With less than a week until the release of Project CARS 2, Slightly Mad Studios has confirmed the Pirelli World Challenge will be coming to the game.
The announcement comes as part of a partnership between SMS and Pirelli to bring America’s top GT series, as well as Pirelli’s motorsport technology, to the virtual world.
Players will find the the PWC series as part of the game’s Career Mode. It will feature all the current GT3 cars from the 2017 season, complete with licensed liveries. The track list also features five of the eleven circuits featured on the current series calendar; including Long Beach, Laguna Seca and Road America.
PWC president and CEO Greg Gill weighs in:
“We have been working with Project CARS 2 for many months. We believe that the opportunity for our Pirelli World Challenge fans to become fully immersed in their favorite cars and tracks experience will lead to new ventures that the fans and series can look forward to. We are excited for the introduction of the Project CARS 2 game with our PWC cars in action.”
As well as bringing the World Challenge series to the game, Pirelli’s technical partnership with SMS focuses on the game’s overhauled tire model. Pirelli’s insight into tire technology should help the physics of Project CARS 2 feel more realistic than ever before.
Mario Isola, Pirelli’s Head of Car Racing spoke positively of the partnership, stating that one of the key elements was ensuring the simulation of Pirelli tires in-game matched their real world tires.
Be sure to stay tuned for more news in the lead-up to release day. For our thoughts on the lastest build, check out our hands-on preview.
Project CARS 2 launches on September 22 for Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC.