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Project CARS delayed again, now coming in May

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Project CARS

Here I thought development on Project CARS was speeding along, but it seems to have gotten a ticket instead. Project CARS was supposed to be released in November of last year, but was then delayed until March of this year. It was delayed again from March to April, and now we learn it’s been pushed to May instead. Will there be even more speed bumps in the game’s future?

According to the developer, Project CARS is 99.9% complete. However, the small issues and bugs they’re trying to squash have been tricky to anticipate. Studio head Ian Bell explained:

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. Again, we want to thank our fans for their support and patience on this matter. We firmly believe gamers deserve it to be in its most complete and polished state when they come to play it on day one.

As compensation for the wait, the developer is offering free content at release to all players, although Bell wouldn’t say what the free gift actually entailed.

This is pretty much the same statement Bell made back in February about the delay into April. It makes sense and I’d much rather see a game delayed than release with bugs and other glitches. However, I’m worried that their planning department is broken; it would have been much better to delay into May the first time around. All these delays end up feeling like they’re pushing out the deadline instead of actually working towards it.

Perhaps racing fans should pick up Driveclub while they’re waiting. I hear it’s way better now. Then again, Project CARS will bring some of the finest racing you can get to PC, PS4 and Xbox One when it launches mid May. Or, whenever it launches.

Last Updated: March 12, 2015

47 Comments

  1. Hammersteyn

    March 12, 2015 at 08:10

    That’s fine, really. Delay the game to make sure it works. Dying Light had a 30MB day one update. I couldn’t even grab beer before I had to start playing but that was so refreshing to see.

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    • Umar

      March 12, 2015 at 08:22

      DUUUUDE, I popped it in and still told my wife I should always put the game in as soon as I come home because all the games have major updates…Went to the loo, came back and Dying Light was done updating and what do you know…Game runs extremely well lol

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      • Hammersteyn

        March 12, 2015 at 08:23

        Ive put in more that 20 hours in that game, not even half way through the story.

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        • Umar

          March 12, 2015 at 08:24

          Lol Yup, played it quite a bit now and like 12 percent done with the story. Side quests keep popping up and always tempted to explore. Despite its problems ,this is a quality game and really gives you value for your money.

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          • Hammersteyn

            March 12, 2015 at 08:27

            Didn’t know it had problems…….. except with the story. Dont want to give away spoilers but when dramatic things happen Im left feeling indifferent. It needed a lot more character development

          • Umar

            March 12, 2015 at 08:29

            Yeah, the story is the problem lol, the story is a bit of a drag. I choose to rather spend my time as Parkour Man and help the citizens with their problems rather than be the puppy for the top dogs

    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      March 12, 2015 at 08:23

      With the beer that makes it double refreshing πŸ˜€

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      • Hammersteyn

        March 12, 2015 at 08:23

        Loooooooool fine form you’re in

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    • Rock789

      March 12, 2015 at 08:23

      The Order 1886 was the same – 29Mb update and then it performed flawlessly through 2 playthroughs. Say what you want about it (and I’m not one of the critics) but they made a damn good engine that works 100% flawlessly with that game.

      I hope Project Cars can do the same. I’m a little annoyed with the “delay it by 1 month at a time” approach – rather delay by, say, 2 or 3 months and, if done early, you can surprise the fan base. But I do understand and definitely choose working final title than buggy piece of a$$.

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      • Hammersteyn

        March 12, 2015 at 08:25

        1886 is on my list. but I’m not paying more the 400 for it.

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        • Rock789

          March 12, 2015 at 08:29

          Understandable. I got mine as a gift, so lucky like that. But honestly I enjoyed it. And one of the biggest reasons was that it didn’t break… At all… Ever! So refreshing to play a modern title that has no bugs. Other devs could learn a lot from their approach.

          Really enjoying Dying Light too. Sadly don’t get as much time as I’d like to play anymore – been hanging out with the new girlfriend, so I ain’t complaining.

