Slightly Mad Studios and Bandai Namco Games Europe today announced that Project CARS has been delayed. This is the second time this year the game has been delayed, and third time in the past six months. The developer claims that this new delay is due to \”the team’s continued dedication to polishing the game.\”
“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” said Ian Bell, Head of Studio at Slightly Mad Studios. “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.”
The news only pertains to the Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC versions of the game, as with last time the Wii U version (still confirmed to be in development) was not mentioned. It is expected that the studio will release the Wii U version several months after the other versions have launched, this is likely so they can focus on Wii U specific features such as making use of the Wii U GamePad.