July 24, 2013
|Delisting||March – May 2015 – Steam|
NASCAR The Game: 2013 was delisted on Steam between March and May of 2015. The earliest mention of the game being delisted on the game’s Steam Community forums was on March 22nd while the game’s SteamDB page was updated on May 23rd to show that the store page had been removed. 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
NASCAR The Game 2013 is the 1st title in the series available on Steam and PC, featuring all the official drivers, teams and tracks from the official NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship. Delve into the most authentic NASCAR experience with eye-opening graphics, competitive AI and the most robust multiplayer support system yet. Work towards the ultimate prize, being crowned the Sprint Cup Series Champion and for the first time, experience the intense, thrilling action from behind the wheel of a Gen 6 model stock car.
Relive and rewrite iconic moments from recent NASCAR history with Inside Line Highlights, recreated using real-world telemetry data from seasons 2011, 2012 and 2013, allowing players to experience the heat of the moment in one of the world’s most exciting motorsports. And, for the 1st time in sports games, NASCAR The Game 2013 will release further update packs as the climax to the season unfolds.
- Battle your way to the top of the official NASCAR Sprint Cup Series against competitive and aggressive AI
- Stunning visuals and handling deliver the most authentic NASCAR experience ever
- Design and race your own Gen 6 car model with an all-new and sophisticated paint booth toolkit
- Relive and Rewrite iconic moments from recent NASCAR history include the 2013 season as it happens!
- Immerse yourself in full race weekends, including practice, qualifying and race sessions
- Challenge or race as all 43 official NASCAR drivers, on all of the official 2013 tracks
- Relive and rewrite NASCAR history with additional Inside Line Highlights packages