A tweet from the NASCAR 21: Ignition account laid out some of the upcoming updates for their current title. Missing key features will finally make their way to the first NASCAR game developed in house at Motorsport Games.
This month, expect to see Patch 188.8.131.52 drop with the long-awaited addition of Private Parties. Details on how the parties will work, exactly, were not expressively written – for example, it’s not known if players will be able to select tracks.
Regardless, this feature was sorely missed when the game launched in October. Another missing feature was NASCAR stage racing, a key element of the current landscape in the top levels of the sport. That too will be in the next patch, expected this month (January 2022).
The third and final planned DLC, the Playoff Pack, is also expected to drop this month. Players with the Champions Edition or with the Season Pass will no doubt receive a ton of new paint schemes, mainly from the Playoff time of the 2021 season, and one final NASCAR Legend to join alongside Bill Elliott, Darrell Waltrip and Matt Kenseth.
Next month, the planned 184.108.40.206 Patch will include a test mode for the NASCAR NEXT Gen car. For now, it seems that only the Ford Mustang will be included, specifically the Live Fast Motorsports No. 78, and will only take place at Daytona Int’l Speedway. A toggle for the “shaky cam” that many have been displeased with will also be included in this update.
Finally, the developers hope to have the console upgrade available in April for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S players. There will be cross-play available between the older and newer consoles. Hopefully, this also means more optimized gameplay for those of us on the latest technology and a diminished gap between the current console visuals and the PC release.
There is also a note that they hope to have custom schemes available for use in online lobbies in a future update, but no estimated date is available at this time. There may also be more fixes, but nothing else was mentioned at this time.
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