Slightly Mad Studios, the creative team behind the Project CARS franchise, announced on Monday (22nd August 2022) that their first two Project CARS titles, Project CARS And Project CARS 2, will no longer be sold due to car and track licensing agreements that are set to expire soon.
The original Project CARS released back in May of 2015 with generally well-received reviews. Utilizing the MADNESS Engine, an in-house engine developed by Slightly Mad, Project CARS was revolutionary at the time for it’s enhanced graphics, physics and simulation properties of the time.
The squeal, Project CARS 2, released in September of 2017. Again, together with the MADNESS Engine, the technology was cutting edge, introducing dynamic properties to the track surfaces with the introduction of LiveTrack 3.0 .
While both of the games will no longer be sold due to the expiring licenses, as long as you have a copy of the game, you can still enjoy all of the features of both games, including online multiplayer racing.
Per the announcement, Project CARS 2 will be the first to delist on 21st September. The original Project CARS will be removed from sale on 3rd October. The not-as-well-received Project CARS 3 doesn’t seem to be affected by these expiring licenses and will likely continue to be sold.
While you can still get Project CARS 2 at it’s full price of $59.99 for Steam, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, the original Project CARS is available on the same platforms for $14.99. In fact, you might find deals on the original game, as I’m currently seeing it on Steam on sale for $4.49 and PlayStation for $5.99.
When were Project CARS and Project CARS 2 removed from sale?
Project CARS and Project CARS 2 were removed from digital sale on 21st September 2022.