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Submitted by StartWars 675d ago | opinion piece

Will Project CARS' delay to Q2 2014 put it in jeopardy?

VVV: "Slipping into next year potentially puts Project CARS in a bit of jeopardy, as the competition now has the opportunity to pull ahead and steal the limelight. Its direct competitor in the PC sim market Assetto Corsa will now presumably get a head start if it's still on schedule for a 2013 release, but more pertinent is the fact that the next generation consoles will have been out for a few months by this point, with frontrunners such as Evolution Studios' Driveclub and the possibility of Forza Motorsport 5 launching the next Xbox setting new benchmarks for racing games. Project CARS has always looked leaps and bounds ahead of the current crowd, but how it will fare against its glistening next generation rivals remains to be seen." (PC, Project CARS, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

TemplarDante  +   675d ago
No..
but financial irregularites would.
dcbronco  +   674d ago
Project Cars has built up a lot of anticipation that could make it a hit. The graphics are ahead of any racing game out there on the the consoles. But if it were to get pushed back to 2014 it could be hurt by next gen versions of games with built in user bases. A next gen Forza and GT could hurt sales. People tend to go with what they know. They need to release it as soon as possible and with simulator physics.
dcbronco  +   674d ago
That sounds great. But it was a problem in the past according to a friend who is an avid console and PC race sim fan. The physics weren't good. But that was early in the beta. Haven't talked since and he wouldn't say much more than physics needed work and it was the most beautiful racer ever.

But it is still a problem if they have to work their way into a market with two known franchises and they have had time to match graphics. It's like offering nothing new and having no ready install base. It could be a problem if it doesn't stand out in a big way.
AKR  +   674d ago
Maybe on the PC, 720 and PS4 side of things - But since there hasn't been much of a racing sim on a Nintendo platform for a while now (if at all), it could catch a lot of attention on the Wii U.

Either way, only time will tell to see how it will fare when being released in the wake of bigger, more established franchises like Forza and Gran Turismo.

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