News – NASCAR 2011 is now official

September 30, 2010 by  
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The Activision published and Eutechnyx developed NASCAR 2011 has been made official. Evidence of the game had previously been found in cached pages of the developer’s forum.

What can we expect from the new developer and publisher? Well, apparently each of the AI drivers behave in the same way as they do on the real life track. The damage is said to be very impressive and pileups are extreme, in fact they’re so extreme that the announcement claims that they are the most extreme ever featured in a licenced racing game. We’ll see.

NASCAR 2011: The Game will also have 22 real life tracks, online multiplayer for up to 16 players and an interactive celebration mode for when you cross the finishing line in 1st position.

“While NASCAR has enjoyed a rich history in video games, we really wanted to take the next generation of NASCAR games to a new level,” said Blake Davidson, Managing Director of Licensed Products at NASCAR.  “By partnering directly with Eutechnyx, the leading driving game developer in the business, to create NASCAR The Game 2011, we are convinced NASCAR fans and gamers alike will be blown away by the result.  With Activision as the publishing partner, we have the perfect combination to set the bar for all future NASCAR titles.”

Activision’s David Oxford doesn’t sound too impressed with EA’s latter efforts: “The NASCAR videogame fanbase has been underserved for a long time and we’re bringing them something very special.”

NASCAR 2011 The Game is set for release on Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii in February.