The NTT IndyCar Series announced on Thursday that they have partnered with Motorsport Games to develop an IndyCar computer game for XBOX, Playstation and PC that will be launched in 2023.
In addition to the new game, an NTT INDYCAR SERIES esports competition featuring potential driver participation and collaborations could begin as early as this year. Details will be announced at a later date.
The NTT IndyCar Series branched out into iRacing last season following the outbreak of the Coronavirus and this new deal shows that the sport is committed to attracting a younger audience demographic as well as appealing to its existing fanbase. Speaking about the news, Mark Miles, President, and CEO of Penske Entertainment Corporation the parent company of the IndyCar Series and Indianapolis Motor Speedway commented saying:
“Our partnership with Motorsport Games will bring the fierce competition of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES to a global gaming audience hungry for quality motorsports content. “Like the talent and depth of our field, INDYCAR’s universe continues to expand and grow rapidly. Motorsport Games is an industry leader with a track record of innovation, and we know our fans will have 2023 and the debut of this new NTT INDYCAR SERIES video game circled on their calendars.”
Arrow McLaren SP’s Pato O’Ward who drives the No.5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet is excited about the new game saying:
“I am super excited our fans will be able to bring the NTT INDYCAR SERIES into their homes with this new video game franchise. “This is such a great opportunity for fans to connect to our series even more, from watching us on the weekends to playing as us on their favorite tracks whenever they want.”
Dmitry Kozko, CEO of Motorsport Games commented on today’s announcement saying:
“Motorsport Games and INDYCAR are thrilled to provide fans with a long-overdue dedicated gaming experience. “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. Fans can anticipate the NTT INDYCAR SERIES to meet the same level of excellence and immersive gameplay they expect from Motorsport Games.”