Project CARS continues its commitment to deliver fresh new content and updates via its ON DEMAND programme today with the release of the Classic Lotus Track Expansion featuring four historic Classic Team Lotus cars and three historic locations to drive them on, along with Feature Update 6.0 that includes a number of new features, fixes, balance changes, and enhancements.
Here at Slightly Mad Studios we’ve been intently listening to your feedback around the web, on the official forums, and via social media, and been working hard to integrate your ideas into Project CARS via our On Demand program and our early plans for the sequel.
To help continue that conversation with you - the players - we have created a short survey to find out where you'd like the Project CARS franchise to head in the future.
Our team is committed to supporting Project CARS with further updates and fresh On Demand content well into 2016 and we'd like to gather your opinions on the types of cars, tracks and features that you would like to see in future updates. You may even spot a few questions and ideas for Project CARS 2 and we would love to know what you think about these as well!
How much did you play Career mode? Which car class is your favourite? What sort of gaming setup do you have? What's important to you in a racing game? Answer the questions via the link below to have your say on the future of the world’s only Community Assisted Racing Simulation!
Project CARS continues its programme of continual updates and delivery of fresh new content with the release of the fan-requested Japanese Car Pack featuring two amazing Mitsubishi machines, 2014 Toyota Le Mans hybrid, the 2012 Toyota GT86/Toyota 86, and the latest Rocket Bunny Editions of both the Toyota GT-86 and Scion FR-S.
Feature Update 5.0 is now available on all platforms bringing some key fixes for issues highlighted by the community across all parts of the game including Online, Physics, AI, Graphics, Handling, Controls, Interface, Environment, Stability, and more...
It’s time to talk about real-world racing once again today, after the amazing MARC Cars Australia team took second place in the 2015 Hankook 24 Hours Series Championship, with their awesome Project CARS Ford Focus V8 Touring Car!
The #92 Project CARS machine came into the final round of the championship, the 12H EPILOG BRNO 2015, in a close battle for the SP2 class championship with its sister car, the #91 Focus V8 and the #44 RPD Racing Ferrari F458 Challenge.
It was a tough start to the race for the #92 after it qualified only 5th in class and 29th overall, putting some slower traffic between it and its championship rivals. After four hours and a third of the race gone, it was only up one position to 4th in class, but the drivers gradually upped their pace and by the sixth hour, the Project CARS machine was up to 2nd with the MARC Cars vehicles running one-two in SP2.
Then came a colossal battle between the MARC team and the SPD Ferrari, with the red #44 machine eventually coming through to take the victory at Brno. The #92 Project CARS Ford Focus V8 came in second, followed by its teammate, the #91.
That was enough for the MARC team to take a one-two in the teams’ championship, with the #91 Ford Focus V8 taking the title in the SP2 class, and the Project CARS #92 car coming home just one point behind in second! It was a remarkable performance all season long. So remarkable in fact, that in the drivers’ championship five of the top six SP2 drivers were all from the MARC Cars team, including the entire top four!
We’re incredibly proud that such a dominant team has been sporting the Project CARS colours on its cars in the 2015 Hankook 24 Hours Series and we can’t wait to see what’s in store in 2016!
If you want to drive this incredible Project CARS livery for yourself in the game, it’s available for the BMW M3 GT4 in the free Community Livery Pack #3.
After the success of the Electronic Sports League’s Project CARS Kick-Off Cups, it’s time to hit top gear with the Project CARS Go4 Cups starting this Sunday!
The format is similar to the Kick-Off events, but now you can win real cash by playing Project CARS! There are weekly prizes of €50 for the winners on Xbox One/PlayStation 4/PC, and monthly finals worth €150 for the top players!
Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you join the first Go4 competition on Sunday October 4 2015...
If you progress to the next round of the bracket, follow Step 4 again until you either get knocked out, or you win the whole thing!
Hopefully that makes the ESL account creation and tournament sign-up process a little clearer. If you have any remaining questions, please visit the official Project CARS eSports forums. Now, go chase down that prize money!
Last weekend we hit the road and joined up with our friends from the Electronic Sports League for EGX 2015 at the NEC in sunny Birmingham.
Thousands of you came to see us at the ESL Project CARS eSports Live booth for exclusive merchandise giveaways, live Q&As with the development team and some awesome eSports action on stage with our fantastic hosts, Jack Peters and Matt ‘Yorkie065’ York.
