Project Cars skids into April


Project Cars, the sexy-looking driving game—hey, the clue's in the terrible name—has been delayed again. Publisher Bandai Namco announced today that the release date has been pushed into April to allow for some "final adjustments."

The game was originally slated to come out on November 18 of last year, but was postponed to March 20 in order to keep it from being lost in the crowded holiday shuffle. The new release date, April 2, is a delay of just a couple of weeks, but developer Slighty Mad Studios said in a statement that it's enough time to ensure players are given "the best gaming experience they could have."

"Moving a release date was not an easy decision to make, as we know our fans are eager to get their hands-on on Project Cars," studio chief Ian Bell said. "But we know that these extra days will allow us to provide the best game experience that our fans deserve. We assure you the wait will be worth it when the game does arrive early April."

We don't have a preview of Project Cars to share with you, but there are some awfully nice trailers floating around that you can feast your eyes on, including the one from January that's embedded above, and a gallery of 4K screenshots from last summer that will make your eyeballs vibrate with supercharged joy.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.