Bandai Namco’s Project Cars will not be released until March 2015.
NowGamer reports that while the delay has yet to be officially announced a post on the game’s backer forums (for those who contributed to the game’s crowdfunding) alludes to an upcoming release delay.
The site adds that having spoken to the publisher it sounds like the delay will be made official very soon”.
Project Cars is currently scheduled to be released on November 21st, placing it directly against Dragon Age: Inquisition and just three days after the arrival of Grand Theft Auto V on PS4 and Xbox One and Far Cry 4.
That’s also just two weeks before the arrival of Ubisoft’s The Crew.
With Driveclub and Forza Horizon 2 already available, a March release date may give the title a little more room to breathe.
UPDATE: The delay has now been officially confirmed, with the new release date moving to March 20th 2015.
Here’s the release:
The move positions the title away from the competitive holiday scene dominated by household names while affording the team at Slightly Mad Studios additional time to extend and polish their ground-breaking and accomplished next-gen racing experience that’s been created alongside a community of over 85,000 racing fans and real-life professional drivers.
Our goal has always been to deliver a landmark title that encompasses the wishes and desires of racing fans from all around the world; something with features and content powered by the community that provide a truly unforgettable and pioneering experience” said Ian Bell, Head of Studio at Slightly Mad Studios. Whilst a tough decision to make, the change in release date allows the game the greatest chance of success and visibility, and the opportunity to polish the game even further to the high standards that both ourselves and our community demand and expect. We’re eager for you all to see what we’ve been working on in just a few months.”