Slightly Mad Studios revealed their future DLC plans for Project CARS in the form of Project CARS On Demand, a scheme that signifies their commitments to providing regular free updates on and additional content that doesn't lure players into purchasing a season pass.
Part of this will be free patches with updates influenced by the community, including fixes, balancing and extra features – many of which will be available in the forthcoming v1.4 update expected to be released soon.
Project CARS will also be getting a free car every month. First to be released was the W Motors Lykan Hypersport in May, with another unannounced car to be released later this month.
Every other month, players will receive a free community livery pack created by the Driver Network and WMD communities.
Of course, there will be obligatory car packs starting with the Racing Icons Car Pack, but Slightly Mad insist they "have been specially chosen to provide more opportunities within your career, more variety in online games, and continue to reflect aspirational driving experiences and modern-day car culture across the globe." Those who missed out on the extra cars supplied with the pre-order and Limited Editions will be pleased to know they will soon be able to obtain the packs separately on all formats.
Extra cars is all well and good, but racing games too often neglect adding extra cars to drive them on. Fortunately Project CARS will be an exception, as Slightly Mad promise that we can expect additional track expansions starting with the Audi Ruapuna Park Expansion in July – not that it even needed any more, considering it has the largest track roster in any recent racing game.
"PROJECT CARS On Demand is our commitment to keeping Project CARS up-to-date with the greatest, freshest, and most critical content whilst also allowing players to pick and choose the cars & tracks they want – without being locked in to a pre-paid scheme," says publisher Bandai Namco.
"Project CARS was built for the future from day one and with Project CARS On Demand racing fans around the world will be able to enjoy a continually growing and evolving experience throughout 2015 with continual free updates that improve and expand upon the original core game, free cars and vehicle liveries delivered at no extra charge, and additional content made available without the usual obligation to purchase a long-term season pass."
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