Ever since I played Project CARS at E3 last year I have been looking forward to playing the final version. Its visually impressive and played like a high quality sim racer that could easily hold its own against the Gran Turismos and Forza Motorsports of the world. In fact, I even mentioned that Project CARS on PS4 might be Sony’s best answer for games like Forza Motorsport 5 and the upcoming Forza Motorsport 6 as right now there is no information on when the next Gran Turismo is coming.
Unfortunately, Project CARS has suffered a few hiccups along its path to release. Originally slated to release in November of last year the game was pushed back to March 2015. Today, in an interview with Games Industry (and reflected on the official Project CARS website) Slightly Mad Studios head Ian Bell announced that Project CARS will be pushed back another 30 days or so to April 2015. Now the game is set to release April 2nd, 2015 on PC and April 7th 2015 on PS4 and Xbox One.
As for the reason for the delay, Bell stated that their team wanted the “greatest chance for success and visibility”. Perhaps there are a few other high profile games being released in March and they felt they might have gotten lost in the crowd? It is an understandable move but no doubt frustrating for fans who have pre-ordered or planned on purchasing the game on release. Although, while another month to wait seems like a long time keep in mind that this delay is significantly shorter than the first. This extra time may also allow for the developers to add in a few more cool things that they perhaps weren’t able to get to previously.
Either way, I am still very much looking forward to playing (hopefully reviewing) this game when it does release! Stay tuned to MotorworldHype.com for any further Project CARS updates. In the meantime let us know what you think. Were you anticipating the release of Project CARS? Did you already put in your pre-order? Are you upset that the game has been delayed again? Or, are you ok with them taking the time to further polish the game and give it the best chance for higher sales and visibility? Sound off in the comments or tweet us at @MotorworldHype