          Also started, coz I’ve been meaning to for a very long time, playing Bioshock (the original) again recently… Man, it is still such an amazingly atmospheric game! It just oozes atmosphere… And the story is as gripping as it was the first time I played it (even if I do know what the big twist at the end will be). So epic!

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        • Sageville

          March 12, 2015 at 09:40

          R40 for me

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          • Hammersteyn

            March 12, 2015 at 09:45

            lel

          • Rock789

            March 12, 2015 at 10:00

            “lel”? Laugh effectively loud? πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚

      • Francois Knoetze

        March 12, 2015 at 09:39

        I actually really enjoyed the game here. It was a solid story and I am really amped for a sequel. the guys put a really great engine together and damn that game is beautiful.

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        • Rock789

          March 12, 2015 at 10:02

          Agreed. I truly did enjoy it. And that engine… It is a work of art! Gorgeous and stable from the get-go – something very few games can pull off nowadays.

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  2. Blood Emperor Trevor

    March 12, 2015 at 08:22

    I wouldn’t be too worried about another delay. If watching the development of Star Citizen has taught me anything, it’s that bugs come out of nowhere & sometimes fixing one thing ends up breaking something else. That said, be smart, wait for a review.

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    • Umar

      March 12, 2015 at 08:23

      “That said, be smart, wait for a review.” Yup. This is especially true with games that had a rough development history.

      Reply

    • Rock789

      March 12, 2015 at 08:34

      Sadly, it’s a racing game. So the “wait for a review” rule doesn’t apply to me… I must have it!!

      Unless it has the words “Need”, “for” and “Speed”, in that order, in the title… Then it’s on my “stay the hell away from me” list!

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  3. Chaos Lord Norm

    March 12, 2015 at 08:41

    It is OK. It will still have a Day One Patch.

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  4. fred

    March 12, 2015 at 08:54

    Devs should not commit to release dates , just say it’s done when it’s done , and spare everybody the hassle and anticipation.

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  5. Sucky Sucky $5

    March 12, 2015 at 08:56

    Is Project Cars a real racing simulator? Or is it just Grid 2 point sim.

    I’ve been looking forward to playing Project Cars because I always thought it was a real simulator and not some arcade/sim. So now I have to wait till after release to find out from people is it’s actually a racing simulator. So in other words no day 1 sale from me.

    Then let’s look at May. End of April, people are spending their money on GTA 5 and Mortal Kombat. End of May, people are buying The Witcher 3 and only the Witcher 3 because you need time to play and finish that game. End of June, people are buying Batman AK. 4

    So end of July, will I even remember if Project Cars turned out to be a real simulator. Will I evens remember it. Oh fuck it it’s already August and I can wait for the Steam Winter Sale and get it for $5.

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    • z1n

      March 12, 2015 at 09:23

      Yes, it is indeed a true racing sim. Finally… soon.

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    • Travi the Batman

      March 13, 2015 at 15:55

      True sim my ass. The aerodynamics on cars works fine but at least in the latest build they have made the tire models really weird. Mid turn it first feels like the tires are coated with glue. Then they turn to steel and back to glue coated rubber again whilst exiting. This is not how a race car or any car handles at high speed.
      You want a sim? Try Assetto Corsa, rFactor or iRacing. Now those are sims.
      This? This is a sim arcade much like a Codemasters F1 game.

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      • Mark Treloar

        March 13, 2015 at 16:02

        Have you driven a race car, and by driven i mean with a full race setup?

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        • Travi the Batman

          March 14, 2015 at 00:33

          Yes. Ever since I was a kid. I do it for a living. Racing has been my passion since Go Karts to now and I have been fortunate enough for certain doors to open for me.

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  6. FoxOneZA

    March 12, 2015 at 09:14

    Forza 6 will be out by the time this Project is delivered and Drive Club will still be scraping the bottom of the barrel for non-sim fans.

