As publisher EA has announced, there will be no new racing simulations in the Project Cars series. Allegedly, the rally games in the Dirt series are also on the brink of extinction.
Both Project Cars and the second part are no longer available in digital stores, but can still be played. Publisher EA recently announced together with the developer studio Slightly Mad that there will be no more racing simulations in the Project Cars series. After seven years, no more cars roll to the starting line at Project Cars. The last offshoot Project Cars 3 wanted to appeal to more buyers with a mixture of arcade and simulation, but this approach failed with both the testers and the interested parties. According to Tom Henderson, the dirt franchise is also on the verge of extinction, but this has not yet been officially confirmed.
Codemasters focuses on Formula 1, WRC and Need for Speed
Since 2014, the rally experts at Codemasters have had a two-pronged approach. There is the simulation Dirt Rally and there is the arcade-heavy Dirt series. In 2020 the last new dirt game Dirt 5 was releasedSimulation friends can since 2019 in Dirt Rally 2.0 put their skills to the test on gravel roads & co.
EA is rebuilding the racing game portfolio and is increasingly relying on licensed titles. There is a new edition every year for Formula 1, and from next year also for the WRC World Rally Championship. It is possible that the upcoming rally game will be titled EA Sports Rally, since the dirt rally developers have been using this channel name on social media for months. Both F1 and WRC have official e-sports championships that give EA a quasi-guaranteed number of players. After all, in principle every user of – for example EA Sports F1 22 – Participate in competitions via online mode and also enter into e-sports business with talent and luck to earn money.
For those who prefer an arcade racing game, Need for Speed Unbound should be available on December 2nd to become happy. The developers of Dirt 5, Codemasters Cheshire, are working on the new edition together with Criterion Games. In addition to a focus on vehicle tuning, you can see its comic-like character with virtual clothes miss out on their lifestyle and probably spend real money on it. However, these cosmetic items from fashion brands like Versace are purely optional. Also optional are the cartoon-like driving effects, which can be seen when activating the nitro boost, for example. Neither in Project Cars nor in Dirt are there such possibilities for official e-sports tournaments or for microtransactions.
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Collection of possible Dirt from the rally games series:
- According to Tom Henderson, the dirt franchise is also on the brink of extinction after the end of the Project Cars racing simulation series was officially announced.
- EA is redesigning the racing game portfolio and increasingly relies on licensed titles for Formula 1 and the WRC World Rally Championship. Instead of becoming part of the Dirt series, the rally games will probably be called EA Sports Rally in the future.
- Both F1 and WRC have official e-sports championships that give EA a quasi-guaranteed number of players, since every customer of the corresponding games can take part.
- The Dirt series has no such online mode.