NASCAR The Game: Inside Line

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NASCAR The Game: Inside Line
NASCAR The Game Inside Line cover.jpg
Cover art for Xbox 360 version showing Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Developer(s) Eutechnyx
Publisher(s) Activision
Series NASCAR
Platform(s) PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows
Release date(s) PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360
Microsoft Windows
Genre(s) Auto racing, Sim racing, Arcade, Racing
Distribution Blu-ray disc, DVD-ROM, Wii Optical Disc

NASCAR The Game: Inside Line is the second edition of the NASCAR The Game racing simulator series, and the sequel to NASCAR The Game: 2011. Developed by Eutechnyx and published in the United States by Activision, it was released for PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360 on 6 November 2012. All of the 23 Sprint Cup Series race tracks are featured in the game, with the addition of various Sprint Cup Series drivers, teams and cars.[1]

Gameplay[edit]

Features[edit]

NASCAR The Game: Inside Line is the second game relating to NASCAR from Eutechnyx. One of the features is a more in-depth career mode which allows players to race in the Cup series, attract new sponsorships and upgrade their car's components.[1] The career mode, as well as the online mode, also includes more realistic race weekends.[1] All of the 23 tracks as well as many Sprint Cup Series drivers, teams and cars is included in the game.[1][3] The voices of Mike Joy and Darrell Waltrip from NASCAR on Fox are featured during pre-race and post-race cutscenes.

Gen 6 cars[edit]

In early February 2013, the Generation 6 Cars were announced as a downloadable content for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The cars were expected to be released for play sometime around the time of the 2013 Daytona 500. However, due to an issue while trying to release an update, they were not fully revealed until 31 March and released 2 April. On 19 October, the company officially announced that there will be no more Generation 6 paint schemes due to technical issues.

In the future though, it is expected there will be new downloadable content for each new Sprint Cup Series season, at least through the 2014 season, with new teams and cars with updated paint schemes and might go along with NASCAR '14. This will be unlike the EA Sports series of NASCAR video games, whereas there was a new game released for almost each new Sprint Cup season.

Windows version[edit]

On 12 June 2013, Eutechnyx announced NASCAR The Game: 2013, an optimized version of NASCAR The Game: Inside Line developed for Microsoft Windows. The game is the first officially licensed PC NASCAR game in years.

Shortly after the game’s announcement, it was made available for early access beta testing through pre-order via Steam. The game was tuned and tweaked in line with key player feedback and was officially released in late July.

NASCAR The Game: 2013 features the Gen-6 cars from the 2013 Sprint Cup Series season including an updated 2013 season roster of drivers. The Windows game includes online multi-player as well as AI competition.

Drive For The Cover[edit]

In May 2012, Eutechnyx announced the Drive For The Cover tournament to determine the cover driver. It was a 32 driver bracketed tournament that matched drivers in pairs for fans to vote on Facebook for their favorites. In the final round, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kasey Kahne were the final two left. The winner, announced in mid-August, was Dale Earnhardt, Jr.[citation needed]

Soundtrack[edit]

Source:[4]

Song Artist
"Like I Roll" Black Stone Cherry
"Itchin' on a Photograph" Grouplove
"Rock Show" Halestorm
"Last One Standing" Simple Plan
"Now" Staind
"Afterlife" Switchfoot
"Goldrushed" and "In the End" The Royal Concept
"Feeling Good" The Sheepdogs
"My Hometown" Uncle Kracker
"Gettin' Home" Simplified
"Victim of Circumstance" In Transformation
"Bridges" Transparent

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "NASCAR The Game: Inside Line Confirmed List". Activision Publishing and Eutechnyx. Activision. 25 May 2012. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  2. ^ http://store.steampowered.com/app/225220
  3. ^ Makuch, Eddie (17 May 2012). "Nascar The Game: Inside Line racing this fall". News editor. GameSpot. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "NASCAR The Game: Inside Line Soundtrack". NASCAR The Game. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 

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