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    • z1n

      March 12, 2015 at 09:24

      I don’t consider Forza a racing sim anymore. Forza 4 was the last I felt could truly hold that title. I feel it’s become more of a hybrid arcade style game.

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      • The Stig

        March 12, 2015 at 09:29

        They did a test some years back between Forza and Gran Turismo and then compared it to real car times for laps. GT came real close to the real thing. Forza was also a few seconds off.

        But people like Forza because it’s easy to pick up and play. All the cars are there to play with. GT you got to put hours in to get cars.

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        • FoxOneZA

          March 12, 2015 at 09:38

          Forza 5 has closed the gap to GT on the handling front. Cars are not so so stiff anymore. The game is also lacking in other departments like weather and day/night cycles but the accessibility and online community keeps Forza as the best right now.

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    • DeXtRuCtIoN5

      March 12, 2015 at 23:07

      Gran Turismo will be out by the time this is finished, and that will be in glorious 1080p and will pretty much sate the needs of the average half-arcade half-sim racing game player. I respect Forza( Pretty nifty game on Xbox) but I like GT more. Project CARS feels like someone’s made a cloning machine and shoved GT, Forza and GRID into it- the end result being project CARS. Don’t get me wrong my opinion is still subject to change if I see that it is good, but from what I’ve seen currently it is a bit off-par.

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  7. z1n

    March 12, 2015 at 09:25

    NOOOO.

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    • z1n

      March 12, 2015 at 09:25

      Babe no!

      Reply

      • z1n

        March 12, 2015 at 09:25

        BAAAAABE!!! NO! BABE!

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        • z1n

          March 12, 2015 at 09:25

          NO. BABE NO. NO BABE!!!??

          Reply

          • z1n

            March 12, 2015 at 09:26

            Now that I have that off my chest I turn around to see my wallet sighing a breath of relief.

          • Sageville

            March 12, 2015 at 09:42

            Hmmm, thought you were giving us running commentary for a fap session….

  8. Sageville

    March 12, 2015 at 09:39

    PS4 has failed dismally in delivering a decent racing game since release.

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    • DeXtRuCtIoN5

      March 12, 2015 at 23:07

      Everyone’s waiting for GT, but Gran turismo has always had the world’s slowest release dates.

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  9. Francois Knoetze

    March 12, 2015 at 09:40

    let them delay: drive club is really solid at the moment and super amped for the lambo pack. Got Forza horizon 2 to keep me busy as well so I don’t mind if project cars takes its time.

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  10. Gr8_Balls_o_KFM_Fire

    March 12, 2015 at 12:53

    FFS!!!! YET ANOTHER PATHETIC EXCUSE FOR POOR PLANNING! !!!

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  11. Gr8_Balls_o_KFM_Fire

    March 12, 2015 at 13:36

    Just for this I will wait to buy the game at half price if I do at all. These monkeys need to learn a lesson, we can’t pander to this irresponsible behaviour

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  12. Gr8_Balls_o_KFM_Fire

    March 12, 2015 at 13:37

    YET ANOTHER PATHETIC EXCUSE FOR POOR PLANNING! ! !

    Reply

  13. DeXtRuCtIoN5

    March 12, 2015 at 23:01

    Oh God, it’s GTA V all over again. I understand changing the release dates, but put them as an ETA as SMD seem to just be throwing dice to decide on the release date.

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    • Travi the Batman

      March 13, 2015 at 16:08

      Companies are again afraid of bugs. It’s either this or Battlefield 4 and AC: Unity all over again. Quit yo jib-jabbering, foo!

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      • DeXtRuCtIoN5

        March 13, 2015 at 22:58

        Fair enough, but devs really need to get their elease dates set, becuase many people who pre-ordered are getting angry.

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  14. Travi the Batman

    March 13, 2015 at 15:47

    “Break into a turn”
    Come ooon, Zoee.

    Reply

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