Those of you hoping for a next-generation instalment of NASCAR ’14 will have to wait until demand is a little higher, according to Eutechnyx’s EVP, Ed Martin. There are plans for NASCAR on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, however, just not right now.
Speaking with Extra Mustard, Martin admitted that the demand, or lack thereof, for NASCAR on Xbox One or PlayStation 4. This is due to the cost of developing the game for those platforms would be too high for the game to meet development costs..
“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. There are about 4-5 million worldwide combined units of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, so it just doesn’t add up for us right now. We own the rights, and we absolutely have plans, but it won’t be later this year.”
NASCAR ’14 is due for release on Xbox 360, PS3 and Windows PC on February 18 (NA) and February 21 (EU).