If you’re thinking “didn’t I just read this story” then you wouldn’t be alone because I’m thinking “didn’t I just write this story”. Yes, Project CARS is delayed again. The ultra realistic racing simulator will now release in mid May (no specific date given) for PC via Steam as well as Xbox One and PS4 in Australia and Europe. The release date prior to this change was April 2nd and before that March 20th and was originally slated to release in the first quarter of 2014.
Slightly Mad Studios and Bandai Namco had this to say on the newest delay:
““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.””.
Well at least the free content sounds good. We’re taking bets on if there will be another release date so let us know if you think their will be and how much your willing to bet in the comments below. A very talked down Wii U version should also be close to completion by this time but no release date has yet been given. You can check out our impressions of the game here. In other bad release date news today, Naughty Dog confirmed Uncharted 4 will not be released until 2016.