Eutechnyx looking into region-free release of NASCAR 2011 in the UK

Tuesday, 22 February 2011 15:33 GMT By Johnny Cullen

NASCAR 2011 developer Eutechnyx has said it’s looking into releasing the game as a region-free title, after earlier reports stated the game would not see a UK release.

Speaking with Eurogamer, NASCAR product manager Gregg Baker said: “Ultimately, as the distributor, Activision make the call on which territory the game will be released in.

“However, as a developer we can try and ensure that those wishing to purchase the game outside of the US are still given the opportunity. We will look into making sure there is no region locking on the game so fans can import the game and if the demand is high enough we may even look into the possibility of distributing the game ourselves in the UK.”

Most PS3 games are region-free, and some Xbox 360 titles are as well, Black Ops being one such example.

Earlier today, MCV’s reported that NASCAR 2011 would not see a UK release.

The racing title based on the US motorsport, in development at Gateshead-based Eutechnyx and published by Activision, was announced last October for PS3, 360 and Wii.

It features 16-player multiplayer and allows you to play as either yourself or real-life drivers.

NASCAR 2011 is out March 29 in the US.

Eurogamer was led to understand the game was never announced for release in the UK, despite the assumption it would be released soon after launch in the US.