We haven’t heard much about Project CARS 2 since the announcement in mid 2015, but Slightly Mad Studios (creators of Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends, Need for Speed: Shift and Shift 2: Unleashed) have now started discussing a possible release date of their next racing game. On the game’s official forums the studio’s CEO Ian Bell said that although nothing is set in stone yet, considering the project’s current state the most probable launch date is “Septemberish”. The team still has to do some work on GUI and Career, not to mention the QA period.
The original Project CARS was a project co-funded by fans via World of Mass Development. That game launched on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on May 2015, and since then had quite a success, having sold more than 2 million copies as of October 2016. This is the kind of racing game that simulation enthusiasts are especially fond of. It offers both a realistic driving model and an impressive selection of authentic vehicles (including bolides and carts) and tracks. The second installment will go for the “bigger, better, more” approach. This one too is being developed with the support of WMD community.