New racing title gets giant sendoff as game represents first time franchise has been optimized for Xbox Live.
Electronic Arts has taken EA Sports title, NASCAR 2005: Chase for the Cup, to retail. Featuring modified vehicles as well as a variety of production cars such as the Chevrolet C5 Corvette and Ford GT, the game will feature online play on the PlayStation 2 and, for the first time, on Xbox Live.
A new career mode called "Fight To The Top" sees the player rise up through the ranks of the lower-level competitions (NASCAR Featherlite Modified, NASCAR Craftsman Truck, and NASCAR Busch Series) before competing for the Cup. An all-new Intimidator Button will allow players to psyche out their rivals on the track, and post-race confrontations might lead to street races to settle disputes. Online races will allow up to four players at once.
News source: GameSpot