It’s taken a while but the current generation of consoles finally gets a NASCAR game.
Released today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC, NASCAR Heat Evolution includes an officially licensed roster of teams, tracks and drivers, plus a 40 player competitive online multiplayer mode.
Developed by Monster Games – with collaboration from notable drivers including Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney, Ben Kennedy and Matt Tifft – the game features a wide range of modes including quick race, plus full championship season and career options. The game also features new, adaptive AI that aims to created a finely tuned single-player experience regardless of skill level.
The game’s most interesting inclusion looks to be the its online competitive multiplayer mode, which supports an impressive field of 40 racers. Customisation options for online play are also extensive with options for private races, track selection, number of laps, fuel consumption, tire wear, and the number of drivers.
Tom Dusenberry, CEO of Dusenberry Martin Racing, said:
“NASCAR Heat Evolution marks the beginning of a new era in NASCAR digital games from Dusenberry Martin Racing. From day one, DMR’s main focus was to provide a fun, authentic NASCAR experience to all fans. NASCAR Heat Evolution is all about the drivers, and I truly believe we have delivered.”
Post-launch NASCAR Heat Evolution will also receive a series of free and paid DLC updates offering new challenges, paint schemes and spotter audio.
This all sounds pretty comprehensive but there’s one question that remains unanswered. Does it include a mirror mode?