September 12, 2016
September 13, 2016 (NA)
November 15, 2016 (EU)
September 13, 2016 (NA)
November 07, 2016 (EU)
|September 05, 2017 – Steam
September 2017 – PlayStation 4, Xbox One
|December 13, 2019 – Steam
|Dusenberry Martin Racing
NASCAR Heat Evolution was delisted on Steam on September 5th, 2017 and around this same time on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The delisting was likely caused by changes in the corporate structure of publisher Dusenberry-Martin Racing which was rebranding in 2017 as 704Games. By mid-December of 2019 the game had returned on Steam but was never relisted on consoles. Continue reading for more on the delisting of this and other related NASCAR titles.
In January of 2015 Tom Dusenberry and Ed Martin, long-time gaming executives, announced they had acquired NASCAR assets from Eutechnyx including the title they had in development at the time, NASCAR ’15. As Dusenberry-Martin Interactive (DMi, Inc.) they would go on to publish NASCAR ’15 and would delist NASCAR The Game: 2013 and NASCAR ’14 in early 2015 likely due to changes in corporate registrations and how that related to NASCAR licensing.
DMi would go on to publish a handful of new NASCAR titles leading up to 2017 when the organization rebranded as 704Games. This change likely caused the delisting of NASCAR Heat Evolution for similar reasons as above. In early 2018 an unrelated developer and publisher named Motorsport Games was founded and by August of that year they had acquired a 53% stake in 704Games. Now folded under the Motorsport Games name, NASCAR Heat 2 which was published by 704Games was likely also delisted for the same reasons as earlier titles; changes in corporate structure.
It appears that after Motorsport Games had established themselves they then relisted both NASCAR Heat titles that were credited to 704Games and have continued to be listed as the publisher, if not also the developer, of newer NASCAR titles.
About the Game
Get ready for the most fun you’ve had with a NASCAR game in years! Whether you’re a casual racer or die-hard sim fan, NASCAR Heat Evolution will adjust to your skill level with a brand new AI and Speed Rating system that applies the right amount of challenge for you.
In addition to quick play races you can build your own team from the ground up, and race your way to the Sprint Cup Championship in Career mode. Plus, Championship mode allows you to compete in modified NASCAR season schedules, including the option to jump straight into the final 10 races of NASCAR’s Chase for the Cup playoff. Plus, you asked for them and we listened… Challenges are back! Relive or rewrite this season’s most memorable moments as the drivers who lived them.