704Games and Motorsport Games released the first gameplay trailer for NASCAR Heat 5. The video is just under a minute long and features a look at the basic oval action you’ll be experiencing on PC, PS4, and Xbox One come July 7th.
The core of the racing experience will feature all of the top name and licensed vehicles and racers from NASCAR competing for the glory, honor, and money to be the best on the track. You’ll have to contend with draft, blocks, spin-outs, flip-overs, crashes, passes, and team maneuvers to edge your way to the front of the pack in order to take the pole position and win the race.
You can check out the trailer below to get a look at NASCAR Heat 5 in action.
Sadly we don’t get to see some of the other modes available in the game, such as the dirt races or the truck series, but those will be available in the game via the NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series championships, along with the Xtreme Dirt Series, both of which will be featured in the career mode along with the NASCAR Cup Series, and the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
The game looks good enough for what it’s supposed to be, and so long as it runs clean and mean at 60 frames per second then it’s all good.
The full version of the game also comes with a lot of great content, including 34 different tracks set across the U.S., up to 40 players in online multiplayer races, along with the battle to duke it out with your friends in local offline split-screen modes, which is a rarity in today’s online-centered industry.
I like that some of these mid-budget developers just keep adding and improving onto existing franchises with each new release, giving you ample reason to always look forward to the new game, as opposed to companies like EA or Activision where they constantly take out half the content and then sell you a couple of new features at a marked up price.
You can look to get your hands on NASCAR Heat 5 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or on Steam for PC starting July 7th if you pre-order the gold edition, while the standard edition will be available for everyone starting July 10th.