Nascar 2011’s Free DLC is Only $2 on 360; Patch May Actually Arrive This Year

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Posted July 18th, 2011 at 5:21 pm

Nascar 2011: The Game released in disastrous condition back at the end of March. The game was not ready to release and was pushed out by Activision at the end of Q4 in order to keep it from sliding into the new financial year. Numerous severe bugs and broken online play dominated discussion around release and has ever since amongst the crowd that bought it and the few who didn’t abandon it soon after.

It has now been nearly four months and the patch for Nascar 2011 still hasn’t arrived. Despite that the company has been promoting a free DLC pack all along that will (finally) update the game to the 2011 season.

Today developer Eutechnyx detailed the plans for the free DLC. It will cost 160 MS points on the 360 giving new meaning to the word “free”. It will however carry no charge on the PS3. Regardless why the DLC is being sold for the 360 having promoted it as free in order to deflect some of the negativity all the while having delay after delay on the critical patch is beyond explanation and insulting to those who have stuck with the game despite all the problems with it.

There is still no date locked down for the patches other than to expect them in the “coming weeks”. The DLC is expected to follow soon after the patches arrive on the respective systems.

  • Kriss

    the whole thing has been a joke from the start. even before then when they delayed the game and said it was to make it better. lol theyve lied every step of the way.

    • Scottyo614

      Could you imagine how bad it was before getting delayed lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Corey-Ragland/13752595 Corey Ragland

    Could the charge on the DLC for 360 be something from Microsoft’s end?

    • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

      That’s where they are trying to place blame from what I’ve seen. It doesn’t really matter though. They promised FREE, if MS was going to require a charge they shouldn’t have made the promise and used it as part of their promotion.

  • http://twitter.com/Roggie2499 Tyler Rogoff

    Boy am I glad I brought this game back after I bought it. What a joke of a game and a company.

  • http://twitter.com/KyleMack13 Kyle MacNaughton

    I won this game in a twitter contest, and I still feel like I wasted money on it.

  • http://twitter.com/Seeuatthemovies Matt Shelton

    I don’t think the game was quite as bad as it has been portrayed.  Flawed, for sure, but not a complete disaster.  They have a foundation that needed another cycle to complete.  I’m disappointed that the patch has been delayed repeatedly.  The way this has been handled you’d think the sport’s sanctioning body had released the game and not Activision. I guess I am thankful that I have the PS3 version.

    Pasta, do we know if this was anticipated as an annual released game or would they take the Codemasters route and go every 1.5 to 2 cycles?  Speaking of, wouldn’t it be great if Codemasters had the Nascar license?

  • Chris

    Hey guys, i actually go on their website (nascarthegame.com) daily and check the head developers twitter (devet etx) daily as well and the reason from Dave Thompson (head developer and davet etx on twitter) is that the first two DLC’s released by a company on the 360 are mandatory to cost money so it was out of their hands and they were not aware of that rule. While that still doesnt justify marketing the DLC as free it does show that it was out of their hands and an honest mistake.

  • Chris

    Hey guys, i actually go on their website (nascarthegame.com) daily and check the head developers twitter (devet etx) daily as well and the reason from Dave Thompson (head developer and davet etx on twitter) is that the first two DLC’s released by a company on the 360 are mandatory to cost money so it was out of their hands and they were not aware of that rule. While that still doesnt justify marketing the DLC as free it does show that it was out of their hands and an honest mistake.

  • Gee

    This whole ordeal has put a sour taste in my mouth about this game. It really had alot of promise but the bugs overcame my excitement; and the delay, after, delay, has put me in a position on trade it in now or wait for this said patch? wowzzers!

  • Farttits

    “Regardless why the DLC is being sold for the 360 having promoted it as free in order to deflect some of the negativity all the while having delay after delay on the critical patch is beyond explanation and insulting to those who have stuck with the game despite all the problems with it.”
    Dude, you’re making my brain hurt with this sort’ve thing lately. I get that this is a blog and am not asking for sentence construction that would get you through an English exam, but asking someone to read a two- or three-sentence compound with no punctuation beyond a closing period is not only cruel and unusual but also makes you come off in writing the way people who speak in monotone do in person.

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