New NASCAR games on the way, from a brand new studio

It appears that the NASCAR gaming franchise is changing gears, moving away from long-time developer Eutechnyx and instead landing in the hands of interactive entertainment publisher DMi.

“As of January 1, 2015, DMi became NASCAR’s exclusive licensee for video games and digital entertainment,” DMi president Ed Martin said in a statement. “It is a deal that had been in the works for several months. But it was something that could not be disclosed until everything was finalized. And by 'everything,' I mean a very long and complex set of negotiations and agreements. Just to give you some context, a contemporary NASCAR video game has over 1,000 licensed and approved properties in it. That’s a lot of stakeholders and people to get organized!”

The company is wasting no time getting to work on a new game in the series. "We are already hard at work on several new games including an all-new NASCAR racing sim created by DMi for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC that we expect to release in 2016," confirmed Martin.

The last game to release was NASCAR 14 developed by Eutechnyx and published by Deep Silver, which was met with average reviews and sales.