Project CARS 2 was first announced in June of 2015, just a month after the first game’s release. But ever since that announcement, developer Slightly Mad Studios has been rather quiet about any developments of the game. That is until CEO Ian Bell commented in the game’s forums saying that the sequel is coming out “Septemberish.”
According to the forum post in question, Ian Bell says that “It’s still a very tight run as we’re a bit behind on GUI and Career so nothing is set in stone yet.” He then concludes his statement with their planned release window by saying that their “current guess is Septemberish.”
In addition to that, Bell confirms that the game has already entered the QA process of development and they expect it to take at least 7 months to completely polish the game and get rid of any bugs. He does tease the fans a bit by confirming that Project CARS 2 will have all of the famous brands that were missing in the first game. Popular brands such as Ferrari, Porsche, and Honda were notably absent from the predecessor.
The original Project CARS first released in May of 2015 for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One platforms. It received generally positive reviews with an average of 82 on Metacritic across all three versions. It joins the ranks of games like Gran Turismo and Forza in the racing simulator genre in which they attempt to replicate and simulate the feeling of realistic professional driving.
Project CARS 2 was announced a month after the first game’s release with the developers promising several features that improve upon the foundations of the original.
In their announcement page for the sequel, they claim that Project CARS 2 will have 50 unique locations and over 200 new tracks along with over 200 new vehicles as well. Definitely a large jump from the original game’s 74 vehicles and 110 courses.