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Motorsport Games CEO Resigns Amid Ongoing Turmoil

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There has been a lot of discussion in the last couple months surrounding Motorsport Games who holds the NASCAR and INDY car video game licenses, regarding delays in releasing new installments to the series.

What’s Happening?

Motorsport Games CEO Dmitry Kozko has stepped down, reported by Mike Straw, reporter for InsiderGaming.

  • Stephen Hood, former President of Motorsport Games, has been named the new CEO after Dmitry Kozko stepped down. He served as President from 2019-2022, but left the company due to “different philosophies regarding the state of the company”. He has returned a year later in his newly appointed role.
  • Motorsport Games is the license holder for NASCAR video games, but recent issues being blamed on the war in Ukraine among other things, has caused a new release of the video game series to be delayed severely. The last release was NASCAR 21: Ignition in October of 2021.
  • Fans have been extremely upset with the issues surrounding the delays, calling for NASCAR to attempt to sever ties with Motorsport Games and find a new developer. There is no telling how this changing of the guard will affect the production of a new release.

In the Stands

Sam is hopeful that this is a step in the right direction.

Darren finds it strange that he steps down amid all the controversy.

ChaseElliottFan shows his excitement at this news.

Daniel has his plan of action ready for the next steps.

On Your Screens

DannyBTalks discusses this news over on his YouTube channel!

Darian Gilliam, Host of Black Flags Matter and NWP, shares this nice thought on the situation!

This news is just the continuation of an already long and turbulent list of issues presented by Motorsport Games. Will the change in CEO bring the change needed, or should NASCAR still attempt to move on from them and pursue a new developer for the video game series? One thing is for certain, fans are eager for a coat of fresh paint in the NASCAR video game lineup, the question is, how long do they have to wait for it?

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