NASCAR franchise’s latest addition, NASCAR 14, is about to launch on the 18th of February. Unfortunately it will be launched only on current-gen systems (PS3, Xbox 360, PC).
Eutechnyx’s EVP, Ed Martin, said that there just aren’t enough next-gen consoles out there, yet, to justify the development:
The nail in the coffin was when a guy from Sony talked about Gran Turismo, and how their new game was launching on PS3. He said something like, ‘Why would we put Gran Turismo on a console that has zero units in the market when there are 150 million PlayStation 3s out there?’
It would cost around $6 million to create a next-gen version of NASCAR 14 and there are about 4-5 million PS4 and Xbox One systems, and, Ed Martin says, they would have to sell an awful lot of copies in order to cover the expenses.
NASCAR 14 will come with official drivers, teams and tracks from the NASCAR 2014 season. It will also have a career mode and, for the first time, 16 players will be able to join a league and race their own Sprint Cup season.