Motorsport Games introduced on Thursday that the favored U.S.-based open-wheel racing collection could have its first devoted sport in additional than 17 years. The collection contains one of many greatest races in all of motorsports – the Indianapolis 500.
The license is for each gaming and esports, with the intention being unique improvement of official IndyCar esports occasions alongside the brand new sport. Competitions with IndyCar’s professional drivers might begin as early as this 12 months, and extra info on that can come at a later date.
The upcoming title will launch with PlayStation, Xbox, and PC, though the precise consoles weren’t named.
The announcement, which was lauded by two-time System 1 World Champion and Indy 500 starter Fernando Alonso as “Massive information”, was additionally enthusiastically obtained by the IndyCar driver group.
Fulltime F1-to-IndyCar Collection convert Romain Grosjean mentioned “Superior information”
Graham Rahal wrote “Thrilling for all @indycar followers and youth to have the ability to lastly join and drive their favourite driver’s and workforce’s automobiles. It’s been years since INDYCAR had its personal sport, and it’s nice to lastly see!!”
Ex-F1 racer and Detroit spherical winner Marcus Ericsson tweeted “this sounds superior”
Two-time Indy 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya mentioned “Very cool to lastly have a devoted #INDYCAR sport coming to market after such a very long time!!! Can’t wait to play it!!”
Jack Harvey quipped: “Whaaaaaaattttt This. Is. So. Cool! Is it dangerous to play as myself?”
Present factors chief Alex Palou, who options on the picture within the press launch, merely shouted “LET’S GOOOOOO!!!!”
Former collection champion Josef Newgarden mentioned “Love seeing this! We will all run some laps collectively in 2023”
Penske’s rookie Scott McLaughlin added “Good work this will likely be enjoyable!!”
The final official INDYCAR sport, IndyCar Collection 2005, was launched in June 2004 by Codemasters. IndyCar has licensed content material out there to drive in widespread video games, reminiscent of Forza Motorsport 7, however nothing by itself in fairly a while.