Mobile superbike developer Digital Tales set to be purchased by Motorsport Games

Thomas Harrison-Lord
Mobile superbike developer Digital Tales set to be purchased by Motorsport Games

Following on from the news that Motorsport Games has successfully purchased the rights for KartKraft and set up an Australian team yesterday, and the news that it aims to take over Studio 397 and its rFactor 2 simulation earlier this month, comes the announcement that it intends to add mobile developer Digital Tales USA to its burgeoning roster.

The company currently creates officially licenced games of the FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK). For example, SBK16 and SBK Team Manager are available currently for Apple and Android devices, while SBK VR was developed for Google Daydream, Oculus Go and Samsung Gear VR.

The studio has made several other racing games to date, including two official MotoGP titles and a motocross release, Cairoli Challenge.

SBK16

This proposed acquisition will mark the first team within Motorsport Games to have a history of two-wheeled racing development and fits alongside the line-up of NASCAR, BTCC, 24 Hours of Le Mans and KartKraft titles. It also sounds as if an all-new WorldSBK mobile game is in development by the team.

“We are delighted to join the Motorsport Games family and help further enhance our new SBK Official Mobile Game for our fans across the world,” said the President of Digital Tales, Giovanni Bazzoni.

Meanwhile, CEO of Motorsport Games, Dmitry Kozko, commented: “Expansion of our mobile product portfolio is essential to us scaling to a broader mobile gaming market which reaches nearly 2.6B players around the world.”

That’s now a big roster of racing game development talent, across a broad spectrum of devices and sub-genres. As ever, things will take time to develop and release, but these moves by Motorsport Games will mean racing game fans will have a lot to look forward to soon.

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