With NASCAR 14 taking a similar stance to that of Turismo 6 it seems like both companies are more concerned with bringing their games to the wider audiences and releasing their games on the established PS3, Xbox 360 and PC platforms. However, we have already heard reports suggesting that the PlayStation 4 could be a distinct possibility in the future, but we have not heard anything about the Xbox One being contemplated.
We understand that those behind Turismo 6 felt that they are currently focusing on the larger market, especially when there is a massive PS3 user base compared to the PS4, which also expresses their intention when it comes to their ongoing commitment to the console.
This is where developer Eutechnyx shares a similar sentiment and has decided against releasing NASCAR 14 on the next-gen platforms. VG24/7 documents the comments made by executive vice president Ed Martin, who feels there are just not enough people using the next-gen systems for them to warrant and justify the developer’s investment.
Martin goes on to highlight the massive development cost for a next-gen version of NASCAR, and how they would have to sell an impressive amount of copies to make up the development cost, so a next-gen version is not high on their list of priorities at the moment. He mentions how they own the rights of this franchise but now is not the time to branch out, although he does admit to having future plans.
With that in mind, Polyphony has also hinted about a possible PS4 release in the future and Kazunori Yamauchi gives us the impression this has indeed been contemplated as a natural progression, but not soon. Without the slightest mention of the new Xbox One console it seems that the PS4 has been suggested on many occasions but Microsoft’s next-gen system seems to have been left out in the cold.
NASCAR 14 is scheduled to release on due on the 18th February and will support custom online leagues, which is a much requested new feature, but we do not expect a next-gen version to arrive soon. Therefore, we would like to know if you think these racing car franchises will eventually adopt the next-gen systems before this year is out? Alternatively, can you see the PS4 taking priority over the Xbox One?