Project CARS FREE
Xbox One players will be able to grab a free copy of the Project CARS racing game through ‘Games with Gold’ from mid-February.
Developed by Slightly Mad Studios, it will be the second of the titles that is given away each month as a reward to subscribers of the Xbox Live Gold membership, and will be available to download from the 16th February for active members.
With the title approaching the 2-year mark since its release and the sequel starting to show itself in unofficial leaks – official info and media is planned for the upcoming months – it is ‘Marketing 101’ to get the name out there and try to bring in new players to the series, and one of the easiest ways to do this is to give the game away and get people playing it.
Project CARS if you don’t know, was created through the means of a crowd-funding platform with all those who contributed being able to, in some way, influence the development as it took place. Not only this, there were also advisers such as old Top Gear ‘Stig’ Ben Collins on board along with racing driver and brother of F1 stalwart Lewis Hamilton, Nicolas Hamilton.
Their input and feedback made for a very authentic handling simulation that is well praised by those who do not only drive day-to-day on normal roads, but also are paid to run laps around the circuits of the world.
And the game must be doing something right if you have a professional racing driver such as René Rast using it to practice often and learn the circuits of the world. Just check out the video below and his channel to view how much he not only enjoys the game but also uses it to help in his real world racing duties.
It’s difficult not to take this sort of backing seriously when you know that they have experience of how the real cars and tracks feel.
Oh and if that isn’t persuasive enough for you then don’t forget that you also get to drive and race against the ‘turboduck’ RUF too. We can never thank our former staff member Ryzza5 enough for allowing us to use his perks to make this happen and to Milli who did the actual livery design for the car itself.
Cheers to you both!