Bandai Namco reveals ‘Project Cars 2’ coming to Xbox One and PC late 2017

This week, Slightly Mad Studio and Bandai Namco announced that the community-assisted racing simulator ‘Project CARS 2’ will be coming to Xbox One, PC, and PS4 later this year. The game will build upon the huge success of ‘Project CARS’ being one of the highest-rated and fastest-selling racing games of this generation.

The prequel ‘Project CARS’ was describes as one of the most “authentic, beautiful, intense, and technically-advanced racing games on the planet”. Create a driver, pick from a variety of motorsports, and shift into high gear to chase a number of Historic Goals and enter the Hall Of Fame. Then test your skills online either in competitive fully-loaded race weekends, leaderboard-based time challenges, or continually-updated community events.

‘Project CARS 2’ will offer more than 60 tracks and 170 cars to race on them. The PC version of the game will be getting VR support, along with support for resolutions as high as 12K. Dynamic weather conditions and surface deformities are also implemented to give the game a great deal of realism.

“Our collective goal at Slightly Mad Studios is to create a simulation racing experience that rivals that of real-life,” said Stephen Viljoen, game director on Project CARS 2, in a news release. “Realism and authenticity are central to our development mantra for Project CARS 2, hence we’re making sure we employ the best professional drivers, game developers, artists, and sound engineers to realize our vision for a game that takes players on the ultimate driver journey.”

We’ll forgive you if you had to do a double take when reading the title, as the game was actually announced all the way back in 2015, when the studio launched a crowdfunding campaign that aimed to raise nearly £7 million to fund the development of the game. However this is the first “official” announcement for the game, with development already taking place.

No other information has been given about it’s release, but we will update the our readers as more info becomes available.

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