NASCAR games have been a rare sight over the years since EA Sports gave up the rights after NASCAR 09. Over the years we’ve seen games based on the stock car racing organization such as NASCAR Arcade Rush and the Heat Series, but nothing came close to a true simulator-style experience.
iRacing announced they’ve acquired NASCAR Team Properties’ exclusive simulation-style console racing games license from Motorsport Games. The acquisition will see the license transfer from 704Games, a subsidiary of Motorsport Games to iRacing which will start developing a true NASCAR console game releasing in 2025.
iRacing President, Tony Gardner talked about how excited his team is about creating a NASCAR console game they’ve always dreamed of.
“When we were approached with the option to acquire the license for the simulation-style NASCAR console game, which was the console game and franchise that we were dreaming about doing, it was an opportunity we couldn’t pass up,” said iRacing President Tony Gardner. “Having the ability to build a NASCAR console game is a privilege we promise to execute with the utmost care. We look forward to working diligently with NASCAR industry stakeholders to deliver a product that provides an amazing experience for the gaming community and NASCAR fans worldwide.”
Those who have been waiting for a real NASCAR game will only have to wait at least two more years.
The new NASCAR game will release for Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series XlS and PlayStation 5.