Bethesda Softworks has announced that the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports IndyCar Series team will be racing a car branded with the Doom logo and graphics at the Indianapolis 500. The game itself is being released on Friday, May 13 for the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Mikhail Aleshin will be driving the car first on May 14 at the Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis before he gets into the car again for the 100th running of the famed Indianapolis 500 on May 29. Schmidt Peterson Motorsports stated:
We are always pleased to invite a new sponsor into the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports family. However, according to my son, having DOOM on Mikhail's car for the GP of Indy and the Indianapolis 500 is by far the most exciting sponsor we've ever announced," said Sam Schmidt, SPM Team Owner. "We feel these types of partnerships are absolutely critical to creating the next generation of fans for the Verizon IndyCar Series. This sport is all about speed, innovation and technology, so gaming seems to be a natural fit."