Ignition’ gets next generation update

Motorsports Games unveils a series of important news for its Nascar video games.

The video game company recently announced: Nascar Rivals launches on October 14 for Nintendo Switch, followed by a major announcement on Wednesday morning that Nascar 21: Inflammation will be updated for the 2022 Nascar Cup Series season. The update will be available for download from October 6.

Rather than unveil a new Nascar game, Motorsport Games chose to give current users a free update on the Sony PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One, Series S and X, and PC via the Steam store.

“We are excited to offer fans the opportunity to play the historic 2022 Nascar Cup Series season on Nascar 21: Inflammation with the 2022 expansion,” said Jay Pennell, Nascar brand manager at Motorsport Games. “Anyone who has a copy of Nascar 21: Inflammation for Xbox, PlayStation or Steam will receive the 2022 content for free, something that has not been done before with a Nascar game.

“Since the launch of Nascar 21: Inflammationour team has been working hard on improving the product and adding new content, which will continue with the expansion in 2022.”

Players will be greeted with revamped user interface elements for the updatedNascar 21: Inflammation, which makes navigation through menus and settings smoother. An improved HUD has also been developed with all-new tire wear and fuel indicators to closely monitor the real-time status of the car while racing.

Alex Hayden from Motor Racing Network will be featured as the official announcer throughout the game.

Most importantly, the game has now been updated with tracks from the 2022 Cup Series season, featuring the full lineup of drivers, teams and color schemes, including the Next Gen car.

“Our team has continued to work hard since launch to improve the overall quality of life of Nascar 21: Inflammationand we believe this expansion in 2022 is the next step in that process,” Pennell said.

The Nascar Rivals game, meanwhile, becomes Motorsport Games’ second Nascar title on the Nintendo Switch. Suitable for younger racing fans, it puts racing right in their hands.

Pennell said: “It’s really exciting for us at Motorsport Games to be able to provide Nascar fans with a gaming experience in their hands and on the go. This game has a lot of features that we know that the fans and player base really enjoy and have asked for in Nascar products.

“With the Nintendo Switch geared more towards kids and younger Nascar fans, we feel like Nascar Rivals is a great way to engage those young fans and potentially grow a new fan base through gaming.”

This will be Motorsport Games’ second Nintendo Switch title, following the 2020 debut of Nascar Heat: Ultimate Edition. This game also had a free update for users entering the 2021 season.

The 2022 Switch game revamp will feature a fresh, exciting career ode, challenge mode, paint booth, and more.

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