Slightly Mad Studios and Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe have once again, teamed up, to bring us news of a follow up to arguably the most intense driving experience on console. Project CARS 2 is the game and it promises to be even more authentic than the first iteration.
Project CARS 2 is being created by gamers and tested by a team of world-class racing drivers, whose ranks include two-time Le Mans winner Tommy Milner, Rene Rast of the Audi factory test team and stunt driver Ben Collins; long thought of as the man inside the now infamous white helmet of the Stig. It aims to be the continuous choice for the world’s best Esports drivers and teams while also delivering the full spectrum of motorsport racing for all levels of racers with complete freedom to choose what and where to drive.
Project CARS 2 invites racers to challenge a host of online opponents, or take on lifelike AI in the most beautiful, authentically crafted and technically advanced racing simulation game on the planet. Slightly Mad Studios’ confidence game is strong.
Project CARS 2 will improve on what was one of the highest rated racing games of its generation, shifting up a gear and offering the largest track roster ever on console, with a wide selection of over 170 licensed vehicles from the world’s most iconic motoring brands as well. All of this is offered along with support for 12K and VR where available.
The input from professionals isn’t where the developer-listening has ended though. This new title will offer an Online Championship game mode, which has been much requested by fans. This will allow you to create and join ongoing racing leagues, with Esports functionality built-in from day one, including Competitive Racing License accreditation. Rallycross and IndyCar are also catered for and you can even be the Broadcast Director for the whole event. It promises to create a whole virtual world of championships to to lose yourself in.
Track conditions have had a tweak too, with the Livetrack 3.0 system using dynamic time of day, seasonal, atmospheric and race weekend track evolution conditions to constantly evolve the racing surface. Fight against Mother Nature with dynamic weather that now includes snow and even take on the challenge of ice tracks such as the official Mercedes-Benz Driving Events Winter Training Ice Track in Sweden. This will be a faithful recreation of the ice track Mercedes use in Sorsele, in the very north of Sweden.
Look out for more to come from Slightly Mad and Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe regarding Project CARS 2 as it marches towards it’s slated late 2017 release date on Xbox One.