Slightly Mad Studios and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment were thrilled to release Project CARS on Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One yesterday. Dubbed by these two as the “ultimate racing adventure,” Project CARS features a strong lineup of cars, tracks, and other features to satisfy both weekend drivers and road warriors.
The game aims to deliver the most authentic, beautiful, intense, and technically-advanced racing title ever develop. Having successfully crowd-funded the title, the game’s community has been involved in the development process from the very first day of development, allowing them to help fine-tune the title into their dream racing experience.
Ian Bell, Head of Studio at Slightly Mad Studios, stated, “Four years ago we had a vision for a racing game that was bold and dared to take on the two big contenders in this genre. By including the community who would ultimately be playing the game from day one of the development process, we’ve worked tirelessly to create a game that not only has best in class features but continues innovating in the racing genre, shatters long-standing traditions, and breaks new ground both visually and technically. And now, after that unique combination of our own expertise, the wishes & desires of the community, and the input from real racing drivers, we’re humbled to see that the existing approval from gamers is now also being reflected in overwhelmingly positive reviews and excitement from the racing community at large. It’s been a long journey but ultimately that journey is now in the hands of the players and we can’t wait to see your own career paths, your own stories you share on social media, and your own battles online. Thank you all so much.”
You’ll be able to team up with and take down other racing enthusiasts around the world, thanks to the multitude of multiplayer options. Up to 16 players will be able to race against each other in either public or private races, and these races can even be customized to suit each room’s particular style of play.
Those who don’t care for head-to-head racing can pass on it and instead enter the Driver Network Challenges, which include regularly scheduled community events. These events allow players to complete specific scenarios in order to climb the ranks and obtain bragging rights.
If you prefer, you can also take on others in asynchronous time trials. In these you will compete for record times across all the different tracks in the game, and, if you need a bit of help, you can download ghost data from players to see how they managed to make it through the track so quickly.
Are you excited for Project CARS?