Project Cars 2 Gets Green Flag For 2017 Launch On PC, Xbox One And PS4

Are video games right now not fulfilling your insatiable need for speed? Hold on to your (mechanical) horses. BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. and Slightly Mad Studios announced that Project CARS 2 will be available in North America at the end of this year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.

Stephen Viljoen, Game Director for Project CARS 2, remarked, “Our collective goal at Slightly Mad Studios is to create a simulation racing experience that rivals that of real-life. Realism and authenticity are central to our development mantra for Project CARS 2, hence we’re making sure we employ the best professional drivers, game developers, artists, and sound engineers to realize our vision for a game that takes players on the ultimate driver journey.”


Project CARS 2 is a racing video game that features over 170 cars that can compete on 60 paved, ice-, snow-, dirt-, and mud-covered tracks. The game’s team used LIVETRACK 3.0 technology to create “create dynamic real-time weather & seasonal effects, track surface conditions & time-of-day changes, and implement advanced tire grip/wear physics”. They hope that this immersive AI experience will help gamers to live out their racing fantasies. The game will also be presented at up to 12K with VR support. This resolution can be accomplished by linking inking three 4K PC monitors together.

The original Project CARS was released in May 2015 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game was well received and sold one million copies in its first month. Fans were so excited about the game, that the developers announced on June 22, 2015 that they were going to make a sequel.

The game is still available and has sold over two million copies since its release date. The game is going to be made free from February 16 - March 16, 2017 with the Xbox Free Games Gold program.