Project Cars and Project Cars 2 will be removed from sale
Project cars and its sequel, Project Cars 2, are set to be removed from online storefronts due to expiring car and track licenses. The news was transmitted via Twitterdeveloper Slightly Mad Studios assuring fans that the games will remain playable, despite the removal.
‘Due to the expiration of car and track licenses, both Project cars and Project Cars 2 will be withdrawn from sale in the coming months. The games remain fully playable and our players will still be able to enjoy all of the game’s features, including multiplayer,” said Slightly Mad.
Project cars will be withdrawn from sale on October 3, 2022while Project Cars 2 will be removed sooner, the September 21, 2022.
“We remain focused on creating the best sim racing titles and, as mentioned before, we look forward to sharing more about the next Slightly Mad project when the time is right.”
At this point, there doesn’t appear to be a planned workaround for the games, with both being simply removed from digital stores. They will remain purchasable as physical copies, but the digital versions will be locked soon.
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While the decision is not unprecedented, it is regrettable. Project Cars 2 is only five years old and the franchise only started in 2015. Although both games have since been overtaken by the third entry in the series, each has its own merits – and they deserve a longer lifespan. before being thrown away.
The removal of games from storefronts has become common over the past few years, largely due to expiring licenses – but sometimes due to remakes or remasters that obscure the history of video games. Whereas Project cars and its sequel are just small slices of that story, they represent the talent and technology of their time. They are also beloved by their fans, with many celebrating Game 2 as a major triumph and the best of the entire series.
By removing these games from online storefronts, Slightly Mad and publisher EA are effectively making them unplayable for a new generation of gamers. With such an evolution of gaming into the digital realm, these deletions can effectively become complete erasures for gaming.
In the future, those who wish to experience the best Project cars games will now have to track down physical copies in the wild. Those who already own the games digitally will retain their ownership, but no digital purchases will be available from the announced dates. Come in quickly if you want to play.