iRacing.com Motorsport Simulations have acquired Monster Games, Inc (MGI). The announcement was done on January 4 on the official website of iRacing.
The president of iRacing, Tony Gardner on this acquisition said, “We are really pleased to be able to share this news, it’s been in the works for some time now. Rich and his team are a proven studio with unique skills that will really add to our already fantastic team here at iRacing. We’ll be able to add a lot to MGI’s products as well in the long run, to include assets, graphics, technologies and physics. We see a tremendous amount of synergies that we can take advantage of between the studios. That being said, our core strategy, values and culture will remain intact – to build the most realistic and best racing games possible.”
iRacing’s CEO and CTO Dave Kaemmer and Owner of MGI Rich Garcia are reunited with this association having previously worked as colleagues in Papyrus Racing Games. They have joined the iRacing development team to bring the highest quality racing games to the market. This move enhanced the capabilities of the game developer to grow in the genre of racing games.
On this collaboration, Kaemmer said, “Rich and I worked together for many years at Papyrus, with great success. We are at a point as a company that we are comfortable building out these two new teams to explore the broader racing game market to ultimately funnel serious sim racers to our flagship product iRacing on the PC. Rich and the Monster team will be an important part of that strategy as we use our code and experience to bring their games to another level. I am very excited to be working with Rich again, as well as the extremely talented team at Monster Games.”
Garcia also showed content on this partnership and said, “I’m really excited for the future of Monster Games and iRacing. To be working with my longtime friend and colleague Dave once again is awesome. Our studios will really complement each other’s and I fully expect to see positive impacts on both products. To now have tools and resources, and quite frankly time, to build these games and to do it with the leading racing simulation company in the marketplace is beyond exciting for me. I can’t wait to get started!”
The iRacing platform is considered the most realistic PC-based racing simulation on the market. It features multiple forms of racing including – NASCAR, Dirt Oval, sports cars, open-wheel single-seaters, prototypes, off-road trucks and rallycross.
The company also acquired Orontes Games recently to strengthen its portfolio and stance.