If you were gearing up to take Project Cars from Slightly Mad Studios and BANDAI NAMCO for a spin on Xbox One, PS4 or PC next month then you might not like the following news.
Project Cars has officially come up short of the finish line for the third time since it was first delayed in October 2014 for a March 2015 release date. The new launch month for Project Cars is officially May 2015.
The first delay took the highly anticipated simulation racing game out of the holiday shopping window and into the first quarter of a new year. As March approached, the game wasn’t quite ready for showtime so it was delayed again, this time pushed back 30 days into April.
Here’s a message from Ian Bell, Head of Studio at Slightly Mad Studios, that addresses the latest delay and why it was imperative to implement.
“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. 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.”
Let’s all hope the third Project Cars delay is the charm and that 0.1% left to complete is properly polished off.