What you need to know
- Motorsport Games has secured a multi-year license to produce an official game and esports series for the BTCC.
- Fans have been calling for a new game for many years, with the old TOCA Touring Cars having been a smash hit.
- The new franchise will be here in 2022.
- Motorsport Games currently publishes the NASCAR Heat series.
The British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) was once the focus of a niche, but still extremely popular game published by Codemasters, and after a long absence fans will get something new in 2022.
Motorsport Games, publisher of the NASCAR Heat series, has signed a multi-year deal with the BTCC to produce an official game and associated esports series, as announced by the organisers.
Motorsport Games, the video game developer and publisher dedicated to the integration of racing game development and esports, has today announced that it has secured a multi-year license to create the official video game and associated esport for the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC). One of the highest profile and most beloved racing championships in the world, the BTCC has a rich history in video games and its renaissance in the virtual world will begin with the development of a new dedicated game, scheduled for 2022.
Rumours had swirled in recent months when one of the current drivers said that something was being worked on. The new game will be hotly anticipated by fans, with the old TOCA Touring Cars games still revered to this day.
Alan Gow, BTCC Chief Executive, said: "Finally, I'm proud to say that the huge demand from the BTCC and TOCA game fans is being answered. Just like the original BTCC/TOCA game, this will be a dedicated BTCC game featuring all the cars, all the teams, all the drivers and all the circuits – not merely some elements partially incorporated into an existing game.
TOCA Touring Cars was one of my favorite games as a child and as a long-time fan of the series this is incredibly exciting. The NASCAR Heat games are pretty good and the associated esports series is well produced and highly competitive, so it bodes well for this new game in a couple of years time.
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