For those looking for a bit more drifting and adrenaline in Project Cars 2, Bandai Namco latest announcement for the title will be of interest. Project Cars 2 will now include rallycross with associated licensed cars and tracks specific to the motorsport discipline. Rallycross was not something that was included in the original Project Cars title released in the spring of 2015. For the uninitiated, the producer explained the nuanced differences between rally cross and other racing pursuits in their press release. “Rallycross combines the sideways dirt racing action of a rally with the high-speed corner carving action of tarmac racing, all taking place on a closed course with 70-foot jumps, obstacles, and with other drivers in close proximity.”
Project Cars 2 went to the experts in order to ensure that the rallycross portion of the game was as realistic as possible. Developer Slightly Mad Studios recruited Honda Factory Global Rallycross veterans Mitchell deJong and Oliver Eriksson as consultants on the project with an absolute focus on realism. According to the press release, as a result, “drivers will experience the rush of driving purpose-built rallycross cars such as Mitchell and Oliver’s Honda Red Bull GRC Civic Coupe on scanned real-world rallycross tracks including US-based DirtFish and Daytona, Lånkebanen in Norway, and the track where it all began half-a-century ago—Lydden Hill in the UK.”
The rallycross action in Project Cars 2 can be seen below in the latest gameplay trailer for the title. A selection of the main rallycross machines fans of the sport have come to love are on display in full drift and “just” barely in control over a series of courses, weather conditions, and environments. Project Cars 2 has a planned release in late 2017 which hopefully means that gamers can get their rallycross action on before Christmas. The title will be available for PS4, Xbox One and on Steam.