In a surprising twist for British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) fans, TOCA, the organization behind BTCC, has announced the termination of its video game license with Motorsport Games. This decision, stemming from what TOCA describes as “ongoing fundamental breaches” of their agreement, marks a significant shift in the BTCC gaming landscape.
Back in May 2020, Motorsport Games, a key player in the racing game sector, secured exclusive rights to create BTCC-themed games. This collaboration promised to bring the thrills of one of the UK’s most popular motor racing series to the gaming world. However, TOCA’s recent statement indicates that Motorsport Games has not met its contractual obligations despite being given opportunities to rectify these issues.
As a passionate BTCC fan myself, I understand the disappointment this news brings, especially to those eagerly awaiting a new BTCC game. TOCA’s decision, though unfortunate, underlines their commitment to protecting the integrity and intellectual property of the BTCC, its participants, and partners.
While this development is a setback, it also raises questions about the future of BTCC video games. Who will take the helm to bring the high-speed action of BTCC back to our screens? As we await further developments, let’s look back at the legacy of BTCC games and how they’ve brought us closer to the track-side excitement.