Bandai Namco and Slightly Mad Studios revealed that they will bring Project CARS 2 to PC, PS4 and Xbox One later this year.
The sequel will feature an expanded roster of over 170 cars and 60+ tracks, brand-new fan-requested Online Championships game mode, and additional racing disciplines – including ice, dirt, snow, and mud racing – over its critically acclaimed predecessor.
PC players will be able to enjoy 12K resolution graphics with VR support making it the most immersive and technically advanced racing sim. Thanks to the developers’ proprietary LIVETRACK 3.0 technology, Slightly Mad Studios will create dynamic real-time weather, seasonal effects, track surface conditions, time-of-day changes, and implement advanced tire grip/wear physics.
Here’s what Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc., had to say:
“Project CARS 2’s authentic presentation of motorsports racing isn’t just cutting edge, it surpasses the cutting edge. No other driving game or racing title can approach Project CARS 2’s level of visual fidelity, real-world physics, and intelligent driver A.I. These features combined with dynamic weather and track effects, refined controls, and an authentic love of competitive eSports guarantees players will be able to live-out their racing aspirations on multiple gaming platforms.”
Stephen Viljoen, Project CARS 2 Game Director, added:
“We’re thrilled to pull off the covers on our publishing partnership with Bandai Namco Entertainment and finally share more details on our latest build with Project CARS 2. Our collective goal at Slightly Mad Studios is to create a simulation racing experience that rivals that of real-life. Realism and authenticity are central to our development mantra for Project CARS 2, hence we’re making sure we employ the best professional drivers, game developers, artists, and sound engineers to realize our vision for a game that takes players on the ultimate driver journey.”
The original Project Cars was a hyper-realistic racing simulator that was recently made free via Games With Gold on Xbox One.