Bandai Namco has confirmed that Project CARS 3 will release on August 28, 2020, across PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Project CARS will boast 140 track layouts at launch breaking the record for the most tracks in any console racing title ever at launch. The racer will contain a total of over 200 road and racing cars which come with upgradable parts altering the performance of your vehicle which enables you to race in several different types of championships.
Project CARS 3 mixes up the formula found in previous titles by offering an experience more friendly to newcomers to the sim racing genre. The development team has confirmed fully scalable assists for all skill levels are included and the new tyre model strives for “convincing and fun handling”.
Project CARS 3 will feature a dynamic time of day and season and will allow all-weather racing. Also included are “intense crash effects” (which makes us think of NFS Shift), authentic car contact, enhanced AI, as well as 12K and VR support on the PC.
Controller handling is said to be massively improved on Project CARS 3 compared to earlier titles. This is backed up Paul Rustchynsky Game Director of Project CARS 3 (although who has now moved into his new position of Senior Games Designer at Avalanche Studios group).
— Paul Rustchynsky (@Rushy33) June 3, 2020
Elsewhere, the career mode has seen an overhaul. Races will now feature in-race objectives to encourage newcomers to the series. Completing these objectives allows the player to earn credits and XP to purchase additional cars in order to race in subsequent events.
Finally, Project CARS 3 will benefit from new multiplayer and community modes as well as daily challenges to keep people on their toes.