New 'Project Cars 2' Trailer Shows McLaren 720s In Action, Pre-Orders Now Live (Updated)

Update: 5/9/2017, 12:18 pm PT: Bandai Namco reached out to us and said that the Limited, Collector's, and Ultra Editions won't be available to fans in the Americas. It will be available only to customers in Europe.

Original article: 5/9/17, 9:40am PT:

A new trailer for Project Cars 2 is up, and it shows off what we now know to be the game’s cover car: the McLaren 720s. In addition to the gameplay video, Bandai Namco and Slightly Mad Studios also released details on the game’s pre-order packages.

The trailer, which featured in-game footage, showed the McLaren 720s thundering down the Long Beach Grand Prix street track. As the vehicle makes tight, drifting turns, you can see its disc brakes light up due to hard braking as the car attempts to go around the corners. The video also highlighted the game’s new LiveTrack 3.0 system, which is supposed to accurately simulate a car’s movement in different types of terrain and weather. The first portion of the video showed the track in wet conditions, and as the car raced around the track, the weather turned to overcast and the tarmac eventually dried up, which gave the car more traction as it made the final turns towards the finish line.

If you’re a fan of the game, the standard $60 edition of Project Cars 2 might not be enough for you. That’s where the three other variants of the game come into play. The Limited Edition includes a steelbook cover for the game, a sticker sheet, and a code for the Japanese cars downloadable content. The Collector’s Edition includes the items from the Limited Edition as well as a special Collector’s Edition box, a code for the game’s Season Pass, a 200-page art book, a VIP pass to the game’s esports Live events around the world, and a 1/43 scale die-cast model of the McLaren 720s. The Ultimate Edition is for the die-hard fans who will have to pay a dear price, and there’s only 1,000 copies of this package available for pre-order. Along with the Limited and Collector’s Edition content, it includes a signed poster, a numbered snapback cap, a sketchbook of the McLaren 720s, and a 1/12 scale model of the same car.

If you don’t want to get any of the three packages, the base edition of the game is available for pre-order today. There’s no word yet on pricing or pre-order availability for the Limited, Collector’s, or Ultimate editions. If you want to learn more about Project Cars 2, check out our hands-on preview of the game, which was featured in virtual reality.

Swipe to scroll horizontally
NameProject Cars 2
TypeRacing, Simulation
DeveloperSlightly Mad Studios
PublisherBandai Namco
PlatformsPC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
Where To BuyBandai NamcoSteamAmazonBest BuyWalmartGameStop
Release DateLate 2017
  • dstarr3
    I don't know what it is about racing sims, but I just want them all. All of them.
  • zahoome
    You mean "Ultra Edition", not "Ultimate Edition".
  • Thretosix
    Why is it the PC version of the game is always impossible to find? Wanted to look up the price of the Ultra Edition for PC and it's as if it doesn't exist while being the most wanted version polled on their site. So many games have gone by the wayside for me as they get looked over because of such incompetence by the publishers.
  • JaFull_593
    GG Bandai. Now I'll just wait for your game to be heavily discounted instead of picking up an Ultra edition, or even one of the other tiers.
  • 10tacle
    So *only* European customers get access to these special edition versions? Do the Asian market racers have access since it comes with a Japanese car pack? There has to be a logical reason why we in the Americas can't get access to this.

    "As the vehicle makes tight, drifting turns, you can see its disc brakes light up due to hard braking as the car attempts to go around the corners."

    Actually there's nothing new about that. GTR2 from 2007 had this effect, and it was really cool at the time. Some of the guys who now work for SMS used to work for SimBin which did the GTR series. The rest of them went over to Sector3 which took over SimBin and developed RaceRoom Experience which also has the effect. (RRE feels more sim-like than the first PCars, but PCars has much better aesthetics, especially the interior and gauges - it also has rain and excellent sun effects including right in your eyes driving into it).
  • Ian Bell
    10TACLE. Nice story but when I and the team left SimBin, we took 38 of the 42 developers with us. more than 90% are still at SMS today.
  • 10tacle
    Ah so I had it backwards. I knew the majority went to one place. Thanks for correcting the record Ian.

    Anyway, Simbin is coming back under new management for GTR3 which appears to be PC sim quality for consoles (sim snob).
  • zahoome
    10tacle, did you read the article you linked?
    "Even better so, they revealed that the iconically named GTR3 racing sim is scheduled for release in 2018 as a multi-platform title on the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4."