Huge news today out of an unlikely camp, as
Eutechnyx Dusenberry-Martin Racing, developers of the downright terrible line of NASCAR games for the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 have released NASCAR 15: Victory Edition for $19.99. Along with making diehard NASCAR console gamers buy the exact same game twice (the PC version is added to your Steam library for free), as the initial release earlier this year also sold for $19.99, Victory Edition is said to include all paid DLC car livery packs and patches implemented into the vanilla game by default; throwing a whole bunch of new liveries into the game for good measure.
Among those liveries, are several of Brad Keselowski’s Miller Lite liveries that could be seen in races throughout 2015. Before you’re able to select the liveries, however, the game forces you to confirm your birthdate to ensure you’re 21 years of age.
Why is this important? Race car liveries featuring alcoholic beverages, as well as tobacco products, have never before been seen in any retail racing game. Instead, awkward substitutes are commonly used, which greatly decrease the level of authenticity. It has been often speculated that Beer and Tobacco companies demand much too high of a licensing cost to appear in consumer video games, or that they simply don’t want to advertise in a product that is sold to children and respectfully declined to appear, yet it seems as if The Company Formerly Known as Eutechnyx have found a way, which will hopefully set a precedent for future racing sims.
Because, as some of you may or may not remember, the censorship formerly required on adult-themed race cars lead to some extremely awkward attempts to remain faithful to the original livery:
Thankfully, those days are now behind us.