Don’t expect another NASCAR video game from EA Sports anytime soon. This week on the HotSpot podcast, EA Sports president Peter Moore said that the company’s NASCAR team has been shifted to its MMA department.
"There are no plans right now for NASCAR from EA," Moore said. "We had a great relationship over the years that I thoroughly enjoyed when I first got here. Unfortunately… we had to make some tough trade-offs. We’ve had to redeploy some of those folks. A number of the NASCAR team has moved over now to EA Sports MMA, which will be shipping next year. (We’re) still a huge fan of NASCAR, but no plans right now to develop any further games for NASCAR from EA Sports."
NASCAR racing will be featured as part of "Gran Turismo 5," which is due out before the end of the year. If you believe the hype, GT5 is going to make "NASCAR 2009" look like "Rad Racer."
EA: ‘No plans’ for new NASCAR game (GameSpot)