April 4th, 2022 by Chris Leone
Monster Games, an iRacing Studio, is Developing Latest World of Outlaws Game and Includes iRacing Assets in a Console Title for the First Time
The World of Outlaws will make its long-awaited return to PlayStation and Xbox in the fall of 2022 thanks to a partnership between the series, iRacing, and its studio Monster Games, the parties announced today. The game will be iRacing’s first official step into the world of console gaming after acquiring the Monster Games and Orontes Games studios in the winter of 2021 to expand its product offerings beyond its core PC simulation product.
“We’re excited to partner with the World of Outlaws to release Monster Games’ first title under iRacing ownership,” said Rich Garcia, Monster Games founder. “The addition of some iRacing assets and expertise in creating authentic vehicle models will allow us to continue pushing MGI products forward. With iRacing’s resources, we were able to take extra time in development to add features and content that will provide a fun and realistic experience for everyone, from multiplayer online action to a career mode featuring real-world drivers and tracks. We’re excited to give the robust dirt racing community and World of Outlaws’ passionate fanbase a console gaming experience that they’ve long craved!”
“We’ve been exploring the right opportunity for iRacing to move into the console gaming market for quite some time and are excited to partner with World of Outlaws in order to take this first step later this year,” said iRacing president Tony Gardner. “iRacing’s acquisition of Monster Games enabled us to step in and help provide some improvements to this title while it was already in development, and we look forward to being able to contribute even more to MGI’s future titles. We look to provide the dirt racing community with an engaging and fun console gaming experience.”
“World of Outlaws is elated to make its return to the world of console gaming with the support of Monster Games and iRacing later this year,” said World Racing Group Client Services Executive Director Tish Sheets. “We view the console space as a terrific platform to get in front of new and younger World of Outlaws fans and provide everyone with an opportunity to be a part of The Greatest Show on Dirt.”
The new product has been wholly developed by Monster Games, with iRacing providing art assets and an improved physics model for all the vehicles in the title. Further announcements on cars, tracks, and licensed professional World of Outlaws competitors appearing in the game will be made in the coming months.
The MGI-developed console product is the latest development in a longstanding and successful partnership between iRacing and the World of Outlaws. Sprint Cars, Late Models, Modifieds, and more carrying both the World of Outlaws and DIRTcar insignia have long been core parts of the Dirt Oval license experience in iRacing’s PC service. iRacing and the World of Outlaws also sanction pro-level sim racing series for both Sprint Car and Late Model drivers.
For more information on the World of Outlaws and to buy race tickets, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com. For more information on Monster Games, visit www.mgiracing.com. For more information on iRacing and for special offers, visit www.iracing.com.