Project Cars Games Being Delisted Due To Licensing Issues

The first two Project Cars games will be delisted later this year due to expiring car and track licenses


Published: August 22, 2022 12:07 PM /

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A car skidding around a dirt track in Project Cars 2

Slightly Mad Studios has announced that Project Cars and Project Cars 2 will be delisted later this year. They're being removed from sale due to licensing issues, but you'll still be able to play them in their entirety, including multiplayer if you're so inclined.

Why are Project Cars and Project Cars 2 being delisted?

According to Slightly Mad on Twitter, the two Project Cars games are being delisted due to "expiring car and track licenses". Both games will remain completely playable, including their multiplayer components, but you won't be able to buy them from digital storefronts anymore. This decision doesn't in any way affect Project Cars 3, which landed back in August 2020, meaning its licenses are almost certainly still intact. It's just the first two games in the series that will be vanishing from stores.

A car racing around the track in Project Cars
The first two Project Cars games will soon be delisted.

When will Project Cars and Project Cars 2 be delisted?

You've got a little while to pick both of these games up if you still want to play them. Project Cars will be delisted on October 3rd, and Project Cars 2 will be disappearing from stores a little earlier on September 21st. Again, as a reminder, you don't need to worry if you've already bought these games; they'll still remain fully playable, and you will be able to download them again if you've deleted them from your console or PC.

Two cars covered in mud and jostling for position in Project Cars 2
There's still time to buy Project Cars and its sequel before they're delisted.

As for Slightly Mad Studios itself, it seems that plans for future games are already afoot. In the tweet announcing Project Cars and its sequel's delisting, the studio says it will share more on the next Slightly Mad game "when the time is right". The developer was acquired by Codemasters back in 2019, and after a bidding war, EA subsequently acquired Codemasters in 2021, so Slightly Mad has got EA's money and clout behind it for whatever it makes next. Stay tuned to TechRaptor for more info on Slightly Mad and whatever its next project turns out to be, though presumably, it's not a return to the Mad Box console they talked about in 2019.

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