Motorsport Games polled their player base for questions relating to NASCAR 21: Ignition and answered them in a video posted to YouTube.
The launch of NASCAR 21: Ignition was a disappointment on many fronts. Developer Motorsport Games had hoped that their first big release after acquiring many significant auto racing licenses would be successful and well received. NASCAR fans hoped that the Cup series would get that game it deserved after numerous underwhelming Heat titles. N21 was a letdown by either measure.
On paper, a NASCAR title using the Unreal Engine and backed by rFactor’s physics engine should be a smash. The result was unfortunately a letdown. Players complained early and often about the limited wheel support, lack of rearview mirrors, repetitive cutscenes, no custom setups, and limited online features.
Motorsport Games remained mostly quiet about the bugs in the game, and post-release improvements and additions have been sparse.
But this trend was upset recently, when Motorsport Games took to their YouTube channel to share answers to questions fans had asked about the current state of the title, and the future of N21.
While many of the answers will still leave players feeling let down by NASCAR 21, credit is due for the development team facing the questions and acknowledging the faults of their title in a public forum.
The key takeaway for those hoping for more from their purchase is that the development is not yet concluded. At some point the focus of the Motorsport team will shift to the next instalment in the NASCAR series, but thankfully that time is not yet here.
What are your thoughts on Motorsport Games taking on their criticisms in a public forum? Was this reassuring to hear, or just clever public relations? Let us know in the comments below.