Slightly Mad Studios and distributor Bandai Namco Entertainment have today revealed that the recently released Project CARS has surpassed 1 million unit sales worldwide. Currently available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, Project CARS launched with Oculus Rift compatibility as standard and will also be made available to play as a virtual reality (VR) title on the forthcoming Project Morpheus.
A realistic racing simulation, Project CARS saw several delays prior to release. However, making it’s public debut last month resulted in a wash of praise as consumers and industry representatives alike took to the track. VRFocus delivered a review of Project CARS prior to launch, stating: “Despite it’s flaws, Project CARS arriving with VR compatibility from day one is a not insignificant achievement.”
Discussing the success of Project CARS on the official Slightly Mad Studios blog, Ian Bell, Head of Studio at Slightly Mad Studios, stated: “Throughout the development of Project CARS the community were instrumental in guiding the game – giving us feedback daily on each build iteration, telling us what needed improving, highlighting what they’d like to see included, and ultimately approving it as the racing game of their dreams. Even with this amount of early indication that the bold, ambitious vision we had was on track to be something that would truly stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the existing leading titles in the genre, it wasn’t until the first review scores came in that we truly realised how much Project CARS had resonated with both media, racing professionals, and gamers alike around the world. To now stand here having reached over a million players in such a short time really justifies the work both the team and the community have done over the years and solidifies Project CARS’ future as the multi-platform racing experience of choice for fans around the world. And we’ll be talking more about that future very, very soon.”
That future of which Bell speaks begins next week, when Slightly Mad Studios reveal the first downloadable content (DLC) pack for the videogame. VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details on Project CARS as well as other VR projects from Slightly Mad Studios and Bandai Namco Entertainment.