UPDATE: NamcoBandai UK have officially announced that the game will indeed be released on Xbox One, PS4 and PC on November 21st.
Project Cars is going to arrive on PC, Xbox One and PS4 on November 21st. The news comes via a Tweet from GAME’s official Twitter which said, “JUST IN! @BandaiNamcoUK have just given us a juicy scoop! (Not of ice cream…) @WMDCars will release on PS4 Xbox One and PC Nov 21st! Vroom”
The game was originally due to arrive back in 2013 but has obviously been heavily delayed. Xbox 360 and PS3 versions were also originally planned, but seem to have vanished.
Project Cars has had a unique development process, using a type of crowdfunding. Rather than take to Kickstarter or something similar, developers Slightly Mad Studios instead set up their own system in which interested gamers could choose to buy into the development of the game, at which point they were granted access to the ever evolving developmental build. Using the official forums they could then contribute to the game’s design by pitching ideas, spotting bugs and providing feedback, and to Slightly Mad’s credit they were quick to respond, often implementing community ideas. Project Cars is arguably the game most shaped by its community during development in history.
That’s not all, though, because those who opted to put money into the game will also earn a small cut of the overall profits once Project Cars goes on sale. Should the game sell enough the community could potentially see a nice return.
And did I mention the game is insanely beautiful? Because it is. The question, then, is whether it will have the on-track physics to back it up.