Many racing enthusiasts probably let out a very sad sigh today when it was announced that Project CARS would be delayed until March of 2015. The delay, according to Slightly Mad Studios, is partly a strategic choice to come up against less competition. With The Crew’s recent delay until December 2nd, racing fans on a budget might be left with a tough decision on which title to buy. While today’s announcement doesn’t explicitly mention any game in specific as being responsible for the decision to delay, going head-to-head on the same release week probably isn’t the best scenario for either game.
Slightly Mad Studios and Bandai Namco Games today announced they will be moving the release of Project CARS for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC to March 17 in North America and March 20th 2015 in Europe and Australasia.
The move positions the title away from the competitive holiday scene dominated by household names while affording the team at Slightly Mad Studios additional time to extend and polish their ground-breaking and accomplished next-gen racing experience that’s been created alongside a community of over 85,000 racing fans and real-life professional drivers.
“Our goal has always been to deliver a landmark title that encompasses the wishes and desires of racing fans from all around the world; something with features and content powered by the community that provide a truly unforgettable and pioneering experience” said Ian Bell, Head of Studio at Slightly Mad Studios. “Whilst a tough decision to make, the change in release date allows the game the greatest chance of success and visibility, and the opportunity to polish the game even further to the high standards that both ourselves and our community demand and expect. We’re eager for you all to see what we’ve been working on in just a few months.”
Project CARS aims to deliver the most authentic, beautiful, intense, and technically-advanced racing game on the planet. Crowd-funded by a passionate community that has been involved in the development process from day-one to create their ultimate racing experience, Project CARS includes the largest track roster of any recent racing game, a huge variety of motorsports to play, a freeform and authentic career mode, world-class graphics and handling, dynamic time of day & weather, and a suite of community features and connectivity that leave the competition behind in the dust.
Gamers in the United States can grab their copy of Project CARS at Amazon.com. Project CARS is set to release on March 17th, 2015 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One
Learn more about the game and check out the full list of retailers doing pre-orders for Project CARS at http://www.projectcarsgame.com/preorder.html