Project CARS 3 is real. The series has gained a mass following since the original game’s release back in 2015 and the third game promises some major new changes to the game’s core. Firstly, instead of being the hardest racing game on the planet, Slightly Mad Studios is trying to make the game appealing to everyone.
Project CARS 2 fell short in many ways. However, these issues have been addressed in the sequel. Career mode has been rebuilt from the ground up with a better progression system. Players will progress through ten car classes and earn XP as they race. In addition, new parts and events will be unlocked. Slightly Mad Studios claims that if a player does not like an event, they will not be forced to race through it. Players can spend money in-game to skip them. This was an issue in the second games as of right from the start, you are forced to race in a kart tournament.
The upgrade system in Project CARS 3 is also a new welcome addition to the series. In past games, players would customize their performance of their car. However, visually this did very little to the actual vehicle. Project CARS 3 will now have a robust visual upgrade system as every other car game should.
Progressions in the upcoming game will also span across every mode you play. Players are no longer locked into career mode for XP and multiplayer for multiplayer XP. Speaking of, the game will also feature a new multiplayer layout too. Quick Player will put players into a race using skill-based matchmaking. Scheduled Event mode will feature races set up and hand-crafted by the developers. Lastly, players will be able to create custom lobbies by setting up every single little detail of the race day. This feature is a well-known part of the Project CARS experience.
So far, Project CARS 3 is sounding like a day and night improvement over the second game. Its focus on multiplayer is great while at the same time a dedicated career mode will keep players coming back for more. The game is scheduled to release sometime in summer (winter in SA) for PS4, Xbox One and PC.