Today developer Slightly Mad Studios and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment announced that the Ferrari brand will be a part of their upcoming racing game Project Cars 2.
A total of ten Ferrari cars will be faithfully reproduced in the game: the 1967 330 P4, the 365 GTB4 Competizone, the F333 SP, the F50 GT, the Enzo Ferrari, the 488 GT3, the 1998 288 GTO, the 1989 F40LM, and the LaFerrari.
Speaking about the addition of the Ferrari brand to the game, the Game Director of Project Cars 2, Stephen Viljoen, had this to say:
“Curating and selecting Ferraris from over 80 years’ worth of motorsport history was both a challenge and a joy. Our fans’ number one request after Project CARS 1 was to bring Ferrari to our game. We’re proud and really excited to have managed to bring this legendary brand to the franchise. Recreating their handling and legendary performance was a top priority for us.”
Andy Tudor, the Creative Director at Slightly Mad Studios, also had this to say:
“Having Ferrari in Project CARS 2 is fantastic news for our drivers. But it also comes with its own unique set of challenges. With so much pedigree and expectation, getting the feel of these Ferraris right, in-game, was a massive responsibility for us. Fans and drivers of both Project CARS 2 and Ferrari expect something special, they expect the cars in-game to echo all the hallmarks of what it is to drive some of Maranello’s greatest-ever cars. We can’t wait to get our drivers into these Ferraris and let them experience what we’ve achieved. These cars are truly special.”
The announced Ferrari rides join the game’s 180+ car lineup, which also features such brands like BMW, Ford, Lotus, and Mercedes.
In addition to the initial announcement, a brand new trailer, showing off some of these legendary vehicles, was also released. You can check it out at the end of the article.
A few weeks ago, Project Cars 2’s full 60 track lineup was revealed. Each one of them includes dynamic weather, day-to-night transitions, and other factors that will affect the player while they’re driving.
Project Cars 2 is set to be released on September 22nd, 2017, and will be available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.