Bandai Namco to distribute next-gen racer Project Cars


Slightly Mad Studios' next-gen racing game Project Cars now has the support of Bandai Namco. The publisher agreed to distribute the game globally on Xbox One, PS4, PC for Windows and SteamOS as well as Wii U. Project Cars is slated to launch in November.

The realism-fixated racing sim began as a crowdsourced World of Mass Development project in September 2011, two years after Slightly Mad Studios launched Need for Speed: Shift. It was originally planned for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 before the developer added the Wii U to its list of platforms in January 2012, then ditched Xbox 360 and PS3 in favor of their next-gen counterparts and SteamOS in November 2013. One year later, Project Cars will arrive as one of the PS4's first Morpheus games in addition to its support of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.
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BANDAI NAMCO GAMES ENTERS WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT WITH SLIGHTLY MAD STUDIOS ON PROJECT CARS

- BANDAI NAMCO Games will distribute Project CARS from Slightly Mad Studios; coming on Xbox One, PlayStation®4, Nintendo Wii U™ and PC starting November 2014 -

PARIS, FRANCE – July 2nd 2014 – Leading video game publisher and developer BANDAI NAMCO Games Europe S.A.S. today proudly announced a worldwide distribution agreement with Slightly Mad Studios on Project CARS, coming on Xbox One, PlayStation®4, Nintendo Wii U™ and PC starting November 2014.

Project CARS is the most authentic, beautiful, intense, and technically-advanced racing game on the planet.
Crowd-funded by a passionate community that has been involved in the development process throughout to create their ultimate racing experience, Project CARS allows you to create a driver, pick from a huge variety of motorsports, and shift into high gear to chase a number of Historic Goals and ultimate recognition in 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 – sometimes for real-world prizes.

Featuring the largest track roster of any recent racing game with a ground-breaking dynamic time of day & weather system, world-class graphics and handling, deep tuning & pit stop functionality, and support for Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus, Project CARS leaves the competition behind in the dust.


"We are tremendously happy to be collaborating with Slightly Mad Studios on this promising title, in which community expectations are fusing with racers expertise to craft the next generation of simulation!" said Alberto González Lorca, VP Third Parties, BANDAI NAMCO Games Europe.


"With a portfolio of prestigious, popular, and iconic titles under their wing, Bandai Namco are the perfect partners to bring our pioneering community-driven game to players around the world." said Ian Bell, Head Of Studio, Slightly Mad Studios.

For more information about BANDAI NAMCO Games and its entire line up, please visit the BANDAI NAMCO Games Europe official website at www.bandainamcogames.eu. For more details on Project CARS, please visit www.projectcarsgame.com.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.