Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart kick off launch of NASCAR Heat 4
The 2014 NASCAR Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick is joined by his boss and three-time champion Tony Stewart on the cover for the latest edition of the NASCAR Heat video game.
704Games, part of the Motorsport Network, announced Saturday in an event at Daytona International Speedway that the newest edition of the popular NASCAR video game will launch in September.
The game will be available on PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment systems as well as the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X and Windows PC. NASCAR Heat 4 is available for pre-order at NASCARHeat.com.
What's new in NASCAR Heat 4?
NASCAR Heat 4 sports a brand new look and feel for race fans, complete with stunning visual and audio enhancements, an upgraded user interface and the introduction of new tire models for various track types, making for an even more realistic racing experience on 38 virtual tracks across the country.
“NASCAR Heat 4 will be the best NASCAR console game we’ve released to date,” said Colin Smith, President of 704Games. “Over the years the NASCAR video game has built a large and passionate fan base, and when developing this game we made sure many of their voices were heard.
“We have incorporated a number of features and improvements recommended by the NASCAR Heat community and we look forward to delivering a better game to fans in September, and we’re thrilled to have two legends of the sport on the cover.”
The NASCAR Heat 4 cover was unveiled ahead of the Coke Zero Sugar 400 as Harvick was selected to be on this year’s cover which puts him on the cover of a NASCAR video game for the first time since 2005.
The fourth installment of the NASCAR Heat franchise boasts a deeper career mode where players can operate and manage their own team and, for the first time, start in any of the four series included in the game.
The career mode will again include the Xtreme Dirt Tour, which debuted in NASCAR Heat 3, and dirt racing enthusiast Stewart will be the highest rated driver in the series, with his own team, Smoke Racing. Players will have the chance to join his team and race in his No. 14 custom Late Model paint scheme as they progress.
“It’s an incredible honor to represent the Stewart-Haas racing team on the NASCAR Heat 4 cover alongside Tony,” said Harvick. “We have the best fans in the world, many of whom are very passionate about the NASCAR Heat franchise.
“They will really be impressed with the new look and feel of the game, it’s as real as it gets. Plus, players getting a shot at joining Tony’s new team on the Xtreme Dirt Tour is pretty cool.”
“My passion for dirt racing is well documented, so to play such a big part in that experience in NASCAR Heat 4 is exciting,” said Stewart. “The whole Stewart-Haas team is appreciative of the opportunity to be on the cover, and I can’t wait for fans to get a hold of the game and join my team.”
NASCAR Heat 4 is available to pre-order today for $49.99 (Standard Edition) & $69.99 (Gold Edition) at NASCARHeat.com and other retail websites. You can also follow NASCAR Heat 4 on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for the latest updates.
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