Bandai Namco and Slightly Mad Studios has today revealed that their upcoming sequel to the highly popular Project CARS, is on track for a “late 2017” release.
Project CARS 2, which began its crowdfunding campaign soon after the release of Project CARS in May, 2015, will once again be a racing game made by the people for the people. Described as the “next evolution” of the series, the game is set to feature “the most iconic cars under the most thrilling of conditions,” which means what we think it all means, dynamic weather and track conditions!
The new title will include something called LiveTrack 3.0 which is set to bring a whole host of dynamic conditions to every race, with tracks dynamically transitioning from clean, to dirty and rubberedin. This will in turn change the grip physics whatever the condition. Players can even race a full 24-hour cycle with realtime vehicle, weather and temperature changes, across all four seasons of which are faithfully recreating atmospheric conditions. Blimey.
Earlier this month a trailer for the game leaked ahead of time suggesting that Project CARS 2 may be muscling in on the rallycross genre, and that is indeed correct as players will be able to race on ice, tarmac, or dirt tracks.
Project CARS 2 will also include over 170 licenced cars, the largest track roster of any console racing game, and completely revamped pad handling. So far this all sounds pretty damn exciting.
Check out the officially released trailer below, and a bunch of screenshots to boot.