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Project Cars delayed into 2015


Update: We now have official word.

It seems the delay is in order to avoid releasing alongside the 'AAA' titles which are also lined up for November and to help polish the game a little more.

"Our goal has always been to deliver a landmark title that encompasses the wishes and desires of racing fans from all around the world; something with features and content powered by the community that provide a truly unforgettable and pioneering experience," said Head of Studio Ian Bell. 

"Whilst a tough decision to make, the change in release date allows the game the greatest chance of success and visibility, and the opportunity to polish the game even further to the high standards that both ourselves and our community demand and expect. We’re eager for you all to see what we’ve been working on in just a few months."

The Wii U version was not mentioned.

Full Press release

PROJECT CARS RE-SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 2015

Slightly Mad Studios and BANDAI NAMCO Games Europe S.A.S today announced they will be moving the release of Project CARS for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC to March 20th 2015 in Europe and Australasia.

The move positions the title away from the competitive holiday scene dominated by household names while affording the team at Slightly Mad Studios additional time to extend and polish their ground-breaking and accomplished next-gen racing experience that’s been created alongside a community of over 85,000 racing fans and real-life professional drivers.

“Our goal has always been to deliver a landmark title that encompasses the wishes and desires of racing fans from all around the world; something with features and content powered by the community that provide a truly unforgettable and pioneering experience” said Ian Bell, Head of Studio at Slightly Mad Studios. “Whilst a tough decision to make, the change in release date allows the game the greatest chance of success and visibility, and the opportunity to polish the game even further to the high standards that both ourselves and our community demand and expect. We’re eager for you all to see what we’ve been working on in just a few months.”

Project CARS aims to deliver the most authentic, beautiful, intense, and technically-advanced racing game on the planet. Crowd-funded by a passionate community that has been involved in the development process from day-one to create their ultimate racing experience, Project CARS includes the largest track roster of any recent racing game, a huge variety of motorsports to play, a freeform and authentic career mode, world-class graphics and handling, dynamic time of day & weather, and a suite of community features and connectivity that leave the competition behind in the dust.

Many thanks for your understanding and if you have any questions, please feel free to come back to us anytime.


Original: If you were looking forward to Project Cars then you may be disappointed to know that it has now been delayed into 2015, according to reports.



The news was originally posted on the game's backer forum and although we couldn't access that ourselves, Reddit suggested that the game has indeed been delayed until March 2015 and to add more evidence, after some searching around we also found that Best Buy have already sent out a delay notice.




We understand the official release date is now March 17th in the US and March 20th in the EU, although we'll update when we have official word.

Edited On 17 Oct, 2014

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Old Timer's avatar
Old Timer 2 years ago
Disappointed as I was really looking forward to this but there's plenty more games out between now and then to keep me busy and for my racing fix I'll just stick with Forza 5 and Horizon 2.
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Dead 2 years ago
And they didn't know November was AAA season when they originally set the release date?
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TruDarkAssassin 2 years ago
this is ok for me one less game to get in an already expensive few months
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PrometheusFan 2 years ago
Wonder if this means the Wii U version will launch alongside the rest now or be delayed further.
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Light Heavensword 2 years ago
You never know it could get delayed even further like what happened with Watch Dogs, or it could come out at the same time. I never even knew this was even coming out on the Wii U, to be honest there's a lot of games coming out in November.
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Dead 2 years ago
Is there an echo in here? Really does sound like the same person repeating themselves for effect.
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Old Timer 2 years ago
The only concern when I read this is the developers saying they basically didn't want to release it along side other AAA games, ok I can understand that to a point but if they believe they have produced a great game then why not have the confidence to put it up against other games? ....
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PHILIP 2 years ago
@Old Timer - I guess the reason is despite how "good or confident" they feel their game is people don't have bottomless pockets to fund every game they want... Release it at a quiter time of year and I presume they feel that they can pull in a larger crowd - even from those craving for a new title to play. I am pretty sure it will be a very good game so I would'nt worry too much.
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PHILIP 2 years ago
I am planning on getting the Ps4 version but I bet the Wii U will have some nifty touch control features.
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Chris 2 years ago
So there are no AAA titles out bloodborne,the order,hardline,evolve,watcher to name just 5 are due around same time within a month,are they not telling us something only time will tell
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delta1971 2 years ago
Funny that coming out around when f1 2015 supposed to be released for next gen consoles, also look at Driveclub that was delayed supposed to come out on PS4 release but a year later and lots of problems

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