Electronic Arts, through the mouth of EA Sports boss-man Peter Moore, today announced that the “NASCAR” video game series has come to an indefinite end, with key personnel transitioning to the publisher’s next digital endeavor, “EA Sports MMA.”
Speaking with GameSpot, Moore stated: “There are no plans right now for NASCAR from EA, 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.”
The loss of NASCAR means that the EA Sports division, a subset of EA no longer has a racing game under its sleeve, but with Need For Speed Shift, and NITRO, due out next month, the company, as a whole, still looks to be racing ahead at full speed.