For the first time since 2004, a standalone IndyCar game is coming. On Thursday, Motorsport Games announced an exclusive “long-term” partnership with IndyCar to develop a game. The license also includes official esports IndyCar events that “could kickoff as early as this year.”
INDYCAR 🤜 🤛 Motorsport Games
We are delighted to announce a long term license to produce the official game of @IndyCar!
See you in 2023! pic.twitter.com/sJGTCj5Auu
— Motorsport Games (@MSportgames) July 15, 2021
“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. “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.”
An official debut for the series is expected to launch in 2023. The game is expected to release on the PlayStation, Xbox, and PC. No more further details are available at this time.
Licensed IndyCars have been spotted virtually in a number of racing games in recent years but the last solely IndyCar title was Codemasters’ IndyCar Series 2005. Games like Forza Motorsport, iRacing, and Project Cars have brought IndyCars to modern simulation racing.
It’s been quite the week for Motorsport Games. After the death of the Nascar Heat series, the now-IndyCar publisher confirmed on Tuesday a NASCAR 21 game is in the works. The company also has designs on building a British Touring Car Championship game in the future.