It’s been a while since the last Project Cars game was released, all the way back in May of 2015, and we already knew they were crowdfunding for their next game, Project Cars 2. They’ve just announced development and have released the first trailer which shows off how some very exciting things.
Project Cars 2 got announced, and we’re excited!
As can be seen in the trailer, they added a lot of the new super/hypercars. And there are a lot more weather conditions you are able to drive in. You can also see a Mercedes drifting in the snow. Which got me super excited. Finally the racing game industry isn’t focusing on one part of the spectrum anymore. Project Cars 2 is expending the horizon, they bring all sorts of motorsport together.
“We’re thrilled to pull off the covers on our publishing partnership with BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment and finally share more details on our latest build with Project CARS 2” ~ Stephen Viljoen, Game Director for Project CARS 2
As mentioned before, Project Cars 2 is a crowdfunded game, just like the first Project Cars game was. On one hand this is amazing, because people get to decide about what they want in the game. And this way the game will be a game that the community will love. On the other hand, Project Cars sold so many copys (it hit the 2 million mark in October 2016) that you wonder, didn’t they have enough money for the second game yet? And the perks aren’t that small either. As can be seen here.
We can be critical, but we can also be excited. Because of the extra money they are able to get more licenses for the cars, and are able to create new functions within the game itself, like the new weather system. Their website shows this is their main selling parts for Project Cars 2:
- Over 170 licensed cars from the most iconic brands
- The largest track roster of any console racing game including ice and dirt tracks
- New vehicle types and motorsport classes including Rallycross, IndyCar, and Oval
- Dynamic time of day, weather, and new seasonal conditions
- New Online Championships mode
- LiveTrack 3.0 powers dynamic surface conditions that affect vehicle performance and handling, and evolves the track over the course of a race weekend
- Esports built-in from day one with full ranking, and broadcasting/streaming functionality
- Bleeding-edge tire physics, advanced AI, and intuitive gamepad control
- VR, 12K, 21:9, and triple-screen support built-in
In the end, I think we should be excited. It’s finally a game that brings everything together. From track racing, to drifting, to dirt racing. Also the new weather conditions will hopefully be amazing. And of course, the cars… lots of cars.