Motorsport Games is moving forward with its 2023 plans as planned, at least according to Motorsport Games CEO Dmitry Kozko.
In a company-wide email obtained by Insider Gaming, Kozko told his employees about his plans for the rest of the year. The email discussed the company raising more than $11 million in equity funding, the release of talent from the “former Russian Studio” and an update on the status of various game releases such as IndyCar, Le Mans and NASCAR.
As for the company’s finances, Kozko says that the equity financing is moving along with the 100% conversion of the debt parent company Motorsport Network to capital gives them the runway to focus on the next three games.
For the studio, the company is finalizing the release of all team members who did not relocate to the new studio in Georgia. It was also revealed that a new Senior Advisor had joined the company.
Former Codemasters CEO Frank Sagnier is joining the company “to help define the product roadmap.”
“Frank [will help us] make sure we don’t overextend ourselves and deliver something quality to the market,” Kozko told the company. “Frank plans to bring in others he worked closely with in the past to help us when needed.”
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According to Kotzo, all three games mentioned above are still in the management team’s plans to be published this year.
“Speaking of our release schedule, we’re continuing to fine-tune our pipeline for 2023,” Kozko told employees. “The goal is still to launch IndyCar, NASCAR and Le Mans in 2023.”
He continued: “I think everyone knows how we’re going to launch IndyCar and Le Mans, but to summarize, IndyCar development is led by an Australian studio, while Le Mans development is led by the Studio397 team. We are exploring several options to launch NASCAR 2023 and will make further announcements once they are confirmed.”
As for the NASCAR 2023 release, this Kozko news comes on the heels of Insider Gaming learning of a source code leak for various Motorsport Games games that will not carry over from a former employee.
As the game progresses, the NASCAR team remains in the single digits at the time of writing. Sources have said that whatever team is assembled to build the game, there is no substance. Also, it is possible that the game is more of an update to the previous game rather than the promised brand new game. The two options presented by the sources are either an updated port of NASCAR Rivals or even a remake of Heat 5.
For IndyCar, the game is still planned for summer 2023. There are also discussions about adding a Time Trials mode to the game after Insider Gaming. a story about features coming into play.
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