Rumour has it Project CARS 2 is already in the works, even though the first Project CARS isn’t even out yet. Project CARS is a new racing game developed by Slightly Mad Studios, with a pretty unique development process. People could buy “Tool Packs” that allowed them certain amounts of access to the development depending on how much they bought, contributing to fundraising of the project. The release date for Project CARS on the Wii U is sometime later this year, while for other consoles it’s early May.
Well before the release, Ian Bell, Head of Studio, has updated their forum revealing plans to set up Project CARS 2 which were leaked, as you need special access to the forum. Although, I wouldn’t say this is “confirmed” as much as the studios setting out their intentions assuming Project CARS 1 is successful. Maybe they’re getting ahead of themselves a bit.
A very short update for now as I’m jet-lagged to hell and back but the good news is that we will be continuing the WMD setup for pCARS2.We will open new forum sections when the game (pCARS1) ships to support the new users and you WMD experts will all have access and we’d greatly appreciate your assistance advising new users.
I’ll be implementing a new non-profit return form of WMD for pCARS2 (to avoid the FSA hassle) and will set a purchase time limit of 2-3 months for those who want to take part. Following this, involvement will be closed. The tiers won’t have the higher cost options that we currently have (probably capped at 100 pounds with excellent benefits) and those who want to approach me personally to invest in the new game can do so providing it’s at or above 50k.
I planned to release the above information with a new web page explaining the details of each purchase tier but we’re insanely busy and haven’t found the time. I’m aware though that I promised an update so here it is.
In short, we want to continue and extend the community involvement in the pCARS brand which has proven to be so very effective and we want to ensure this great community lives on and thrives into the future.