Project Cars 2 announced for PC and Xbox One with off-road racing added

Developer Slightly Mad Studios is wasting no time in making a sequel to its recently launched racing sim Project Cars. It has revealed plans to develop Project Cars 2 for the PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and SteamOS platforms. The sequel will include off-road racing for the first time.

Here's what Slightly Mad wants to include in Project Cars 2:

  • THE LARGEST TRACK ROSTER EVER – 50 unique locations and 200+ courses including 'loose surface racing' on dirt, gravel, mud, and snow. All will have dynamic time of day and weather allowing you to play anytime, anywhere
  • THE WIDEST VARIETY OF MOTORSPORTS with 8 different disciplines now including Rallycross, Hillclimbs, and Touge. 200+ cars from over 40 different vehicle classes including never-before-seen Concepts and Banned Race Cars
  • CO-OP CAREER – Play as the Teammate Driver, Spotter, Driver Swap, or Co-Pilot. More choices, more opportunities, more strategy, greater risks and greater rewards
  • SEAMLESSLY CONNECTED – Socialize and compete via Online Track Days, have players from around the world take the place of AI-controlled drivers in your solo play, and get news updates on the Driver Network around you
  • PRO ESPORTS RACING – Skill & Behavioural-based matchmaking, create your own Online Racing Leagues, and Live Broadcast and Spectator functionality YOUR HOME FOR RACING – Your own personal, customisable Test Track to tune and test your cars. Invite others to showcase your passion for racing and learn race craft and engineering with the Project CARS Academy

As with the original game, Project Cars 2 will receive much of its funding via the World of Mass Development portal, which will allow gamers to put their own money behind its development as well as give their feedback to the game's creators. There's no word yet on a release date for Project Cars 2.

Source: World of Mass Development

John Callaham