Slightly Mad Studios has announced that its competitive
racing simulator Project CARS
will be coming to mobile devices in the future. The announcement was made this
week in an exclusive story on Pocket
Gamer, who revealed that the title will be called ‘Project CARS GO’ and is
being developed in partnership with South Korean publisher Gamevil.
This mobile release will mark Gamevil’s first foray into the
racing genre. Whilst few details are known about the game at this time, it will
feature licensed cars and vehicle customization options.
Slightly Mad Studios has yet to announce an official release
date or launch countries for Project CARS GO, but the developer’s CEO, Ian
Bell, says the game will allow fans will experience their racing simulator “in
a whole new way.”
“Alongside Gamevil, Project CARS GO will put players in the
driver’s seat to experience the adrenaline pumping racing game in a whole new
way,” he said. “The racing genre has a large, dedicated fan base, who are going
to be stomping the gas pedal and burning rubber very soon.”
The Project CARS series has been previously exclusive to PC
and console but has always taken advantage of the latest technology available
to consumers. That includes multi-screen 12K resolution support on PC, as well
as virtual-reality for an immersive, realistic racing experience for those with
a VR headset and sim-setup, and of course, enhancements for the newly-released
Xbox One X and PS4 Pro consoles.
Project CARS launched in 2015 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4,
and PC, whilst a sequel was released in September 2017 for the same platforms.
Both titles were published by Bandai Namco. Developer Slightly Mad Studios has
also been investing in esports with its official SMS-R Championship Series,
played on the Project CARS franchise. Whether or not this will have correlation
with the mobile experience remains to be seen.
It’ll be interesting to see how Project CARS GO shapes up,
and whether it’ll be available as a free-to-play racing game with
microtransactions or as a paid premium experience. Either way, it does sound
like Slightly Mad Studios will use this opportunity to expand their Project
CARS player-base in Asian markets, such as Korea and China. Whether this means
the title will be available worldwide or not has yet to be announced, but we’ll
be sure to let you know when additional details are revealed in the future.
Alan is the co-founder and co-owner of FullThrottle Media. As someone who enjoys spending all his free time playing video games, he keeps the website updated with new and relevant content, including news stories, reviews and opinion pieces for the games he likes writing about the most. He also tweets too much, probably.