[Update] Project Cars Delayed Until March 2015 For Another Coat Of Polish
Update: Bandai Namco has responded to our request for comment, saying that the delay is due in part to avoiding the "competitive holiday season dominated by household names."
“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 in a statement provided to Game Informer. “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.”
Project Cars will be out for Xbox One, PS4, and PC on March 17, 2015, in North America.
There is much that 2014 will be remembered for, but the litany of delays will likely be the one that sticks in our memory. The latest title to fall is Slightly Mad Studios’ Project Cars.
The title was slated for a November 18 release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. The Wii U version was already planned for 2015. All versions now have a new March release date except for Wii U, which is still unspecified.
Publisher Bandai Namco confirmed the delay via its UK Twitter account. "#ProjectCARS will come out 20th March for PS4/XB1/PC," the company writes. "This is to allow @slightlymadteam to polish the ground-breaking racing experience."
We've reached out to Bandai Namco for more information, including the North American release date. We'll update should we receive a response. For more on Project Cars, check out our most recent preview.
[Source: Bandai Namco on Twitter]
With Driveclub, Forza Horizon 2, and The Crew all hitting within the span of two months, this move can only help Slightly Mad and publisher Bandai Namco.