The follow-up to 2021’s NASCAR HEAT: Ultimate Edition+ is under development at present, but broadcaster NBC has shared an early sneak-peak at its sequel.
A follow-up to 2021’s NASCAR HEAT: Ultimate Edition+ is in the works, according to a recent roadmap by developer Motorsport Games, but now what looks like an early build has been seen in action.
A tweet posted by the NASCAR on NBC account – broadcaster for the remainder of the real-world world NASCAR season – shows a Nintendo Switch playing a split-screen multiplayer race. Closer inspection reveals the current Next Gen cars being driven around Nashville Superspeedway.
Nashville returned to the Cup Series in 2021, with Chase Elliott winning the 2022 Ally 400 on the 26th June. The venue was not featured within NASCAR HEAT: Ultimate Edition+, and the game included the 2020 and 2021 seasons, thus excluding this year’s Next Gen vehicles.
Thus, this looks to be an early version of the upcoming game, currently scheduled for ‘Fall 2022’. NASCAR Brand Manager at Motorsport Games Jay W. Pennell, and writer of the Start Your Engines: Famous Firsts in the History of NASCAR book, is seen playing the new version.
Unlike the lambasted home console NASCAR 21: Ignition, NASCAR HEAT: Ultimate Edition+ uses a ported version of NASCAR Heat 5‘s game engine which, in our opinion, is better suited to the portable hybrid machine.
As soon as there are further details about this new Switch title, we’ll let you know.
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