Making the holiday season a little less busy when it comes to racing titles, Slightly Mad Studios and Bandai Namco have announced that Project CARS has been delayed from November 2014 to March 17, 2015 in North America and March 20, 2015 in Europe for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
With competition in the form of Forza Horizon 2, DriveClub, and The Crew this holiday, the press release states that the move “positions the title away from the competitive holiday scene dominated by household names.” The delay will also allow the developers “additional time to extend and polish their ground-breaking and accomplished next-gen racing experience.”
Slightly Mad Studios Head Ian Bell talked about the delay:
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. 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.
What do you think about the delay of Project CARS?