Slightly Mad Studios, the team behind the well-liked sim racer series Project CARS, has announced the first two entries will soon become unavailable.

Due to car and track licences reaching their expiration dates, Project CARS and Project CARS 2 will be delisted from sale in the near future. The developer released a statement on the matter earlier today:

The first game will be removed from sale on 3rd October, and the sequel on 21st September. While the games will be unavailable for purchase, they will continue to operate as normal for those who already own them. This isn't a server shutdown, you'll still be able to play online — this just means you won't be able to purchase the titles after their respective dates mentioned above.

We imagine the cost of renewing all those licences is much larger than what Slightly Mad would make back in sales so far removed from release, and decided to call it.

Fortunately, Project CARS 3 remains available for now, and again, the two older games will still work as intended. If you were thinking of picking either of them up, now's the time. Are you still enjoying these games? Fasten your seatbelts in the comments section below.