Slightly Mad Studios will launch Project CARS 2 later this week, and they’ve begun to talk about what’s next for them as a developer. While their next project looks to be another racing title, the direction it’s taking might surprise players. Rather than create another simulation racing game, it looks like their next title could be a Fast and Furious game.
“Guess what the latest Need for Speed game is doing, and have a think about which Hollywood film they’re copying,” said CEO Ian Bell during an impromptu Q&A session during a stream. “And then I can tell you we have a six year deal with that major Hollywood company that’ll beat what Need for Speed is doing. For the next six years.”
This is exciting news, especially since a well-done Fast and Furious game sounds awesome.
For more on Slightly Mad Studios’ upcoming Project CARS 2 (we’re doing a giveaway!), check out our review. Here’s a snippet of what Paulmichael Contreras had to say about the upcoming racing sim:
Audio is very important for any racing game. Project CARS 2 delivers authentic sound work, and it even includes a slight muffling effect when you enter the cockpit helmet camera view. However, some of the lower-tier cars sound very generic. The differences in audio quality become more apparent in the replay engine. Cars which are some distance from the camera hardly sound any quieter than those that are passing right by, which results in some less-than-exhilarating replays.
Project CARS 2 is a solid entry, and a good continuation of the series. A solid focus in its career mode combine with tight community integration, which all mixes with a heaping helping of esports activities, giving fans and new racers alike plenty of reasons to buy Project CARS 2. While it may not boast the best visuals of console racing games, and the replay engine could’ve used a bit more polish, these are minor faults in an overall fun racing simulator. See you on the track.
Project CARS 2 releases September 22 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.