Slightly Mad Studios Supercharges Project CARS 2 with Breath-Taking Graphics, Enhanced Vehicle Dynamics, and Revamped Controls to Deliver the
Ultimate Driver Journey to Virtual Racing Drivers in the Americas
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 22, 2017 — Leading interactive entertainment company BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., and Slightly Mad Studios, today announces the launch of Project CARS™ 2 in the Americas for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PCs via STEAM®. Recently honored with the “Best Simulation Game” award at Gamescom 2017, Project CARS 2 delivers a large roster of 180 cars, over 140 tracks at 40+ locations, an expanded list of racing disciplines – including ice, dirt, snow, and mud racing – over its critically acclaimed predecessor (Project CARS™), and refined graphics, physics, and controls. The game supports up to 12K* resolution graphics (PC) with VR support, making Project CARS 2 the most immersive and technically advanced racing simulation experience to-date.
Developed by a team of passionate gamers and fine-tuned by highly skilled professional racing drivers, Project CARS 2 delivers unparalleled authenticity in its presentation of motorsports racing to players of all skill levels. Project CARS 2 utilizes leading-edge visuals, precise car physics, and realistic A.I. designed to mimic a competitive driver’s heart and mind to challenge players. The use of Slightly Mad Studios’ proprietary LIVETRACK 3.0 technology enables the development team to create dynamic real-time weather & seasonal effects, track surface conditions & time-of-day changes, and implement advanced tire grip/wear physics into the Project CARS 2 gameplay. By combining these technology features with the highest performance driving machines in the world from notable automotive brands such as McLaren, Ferrari, Porsche, etc., Project CARS 2 delivers a comprehensive experience for players to live-out their dreams of being a race car driver.
“Project CARS 2 is truly a passion project for the team at Slightly Mad Studios and this can be seen in the game’s uncanny attention to detail and its authentic presentation of motorsports,” says Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “Project CARS 2’s high level of visual fidelity, real-world physics, and huge roster of cars and tracks combined with the ability for players to dive in, race any car, on any track, at any time, enables players to live-out their wildest dreams of becoming a race car driver.”
“To say that we’re thrilled to finally pull off the covers on Project CARS 2 would be an understatement,” said Stephen Viljoen, Game Director at Slightly Mad Studios for Project CARS 2. “Each team member at Slightly Mad Studios has poured their hearts, minds, and souls into the project with the expressed goal of delivering the most authentic motorsports experience a player can have outside of jumping into a real race car. Realism and authenticity were central to our development mantra throughout Project CARS 2’s development and we’re extremely excited to deliver on that promise and finally take players on their ultimate driver journey.”
Project CARS 2 is currently rated “E” for Everyone by the ESRB. Project CARS 2 is available now in the Americas for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC via STEAM®. To find out more about Project CARS 2 please visit: https://www.bandainamcoent.com/games/project-cars-2. To learn more about BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.’s other products go to: http://www.bandainamcoent.com/home.html or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS or join the conversation at https://twitter.com/BandaiNamcoUS.
*12K resolution is achieved through linking three 4K PC monitors together to present a panoramic driver’s view.
About BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., part of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive entertainment for all major video game consoles, iOS, Android, and online platforms. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises including PAC-MAN®, GALAGA®, TEKKEN®, SOULCALIBUR®, and ACE COMBAT®. BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. is the premier publisher in the Western hemisphere for anime based video games including NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, DRAGON BALL Z®, and ONE PIECE®. More information about the company and its products can be found at http://www.bandainamcoent.com or www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS.
About SLIGHTLY MAD STUDIOS
Slightly Mad Studios is the team behind the critically acclaimed GTR® series, Need For Speed® Shift™, and Shift 2 Unleashed®. It has over 10 years of pedigree in racing games, and Project CARS represents the culmination of all that experience and heritage. With a central studio near Tower Bridge, London and over 120 veteran staff working worldwide via a unique distributed development system, Slightly Mad Studios is currently hard at work on a number of pioneering and innovative titles.
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