The first Project Cars 2 trailer has been released with a formal announcement by publisher Bandai Namco and developer Slightly Mad Studios. The racing game sequel will release later this year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Curiously, this is actual not the first time Project Cars 2 was revealed. Slightly Mad Studios announced it back in June 2015 and even ran a crowdfunding campaign to fund the project. The move was criticized by fans since the developer was asking for money two months after the release of the first game, which still was experiencing problems. At this time, it’s unclear what has happened with the crowdfunding campaign.
Project Cars 2 – Car list expands and other features
The sequel will feature over 170 licensed cars that can be driven on more tracks than “any console racing game ever,” all with dynamic weather and visual effects. Specific Project Cars 2 track list and car roster is unavailable at the time. You can check out the full list of planned features from Bandai Namco below:
The Pinnacle of Authenticity – Created by gamers and fine-tuned by pro drivers. Featuring class-leading visuals, 1:1 digital craftsmanship, precision physics, challenging AI, and dynamic real-time vehicle and weather-surface conditions.
– Over 170 licensed cars from the most iconic brands
– Largest track roster of any console racing game ever
– Full VR headset and 12K resolution (PC only) support
– Revamped controller pad handling
The Heat of the Competition – Discover your ultimate driver journey and test your skills against the most intense competition to become the next motorsport hero. Project Cars 2 was built from the ground-up with e-Sports in mind.
– All-new vehicle types & motorsport classes, plus old favorites (Rallycross, IndyCar, and more)
– Compete against friends online across a wide selection of vehicles on tarmac and off
– Robust e-Sports functionalities and all-new online championships
The Power of Conditions – Race without boundaries – Anytime, anywhere, with any car. Day or night, wet or dry.
– Race on varying track surfaces including ice, tarmac or dirt tracks
– LiveTrack 3.0: Dynamic road surface transitions affect vehicle performance, grip, and handling in real-time with bleeding-edge tire physics and surface deformities
– Full 24-hour cycle faithfully recreates the atmospheric conditions and ambience of a specific time of year
– Dynamic time-of-day, weather, and seasonal race conditions
Project Cars 2 release date has yet to be confirmed, but Slightly Mad Studios is planning for a late 2017 launch and previously hinted at a September release.