Published on February 14th, 2017 | by Ben0
2017 Team Update Coming to NASCAR Heat Evolution
It’s been a little while since we’ve talked about NASCAR Heat Evolution around these parts, the official NASCAR licensed game that we thought was….ok-ish. But even wit that said, it’s still the best avenue for many NASCAR fans to get their officially licensed fix, a fix that’s about to get a whole lot sweeter.
The 2017 Team Update will become available on February 21st for $9.99. The Team Update gives you all the cars, drivers and teams of the 2017 season. Plus that hideous new Toyota Camry.
If you purchase the 2017 Team Update, you will be prompted to drive either the 2016 or 2017 season when you fire up the game, with the 2017 option providing Race, Championship and Career modes. If you do go this direction though, you will have to start over your Championship season and/or Career.
The update does not include any of the new segment rule changes for the 2017 season because they were only officially announced two weeks ago and are dumb.
That “and are dumb” part was added by me.
For a title that has had an interesting relationship with DLC, and by interesting I mean charging a lot for just paint schemes, the 2017 Team Update is a good looking deal. Let’s be honest, back in the EA days we paid $60 a year for essentially new paint schemes. Now you are getting that, but for only $10.
Plus, one of the major draws of purchasing an officially licensed game is the ability to race at the same track as the real life series does every weekend. Now you continue to do that, and do it for the entire 2017 season.
So kudos to Dusenberry Martin Racing for properly pricing and developing worthwhile DLC for NASCAR Heat Evolution.
The 2017 Team Update includes:
- Team & Roster Updates
- New Drivers
- New 2017 Paint Schemes
- The #41 Monster Energy car and the #77 5 Hour Energy car make their NASCAR video game debut.
- 2017 Schedule
- New Toyota Camry Model
- Kurt Busch – 41 Monster Energy
- Kevin Harvick – 4 Jimmy John’s
- Clint Bowyer – 14 Mobil 1
- Danica Patrick – 10 Nature’s Bakery
Joe Gibbs Racing
- Daniel Suarez – 19 Arris
- Kyle Busch – 18 M&M’s
- Denny Hamlin – 11 FedEx
- Matt Kenseth – 20 DeWalt
- Matt Tifft – 19 Tunity
- Jimmie Johnson – 48 Lowe’s
- Dale Earnhardt Jr. – 88 Nationwide Insurance
- Chase Elliott – 24 NAPA
- Kasey Kahne – 5 Farmer’s Insurance
- Brad Keselowski – 2 Brad K
- Joey Logano – 22 Shell / Pennzoil
Furniture Row Racing
- Erik Jones – 77 5-Hour Energy
- Martin Truex Jr. – 78 Bass Pro Shops
Chip Ganassi Racing
- Kyle Larson – 42 Target
- Jamie McMurray – 1 McDonald’s
Wood Brothers Racing
- Ryan Blaney – 21 Motorcraft / Quicklane
Roush Fenway Racing
- Bubba Wallace – 6 Leidos
- Trevor Bayne – 6 Advocare
- Ryan Reed – 16 Lilly Diabetes
- Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – 17 Fastenal
Richard Childress Racing
- Austin Dillon – 3 Dow
- Paul Menard – 27 Peak Antifreeze / Menards
- Ryan Newman – 31 CAT
Richard Petty Motorsports
- Aric Almirola – 43 Smithfield
JTG Daugherty Racing
- AJ Allmendinger – 47 Kroger
- Chris Buescher – 37 Cottonelle
- Matt DiBenedetto – 32 Can-Am
- Ben Kennedy – 96 Jacob Companies
- Ty Dillon – 13 GEICO
Front Row Motorsports
- Landon Cassill – 34 Love’s
- David Ragan – 38 Florida Lottery
Circle Sport/Leavine Family Racing
- Michael McDowell – 95 K-Love
- Joey Gase – 23 Best Home Furnishings
Brad Keselowski Racing
- Austin Cindric – 19 Draw Tite
- Chase Briscoe – 29 Cooper Standard
- Harrison Burton – 12 Dex Imaging
Source:: Inside Sim Racing