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Featured NASCAR Heat 2 - New Eldora Trucks Dirt Trailer

Discussion in 'NASCAR Heat Evolution 2' started by Paul Jeffrey, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

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    704Games have revealed a new trailer from the upcoming NASCAR Heat 2 game, showing the Camping World Truck Series at the loose surface Eldora Speedway oval.

    Proving that iRacing don't have the monopoly on the loose stuff in 2017, NASCAR Heat 2 will feature dirt oval racing courtesy of the new inclusion of Camping World Truck Series, a predominantly tarmac oval racing series that makes the occasional visit to the "World's Greatest Dirt Track" - Eldora Speedway.

    Adding to the game a level of depth and progression often called for by fans left disappointed with 2016's release, Heat 2 should offer up a more diverse gaming experience once it hits our digital shelves in September.

    To help introduce this new element of racing in the franchise, 704Games have releases the below trailer and given us our first look at dirt oval racing in action within the new game -



    NASCAR HEAT 2 is expected to release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC September 2017.

    Check out the NASCAR HEAT sub forum here at RaceDepartment for all the news and discussions around this exciting new NASCAR game.

    Looking forward to the new NASCAR game? Can Heat 2 be simulate dirt oval racing effectively in your opinion? Let us know in the comments section below!
     
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  2. Pywackett-Barchetta

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    Supposedly, they've also released the full Truck Series roster of drivers and teams on their website, but their website hasn't actually worked all day. Anyhow, I'm surprisingly enticed by this considering how eh Heat Evolution was, though Eldora's a phenomenal event in itself so it's smart marketing, and a lot of Dirt to Daytona's physics quirks showed up in Heat Evo, so if they're porting over the dirt physics mostly over from that, it oughta be decent at minimum.

    I'm hoping they knock it out of the park enough that people who weren't much into NASCAR start getting intrigued by it. My family was into it when I was a kid, but it was playing NASCAR '98 that really hooked me. It seems like they're marketing squarely at existing NASCAR fans thus far, but if they start hooking in people that aren't in that market, too, it could be quite good for the game and the sport.
     
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  3. Rob

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    Why is everyone doing this on the console? SMS now NASCAR. Smh. Resources are scarce people...do your job, and don't throw features at us. The game could be great if they would only polish it.
     
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  4. Cheesenium

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    Looks interesting, this year's licensed series games, F1 2017, WRC7 and NASCAR Heat 2 looks rather intriguing.
     
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  5. Pywackett-Barchetta

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    In this case, the lack of Xfinity and Truck was something that NASCAR fans complained about a ton with Heat Evolution, and that's pretty much the only market they've advertised to. Considering the core gameplay still needs a lot of work, it is still an iffy proposition, but at least it is a major part of the calendar it's based on and not totally out of left field.
     
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  6. Rob

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    Well that's true. Dirt ovals are as American as any form of racing. Helped spawn IndyCar, matter of fact, and to this day are loved here.

    In fact, my home track, RIR, was all dirt back before NASCAR got big. It was called "the fairgrounds raceway" and I remember my neighbor coming home looking like he'd been rolling around with the pigs.
     
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  7. @apocapollo

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    In the case of NH2, 704 had to make the decision between content and career and polish. Which one is the most feasible and which would convince enough people to buy it? So they took the route of doing some polish, doing some career, and buckling down big and tripling the content - five new tracks, roughly 80 new drivers, two new cars, and multiple paint schemes for some drivers at launch. I believe there's also a paint booth, not Forza level but something closer to the EA and NH2002 and DtD paintbooth.

    I guess full disclosure, I worked on NHE and some of N15's DLC as a contractor for the paint schemes. If there's one thing that I really want people to understand, it's that this team isn't just out to make a buck. They hired personnel from within the sport - something Eutechnyx definitely did not do - and are very passionate if limited in resources.
     
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  8. bsmooth

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    Ok I'm sure its no Nascar Racing 2003, which although pretty old is the Gold Standard. But I must admit with all the content thats here and Dirt as well, this might be a blast on the PS4. I just wish they had a cheap little steering wheel like they had for the XBox 360 for the PS4. I'm interested in this one.
     
  9. chargingcar

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    these games never interested me sadly , although the dirt does look sweet :rolleyes:
     
  10. Pywackett-Barchetta

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    If you'd be more interested in it if it had significantly more dirt, Dirt to Daytona had dirt ovals as an entire fourth of the game's content, and this game's mostly based on the framework it laid.
     
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