Project CARS 2 will be running on PS 4, Xbox One, Windows PC, and on Steam OS, announced developer Slightly Mad Studios on Monday. It follows the globally successful racing simulator Project CARS which launched not long ago. For the first time, Project Cars will have off-road racing on its second version.
Just as with its predecessor, World of Mass Development portal will develop and fund the second title of the game. Racing sim enthusiasts will be delighted as World of Mass Development lets them take part in helping shape and develop the AAA racing title. Those who are interested can follow the game’s development process up close by having access to ongoing builds and air their opinions by voting for the development of the game.
Gamers can put their own funds behind its development and give feedback to the developers. They are invited to join the development process by choosing one out of five membership tiers on CARS 2 project page. WMD portal said the upcoming game will be the largest track roster ever with 50 distinct locations and more than 200 courses, such as gravel, snow, dirt and mud as “loose surface racing.” Gameplaying is dynamic as it can be anywhere, or any time of the day, regardless of weather conditions.
Slightly Mad Studios is behind successful franchises like Test Drive, Need for Speed and GTR. This year, it pioneers the best-selling Project CARS. The game was entirely funded by passionate racing fans worldwide. Thousands of players tested the game, gave feedback and created assets throughout its development. Its website claims Project CARS becomes a real contender to other star games and leads the market in technical expertise and visual fidelity.
Project CARS 2, which will run on PS 4, Xbox One, PC and SteamOS will be about various motorsports as it comes with eight different disciplines like Touges, Rallycross and Hillclimbs. Cars from more than 40 various classes of vehicles, such as the never-before-seen concepts and banned race cars will have their appearances. Racing sim fans can play as the Teammate Driver, Co-Pilot, Spotter or Driver Swap, courtesy of the games’ Co-op career feature. There are more opportunities, choices and strategies in Project CARS 2 but with greater risks, there await greater rewards.
By playing Project CARS 2, one can create his own online racing league as it features matchmaking based on behavior and skill. The game also has a functionality Live Broadcast and Spectator. By making it possible for gamers to customize Test Track in order to test and tune their cars, the second edition of Project CARS will become one’s home for car racing. The gamer can invite others as well to satiate their passion for racing while learning the racing craft and engineering with Project CARS Academy.
Project CARS 2 also includes seamless connection where gamers can both compete and socialize through the Online Track Days. The latter makes it possible for players worldwide to supersede artificial intelligence controlled drivers during solo play. Furthermore, Driver Network can give news updates around them.
Project CARS 2 has five support tiers – from bronze at £50, that gives access to the game, to diamond tier at £10,000, which includes lots of perks, like merchandise and an in-game race team named after the gamer. Slightly Mad Studios discloses that it has some “on demand” updates set for this year.
According to the Irish Examiner, the early launching of the crowdfunding campaign for the Project CARS sequel could have been in better timing, as Project CARS is just barely a month after release. Its next edition, Project CARS 2, which will run on PS 4, Xbox One, PC and SteamOS, might be set a few years ahead; this would not make some fans happy if they are required to pay so far in advance. As anticipated, Project CARS 2 has no release date yet.
By Judith Aparri
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