Taking over from EA Sports, Activision has announced it’ll be working with developer Eutechnyx to create NASCAR The Game 2011. NASCAR The Game 2011 – which has been scheduled for a February 2011 release – is aiming to completely redefine what fans can expect from a NASCAR racing game.
Players can choose to play as themselves or as one of NASCAR’s real-world drivers as they battle it out for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship. Each pro driver has the AI characteristics of his or her real world counterpart, setting the stage for “intense rivalries” played out on the track. Damage is intricately detailed and multi-car wrecks are the “most extreme ever experienced in an officially licensed racing game”. 22 real world tracks and full pit stop strategy action will be included in NASCAR The Game 2011. An interactive celebration mode will also be featured.
The title will deliver multiplayer modes which allow up to 16 players to battle it out for the win online. In both online and offline races, players earn NASCAR experience points which help unlock rewards such as decal packs or special car designs, as well as career sponsorships and special races throughout career mode.
Blake Davidson, Managing Director of Licensed Products at NASCAR said:
“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. 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.”
Ed Martin, Executive Vice President at Eutechnyx added:
“It was crucial to take a fresh look at what makes the sport so popular. We’re working very closely with NASCAR, the drivers, the teams, the tracks and the sponsors to get all the minute details right, and give this game the polish and push the fans deserve.”
This Sunday, October 3rd, the world premiere of the first official NASCAR The Game 2011 trailer will be released and we’ll be sure to post it once it’s live. In the meanwhile check out the game’s screenshots below.