Round 16 of the Driver Network Championship saw the Formula A cars racing in the Land of the Rising Sun.
With Rounds 14 & 15 of the Championship currently under review whilst we upgrade our internal tools to reduce the risk of drivers exploiting track limits, Round 16 was still able to take place on the fast and flowing Sakitto circuit in Japan.
Look out for news about potential re-runs of previously-postponed rounds of the Championship in our eSports forums.
Round 17 of the SMS-R Driver Network Championship takes us to Brands Hatch in the Renault Clio Cup car. See you there on October 9!
Whilst elsewhere Project CARS was live at EGX, the Driver Network community were turning up the heat in the third ESL Project CARS Kick-Off Cup.
You all provided a great turnout once again with hundreds more gamers hitting the track to face-off head-to-head. There’s nowhere to hide in the Kick-Off Cup bracket format with only you, your opponent and the circuit stretching out ahead of you!
Last week, we said it would be tough for the winners to defend their crowns two weeks in a row… how wrong we were! On PS4 and PC this week we saw both of our previous winners hold on to their Kick-Off Cup title. With the competition so high, that’s a mightily impressive feat! Well done to Alexx545 from Germany on PS4 and USSRxALeXeR from Ukraine on PC.
On Xbox One, things were a bit different. After dominating last week’s bracket with several of their team drivers, Starlux, which also competes in the SMS-R Driver Network Championship, was knocked off the top spot with a new team entering the battle. GTurbo and their teammates were beaten by Furax from rival French team TX3. Like Starlux, TX3 also competes in the SMS-R Driver Network Championship. Team Starlux is currently 6th in the team rankings there, with TX3 9th.
The next ESL Project CARS event is the first Go4 Cup on Sunday October 4! Go4 events consist of 4 or 5 weekly cups and a monthly final each month. The Cup Series is free and open to everyone and has a prize pool waiting for the best player, and take place every Sunday starting at 16:00 CEST. All players earn ranking points to qualify for the Monthly Final and the winner of weekly cups will also receive an additional €50.
For more information about the ESL Project CARS Go4 Cups and to register to race, please visit the ESL website for the platform you play on...
Project CARS continues its commitment to deliver fresh new content and updates via its ON DEMAND programme today with the release of the Aston Martin Track Expansion featuring three legendary Aston Martin cars and an exciting new location to drive them on.
Mojave is a private testing ground secluded in the wilderness of Nevada. The Mojave circuit comprises of five race layouts and a special open Test Track layout allowing players to freely practice and test their car’s performance/handling via Banked Oval, Drag Strip, Hillclimb, Skid Pan, and Tight Corner sections...
Both the Aston Martin Vantage GTE and DBR 1-2 can be used in career with brand-new contracts that further expand your possibilities, whilst all three receive exciting new invitational events to try them out.
And as if that wasn’t enough, all players will additionally be able to get behind the wheel of their next Free Car - the iconic 1952 Mercedes 300SL (W194) - and grab the third pack of Community Liveries that includes five real-life Zakspeed Capri Group 5 designs as well as the official Project CARS SMS-R livery sported in real-life by the Marc Cars Australia team in the International Endurance Series...
PROJECT CARS ON DEMAND is our commitment to keeping Project CARS up-to-date with the greatest, freshest, and most critical content whilst also allowing players to pick and choose the cars & tracks they want – without being locked into a pre-paid scheme. With continual Feature Updates addressing items identified by the community and introducing new functionality, exciting Free Cars and beautiful Community-created Liveries, and a variety of themed Car Packs and Track Expansions, Project CARS is built for the future and continues to be a growing and evolving experience throughout 2015 and beyond led by the racing community around the world.
The competition in the SMS-R Driver Network Championship is hotting up as we approach the latter part of the incredible first 2015 season.
To celebrate the remarkable achievements of the teams and drivers, we bring you the first in a series of features where we find out more about what motivates some of the world’s fastest pro racers.
Meet Anthony Fernandes, Team Manager of Team Shark Racing, currently 2nd in the Championship Standings and leading the Power Rankings.
Visit the Project CARS booth at EGX 2015 this week to take part in some awesome eSports sim-racing with our partners from the Electronic Sports League, get hold of some exclusive swag including t-shirts and vehicle livery codes, and meet the dev team!
