Is Project CARS 2 already in development?

Developer Slightly Mad Studios has indicated that it is already beavering away on a follow-up to the as-yet unreleased Project CARS for PS4, PC, and Xbox One.

Project CARS screenshot

Speaking on the World of Mass Development message board (via Pretend Race Cars), Head of Studio Ian Bell seemingly confirmed that Project CARS 2 is already in the planning stages.

A very short update for now as I’m jet-lagged to hell and back but the good news is that we will be continuing the WMD setup for pCARS2. We will open new forum sections when the game (pCARS1) ships to support the new users and you WMD experts will all have access and we’d greatly appreciate your assistance advising new users.

I’ll be implementing a new non-profit return form of WMD for pCARS2 (to avoid the FSA hassle) and will set a purchase time limit of 2-3 months for those who want to take part. Following this, involvement will be closed. The tiers won’t have the higher cost options that we currently have (probably capped at 100 pounds with excellent benefits) and those who want to approach me personally to invest in the new game can do so providing it’s at or above 50k.

I planned to release the above information with a new web page explaining the details of each purchase tier but we’re insanely busy and haven’t found the time. I’m aware though that I promised an update so here it is.

In short, we want to continue and extend the community involvement in the pCARS brand which has proven to be so very effective and we want to ensure this great community lives on and thrives into the future.

Nothing official regarding a sequel to Project CARS has been announced as of yet, although Bell’s comments leave little room for interpretation. The only other thing he could have possibly been talking about is some form of expansion for the original game, although we probably won’t find out for sure for a while yet.

Project CARS is due out on PS4, PC, and Xbox One on May 7, 2015. The game is one of many new titles coming out that will run at a higher resolution on PS4 compared to Xbox One.