Slightly Mad Studios and Bandai Namco Entertainment have announced Project CARS 3, coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC this year.
Project CARS 3 introduces a new Career Mode that sees drivers working their way up through the racing world. The mode will focus on upgrading your stable of cars with authentic performance parts, and will also offer a wide range of customisation options for cars and drivers.
The new game is also putting a greater focus on approachability, to cater to drivers of all skill levels, with a developed controller experience, scalable assists, and a “a revamped model for even more convincing and fun handling”. There’s also a new First Time User Experience that “will allow everyone—from franchise veterans to sim-racing pros to rookie drivers—to fully experience the authenticity of pure racing.”
Project CARS 3 will include more than 200 cars and 140 global circuits with 24-hour cycles, seasons, and weather effects.
“It’s been quite a journey watching the Project CARS franchise go from strength to strength these last five years, and we’re delighted to finally lift the wrap on Project CARS 3,” said Ian Bell, founder and CEO, Slightly Mad Studios. “While realism and authenticity continue to be at the core of the franchise, we’ve added a host of new options to ensure that Project CARS 3 is also the most accessible game in the franchise’s history. We really couldn’t be more excited to show off our new Project CARS game to both fans of the franchise and those who are ready to experience racing at its very best.”
Project CARS first launched in 2015 to widespread acclaim, followed by the similarly well-received Project CARS 2 in 2017. We don’t yet have a date for the release of Project CARS 3, but it’s scheduled to be sometime this year.