The sequel to perhaps the best-looking and -playing driving game of its generation, Project CARS 2, will be released on Sep 22, Slight Mad Studios and Bandai Namco Entertainment have announced.
The new edition touts “bleeding-edge visuals, precise car physics, revamped confidence-inspiring gamepad controls combined with advanced and newly refined tire grip and slip physics that provide drivers with optimized control and feel in all situations, and enhanced, realistic A.I.”. This has been tested by a team of world-class racing drivers, including two-time Le Mans winner Tommy Milner, Audi factory driver René Rast, stunt driver Ben Collins (Skyfall, Doctor Strange), and Rallycross and sim racing champion Mitchell DeJong, so you know there’s some pedigree there.
Ten Ferrari models will also be released with the game on the launch date, including the Ferrari 330 P4, 365 GTB4 Competizione, 288 GTO, F40 LM , F333 SP, F50 GT, Enzo Ferrari, 488 GT3, 488 GTE, and LaFerrari. That’s a lot of numbers.
OVERHAULED CAREER MODE
The new game comes together with an overhauled career mode. This career mode comes with a “sandbox” approach, offering you an open path to achieve your motorsports dreams. You can start your career in karts, or just start in whichever discipline you prefer. There are nine to choose from – so there’s always going to be a challenge.
MULTI-CLASS RACING ACTION
With all those disciplines, there are also multiple car classes to choose from, whether it’s iconic cars from the golden age of sportscars, modern prototypes, or GT3. These classes can race together too, so you can really bring that LaFerrari on some rallycross action.
PRE-ORDERS HAVE STARTED
Digital pre-orders have started for Project Cars 2. The Standard Edition includes the full game, as well as the Japanese Cars Pack that features four cars from Japanese manufacturers Honda and Nissan: The Honda Euro Spec Civic Type-R, the Honda Project 2&4, the Skyline GT-R (R32) Group A and the twin-turbo V8 Nissan 280ZX IMSA GTX.
Meanwhile, the Deluxe Edition includes the full game, the Japanese Cars Pack, a Season Pass, as well as the Motorsport Pack that includes 4 racing cars curated from 40 years of motoring history.
If you’re looking for something more physical, a Limited Edition will available at launch that includes the full game, Sticker Sheet, Steelbook, and the Japanese Cars Pack. And there’s the Collector’s Edition: This includes everything in the Limited Edition, and adds an Art Book, a 1/43 scale model car of McLaren 720S (Diecast in an exclusive SMS-R Stealth Satin livery), the Season Pass, and the Motorsport Pack DLC (Season Pass Exclusive).
The game will launch with what is touted as the “largest track roster ever on console”, more than 170 licensed cars, and support for VR and 12K.
Project Cars 2 will be released worldwide on Sept 22 2017 for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.