Since its release in the fall, NASCAR 21: Ignition has seen a number of major updates. From the addition of stages to improved AI performance, the team at Motorsport Games have kept their promise to make the game better as the weeks and months have passed.
One area that players have continued to be upset about is the lack of private lobbies in NASCAR 21 multiplayer. In order to just do games with friends, many have simply resorted to going back to NASCAR Heat 5. Well, good news everyone. Motorsports Games is working on solving that.
The studio announced on Wednesday that it is beginning to test “private party support for two or more players”. Through March 14, players can race head-to-head with friends to help test the feature.
Now, as far as races go, it’ll remain how online multiplayer currently stands. Rather than pick a single specific track to race, you’ll select the playlist you prefer with a grouping of tracks.
We are now testing Private Party support for 2 or more players!
You can race head-to-head with a friend through March 14th to help us assess an update to the multiplayer experience.
Just invite one or more players, set the party to private, pick a playlist, and go racing!
— NASCAR 21: Ignition (@NASCARignition) March 9, 2022
With the feature in testing, there’s no set timeframe for when it could become a permanent fixture of the game. That said, it’s certain to be sooner rather than later if Motorsport Games is confident enough to have its users test out its capabilities.
What do you think of private multiplayer eventually coming to NASCAR 21: Ignition? Let us know in the comment section below, and take the conversation further at the official SGO Discord server.