NASCAR '15

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NASCAR '15
NASCAR'15 Video Game PS3.jpg
Cover art featuring Jeff Gordon
Developer(s)Eutechnyx[1]
Publisher(s)Dusenberry Martin Racing[1]
SeriesNASCAR The Game
Platform(s)PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows
ReleaseMay 22, 2015[2]
Genre(s)Auto racing, Sim racing, Sports, Racing
Mode(s)Single player, multiplayer

NASCAR '15 is a NASCAR video game, the fourth installment in the NASCAR The Game series and an update to the preceding NASCAR '14. Developed by Eutechnyx, and published by new NASCAR video game licensee Dusenberry Martin Racing, it is available on the seventh generation PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles as well as Microsoft Windows. Physical copies of the console version are available at GameStop stores (EB Games in Canada), with digital downloads available on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. Steam is selling the game for Windows PC.[2]

History[edit]

On January 1, 2015, HC2 Holdings, Inc. subsidiary Dusenberry Martin Racing (DMR) acquired the NASCAR video game licence as well as "certain NASCAR-related assets" from Eutechnyx.[1][3] Dusenberry Martin Racing announced that a 2015 update to NASCAR '14 would be released in May for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC, which had already been in development by Eutechnyx. Because it is an update, many features from previous NASCAR The Game installments are present. A 2016 version, NASCAR Heat Evolution,[4] was developed by Dusenberry Martin Racing for the eighth generation consoles.[1][2][5]

To promote the game, DMR signed several NASCAR drivers as "Game Ambassadors," including Erik Jones (as part of a promotion with GameStop), Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney, Darrell Wallace Jr., and Matt Tifft.[2][6] In September 2015, DMR announced an updated version of the game called NASCAR '15: Victory Edition, which included all paint schemes and DLC and all patches, for release in October. It was released at no additional cost for those who purchased the original version of the game.[6][7][8]

Cover[edit]

The 2015 cover features four-time Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon, who was in his 23rd and final year running a full-time Sprint Cup schedule. He replaced Tony Stewart from the 2014 cover.[9] The "Victory Edition" features 2015 Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano on the cover.[6][8]

Downloadable content[edit]

In addition to several patches to fix issues within the game,[10] three DLC packs were announced in May to add more paint schemes to the game.[5] The DLCs were intended to be released worldwide on the week of July 13, 2015. However, the release was delayed until mid to late-August.

NASCAR '15 Victory Edition[edit]

NASCAR '15 Victory Edition
NASCAR 15 Victory Edition Cover.jpg
Cover art featuring Joey Logano
Developer(s)Dusenberry Martin Racing[1]
Publisher(s)Dusenberry Martin Racing[1]
SeriesNASCAR
Platform(s)PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows
ReleaseOctober, 2015[2]
Genre(s)Auto racing, Sim racing, Sports, Racing
Mode(s)Single player, multiplayer

NASCAR '15 Victory Edition is a NASCAR video game and a free update to the preceding NASCAR '15. Developed and published by new NASCAR video game licensee Dusenberry Martin Racing, it is available on the seventh generation PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles as well as Microsoft Windows. Physical copies of the console version are available at multiple retailers, with digital downloads available on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. Steam sold the game for the Windows PC.[11]

Cover[edit]

The Victory Edition cover features 2015 Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano on the cover.[6][8][12]

Features[edit]

Victory Edition is the first NASCAR game to feature alcohol sponsorship, with Brad Keselowski's Miller Lite branding appearing in the game for users verified to be over 21 years of age.[12]

The game also featured an update for the 2016 season.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Martin, Ed (January 17, 2015). "An open letter to NASCAR fans from DMi". dmigames.com. DMi Games. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e Makuch, Eddie (April 10, 2015). "NASCAR 15 Is Exclusive (at Retail) to GameStop". gamespot.com. GameSpot. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  3. ^ HC2 Holdings, Inc. (January 15, 2015). "HC2's Subsidiary DMi, Inc. Acquires Exclusive NASCAR Gaming Rights With Multi-Year Agreement". marketwired.com. Herndon, Virginia: Marketwired. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  4. ^ Makuch, Eddie (May 20, 2016). "First NASCAR Game for PS4, Xbox One Announced". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved May 20, 2016.
  5. ^ a b Martin, Ed (May 26, 2015). "An open letter to the community". dmracing.org. Dusenberry Martin Racing. Archived from the original on 31 May 2015. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  6. ^ a b c d Press Release (September 18, 2015). "Dusenberry Martin Racing Signs Matt Tifft As Game Ambassador". Charlotte, North Carolina: Catchfence.com. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  7. ^ "NASCAR '15 Victory Edition". YouTube. Dusenberry Martin Racing. September 17, 2015. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  8. ^ a b c "NASCAR '15 Victory Edition FAQ". Facebook. Dusenberry Martin Racing. September 16, 2015. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  9. ^ Staff Report (May 15, 2015). "JEFF GORDON TO BE ON COVER OF NASCAR '15". nascar.com. NASCAR. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  10. ^ "A message to the community". dmracing.org. Dusenberry Martin Racing. June 10, 2015. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  11. ^ Olmstead, Christopher (September 23, 2015). "NASCAR: Major Updates Announced For NASCAR '15 Game". beyondtheflag.com. Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  12. ^ a b c Olmstead, Christopher (October 23, 2015). "NASCAR '15 Victory Edition, The Future & More With DM Racing". beyondtheflag.com. Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 25 October 2015.

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