Exclusive: NASCAR Responds To Motorsport Games Delays
On March 24, Motorsport Games announced its fourth quarter and 2022 year-end financials, leaving people wondering just what is going to happen to the company that holds the licenses for NASCAR, IndyCar, and other racing titles.
After reporting the financials, Motorsport Games CEO Dmitry Kozko thanked his employees via an internal email. He also mentioned the likelihood of “uncertainties” moving forward despite recent capital raises for the company.
IndyCar told Insider Gaming that they would continue to evaluate the information they have from Motorsport Games. The organization says it’s “thoroughly committed to bringing the best quality video game products to the INDYCAR community”.
NASCAR Has Issued A Statement
Now, NASCAR has responded to Insider Gaming’s request for comment and issued the following statement on where things stand:
“NASCAR is committed to delivering high-quality experiences to our fans, and we take their feedback seriously. We understand, and share, the concerns regarding the quality of the video games produced by Motorsport Games and are actively working to improve the overall gaming experience. We’re optimistic about NASCAR’s future in this space.
NASCAR continues to believe in the potential for growth and improvement in the video game space. We are collaborating with Motorsport Games to address the concerns raised by our fans and are optimistic about the future of NASCAR’s initiatives in gaming.
NASCAR’s top priority remains delivering exceptional experiences to our fans on and off the race track, including through gaming. We are grateful for the continued support and feedback from our community and are excited to bring new, engaging and innovative products to the market in the coming years.”
IndyCar was originally going to release in 2023 before being pushed back to at least 2024, which Insider Gaming has reported on in the past. NASCAR hasn’t seen a full-scale new release since NASCAR 21: Ignition in October 2021. Motorsport Games did release NASCAR Rivals on the Nintendo Switch in October 2022, which was an enhanced version of NASCAR Heat+ on the system.
Motorsport Games has yet to respond to multiple requests for comment on the status of its games.