Well, Project Cars hasn’t even been out that long but Slightly Mad Studios have already announced they’re working on Project Cars 2.
The sequel will share the same funding method of the original Project Cars, which is the funding portal World of Mass Development. Their target budget is £7,000,000 and has already reached £283,275.
So far, they have announced the following features:
– 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 any time, 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
This seems a tad risky, as it may not go down so well with people who funded the original Project Cars. It hasn’t even been out that long, and I understand that games take years to develop, some people might be concerned that this is taking the team’s focus away from supporting and improving their current release. Time will tell, but some people might not take this so well.