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All Articles: Project CARS
It looks like Slightly Mad Studios couldn’t coax enough horsepower out of the Wii U to properly port Project CARS to Nintendo’s console after all. Speaking to Nintendo Life, Studio Head Ian Bell confirmed the cancellation this morning:
The official line is that we’re awaiting an announcement from Nintendo on new hardware. As of now [Project CARS] is simply too much for the Wii U.
After a number of delays (and the cancellation of planned PS3 and Xbox 360 ports), Project CARS was released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One in May. Nintendo plans to reveal more information about their next console, the “NX,” in 2016. Perhaps it will be powerful enough to handle Project CARS 2, Slightly Mad’s recently announced racing sequel.
Project CARS vrooms vrooms its way onto the Xbox Games Store today. The Xbox One title is the latest from Slightly Mad Studios, a development team that has been working hard to perfect the racing game. Working with a community of dedicated fans, its possible that they may have done it.
Also available on the Xbox Games Store this week is AirMech Arena, a free-to-play “fast-paced real-time strategy game” where players take control of AirMechs, flying jets that transform into robotic mechs. You might say they’re more than meets the eye… but I won’t say that, it might imply something untoward.
Science also plays a role in this week’s new releases as Lifeless Planet: Premier Edition and Schrodinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark can also be purchased by Xbox One owners today. Lifeless Planet is an exploration game that features a mysterious Russian town on a believed-to-be-barren rock while Schrodinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark is a puzzle platformer that puts its scientific cred right there in the title.
Finally, a new title will call the Xbox 360 section of the Xbox Games Store home this week. Syberia II is an adventure game that was originally released for the PC in 2004. With part three on the horizon, the second game in the series is now downloadable for the Xbox 360.
More information on all of these games can be found after the break. (more…)
Have you left The Last of Us behind? Maybe the release of a standalone version of The Last of Us: Left Behind on the PlayStation Store will convince you to pick it up again. Now available for just $9.99, the game can be downloaded now on the PS3 and PS4.
Also available this week is a string of other new titles, both big and small…
- Project CARS (PS4) is a slightly ambitious car racing simulation from Slightly Mad Studios.
- Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (PS4) brings two of the best-loved RPGs in the series to Sony’s current-generation console for the first time.
- Schrodinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark (PS4) is a wacky puzzle platformer that has one of the best titles ever.
- Nom Nom Galaxy (PS4) is the latest game from PixelJunk creators Q-Games.
More information on all of these titles (and a few others) can be found after the break. And, as always, a full rundown of this week’s new game add-ons and discounts can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)
We’re keeping it short and sweet, once again, with this week’s new release report.
Also this week, a pair of Final Fantasy remakes have found new homes. Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster will make its way onto the PS4, while Final Fantasy IV: The After Years is now available to download on the PC.
Finally, a pair of simulators will launch for the PC this. Trainz: A New Era is a… wait for it… train simulator. And Airport Firefighters: The Simulation is a simulator about… wait just a bit longer for it… a simulator about airport firefighters.
That’s it for your retail release report. As always, the PlayStation Store, Xbox Games Store, Nintendo eShop, and Steam will pick up the slack with a variety of new downloadable titles throughout the week.
New Releases: SMT Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker, Project CARS for PC, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, More
This May is going to be rather underwhelming when it comes to the quantity of new video games. But there doesn’t mean there won’t be plenty of quality sprinkled in from week-to-week.
For example, Atlus will bring Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker to the 3DS this week. Originally released for the DS in 2012, Record Breaker will add a brand new scenario, the “Triangulum Arc,” to the RPG, as well as new difficulty options and improved controls.
Also available this week is the PC edition of Project CARS, Slightly Mad’s ambitious auto racing simulation. In addition to Oculus Rift and 12K UltraHD monitor support, Project CARS will offer dozens of vehicles and over 100 courses. Project CARS will be released for the PS4 and Xbox One next week.
Getting about as far away from the world of simulators as we can is Wolfenstein: The Old Blood. The downloadable prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One as a standalone game. You can grab this World War II shooter on Tuesday, just a few days ahead of V-E Day.
Finally this week, WB Games and Monolith Productions will release Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition for the PS4 and Xbox One. This ultimate edition of one of 2014’s best games will include all of the previously downloadable content including both major expansions.
As always, more new releases will be available this week exclusively through the PlayStation Store, Xbox Games Store, Nintendo eShop, and Steam. We’ll keep you updated on those titles as the week goes on.
After several delays, Slightly Mad Studios and Bandai Namco have announced Project CARS will definitely be released this May. PC gamers will be able to download it through Steam on May 6. If you plan on picking it up for a console, be advised that PS4 and Xbox One owners will have to wait until May 12. Finally, Project CARS will be released (for all platforms) in European countries on May 7 and a day later, May 8, throughout the UK.
To celebrate the good news, Slightly Mad has put the pedal to the metal on a brand new trailer, which has been embedded above. They’ve also updated the game’s Official FAQ with confirmation that the PC release will support 12K monitor (a 11520×2160 resolution).
How ridiculous is that? Very, actually, because 12K display technology don’t yet exist. The resolution is currently only available by jury-rigging three 4K monitors together and powering it with a PC that has four GeForce Titan graphics cards stuffed into it. The future is now and Slightly Mad is in the driver’s seat.
On a lower resolution note, a Wii U edition of Project CARS remains in development and Slightly Mad still plans to release it sometime before the end of the year.
A caution flag has been raised on Slighty Mad’s Project CARS once again as the racing sim has suffered another delay. Instead of the previously announced April 7, 2015 release date, Project CARS will now be available for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One in mid-May. The Wii U and SteamOS versions of the game are still on track for a “TBA 2015” launch.
Ian Bell, Slighty Mad’s Studio Head, penned an explanation for the delay on the developer’s official website. According to Bell, a few nagging issues and bugs still need to be squashed:
Despite our long heritage and pedigree in making critically-acclaimed racing games, Project CARS is by far the grandest and most intricately detailed of them all. Despite therefore the game being 99.9% complete, the remaining 0.1% attending to small issues and bugs has been tricky to anticipate. We’re absolutely dedicated to delivering a ground-breaking experience and by targeting mid-May fans can be assured that’s what they’ll receive.
To make amends for this delay, Bell also revealed that Slightly Mad will produce special bonus content that will be available to download at launch:
Since the gaming community is our primary focus and has always been at the heart of the project during development, we would like to offer some free content to all players as compensation for this short delay and as acknowledgement of how grateful we are. This gift, that we’re sure is going to excite fans, will be available from day one and revealed shortly.
This is the fourth confirmed release date for Project CARS. The game was originally scheduled to launch in November 2014 before being pushed back to March and then April.
The highways and byways of the northeast are currently a mess, so it seems rather fitting that Slightly Mad Studios has announced that the release date for Project CARS has slipped once again. Previously set to get the green flag on March 17, the game will now be released for the PC on April 2 and for the PS4 and Xbox One on April 7. The Wii U edition of Project CARS still has a “TBA 2015” release date.
“Moving a release date was not an easy decision to make, as we know our fans are eager to get their hands-on on Project CARS,” said Ian Bell, the Studio Head at Slightly Mad Studios. “But we know that these extra days will allow us to provide the best game experience that our fans deserve. We assure you the wait will be worth it when the game does arrive early April.”
To keep your engine revving, Slightly Mad has teamed up distributor Bandai Namco to release a series of behind-the-scenes videos detailing the development process behind Project CARS. The first, which has been embedded above, will feature Creative Director Andy Tudor kicking the tires on the game’s Career Mode.