Project Cars Avoids November Rush, Runs Away To March
Another week, another delay.
Developer Slightly Mad Studios confirmed to GameSpot that their new racer, Project Cars, won't hit its original November release date.
Instead, the game will now launch on March 20, 2015 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Publisher Bandai Namco said moving the game out of the competitive holiday scene is probably beneficial, as their new IP would've had to battle "household names." From a development standpoint, Slightly Mad boss Ian Bell said:
"Our goal has always been to deliver a landmark title that encompasses the wishes and desires of racing fans from all around the world; something with features and content powered by the community that provide a truly unforgettable and pioneering experience.
Whilst a tough decision to make, the change in release date allows the game the greatest chance of success and visibility, and the opportunity to polish the game even further to the high standards that both ourselves and our community demand and expect. We're eager for you all to see what we've been working on in just a few months."
Maybe they didn't want to compete with Ubisoft's The Crew, which is set to release in November as well. That's a new IP as well, though. Then again, there's the rest of the November lineup, which includes Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Far Cry 4, and two Assassin's Creed installments.
Related Game(s): Project CARS
10/17/2014 11:06:17 AM Ben Dutka