elements, making navigation in menus and settings much smoother. The HUD has also been developed with all new tire and fuel wear indicators to closely monitor the vehicle’s real-time condition while racing. Moreover, newly recorded broadcast intros from Motor Racing Network’s on-air announcer, Alex Hayden, It will be displayed all the time. Players will also have access to the current NASCAR Cup Series 2022 Series racetracks from both the regular season and matches. The 2022 squad of drivers, teams and paint schemes are pulled straight from the 2022 season, providing players with the latest version of the sport. The Ignition update also sees the addition of all three next-generation car models from Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota, which can run on every NASCAR track.
“The 2022 NASCAR season has been truly historic with the addition of interesting next-generation cars and novice drivers to the grid, so it was essential for us to be able to replicate it within a game for our fans,” Jay Bennell, Brand Director, NASCAR, said at Motorsport Games. “We understand that players may be disappointed by the lack of a completely new indie title this year, but we want to make sure we don’t repeat our mistakes from the previous version. To that end, this season update serves as a bridge to the next official NASCAR title, which Motorsport Games is working on. We have really worked hard on developing it to include the many additions and game updates that our fans have requested over the past year. The 2022 season update is a fitting reflection of the current NASCAR landscape and we look forward to continuing our work to provide the best possible experience for our players in the future.”
To make sure the historic 2022 NASCAR season is accessible to as many players as possible, Motorsport Games is also releasing 2022 content additions in NASCAR Heat 5 and NASCAR Heat Mobile. With these updates, the 2022 NASCAR season will be reflected in all of Motorsport Games’ NASCAR properties. Players will be able to use cars, drivers, and teams from the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series in Race Now and Online Multiplayer in NASCAR Heat 5 as purchasable download content. NASCAR Heat Mobile will also see the 2022 cars, drivers, and teams updated as selectable and purchasable content.
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