Earlier today Bandai Namco put out a press release detailing the many improvements in Project CARS 2’s career mode. The revamped single-player offering will feature 29 motorsport types in five different disciplines (including karts all the way to IndyCar). Players can either work their way up through a single discipline or jump around them, allowing a more personal racing experience.
Here’s how they laid out the other changes:
The Tier system has been subjected to a careful overhaul in order to empower drivers to sample a far greater selection of the 180-plus cars and 40 tracks on offer in their main career stream. This also now includes “modern classic” revival-style race series which includes Group 5 GTs, Group A touring cars and Group C prototypes, closely echoing real-world historic events that feature upcoming stars and grizzled veterans racing sublime historic cars on modern circuits.
Each Motorsport Series in Project CARS 2 will also present drivers with a new option to either run a full or shortened calendar. Additionally, drivers can also scale the duration of each race and also enable or disable practice and qualifying sessions at the start of each and every weekend.
The popular contract-offer system from Project CARS is also set to return, but has now been refined to ensure drivers have far more choices with which team they sign up for as they advance through their careers. Drivers now choose the car they want to drive in a specific series and they will be presented with the teams that have open seats in their desired car and series.
Also new to Project CARS 2 is the Manufacturer Drives that sees 14 of the world’s most iconic auto manufacturers: Ferrari, Porsche, Aston Martin and more…invite drivers to take a series of epic challenger events – rise to the challenge and become a fully-fledged Factory Driver. The events themselves are themed to represent classes that each manufacturer is known for, such as Nissan and its Historic Touring event, Group C prototype event and modern GT3.
The popular Invitational Events where drivers’ achievements throughout their careers unlock races that can be entered away from the normal career flow is also back but more improved. These voluntary events can now be entered at any time and drivers can play them as often as they want. These have been created to represent the variety of motorsport categories and car classes that drivers wouldn’t typically race in their core career.
Check out some new career mode footage below:
Project CARS 2 is set to release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on September 22, 2017.