After more delays than we care to count, Project CARS is finally ready to take to the track – for reals this time. Creative director Andy Tudor recently hinted that the PlayStation 4 title had gone gold, and now development director Andy Garton has explained that the simulation racer will deploy on 8th May in Europe and 12th May in North America.
"Congratulations to everybody for this achievement and a huge thank you for your help in making it happen," Garton exclaimed. "Three years or so ago, when this project started, Slightly Mad Studios was in a very difficult position, and without going in to the ugly details, it's only the funding and support of WMD members that has allowed the team to carry on, and Project CARS to get made."
For those that don't know, the life-like outing has been partly funded by community members, which is staggering when you consider the scale of most Kickstarter projects these days – if they even get made. It's looking extraordinary, too, and should fill a gaping Gran Turismo-shaped gap in the PS4's library. Well, at least until Polyphony Digital's inevitable sequel arrives.