Motorsport Games, developer of the racing video game NASCAR 21: Ignition, announced on Thursday that gamers who own a copy of the game can now play out the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season, including the new Next Gen car, updated tracks, and current driver rosters, with a 2022 expansion update that is available.
The update is free of charge and will be available for download for Sony PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One, Series S and X, as well as PC, through the Steam store.
A first look at the new features within the game can be seen in a new trailer:
“We are thrilled to add the 2022 Season Expansion Update into Ignition today so that our fans can enjoy the most up-to-date content for this historic season,” said Jay Pennell, Brand Manager, NASCAR at Motorsport Games. “The update comes at a great time as well, with the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs currently in full swing.
“Just as the Next Gen cars have added unique elements to the real-life grid, they will now add those same factors into the digital racing world for players. It was also imperative for us to be able to replicate the newest content across all of our titles, something that has been achieved and we cannot wait for players of Ignition, NASCAR Heat 5, and NASCAR Heat Mobile to all enjoy the 2022 content moving forward.”
Current owners of Ignition, both Standard and Champion Editions will be able to download the update for free. Those who do not currently own the game can purchase the game for $19.99, which is a reduced price point, at which point the 2022 update will be available at no extra cost.
The new fresh update to NASCAR 21: Ignition brings a whole new look to the game including a User Interface (UI) refresh, upgraded Heads Up Display (HUD), and newly recorded broadcast introductions from Motor Racing Network’s On-Air The current 2022 NASCAR Cup Series racetracks from both the regular season and playoffs.
The 2022 lineup of drivers, teams and paint schemes have been directly pulled from the 2022 season, as well as all three Next-Gen car models from Chevrolet, Ford, and Toyota.
In addition to being available to owners of Ignition, the 2022 Season Expansion Update will be released on NASCAR Heat 5 and NASCAR Heat Mobile.
Players will be able to purchase the 2022 Season Expansion Update on NASCAR Heat 5 for $12.34, starting October 21, 2022. The 2022 Season Expansion will arrive as a free update on NASCAR Heat Mobile, starting October 27, 2022.
With these updates, NASCAR’s 2022 season will be reflected across all of Motorsport Games’ NASCAR properties. Players will be able to utilize the cars, drivers, and teams from the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season in Race Now, Career Mode, and Online Multiplayer in NASCAR Heat 5 as purchasable downloadable content, and as a free content update within NASCAR Heat Mobile.