The new World of Outlaws: Dirt Racing title by Monster Games and iRacing is coming on 27th September, 2022, and as of today (15th August 2022), pre-orders for multiple editions of the game are now available.
In the new gameplay trailer unveiled on Monday, more details surrounding the title were uncovered, including the remaining officially licensed tracks, the different cars, and some of the features of the title.
World of Outlaws: Dirt Racing is the first officially licensed console title in more than 10 years. It’s also the first console title since iRacing acquired Monster Games, the team behind previous games such as Tony Stewart: Sprint Car Racing, Tony Stewart: All-American Racing and SRX: The Game.
THE OFFICIAL TRACKS
The base game will include more than 40 tracks, with 13 of them being officially licensed. Over the last few weeks, the tracks have been getting announced on social media, one at a time. Now we know the full list of officially licensed venues.
- Bristol Motor Speedway
- Cedar Lake Speedway
- The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway
- The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
- Eldora Speedway
- Fairbury Speedway
- Knoxville Raceway
- Kokomo Speedway
- Port Royal Speedway
- Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track
- Weedsport Speedway
- Williams Grove Speedway
- Volusia Speedway Park
There will also be DLC tracks available later in the year. There are three listed officially licensed venues, bringing the total up to 16.
- Limaland Motorsports Park
- Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55
- Lucas Oil Speedway
The other tracks will be fantasy tracks, and we speculate that they will be brought in from previous titles by Monster Games. Many of the same tracks found across the two Tony Stewart titles were found in the SRX game last year, so this wouldn’t be too far fetched.
THE CARS AND SERIES
The base game will have six racing vehicles to race in, two official World of Outlaws cars and four DIRTcar classes. From the promotional material, it’s shown that all the Sprint Cars will have wings installed on the top of the cars.
- World of Outlaws 410 Sprint Car
- 360 Sprint Car
- 305 Sprint Car
- World of Outlaws Super Late Model
- Pro Late Model
- Street Stock
Again, there will be DLC available that will add an additional two racing machines, these ones in the modified classification of DIRTcars.
- UMP Modifieds
- Super DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds
While there’s not an official listing just yet, the trailer shows there are 25 Outlaws included between the Super Late Model and the 410 Sprint Car ranks.
The pack art will feature a three-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car Series champion, Brad Sweet, alongside the 2015 CASE Late Model Series champion, Shane Clanton.
From the trailer, here’s who we can make out:
Super Late Drivers
- Max Blair
- Boom Briggs
- Tyler Bruening
- Shane Clanton
- Tanner English
- Dennis Erb Jr
- Gordy Gundaker
- Ryan Gustin
- Kyle Hammer
- Brent Larson
- Josh Richards
410 Sprint Drivers
- Jacob Allen
- Spencer Bayston
- Noah Gass
- David Gravel
- Sheldon Haudenschild
- Kasey Kahne
- Kraig Kinser
- Carson Macedo
- Bill Rose
- Donny Schatz
- Logan Schuchart
- Jason Sides
- Brad Sweet
- Brock Zearfoss
Once more, there is some extra content not featured in the base edition of the game. This isn’t DLC, however, it’s a pre-order bonus. Those who do so will get to race as Sammy Swindell, another three-time World of Outlaws champion, one of the greatest in series history.
The voice of Johnny Gibson and his famous World of Outlaws introduction kicks off the trailer. “YOU WANTED THE BEST, YOU’VE GOT EM FOUR ABREAST. OFTEN IMITATED, NEVER DUPLICATED, THE GREATEST SHOW ON DIRT… THE WORLD OF OUTLAWS!”
After the listing of the six series, it’s revealed that there will, in fact, be all-new physics included in the game, and those physics will be tuned by iRacing. I would expect that would mean a different feeling altogether than what the previous Monster Games titles brought to the table, but I also wouldn’t expect console iRacing dirt racing here either.
There is an immersive Career Mode that brings drivers up the ranks through Local, Regional and National racing series. The career will feature car upgrading and repair, as well as a detailed calendar to keep track of where you need to race next.
Finally, there will be online multiplayer. Up to 25 players can get on the track at once to race against one another. Some of the new Multiplayer technology comes from iRacing, as does a more competitive roster of AI drivers. Other features known outside the trailer include a more immersive Car Creator which will include more customization options, including new types of customizable layers and shapes.
By pre-ordering any edition of the game, World of Outlaws legend Sammy Swindell will be added to your copy of the game.
“Slammin’ Sammy” Swindell is a three-time World of Outlaws champion, in 1981, 1982 and 1997, and has nearly 400 career victories over his incredibly long career spanning five different decades.
This piece of content won’t likely be made available otherwise, so pre-ordering will be your only chance to get Swindell in your game.
EDITIONS AND DLCS
When the new World of Outlaws: Dirt Racing hits the physical and metaphorical store shelves, consumers will have a choice between two game options. The Standard edition retails for $49.99 while the Gold Edition will sell for $69.99.
For $20 more, the Gold Edition will include the DLC for the 2022 calendar year. That will include the three official tracks, the two DIRTcar Modified cars, and anything else that may come out before 2023. If you do opt to get the Standard at the launch, there will be a Season Pass available for $29.99.
You’ll essentially be spending an extra $10, but it won’t be like you can’t get the DLC if you don’t go for the Gold out of the gate. It’s unknown if the DLC will sell separately for any less of a cost. The company values the DLC at $35.
World of Outlaws: Dirt Racing will launch for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S on 27th September.