Gentlemen, stop your engines
Like a beautiful dream that seems perpetually just out of reach, Project CARS has been delayed yet again.
The anticipated track racer, which uses feedback and experiences from several real racing drivers to absolutely fine-tune the details, has now been pushed back to "mid-May 2015." Its original April release date was also due to a delay, seeing as Project CARS was originally slated to arrive in time for Christmas.
Why? The usual. Polish.
“Despite our long heritage and pedigree in making critically-acclaimed racing games, Project CARS is by far the grandest and most intricately detailed of them all. Despite therefore the game being 99.9% complete, the remaining 0.1% attending to small issues and bugs has been tricky to anticipate. We’re absolutely dedicated to delivering a ground-breaking experience and by targeting mid-May fans can be assured that’s what they’ll receive” said Ian Bell, Head of Studio at Slightly Mad Studios.
“Again, we want to thank our fans for their support and patience on this matter. There’s a high expectancy from racing fans around the world that Project CARS is going to be an exciting new contender in the simulation racing space and we firmly believe gamers deserve it to be in its most complete and polished state when they come to play it on day one."
We're happy to wait so long as the game is ultimately worthwhile, and there's a little sweetener too.
"Since the gaming community is our primary focus and has always been at the heart of the project during development, we would like to offer some free content to all players as compensation for this short delay and as acknowledgement of how grateful we are," Bell concludes. "This gift, that we’re sure is going to excite fans, will be available from day one and revealed shortly. Keep an eye on our website for more info.”
Interesting. I hope it's a Thrustmaster T300 RS.
Why not watch our video interview with tamed racing driver Oli Webb for more details? While you wait, here are a couple of cheap PC deals for the full game if you want to pre-order and get that mysterious "gift."