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Project Cars release delayed for a third time

Game is now "99.9 per cent complete"

Slightly Mad Studios has announced a third delay to its simulation racer Project Cars, pushing back the release to May, an awkward six months from its original window of November 2014.

The company released a statement citing bug-fixing and polish as the reason for the latest delay.

"Despite our long heritage and pedigree in making critically-acclaimed racing games, Project Cars is by far the grandest and most intricately detailed of them all. Despite therefore the game being 99.9 per cent complete, the remaining 0.1 per cent attending to small issues and bugs has been tricky to anticipate," said studio head Ian Bell.

"We're absolutely dedicated to delivering a ground-breaking experience and by targeting mid-May fans can be assured that's what they'll receive.

"There's a high expectancy from racing fans around the world that Project CARS is going to be an exciting new contender in the simulation racing space and we firmly believe gamers deserve it to be in its most complete and polished state when they come to play it on day one."

Slightly Mad Studios is offering "free content" by way of apology, though it hasn't yet confirmed what the content will actually be.

Project Cars was originally due for release on November 18 2014. It was then pushed back to March 2015, then April 2 on PC and April 7 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

"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," said Bell of the original delay.

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Latest comments (7)

Greg Wilcox Creator, Destroy All Fanboys! 2 years ago
Heh. Still leaving out the Wii U version I see. Well, I guess it needs to be seen to be believed at some point, right? Anyway, as long as the game is solid on any platform, I don't mind the wait. :D
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Adam Campbell Game Production Manager, Azoomee2 years ago
Forgiveable.
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Istvan Fabian Principal Engineer, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe2 years ago
I think it will be awesome.
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Brian Smith Artist 2 years ago
It's almost like they are trying to avoid the GTA V window. Whatever the case, I'll still be grabbing a copy. Looks stunning.
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Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.2 years ago
Better this than a 1 GB+ day one patch. They seem to care more about the quality of the product than short term revenue for a specific quarter.
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Joe Winkler trained retail salesman, Expert2 years ago
Our customers get slightly mad by those delays ;) Just kidding. It's about time to get this game released- even the announcement of the 4 new tracks implimented isn't helping much. The pre-orders are good and the fanbase (even if it's a new IP for consoles) is already there.

On the other Hand (and like Jim Webb already said) a delay is better than a (big) day one patch.
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