We’ll be seeing Project CARS launch in “mid-May” with no particular date determined and it is due in part to the “developers continued dedication to polishing up the game.” But one does have to wonder if this is the last of the many delays we’ve seen Project CARS get hit with. The game was originally set for November and moved to launch in March, then in February, they moved the release slightly into April… and here we are, getting another slight bump back into May.
Namco Bandai and Slightly Mad Studios released this statement:
“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” said Ian Bell, Head of Studio at Slightly Mad Studios. “Again, we want to thank our fans for their support and patience on this matter. There’s a high expectancy from racing fans around the world that Project CARS is going to be an exciting new contender in the simulation racing space and we firmly believe gamers deserve it to be in its most complete and polished state when they come to play it on day one. And 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. Keep an eye on our website for more info.”
Granted, Project CARS is set to deliver the “most authentic, beautiful, intense, and technically-advanced racing game on the planet,” so it is imperative for them to release a game that can stand up to the expectations that they have set.