Slightly Mad Studios has surprised us all today by announcing that Project CARS 2 is in development, just one month after the launch of Project CARS. No, I’m not kidding. They’re currently seeing funding on their World of Mass Development portal.
While Slightly Mad will still be supporting Project CARS with numerous “on demand” updates scheduled through the year, a sequel is already in the works for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam OS. Unsurprisingly there’s no Wii U platform being added to this.
The new game will apparently include new features such as “loose surface” racing with gravel, dirt, mud, and snow courses. There’ll also be eight different disciplines that’ll now include Rallycross, Hillclimbs, and Togue. In total, the studio claims Project CARS 2 will contain 50 unique locations and 200+ courses.
Co-operative options are also being added to Project CARS 2, including modes such as Teammate Driver, Spotter, Driver Swap, and Co-Pilot. The game will also include 200 cars across 40 different vehicle classes.
Though there’s no overall funding goal, prospective players can pledge amounts such as £50 to receive access to the game on PC upon release, along with an in-game badge and wallpaper, £75 will offer the same features including a soundtrack, poster, name in credits, and choice of platform.
If you’re a big spender and have £10K will receive an all expenses paid dinner with Andy Tudor, the head of Slightly Mad Studios, at a luxury hotel in London, along with a “luxury weekend itinerary” including the use of a Ferrari 458 Spider, and more extravagant offerings.
With no word on a release window, it could be a number of years before the game actually makes it to shelves. But that still doesn’t make the shock of the announcement any less… shocking.