Activision’s just formally announced NASCAR The Game 2011, to developed by UK-based developer Eutechnyx.
The game will release for PS3, 360 and Wii.
The news confirms what’s been known since last week, and will be the first game in the sport since EA Sports had the IP.
“It was crucial to take a fresh look at what makes the sport so popular,” said Eutechnyx EVP, Ed Martin.
“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.”
“The NASCAR videogame fanbase has been underserved for a long time and we’re bringing them something very special,” added David Oxford of Activision.
The game will allow you to either play as yourself or any real-life driver in NASCAR, while 22 tracks will also be in the game.
The cars, meanwhile, and the damage they pick up will be “meticulously detailed” with multi-car wrecks “the most extreme ever experienced in an officially licensed racing game.”
NASCAR 2011 also features online multiplayer, where 16 players will compete.
You’ll also be able to “earn NASCAR experience points” in online and offline races “which help unlock rewards such as decal packs or special car designs, as well as career sponsorships and special races throughout career mode.”
The first trailer for the game will air on US TV on Sunday morning.
The game’s out next February.
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