Deep Silver has announced that they’ve acquired the license to publish games based on the NASCAR racing series. Wasting no time, the company also announced that NASCAR 14 is in development at Eutechnyx, the same team behind NASCAR 2011 and NASCAR: Inside Line. NASCAR 14 is currently scheduled to be released for the PS3 and Xbox 360 in early 2014.
Deep Silver COO Geoff Mulligan has big plans for the franchise’s future: “NASCAR is a hugely popular sport, second only to the NFL in TV ratings. Deep Silver is thrilled to have acquired the publishing rights to NASCAR 14 and looks forward to cultivating a long-term relationship with both the fans and the franchise.”
For NASCAR 14, Eutechnyx plans to bring back the popular Highlights mode, which allows gamers to download a recreation of a recent race that includes accurate track positions, car conditions, and weather. A Career Mode, online play, and official teams and tracks will also be included.
Fans can also choose which driver will appear on the cover of NASCAR 14 by voting at DriveForTheCover.com. The winner will be announced during NASCAR’s Champion’s Week in early December.