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EA’s NASCAR sim series “on hold,” kid-friendly kart racer in its place


It’s official: simulation racing is old news. EA said so, and – to be honest – knows oodles more about turning left and occasionally exploding than we do, so we’re deferring to the mega-publisher’s opinion.

As such, EA told Joystiq that its NASCAR sim racing series has stalled out for now, but that there are few go-carts sitting in the garage should you really need to get anywhere.

"NASCAR Kart Racing on the Wii is the only NASCAR-licensed video game that will ship this year from EA Sports. Due to the family-friendly atmosphere of NASCAR, we felt that a title developed exclusively for the Wii platform was the best scenario for the NASCAR racing video game franchise and fans of racing alike," a representative from EA Tiburon said.

However, the future holds infinite possibilities, and EA still slips into its bathing suit and lounges atop NASCAR’s hood for photo shoots or whatever, so anything’s possible.

“We maintain a strong relationship with NASCAR and will continue discussions regarding future NASCAR racing titles,” the EA rep emphasized.

So there you go.

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