Project CARS, originally dated to release in March 2015, before it was then delayed to release in April, has now been pushed back to mid-May. News come way of a press release sent out by the developer on March 11th.
Reasons cited for the delay includes bug fixing and overall polish for the game.
Studio head Ian Bell said the following in the press release:
“Despite our long heritage and pedigree in making critically-acclaimed racing games, Project CARS is by far the grandest and most intricately detailed of them all. Despite therefore the game being 99.9% complete, the remaining 0.1% attending to small issues and bugs has been tricky to anticipate. We’re absolutely dedicated to delivering a ground-breaking experience and by targeting mid-May fans can be assured that’s what they’ll receive.”
Bell also revealed a plan to reward gamers upon the release of the game with a gift, although what exactly that gift would be was not detailed.
“Again, we want to thank our fans for their support and patience on this matter. There’s a high expectancy from racing fans around the world that Project CARS is going to be an exciting new contender in the simulation racing space and we firmly believe gamers deserve it to be in its most complete and polished state when they come to play it on day one. And since the gaming community is our primary focus and has always been at the heart of the project during development, we would like to offer some free content to all players as compensation for this short delay and as acknowledgement of how grateful we are. This gift, that we’re sure is going to excite fans, will be available from day one and revealed shortly. Keep an eye on our website for more info.”
Project CARS is now scheduled to release mid-May on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Being a Gran Turismo fan since the very first game in the series, I’ve had my eye on Project CARS since it was revealed to be released on next gen consoles. I can’t wait to have a beautiful new sim racer to dive into, and if the developer needs more time to make it a truly great experience, I say, “OK.”
Elijah Oguma is an associate writer for MONG and is truly a Middle of Nowhere Gamer on Oahu, Hawaii. You can follow him on Twitter.