Project CARS has taken the sim racing genre by storm. Debuting at number one in the UK charts where it stayed in pole position for two consecutive weeks (apparently this makes it the first Bandai Namco-distributed game to achieve this since Ridge Racer Type 4 sixteen years ago), Slightly Mad Studios has announced that its critically acclaimed crowd-funded racing sim has now raced past one million sales worldwide in just one month.
“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," Ian Bell, Head of Slightly Mad Studios commented.
"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."
This monumental milestone is certainly a clear victory for the untapped console sim racing market. Indeed, Project CARS' success already seems to be paving the way for future console racing sims to follow as we saw this week with the surprise announcement that Assetto Corsa is making the jump to consoles next year.
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