Fall 2017 is the current target for Project Cars 2, after developer Slightly Mad Studios revealed that the racing sim is coming “Septemberish.”
Word comes by way of the studio’s online forums (thanks, GameSpot), where CEO Ian Bell touched on the current release timeline, stating, “it’s still a very tight run as we’re a bit behind on GUI and Career so nothing is set in stone yet. Current guess is Septemberish.”
Touting a wealth of new features and the “largest track roster ever,” Project Cars 2 won’t skimp on the brands front either, after Bell noted that “none of the famous [car] brands are missing this time.” That means budding racers can look forward to authentic replicas of Ferrari, Porsche, and Lamborghini, all of which were conspicuously absent from the original release.
Speaking of which, Slightly Mad’s follow-up will indeed adhere to the crowdfunding model, an announcement that proved contentious among fans more than a year ago. Details of the various tiers can be found through the World of Mass Development portal, where Slightly Mad stress that the crowdfunded nature of Project Cars allows the dev team to engineer a racing facsimile that is in many ways built by the community, for the community. Whether that pans out exactly as planned remains to be seen, but there’s no question that the developer has cultivated a passionate fanbase over the past two years.
Project Cars 2 is in development for PS4, Xbox One and PC and, judging by Slightly Mad’s latest status report, should be with us before the year’s end.