NASCAR 21: Ignition trailer shows new gameplay in Unreal Engine 4

Stock automobile racing has a brand-new engine — Unbelievable 4 — with NASCAR 21: Ignition, and it gets a close-up in this gameplay trailer Motorsport Games launched throughout Gamescom 2021. The very first take a look at the video game’s vehicles reveals discussion and information that Ignition’s predecessor, the NASCAR Heat series, would have a hard time to fulfill with the Unity engine.

NASCAR 21: Ignition is a from-the-ground-up effort, Motorsport Games president Dmitry Kozko informed Polygon previously this month. The brand-new publishing label (a subsidiary of’s publishing business) got the NASCAR franchise in 2015. This year’s video game utilizes Unbelievable 4 along with Studio 397’s exclusive physics plan for the rFactor 2 racing simulation on PC.

Visual fidelity isn’t the only quality NASCAR fans are trying to find here. Motorsport Games discusses that the Fords, Chevys, and Toyotas in the Cup Series will race with various aerodynamics bundles — for superspeedways, midsize ovals, brief tracks, and roadway courses, for instance. I might be late to the celebration, however this seems like a very first for me, within the NASCAR video games on modern-day platforms, anyhow.

Motorsport Games likewise is regarding to automobile setup, acknowledging that a great deal of that information is super-secret exclusive things that chauffeurs won’t let you take a look at, even if they’re financiers in your studio (as Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski are). NASCAR 21: Ignition is going to pay very close attention to an important part of computer game race-planning and technique, however Motorsport Games guarantees it will still be one-button simple for those who don’t require that sort of fidelity.

NASCAR 21: Ignition introduces Oct. 28 for PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One, with updated variations for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X introducing later on (complimentary to those who purchase the preceding console’s variation).

This is a license that has actually had a hard time to draw attention from customers, or AAA-level financial investment from publishers, however appears major about making this work, a minimum of. We’ll discover when the video game launches, especially as the depth and elegance of profession modes or other functions won’t be understood up until then. However it currently seems a lot more sleek and rendered than the Heat series, which never ever appeared like much, however did have strong racing gameplay.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.