Today, developer Slightly Mad Studios and publisher Bandai Namco announced that Project CARS 2 is set to launch on PS4, Xbox one, and PC on September 22nd. And to celebrate the announcement the developer has released a new trailer.
Additionally, the pair also announced that the first public demo of the racing game will be playable at Bandai Namco’s E3 2017 booth. The demo is said to showcase the multi-class action, newly optimized handling, and revamped gamepad controls.
Meanwhile the new “E3 Sizzle Trailer” present’s the game’s sandbox approach to the new overhauled career mode.
For those that don’t know: Project CARS 2 is the follow-up to 2015 motorsport racing simulator: Project CARS. Notably, the sequel — unlike its predecessor — will not be missing any famous car brand this time around.
Project CARS 2 is apparently being built from the ground-up with eSports in mind, including in-game racing license accreditation, dedicated director/broadcaster functionality, and streaming integration. At the moment, there are said to be multiple series and championships planned after the game launches.
The sequel also allows for all classes of car to race together, a hotly-requested feature that fans pointed out as a glaring absence in the first game. Meanwhile, thanks to its LiveTrack 3.0 technology, tracks will dynamically transition from clean to rubbered-in to dirty, changing grip physics whether on tarmac, dirt, or ice.
Players can race a full 24-hour cycle with real-time vehicle, weather, and temperature changes, and even across all four seasons. Further, weather effects such as mist, thunder, and snow will be present and offer up their own unique challenges.
Project CARS 2 will cost $59.99 USD when it launches. Below, you can check out the new trailer.
In other recent and related news, developer Slightly Mad Studios has teased that it has signed a deal to make a major Hollywood blockbuster franchise game series. Additionally, the developer also confirmed that the Scorpio version of the game will not be held back by anything, including the PS4 Pro.