Feb 11, 2014, 6:47 PM EDT
If you’re a NASCAR game fan and have a shiny new Xbox One or PlayStation 4 game console, you’re out of luck if you were looking forward to play NASCAR ’14.
Eutechnyx, developer of NASCAR ’14, will not issue the game for the new Microsoft and Sony gamer platforms because enough consoles have not been sold to justify the development and production costs.
“We took a good, hard look at it, but there just isn’t enough hardware out there yet to justify the cost of development,” Eutechnyx’s Ed Martin told ExtraMustard.si.com.
The logic is easy to understand: Eutechnyx is releasing NASCAR ’14 in PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 formats because 160 million combined consoles are still in use globally.
But when it comes to PS4s and Xbox Ones, just over 7 million combined have been sold, according to GameSpot.com. So don’t expect to see NASCAR ’14 on those formats any time soon — at least until next year at the earliest, if at all.
“It costs us about $6 million to develop a next-gen version of NASCAR,” Martin said. “You have to sell an awful lot of copies in order to meet the development costs, on top of all the licensing.”
NASCAR ’14 launches Feb. 18, just in time for the 56th running of the Daytona 500 on Feb. 23.
Here’s the official trailer for NASCAR ’14, with Tony Stewart on the cover:
- Spectator injured but in stable condition after being hit by debris at St. Pete race 1
- Experience trumps youth on IndyCar’s opening weekend with aero kits 1
- NHRA: Jack Beckman (54 races), Larry Morgan (120 races) snap lengthy winless streaks in 4-Wide Nationals 1
- Montoya’s evolution evident after statement victory in St. Pete 2
- Montoya ekes out win in St. Petersburg season opener 6
- Emotional Vettel revels in first victory for Ferrari 5
- Vettel claims shock win for Ferrari in Malaysia as Mercedes pays for strategy mistake 9