An interesting post on another website shows WMD member Markus Ott explaining why WMD users voted against modding capabilities for Project CARS during the early stages of development. In short, they believed that Project CARS would be of such a high quality, community mods would simply not be good enough to equal or surpass the game’s vanilla content, as is the case with rFactor where entire games like Stock Car Extreme and ARCA Sim Racing have been created from the already robust vanilla product.
So, a “normal mod team can’t keep up the quality that Slightly Mad Studios can deliver.” Sounds understandable; this is a huge development team that at one point was in charge of the Need for Speed franchise. Yet the development of some cars in Project CARS were outsourced to MAK Corp, a “normal mod team” for rFactor 2 which hasn’t even released a finished version of a car for rFactor 2 or Assetto Corsa. They readily acknowledge their work with Slightly Mad Studios on their Facebook page.
Claim community mod teams can’t match the quality of what Slightly Mad Studios can produce, while outsourcing content to community mod teams. Man I can’t even.