Car racing games can be classified into various kinds. You have rally racing, street racing, gran Prix racing, and NASCAR racing. NASCAR Racing is all about racing stock cars around the track. You will have a ton of stock cars that will be slightly modified to have better aerodynamics as well as safety of the driver as well as overall performance of the car. Here is everything we know, the NASCAR 21: Ignition release date, trailer, gameplay, System Requirements, and more.
NASCAR games have been around since the early 90s. You would be able to find a game available for almost a wide range of platforms. And, given that NASCAR racing games are still enjoyed by people from all over the world, it’s no surprise that there is a new NASCAR game releasing in 2021. With all of it being said, let’s race down the circuit to know everything about the new NASCAR 21: Ignition game.
NASCAR 21: Ignition Release Date
The new NASCAR game ‘NASCAR 21’ was announced in August 2021. The game is set and ready to release on the 28th of October 2021, way before the holiday season begins. You can watch the announcement trailer by heading here.
NASCAR 21: Ignition Developer and Publisher
NASCAR 21: Ignition is being developed and published by Motorsports Games. The same publishers who have published NASCAR Heat 5 in June of 2020. The game is built on Unreal Engine 4. The same publishers have also released the older NASCAR Heat games as well as NASCAR 15.
NASCAR 21: Ignition Trailer
Motorsports Games revealed a gameplay trailer during the 2021 Gamescom event. The trailer shows off a bit of the early gameplay. However, it is a really short trailer that shows off a car racing along the track and of course the engine sounds of the car. Overall a short trailer that could have shown off a bit more stuff of the game, but that is all we get so far.
NASCAR 21: Ignition Gameplay
So. what can we expect from the NASCAR 21 Ignition gameplay? A lot of things. For starters, you will have all original NASCAR Cup Series events. You will also get to race around with official drivers, teams, and tracks from the 2021 Cup Season. To make the NASCAR experience feel more lively, you also have a voice, commentaries, and pre-race buildup from MRN Radio 23XI Racing’s Freddie Craft.
The game also borrows up a few components that will help better the player experience such as the game physics and the AI being taken from rFactor- a game that is such a popular racing simulator game developed by Studio 397. You also have a ton of tracks such as the Circuit of the Americas, Daytona Road Course, and Nashville Superspeedway that you can race along with. Even better is the Paint Booth that you can use to customize your NASCAR liveries and even slap on a racing number that you like the most. The cars that you will be able to drive around are the Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang, and the Toyota Camry.
Apart from just playing solo races, you will also be able to play against other racers via the Online PvP mode. However, there is no gameplay available that showcases the multiplayer functionality of NASCAR 21: Ignition. Now, a game would be incomplete without any soundtracks, so yes there are songs from various popular artists such as Machine Gun Kelly, Imagine Dragons, Aerosmith, Luke Combs, and many other artists that are yet to be revealed. The cars in the game have been designed with NASCAR’s help and guidance.
This is done to make the game feel more realistic rather than simply playing a racing game that has basic model cars which won’t give you any realistic feel at all. There are even driver assists available that you can turn on or off depending on whether you are playing a NASCAR game for the first time or have always been playing them around for a long time. The best part of the game is that you can play the career mode where you get to progress and create a legacy for yourself in NASCAR racing.
NASCAR 21: Ignition Platform Availability
The game is available to play on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. If you plan to upgrade to a new generation console you will be able to upgrade your previous generation copy of the game for free which can be played on the Xbox Series X|S and the PlayStation 5. Now, whether it will show up on Cloud Gaming services, is something we are yet to find out. Though, you can already pre-order the game on the Microsoft Store for Xbox at $89.99 and Steam for $59.99. PlayStation Pre-orders are yet to begin.
NASCAR 21: Ignition System Requirements
While we all know that the game will make the best use of the new generation consoles, let’s take a look at the PC specs that will be required to run the game.
- CPU: Intel i5 6600K or similar AMD CPU
- RAM: 8 GB
- GPU: Nvidia GTX 980 and Radeon RX 580
- CPU: Intel i7 or similar AMD CPU
- RAM: 8 GB
- GPU: Nvidia GTX 1660Ti or Radeon RX 590
Well then, that is everything you need to know about the new NASCAR 21: Ignition game. It will be interesting to see what racing wheels and controllers support would they be adding, because, everyone would enjoy racing through the circuits using these devices over a mouse and a keyboard. Since the devs haven’t revealed much of the info, would you be pre-ordering the game or would you be waiting around for a week after release to see the reviews of the game and then maybe make a mind to purchase it? Do let us know about it in the comments below.