Slightly Mad Studios has been mostly silent on the development of Project Cars 2 since its announcement in June 2015 until recently. On the official forums CEO Ian Bell said that the game will likely come this September.
“It’s still a very tight run as we’re a bit behind on GUI and Career so nothing is set in stone yet. Current guess is Septemberish.”
Throughout the forum Bell gives out small bits of information. One of the more interesting is the claim that all the major famous brands will be included. “None of the famous brands are missing this time,” Bell stated. This may be possible as the Porsche and EA 10 year exclusivity deal has come to an end and the studios has worked with other famous brands.
Another bit of information comes from Bell on some improvements made from the original game.
“We have rewritten the rendering system. We have added multiple newly written and very important modules to the physics, drivetrain, differential and tyre modelling systems. The FFB system is now much more intuitive and comes with presets. The handling is transformed, in a very very good way. I’m biased I know but right now in the latest build I have, those cars that have all of the new systems in place have raised the bar for simulation… and this is before they are polished. But I can’t say anything specific as we’ll start the hype train soon”
It is important to note that this information is not set in stone. Project Cars 2 remains in development and any number of problems could cause things to change. In the meantime expect more detailed official information to come as we move closer to the fall.