Project CARS, a game designed by Slightly Mad Studios, for PC, Xbox One and PS4, has recently been delayed further, much to the disappointment of those wanting the game sooner rather than later.
We have previously reported that the game had been delayed to 2015, with no concrete date set. Over time a date was set for April 2nd 2015. This has since been delayed further, with a new date of some time in Mid-May 2015. Head of Slightly Mad Studios Ian Bell has been quoted to say that the postponement is due to “small bugs and issues” that they want to sort out before release. This comes after a major outrage in the gaming community over games being released while blatantly unfinished, most notably in this issue being Ubisoft studios with both Assassin’s Creed Unity and Far Cry 4 being unfinished on release. Ubisoft even had to give the Downloadable content for Assassin’s Creed Unity; titled “Dead Kings” away for free, and gave anyone that bought the season pass for the game the chance to get another game out of a pre-determined list of games, before pulling the pass down from all online stores.
I personally can see why Slightly Mad Studios are doing this from a business standpoint. The game has been in development for PC for a number of years, and the company want to release a game that they are happy with. Add to that the fact that the main competition is from “Forza Motorsport 5” from Turn 10 studios, “Forza Horizon 2” by Playground Games; both of these games available on Xbox One and “Driveclub” by Evolution Studios; available on PS4, you can see that the line of racing games is pretty hard to get into at this time, especially considering the prowess of all three aforementioned games and their stellar look and feel to be the cornerstone for racing on their respective platforms.
Project CARS is a game that is funded by the community and developers, with no publisher to help. The game is set around all major disciplines of motorsport, besides Formula 1, which is a licensed title by Codemasters Racing. In the game, you will have the choice of working your way through each discipline or jumping straight into your favourite motorsport area, wether it be touring cars or Formula A. It will also host over a staggering 67 cars and 52 different racetracks, most designed using real world racing circuits and famous driving roads. This number takes into account all the tracks and cars that will either be released on launch or as post launch DLC.
With Project CARS now scheduled for a mid-May launch, expect a review soon here on Teck Comes First. Also be sure to tell us your thoughts on what you think of the delay, we’d love to hear them!