OK... To be honest, I'm not NASCAR fan. But, thanks to Gran Turismo 5, I learned to greatly admire the sport and its drivers. If a developer captured the complexity and difficulty that Gran Turismo 5 brought to the virtual aspect of the sport, they'd have a winner.I understand that business wise, a publisher fears large investment in a niche market IP, but I am a firm believer in the motto: "Do it right, or don't do it at all." Continually releasing sub par games in a franchise will only bury the franchise and profits, and you'll be wondering why you spent money on obtaining the license in the first place.
Eutechnyx developing new licensed racing title due out for the Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii later this year with 23 tracks and new career mode.
Activision and developer Eutechnyx are returning to the racetrack this fall. This morning, Activision announced Nascar the Game: Inside Line, a new licensed racing title due out later this year for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo Wii.
In development at United Kingdom-based studio Eutechnyx, the title will feature various Nascar Sprint Cup Series drivers, teams, and cars, as well as 23 licensed racetracks. Additionally, Nascar the Game: Inside Line adds a career mode and new online features, which include "realistic race weekends."
Nascar the Game: Inside Line is a sequel to Nascar 2011: The Game, which shipped to a tepid reception for the Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii in March 2011. That title was the first to come of Eutechnyx's hold on the Nascar license.
Rumours that this years version includes the mythical "turn right" movement have been dismissed as proposterous.
I LOVE driving games, but ever since my steering wheel broke, I haven't been able to play anything. :(
Unfortunately, it can only steer left, so this game is right down my alley!!! :)))))
I'm actually a huge nascar fan, and I've been dying for a decent online game to come out since Nascar Racing 4 in 2001 for the PC. Unfortunately, it looks like I'll still be waiting since I refuse to be screwed over again by these subpar jerks over at Eutechnyx and Activision. I bought Nascar 2011 on release day and it was a huge disappointment. Four months later, the online modes were still broken, menu's would randomly freeze, and the game was riddled with bugs. This company shipped a broken console game and knew it, just to rake in the cash from a starving fanbase. Sorry, not this time, or as long as this company in europe holds the license for an american sport.
NASCAR Racing 4 was indeed a great game. Only console game I've played that was worth playing since then was Dirt to Daytona. All of EA's NASCAR games have pretty much been garbage, IMO.
Nascar is a lot more complex than that. I love nascar but, it not enteraining as it use to be. they need old fashion nascar. daytona half concrete half sand. and going 220mph.
My god, all this hate for Nascar lol.I love racing, and I enjoy Nascar , but the games themselves have always been mediocre, but great to pick up after they hit the $20 mark. Hopefully they fix the problems the last game had, like the randomness of the caution flags.
GT5 may not have a lot of nascar events, but it let you race against a nascar vehicle in a go kart. and win!
I'd rather play auto manufacturer assembly line worker simulator than NASCAR......
Actually I'd rather suffer another NFS than play NASCAR, luckily I have a good racing game so I'll pass......
Why people go for this crap is beyond me......Le Mans is better, F1 is better 500 laps in F1 get knocked out in a couple hours while NASCAR takes.........ALL FREAKING DAY...
Just give the the cup to Jeff Gordon, we all know he'll win anyways......
You mean Jimmy Johnson/Tony Stewart.I'm not a huge fan of NASCAR, but I love racing, and Speed Channel (which I don't get) doesn't even show a whole lot of other programming anymore. Sad, I used to love watching WRC events and such. NASCAR Racing 4 on the PC back in 2002 (or somewhere around there) was a GREAT simulation even though it was NASCAR. Haven't been many decent games since then (thanks to selling the licensing rights), but occasionally I'll pick one up to satiate my thirst for racing games.
I like F1, but it doesn't hold a candle to GT racing IMO. It certainly beats IndyCar, but I'm not as fond of the open-wheel cars.
That's not how NASCAR works. "500" means 500 miles. Most tracks are longer than a mile.
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