Slightly Mad Studios announced yet another delay for its upcoming racer, Project CARS, pushing the date back from early April to mid-May. This is the game’s third recent 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 in a statement. “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.”
Before this latest delay, Project CARS was originally set for November 2014, then targeted a March 17 release, and was then pushed back to April 2nd on PC in the U.S., April 7th on Xbox One/PS4 in the U.S. and April 2nd in Europe (all platforms). It is also scheduled for a Wii U and Steam OS release at some point in 2015.
In addition to the bummer news, Slightly Mad also offered something more cheerful. It showed off four new tracks for the game, Spa-Francorchamps circuit, Sonoma Raceway, Brno Circuit and Willow Springs International Motorsports Park. We’ve include a gallery of images from these new tracks below.