On Thursday (13th July), iRacing announced further details on the 2023 Season Update DLC for World of Outlaws: Dirt Racing as well as when to expect the title to launch on the Nintendo Switch. The two important dates are 15th August, when the 2023 DLC launches on PlayStation and Xbox, and 3rd October for the Switch release.
Already reduced to $39.99 back in March, the DLC will be offered for an added $29.99, or as a part of the “Ultimate Edition” which will include the full game, previous 2022 DLCs and the new 2023 DLC for what was originally the full price of $49.99.
That $49.99 price will also be the price point for the Switch release which will include the 2023 DLC at launch. Pre-orders aren’t live just yet, but they will be soon through the official game website, and a bonus to pre-ordering will be the addition of Christopher Bell and his iRacing Midget as a playable character.
The 2023 DLC itself contains three new tracks in Lincoln Speedway, Lernerville Speedway and the indoor Chili Bowl arena. With the addition of the Chili Bowl track comes the addition of the Chili Bowl car, a dirt-styled Midget with the addition of the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series. Also, say hello to helmet tear-offs!
Lincoln and Lernerville, as well as the Chili Bowl, are already pieces of content on the PC simulator iRacing. So is the Dirt Midget. The first two venues are tracks that are part of the 34 tracks on the 2022 World of Outlaws schedule that were not included in the title at launch or as previous DLC.
With this being a 2023 update, after all, the new DLC comes a slew of 2023 drivers and liveries for the already existing content on the title. That what we thought it would just be originally, but with all this new content and the new features, it does seem to be breathing life back into the title for 2023.
Check out iRacing and Monster Games’ new 2023 Season Update trailer below. While there are still some things we wish to see included in future updates or games, this feels like a good step in the right direction, especially the helmet tear-offs. What do you think about these updates? Let us know in the comments!