If you’re a fan of driving around an oval track a hundred times or more, then Nascar Heat Evolution may be the game for you this year. Of course, those of us outside the US might find the sport a bit dull, that’s not to say it isn’t deep, strategic, and exciting for others.
Publisher Dusenberry Martin Racing (DMR) has announced that NASCAR Heat Evolution will feature online multiplayer racing for 40 drivers when it releases in North America on September 13th, 2016 on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.
“The intensity of competing against a full field of human players is really amazing,” said DMR CEO Tom Dusenberry. “The team at Monster Games has set a new bar for racing games, crafting a terrific-looking game that can be enjoyed with tons of friends online.”
The online portion of Nascar Heat Evolution will allow up to 40 players to take part in races in three different types of lobbies. These include No Rules, Normal, and Hosted, which are explained below.
“No Rules, Normal and Hosted. Everything goes in No Rules, making it a great space for newcomers to practice behind the wheel or for veterans to just play around. Normal racing is for more serious players who want to test their skills in clean, friendly matches. Hosted is designed for the most competitive players, allowing race hosts to set the minimum level players must be to join an event and boot players from their game if necessary. Players can also invite friends to private races, ideal for leagues that want to host their own events.”
The game will feature all 23 tracks from the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule, as well as several drivers and cars too.
Nascar Heat Evolution will only be releasing in the US, which is unfortunate for those who may have an interest elsewhere in the world. Whether you could create a US account on your console/pc and download and play it is to be seen, but if that’s the case, expect high pings which could be drastic in competitive racing.