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12/17/2013
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Slightly Mad Studios Welcomes French Manufacturer to WMD-Powered Title 

London, December 16, 2013:  Slightly Mad Studios are excited to announce the newest addition to Project CARS’ ever-expanding list of represented car manufacturers as Renault joins the WMD-powered racing title.

Project CARS will allow players to experience one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious manufacturers, featuring a selection of the company’s most successful & iconic cars.

Renault’s arrival to Project CARS will give players the chance to experience six of the company’s most spectacular & successful road & racing cars, starting with one of their newest creations, the 265hp 2014 Mégane RS road car.

Project CARS is all about racing and everyone will find a Renault race car to match their skill level in thegame, starting out with the 2013 Clio IV RS Cup, one of the world’s most popular tin top racers.

Drivers fancying something more powerful will be able to prove themselves in the V6-powered Megane Trophy II race car or tackle the ultimate challenge, the 2013 Alpine A450 LMP2 prototype racer of Le Mans 24 Hours fame.

Aside from current road & racing machinery, the choice of Renault cars in Project CARS also honors the brand’s past competition success. Players will experience the 1999 Renault Laguna of British Touring Car Championship fame, one of the company’s most successful & iconic touring cars.

The list of Renaults in Project CARS is rounded out by nothing less than a geniune Le Mans 24 Hours winner, the V6 Turbo-powered Alpine A442B that Didier Pironi and Jean-Pierre Jaussaud took to the top of the podium at La Sarthe in 1978.

Renault in Project CARS

  • 2014 Mégane RS
  • 2013 Clio IV RS Cup
  • 2013 Alpine A450
  • 1999 Laguna BTCC
  • 2009 Mégane Trophy II
  • 1978 Alpine A442B
WMD members will be the first to test drive these new additions once they are being added to the Project CARS development builds.

To shorten the waiting time, members also get to follow every aspect of the car development process on the WMD forums, from the first steps of development to the finished car out on track.

Project CARS will be available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Steam OS, PC, and Wii U starting Fall 2014.

ABOUT PROJECT CARS

Project CARS is the first title to be created using the unique crowd-powered WMD Portal. Already critically-acclaimed as being the first true competitor to Forza Motorsport and Gran Turismo and the premier authentic race experience on Wii U, Project CARS gives players the freedom to choose their own destiny - whether that's starting as a karting prodigy and going on to become an Formula champion within 3 years, to return year after year and defend your GT title against all oncomers, or to prove your dominance across six other distinct and popular motorsports.

Featuring a dynamic time of day and weather system, full pit stops & strategies, fully-loaded online play, a comprehensive tuning system, over 100 tracks, bleeding-edge physics, and a world-class graphics engine supporting 4K gaming and Oculus Rift, Project CARS is the truly next-generation race experience.

ABOUT WMD

WMD (World Of Mass Development) is a revolutionary platform allowing games to be both funded and powered by the contributions of actual players.

Developers simply submit their ideas to an active gaming community that then funds the titles through the purchase of Tool Packs. With these, those community members then become bona fide contributors to that project allowing them to contribute ideas, speak to the development team, download regular builds of the game, vote on important decisions, collate feedback, and ultimately share in any profits earned from the launching title.

WMD is therefore a unique prospect for both gamers that want to get involved in exciting upcoming titles and developers looking to raise funds for their projects. To see a full breakdown of the details for both players and developers, plus lots more, please visit www.wmdportal.com, or contact info@wmdportal.com and follow the updates on Twitter @WMDCars.

ABOUT SLIGHTLY MAD STUDIOS LTD

Slightly Mad Studios is an independent, award-winning developer celebrating 10 years working on some of the most critically-acclaimed and popular franchises in the racing genre - GTR, Need For Speed, and Test Drive. The company has a core studio located near Tower Bridge, London but predominantly uses a unique distributed development system allowing the team to work from home all around the world whilst still being ultra-efficient and collaborative.

Slightly Mad Studios' social/mobile gaming division - Gamagio - has also enjoyed success having most recently created the hugely-popular "The Walking Dead: Assault" title for iOS and Android.

For more information about Slightly Mad Studios or Gamagio, please visit www.slightlymadstudios.com or www.gamagio.com and follow the updates on Twitter @SlightlyMadTeam and @GamagioGaming

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