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Slightly Mad Studios launches crowdfunding campaign for Project Cars 2

Project Cars 2

With the much-delayed but rather good Project Cars now out the door, Slightly Mad Studios has done the perfectly thinkable by announcing plans for a sequel, Project Cars 2, which it says will expand upon the "huge success" of the original.

"With an existing schedule of On Demand content already underway to continue providing Project Cars with fresh new features, updates, and great things to play with throughout the year, Slightly Mad Studios now turns its attention to the future with the announcement of the continuation of the franchise with Project Cars 2," the studio wrote.

Like the original, Project Cars 2 will be "created, tested, and ultimate approved" by backers on the WMD Portal crowdfunding platform. The campaign promises over 200 cars from 40 different classes, 50 unique locations and more than 200 courses, racing styles including rallycross, hillclimbs, and touge, co-op career modes, seamless connectivity, esports features, and more.

Slightly Mad also promised that the development of the new game won't interfere with its plans for the old one: "Project Cars will continue to see massive updates, features, and content throughout 2015 & beyond," it tweeted. "Project Cars 2 will happen simultaneously."

The Project Cars 2 crowdfunding campaign is live now at wmdportal.com.

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.