The fun starts at the NEC in Birmingham this Thursday. Add Project CARS to your EGX ‘To-do list’ in the official EGX app (available on the App Store and Google Play) and check our dedicated page at projectcarsgame.com/egx to follow the action each day!
The second Project CARS ESL Kick-Off Cup burst into action at the weekend, with more fast and competitive racing across the eSports scene on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
On Sunday September 20, hundreds more gamers strapped in to race in the latest one-on-one bracket tournament organised by our partners at ESL Gaming. Plenty of new faces joined the action for this second Cup, and we saw new winners on all three platforms. The standard of racing is hugely impressive and the drivers are clearly going to have their work cut out to defend their Kick-Off Cup title from week to week.
There were three platform-specific Cups on offer again in Week 2, with players competing in GT3 machines once more. On Xbox One, GTurbo from French team Starlux took a strong victory, with teammates dominating the later rounds of the bracket. Starlux is also currently the 6th place team in the SMS-R Driver Network Championship, so it’s great to see more of our pro players racing hard in the ESL too.
On PlayStation 4, Alexx545 from Germany saw off the competition to take victory in a closely fought contest, while USSRxALeXeR from Ukraine dominated on PC, the largest and most competitive bracket in this week’s event.
As with the first Kick-Off cup, we have been reading all of your comments and suggestions during Kick-Off Cup #2 and are working with the ESL to make sure that you enjoy a great standard of fair competition in all of our eSports events, with some big plans for the future.
The third and final Kick-Off Cup before Tournaments begin takes place on Sunday September 27 at 3pm UK time. Visit ESL Gaming’s website to join the competition and prove that you’re the fastest racer around!
There are plenty more events to come, including real cash prizes going up for grabs in the Go4 events this October and Project CARS will also be at EGX 2015 from September 24 to 27, with a live ESL eSports stage. Visit us at EGX to compete in front of a crowd at the show and a big live audience on Twitch, with pro commentators and amazing prizes to be won! You won’t want to miss it.
With such a wide variety of cars, motorsports, tracks, and game modes on offer, Project CARS represents the ultimate package for racing fans.
As such, we've put together the following quick guide of 'must do' experiences...
Project CARS is the most authentic, beautiful, intense, and technically-advanced racing game on the planet.
Create a driver, pick from a variety of motorsports, and shift into high gear to chase a number of Historic Goals and enter the Hall Of Fame. Then test your skills online either in competitive fully-loaded race weekends, leaderboard-based time challenges, or continually-updated community events.
Via our ON DEMAND programme racing fans around the world enjoy a continually growing and evolving experience throughout 2015 and beyond with continual free updates that improve and expand upon the original core game, free cars and vehicle liveries delivered at no extra charge, and additional content made available without the usual obligation to purchase a long-term season pass.
Featuring world-class graphics and handling, a ground-breaking dynamic time of day & weather system, and deep tuning & pit stop functionality, Project CARS leaves the competition behind in the dust.
Check-in is now open for the second ESL Kick Off Cup on all platforms!
Check-in confirms your slot in the tournament and will get you a slot in the tournament when the matches will be created. Check-in time starts at 15:30 CEST and lasts until 15:40 after that you can straight sign up with the Late-Sign-Up feature.
Good luck and have fun in the ESL Project CARS Kick Off Cups!
Be sure to follow @ESLProjectCARS on Twitter, and join the ESL Project CARS Facebook group.
Coinciding with Round 5 of the Blancpain Endurance Series, the SMS-R Driver Network Championship returns to the iconic Nurburgring for Round 14, with drivers now knowing the course inside and out from a previous Formula visit.
If you need inspiration or want to compare your own lines, check out Le Mans driver Rene Rast taking the Ruf RGT-8 GT3 for a hot lap...
The SMS-R Driver Network Championship can be accessed via the Community Event section of Race Central within the game.
Feature Update 4.0 is now available on PS4 and PC (Xbox One forthcoming) adding support for forcing default setups in multiplayer, enhanced brake assistance, additional best line visualisation, stability enhancements, improved AI behaviour when pitting, and much more!
NEW & ENHANCED FEATURE SUMMARY
Project CARS is returning to EGX this year at Birmingham’s NEC from September 24-27. This will be no normal Expo booth though since we’re bringing a stage and Twitch broadcast setup with our friends from the ESL to entertain you with live eSports action!
Whether you're at the event, or watching from home therefore, you’ll be able to enjoy some of the fastest sim-racing around with amazing prizes on offer.
