NASCAR Heat 2 developers 704Games have released their first dev diary from the new title, focusing on the development process behind the latest NASCAR game. Building on the solid if somewhat disappointing foundations of last year's NASCAR Heat Evolution, the upcoming officially licenced NASCAR sequel already looks well on its way to firmly crossing out many of the main concerns from fans of the previous title. Now due to feature the immensely popular Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series championships, new for 2017 stage point regulations and return of the often requested split screen multiplayer functionality, it appears as though 704Games and Monster Games are working overtime in an effort to ensure NASCAR fans have a product that suitably represents one of the biggest sports in North America. Now based at NASCAR HQ in Charlotte, North Carolina, 704Games (formally Dusenberry Martin Racing) appear to finally be getting in touch with the requirements of a series fan base that is often demanding of the very finest attention to detail when involving NASCAR racing. Bringing back both the supporting series and the infamous split screen multiplayer is just a small step towards winning back a fan base repetedly pushed away by previous developers, and with the already known details from Heat 2 it does appear as if 704 are listening, and more importantly willing to take on board that all important fan feedback when making design decisions with the new title. In a new found spirit of communication, the developers have recorded a short 'Development Diary' video that goes behind the scenes of the game, and shares with fans some more on track action from the still work in progress software. You can see the video for yourselves below: In other positive news, it appears as if the remarkably strange decision to omit caution flags in online races has been overturned for the new game, bringing an important element of the real world series back into the virtual environment and adding another layer of strategy and immersion to the new title. With this, split screen, support series and a dirt oval for the trucks to race on, plus six new circuits over the original 34 locations from Heat Evolution, the new title is shaping up quite nicely indeed. NASCAR Heat 2 will release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC September 12th 2017. Keep an eye out for a new NASCAR Heat 2 sub forum here at RaceDepartment. We will be hosting mods for the game, online race events and of course bring you all the news and reviews of the new title on the build up to release this September. Looking forward to Heat 2? What do the devs need to do in order to improve over the first game, in your opinion? Let us know in the comments section below!