Slightly Mad Studios have today announced development of Project CARS 2, a sequel to their well received racing simulator. They have also announced that the game will be crowdfunded, with a number of perks listed for backers.
The London based studio have given those interested a breakdown of some of the sequel's new features. First on the list is 200 tracks spanning 50 unique locations. They will allow for "loose surface racing" with surfaces like snow and gravel, as well as dynamic weather systems. The sequel will also boast a large variety of vehicles, with unique conceptual designs and banned cars drawn from 40 classes, to a total of 200 vehicles. Also included will be cooperative career mode. Players will have the option to be a co-pilot or create racing teams, delivering a raft of options.
The game, which promises a raft of social and e-sports features, has also listed a number of perks for those who back the project. With a range of values from £50 to £10,000 (around $150 to $23,000 in New Zealand), each level gets backers access to the Project CARS 2 forums and access to builds of the game to contribute their opinions. Rewards for backers include a copy of the game for PC, inclusion in the game's credits, and various other goodies, all the way up to an all expenses paid dinner at a Michelin-star restaurant with the head of the studio.
The original Project CARS was released earlier this year. Our own Tony Hsiang called it "the most authentic racing simulator to come out in recent times" in his review.
Project CARS 2 does not yet have a release date, but will be available on PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One.