Slightly Mad Studios wanted feedback from the vast gaming community as they developed Project CARS, and they got it by releasing a series of early builds that players were able to evaluate as the game raced to completion. However, this process took its time and the game’s planned Fall 2013 release eventually morphed into a May 2015 launch. So I guess it’s a good thing Slightly Mad is already getting started on the sequel.
Announced on the game’s official website yesterday, Project CARS 2 will once again use community feedback to mold the game through the evaluation of early builds. Slightly Mad currently has £250,000 ($392,000) budgeted for the game and is seeking an additional £7 million ($11 million) through their World of Mass Development crowdfunding platform.
Sightly Mad Studios also shared their vision for Project CARS 2, which could turn out to be the biggest racing simulation ever:
- The Largest Track Roster Ever – 50 unique locations and 200+ courses including “loose surface racing” on dirt, gravel, mud, and snow. All will have dynamic time of day and weather allowing you to play anytime, anywhere.
- The Widest Variety of Motorsports – With eight different disciplines now including Rallycross, Hillclimbs, and Touge. 200+ cars from over 40 different vehicle classes including never-before-seen Concepts and Banned Race Cars.
- Co-Op Career – Play as the Teammate Driver, Spotter, Driver Swap, or Co-Pilot. More choices, more opportunities, more strategy, greater risks, and greater rewards.
- Seamlessly Connected – Socialize and compete via Online Track Days, have players from around the world take the place of AI-controlled drivers in your solo play, and get news updates on the Driver Network around you.
- Pro eSports Racing – Skill & Behavioural-based matchmaking, create your own Online Racing Leagues, and Live Broadcast and Spectator functionality.
- Your Home For Racing – Your own personal, customisable Test Track to tune and test your cars. Invite others to showcase your passion for racing and learn race craft and engineering with the Project CARS Academy.
Project CARS 2 is in development for the PC (Windows and SteamOS), PS4, and Xbox One.