The British Touring Car Championship has announced that Motorsport Games has secured multi-year license to create the official video game and associated Esports for Britain’s premier race series.
Scheduled to launch in 2022, the new BTCC game will be developed for new generation consoles, as well as PC, using market leading technology with an option to also develop a mobile version.
The BTCC proved popular with gamers in the 1990’s thanks to the TOCA Touring Cars series on PlayStation, but hasn’t appeared on PC or console platforms in an official capacity for more than 15 years.
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.
“It is hugely important to me, our teams, drivers and fans that any new BTCC game reflected exactly what everyone loves about our championship; the incredibly close non-stop action, intense competition and great enjoyment. I’ve no doubt that Motorsport Games will deliver exactly that.”
Stephen Hood, President of Motorsport Games, added: “This partnership is a clear signal of the enormous trust that the BTCC has placed in Motorsport Games. Our team demonstrated real enthusiasm for the project from day one, and our ambitions were immediately aligned.
“The opportunity is clear for all to see and we look forward to deploying the significant and proven capabilities of our esports, game development and media teams to return this series back to the forefront of gaming.”