EGX attendees will be able to enter a Power Lap contest, with daily multiplayer finals for the five fastest players from each day. These finals will be streamed live on Twitch by ESL, the world’s largest eSports platform, with a pro commentary team calling the action.
Project CARS is now four months old and what a ride it's been so far!
With an overwhelmingly positive reception from critics including PC Gamer awarding us Best Racing Game and being the highest-rated racing game on PlayStation 4, Project CARS caught the imagination of players with over a million players jumping onboard within a few short weeks and still flying high in the charts today.
The message is clear - Project CARS is a true competitor to the established franchises out there; a graphical benchmark, an authentic racing experience, pushing the boundaries of technology, and a fantastic sandbox for racing fans. And the inclusion of those fans from day one was instrumental in making that happen.
Here are some of the highlights of Project CARS since launch...
BY RACERS, FOR RACERS
Without a doubt, Project CARS is heralded as a racing game created by the fans, for the fans and continues to receive acclaim today from both media, players, and professionals from the motorsports industry thanks to the unique way it was developed with the guidance and feedback of real gamers from day one.
This Sunday, hundreds of gamers from around the world loaded up their PS4s, Xbox Ones, and PCs to race in a spectacular one-on-one bracket tournament - the first of its kind in sim-racing.
There were three cups on offer, one for each platform, with players competing in GT3 machines around some of the world’s best race tracks, including Silverstone, Imola, Hockenheim, Laguna Seca and Spa. The final rounds took place on the punishing endurance challenge of the Nordschleife.
It was amazing to see such an enthusiastic turnout from the Project CARS community, including many familiar faces from the Driver Network Championship. One of those familiar faces - Atho from French pro team TSRacing - came away with the win in the PS4 category. Another Frenchman, t0mamaS, won on Xbox One, with German, Tim Heinemann winning on PC.
The players, the Project CARS team and the ESL have all learned a lot from this first event and we expect the ESL Project CARS tournaments to grow and develop as we head towards the first Go4 events with real cash prizes this October.
The next Kick-Off Cup takes place on Sunday September 20 at 3pm UK time. Visit http://play.eslgaming.com/projectcars to join the competition and prove you’re the fastest racer around!
Project CARS will also be at EGX 2015 from September 24 to 27, with a live ESL eSports booth. Visit us at EGX to compete in front of a crowd at the show and a big audience on Twitch, with pro commentators and big prizes to be won and given away!
- Help us improve by taking the Project CARS Survey today!
- The Japanese Car Pack is now available
- On Demand Feature Update 5.0 is now available on all platforms
- Added the Project CARS Setup Database to the Help section
- Dedicated eSports site now live!
- The Aston Martin Track Expansion is now available!
- DRIVE Feature on TS Racing now available
- Project CARS eSports Live Schedule now available!
- Project CARS Feature Update 4.0 is now available!
- Announcing the Project CARS eSports Live Commentary Team!
- Project CARS - The Story So Far... article published
- Project CARS joins with Bandai Namco and ESL to become an eSport!
- The Old Vs New Car Pack is now available!
- Feature Update 3.0 is now available!
- SMS-R Driver Network Championship Round 10 results now in!
- Check out photos of Project CARS eSports Live at Gamescom!
- The Official Project CARS Store is now open!
- Audi Ruapuna Park Track Expansion now available!
- On Demand Feature Update 2.0 now available!
- Win a trip to Gamescom with Logitech!
- Project CARS Soundtrack now available!
- SMS-Driver Network Championship update
- Sign up for Project CARS 2!
- Get exclusive Cloud 9 & TSM car liveries!
- Multi-platform 1.4 Update available
- The SMS-R Driver Network Championship heads to Le Mans!
- Logitech G29 & G920 announced!
- Play the Avon Tyres British GT Championship in Project CARS!
- Project CARS ON DEMAND revealed!
- Project CARS overtakes 1,000,000 sales!
- Update 1.3 is now available on Xbox One
- SMS-R Driver Network Championship update!
- Results from the SMS-R Driver Network Championship Rd 1 & 2
- Project CARS is now available worldwide!
- Community Livery Pack #1 is now live!
- The Project CARS Official Forums are now live! Head over & join in!
- Project CARS is now digitally activated!
- SMS-R Driver Network Championship season revealed!
- Driver Network features revealed!
- Launch trailer revealed!