It appears someone over at SimRace.pl is about to have their WMD credentials revoked. High resolution screenshots of Project CARS 2, a game that the public isn’t supposed to know about as of yet, have made it out into the wild on an obscure Polish sim racing message board, showing off the new RallyCross discipline turning laps in Hell, Norway, as well as a potential partnership with the Coca-Cola company and Monster Energy. While the screenshots don’t exactly reveal much about the game itself, or any features that would traditionally captivate the dedicated sim racers among us, circumstantial evidence obviously points to Slightly Mad Studios acquiring many new licenses for the follow-up to 2015’s most commercially successful hardcore racing simulator.
To the untrained eye, it’s little more than the unscheduled announcement of RallyCross and ice racing making their way to the franchise in time for the next game, but for those who still boot up Project CARS on a daily basis and are actively anticipating the next entry, it’s a glimpse into the future. The fact that the RallyCross-spec Mini Countryman is present indicates there’s actually a chance Slightly Mad Studios have landed the Monster Energy World Rally Cross license as a whole, but that’s one of those things we’ll obviously have to wait until the official announcement of the game to see if our predictions were correct.