Tracks detailed in NASCAR 21: Ignition ‘Dev Diary’ #2

Tracks detailed in NASCAR 21: Ignition 'Dev Diary' #2

The second ‘Dev Diary’ from Motorsport Games regarding NASCAR 21: Ignition dropped on Thursday.

The video originally featured on Heavy. It discusses the process taken to bring the tracks on the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series schedule to the new game.

One of the early parts of the video does drop that these tracks were professionally scanned. They were “built from the ground up” to provide the most up-to-date and realistic experience. The narrator hammers in that they went for every small detail possible for the most accurate track depictions.

Scans can only go so far, so their art department went to the tracks as well to grab plenty of reference shots to match the scan data with. While getting every track detail was a big part of the process, so was making sure that track branding was accurate as well.

The video spent a lot of time going over the process at Circuit of the Americas, a new track to the NASCAR schedule in 2021. From the observation tower to the awning over the grandstands, from the curbing, turtles, and ARMCO barriers to the tire walls complete with tires, it’s clear the detail that went into the tracks we’ll see when the game is released.


There wasn’t many new gameplay details to see in this video. The first ‘Dev Diary’ gave fans more of an insight into what will be expected, such as the setups and the in-race HUD. This video gave more of a visual buffet of various tracks and the immense detail that went into their creation.

We do get a couple of short glimpses at the Bristol Dirt Track, as well as regular Bristol, Daytona, Michigan, Nashville, Charlotte, Martinsville and Phoenix. There were a few seconds of some in-car and out of car game play without a HUD. There’s an overhead shot of Martinsville with cars zooming by underneath. After that, a camera pans in Turn 1 at Charlotte as cars speed past.

Two in-car sneak peaks are up next. There is an onboard at Daytona alone and another cockpit view as the player chases Chase Elliott at COTA. Finally, there’s a view of Kurt Busch on chase camera as he tries navigating around Martin Truex Jr at Bristol. The two make door contact and then it fades into the pre-order screen.

The video states that there is a third ‘Dev Diary’ that will feature those who are working on the game. Hopefully they’ve got more details about the upcoming game in that.

Keep it pinned here at Traxion for the latest on NASCAR 21: Ignition. Tell us what you think about the latest ‘Dev Diary’ in the comments below!

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