Oh, Project CARS, has it come to this? At least, unlike Project CARS 3, the mobile spin-off is clear in its intentions from the off with the ‘GO’ subtitle. A simulator, this is not.
But who knows, that might be okay for a quick game on the subway commute or the flight to a meeting – these are not places where you can conveniently whip out your PC and wheel peripheral.
After a seemingly lengthy gestation, Project CARS GO is now up on the Google Play Store in the US and Europe for pre-registration. Strangely, for iOS devices, we can only find it on the Russian App Store at present. Effectively, a pre-order for a free-to-play game, pre-registering guarantees “free rewards when the game officially launches.” But, there are no details on what that entails as of yet, nor when the game launches.
Still, this step in the process suggests an imminent release.
Project CARS GO features ‘one-touch’ gameplay that is said to be optimised for mobile devices and World Tour, Daily and Manufacturer Invitational modes. Tracks include Brands Hatch, Autodromo Nazionale Monza and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, alongside drag races located in Las Vegas, Long Beach and Singapore.
From a technical standpoint, it will not support devices with less thank 3GB of ram.
The news follows on from a recent Open Beta Trial (OBT) in Finland, Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands in January 2021.
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