Slightly Mad Studios have officially announced that Project Cars has been delayed on all platforms until March 20th, 2015.
Considering the game was due for release just next month the delay is rather last minute, but according to Slightly Mad Studios the decision was made so that the game wouldn’t be competing in the extremely busy November period, and so that it could be polished further.
“Our goal has always been to deliver a landmark title that encompasses the wishes and desires of racing fans from all around the world; something with features and content powered by the community that provide a truly unforgettable and pioneering experience” said Ian Bell, Head of Studio at Slightly Mad Studios. “Whilst a tough decision to make, the change in release date allows the game the greatest chance of success and visibility, and the opportunity to polish the game even further to the high standards that both ourselves and our community demand and expect. We’re eager for you all to see what we’ve been working on in just a few months.”
The choice to move the game out of a month which includes titles like Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Dragon Age: Inquisition makes complete sense as a new IP attempting to compete with such names would most likely get swamped.
In a candid Reddit post the developers also admitted that while they could have made the November release date the game still has bugs and problems that need fixing, and thus the delay helps ensure it will have the proper level of polish.
As for the game itself it does look beautiful, but several previews have commented that the handling is missing a certain something. Perhaps that’s what the developers will be working on between now and March.