Check out the latest gameplay trailer for Project CARS, below.
The clip commemorates Halloween and showcases impressive graphics as cars zip across a track in rough weather conditions. Sadly, the game will not arrive this holiday season as previously planned. Instead, developer Slightly Mad Studios has opted to release the title on March 17, 2015, for XBO, PS4 and PC; a Wii U release date is unknown.
“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 Slightly Mad exec Ian Bell earlier this month in a statement announcing the delay.
“[Although it was] 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,” he added.
In an interview with Eurogamer back in September, the studio’s creative director Andy Tudor expressed confidence that Project CARS could compete with established franchises like Forza and Gran Turismo, featuring differences that would put it ahead of those games. He said, “Other games, you may have to grind for XP to unlock them, or you may even—God forbid —have to buy them via micro transaction. You may have to grind for cash in races to buy the car you want. We’ve scrapped that. It’s a broken model. You start thinking about money and your account balance as opposed to things that real racing drivers think about, which is their career, the points in the championship, how good the car is feeling, [and] improving the car.”
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