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NASCAR 21: Igntion Next-Gen Update

NASCAR 21: Ignition Next-Gen Update Released

The highly anticipated NASCAR 21: Ignition Next-Gen update has finally been released by Motorsport Games.

The oft-delayed update optimizes the game for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles, bringing the franchise forward. The next-gen specific details are as follows:

  • 4K resolution at 30 FPS for Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5
  • 4k upscaling at 30FPS for Xbox Series S
  • Online cross-generation console gameplay
  • Save imports from previous generation consoles
  • Support for PlayStation 5 activities

In addition to optimizing the game for the latest consoles, update 1.5.1 addresses a few other issues within NASCAR 21: Ignition. Those updates can be found below:

CARS & SCHEMES

  • Fixed an issue for Career Mode where players were appearing under their car
  • Fixed an issue where anti-lock brake system was stuck on
  • Fixed an issue where sponsored logo’s light was heavily reflected on the cars while on track

TRACKS

  • Fixed an issue with the lighting at some of the night race tracks

PIT STOPS

  • Fixed an issue in which high assists caused difficulties while pitting at certain tracks

AI

  • Fixed an issue in which the AI are driving off the apron and cutting corners short at Homestead
  • Fixed an issue in which AI takes control of a user’s car when passing next to the pit stop entrance

UI

  • Fixed an issue that showed miscellaneous stats incorrectly for stages in standings menu
  • Fixed an issue in which a quick selection of options from the Garage Pause Menu would trigger a softlock
  • Fixed an issue that would cause the title to crash while being idle in Race Results screen at COTA after unlocking the “Road Course Ringer” and “Winner” trophies

To make sure you have the right version of the game, Motorsport Games also gave information on how to do just that.

To upgrade an eligible digital PS4 game you already own to the digital PS5 version:  

  • Sign into your existing account on your PS5 console.  
  • Find the PS5 game in PlayStation™Store, or by Search, and go to the game hub for the PS5 game. 
  • Select the upgrade offer on the game hub and review the upgrade offer. 
  • Select Download (or purchase with the discount price) to download/purchase content.  
  • After the download is complete, you can play the PS5 game.  
  • PS4 games redeemed as a PlayStation®Plus benefit are not eligible for a PS5 upgrade unless otherwise indicated.

To upgrade an eligible digital Xbox game, you already own to the digital Xbox Series X|S version:  

  • The Xbox console will automatically update to the correct version for the console. This means that if Xbox Series X|S customers have the Xbox One version installed right now, they will get a notification of the game updating and it will be replaced with the free Next Gen version.
  • If users do not have it installed, going to their owned content and downloading it will download the correct version. 

Are you going to pick NASCAR 21: Ignition back up with the next-gen update? Let us know in the comment section below, and take the discussion further at the official SGO Discord server.

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