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Featured First News of Project CARS 2 DLC Packs Revealed

Discussion in 'Project CARS 2' started by Paul Jeffrey, May 10, 2017.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

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    Well the game isn't out until around September 2017 but already we get our first look at some of the DLC due to be added to Project CARS 2 post go live later this year...


    DLC or additional paid content is now seen as an essential way to extend the life expectancy and financial position of a game long after the original release, be it on console or PC and regardless of genre. Some love this new found industry policy and some yearn for the days of buying a physical disk in the shop and having the full and final package available from day one. However in 2017 DLC content post release is as inevitable as a poor Jeremy Clarkson pun or a misjudged Ferrari pitstop strategy, and Project CARS 2 will be no different from it's immediate PC and console rivals in that respect, with fresh news of some upcoming DLC packs that should be made available for the game once it releases toward the end of 2017.

    Coming to light as part of the pre-order details surrounding the title, fans have now been made aware of two new DLC packs due to be added to the simulation and they contain a nice mix of iconic road and racing cars.

    Following on from the trend started by Assetto Corsa, one of the packs coming to Project CARS 2 will focus on cars of a Japanese origin, with four attractive sounding machines from the land of the rising sun due to make their way to the sim, mixing up desirable road and race machines of both the real and concept car variety. The Japanese pack has come to light as it is due to form part of the package available to players who purchase the 'Project CARS 2 Ultra Edition' and as such individual DLC pack prices and release dates remain unannounced at this moment in time. You can check out the details of the cars due to be included below -

    Japanese Car Pack:
    • Nissan’s infamous Group A R32 Skyline GT-R
    • Nissan’s sublime 280ZX GTX race car
    • The Euro-spec’ Honda Civic Type R, a modern day hot-hatch
    • Honda's 2&4 Concept Car—get a feel for the future with this 13,000rpm collaboration between automotive and motorcycle design that screams performance
    As part of the same 'Ultra Edition' pre order deal, details of another exclusive release package have surfaced in the form of the Motorsports Pack DLC, however this collection of cars will not be released for the general public to purchase and will instead release as exclusive content to players who buy either the Ultra Edition, Collectors Edition or DLC Season Pass licence. Again containing four cars, the 'Motorsports Pack' is limited to some incredible racing cars of years past, from the 1974 Jaguar E-Type to the very recent TCR specification Opel (Vauxhall over here in Blighty) Astra TCR, a first official inclusion of a TCR specification car in a modern racing simulation. You can check out the contents of the exclusive 'Motorsports Pack' DLC below -

    Motorsports Pack (Exclusive to Season Pass owners and/or Collector’s, and/or Ultra Edition owners).
    • The 1974 Jaguar E-Type V12, Group 44—beauty, speed, and an absolute motoring icon
    • The Panoz Esperante GTR-1—a ’90s GT stalwart
    • The Audi 1991 V8 DTM—a DTM legend with 460hp @ 9,500RPM
    • The 2016 Opel Astra TCR—a 300hp Touring Car monster
    Additionally as has become normal practice in the gaming industry SMS will be making available a 'Season Pass' opportunity for gamers who anticipate purchasing all the DLC for Project CARS 2. Much like with other modern games, the Season Pass will be priced at a lower cost that purchasing each DLC individually and will make available all new DLCs plus some exclusive content mentioned above immediately upon release of the relevant pack.

    Season Pass
    "Project CARS 2 will be fully-supported post-launch with new, bold additional content featuring dozens of cars, as well as many tracks that will enhance and extend the overall experience. All these additional contents will be available to Season Pass holders the instant they are released at no charge"

    For those of you interested in the limited edition 'Ultra Edition' Project CARS 2, the game is available to pre order on all platforms now and contains the following features:
    • Limited to only 1,000 copies
    • Includes the full Project CARS 2 game in an exclusively designed, premium-packaged Steelbook™ case, the world’s most sought-after collectable packaging
    • A 1/12 scale resin model car of the gorgeous McLaren 720S in one-off SMS-R Stealth Satin
    • The McLaren 720S Sketchbook: Take a unique journey through the development of this ground-breaking supercar. Exclusively created in partnership with the design team from McLaren, the book lifts the covers on the making of the 720S, including never-before-seen early sketches and models, clays and renders, and guides you all the way through to the final production of McLaren’s new supercar
    • The Project Cars 2 Art Book: A beautifully crafted book that takes you behind the scenes to reveal how the raw excitement of the racing world has been brought to life in the virtual realm. Featuring exclusive images taken throughout the development process, the 200-page book demonstrates the immense attention to detail that is the hallmark of the game, whilst showcasing the stunning new cars and true-to-life locations that make this the world’s premiere motorsports game
    • The Esport Live VIP Pass: Present this pass to any Slightly Mad Studios, or Bandai Namco staff member at Project CARS Esports live events anywhere in the world, and you will be treated to the full benefits that come from being a Project CARS VIP. Meet the team, jump to the front of the queue, or maybe even pick up some free swag!
    • An individually-numbered, embroidered Snapback cap
    • A stunning Project CARS 2 poster signed by the SMS team as well as the real-world drivers who make up Team SMS-R
    • A Project CARS 2 Sticker Sheet: Unique and stunning Project CARS, SMS-R, and Esports imagery and iconography
    • The exclusive Japanese Cars Pack. Revel in iconic JDM machinery with this added content that features four cars from iconic Japanese manufacturers Honda and Nissan:
    • Nissan’s infamous Group A R32 Skyline GT-R
    • Nissan’s sublime 280ZX GTX race car
    • The Euro-spec’ Honda Civic Type R, a modern day hot-hatch
    • Honda's 2&4 Concept Car—get a feel for the future with this 13,000rpm collaboration between automotive and motorcycle design that screams performance
    • The Season Pass: Project CARS 2 will be fully-supported post-launch with new, bold additional content featuring dozens of cars, as well as many tracks that will enhance and extend the overall experience. All these additional contents will be available to Season Pass holders the instant they are released at no charge
    • The Motorsport Pack*: Exclusively available to Season Pass holders, this exclusive, bonus pack of fan-favourite race cars includes:
    • The 1974 Jaguar E-Type V12, Group 44—beauty, speed, and an absolute motoring icon
    • The Panoz Esperante GTR-1—a ’90s GT stalwart
    • The Audi 1991 V8 DTM—a DTM legend with 460hp @ 9,500RPM
    • The 2016 Opel Astra TCR—a 300hp Touring Car monster
      *This content is not available for purchase, and only available to Season Pass holders, and/or Collector’s, and/or Ultra Edition owners

    Project CARS 2 is scheduled for a release around September 2017 for both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as well as on PC via the Steam network.

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    Want to know more about Project CARS 2? Fancy chatting to fellow game enthusiasts about what is known so far, or simply just to speculate on what the game could feature on release? Well look no further! Head over to the Project CARS 2 sub forum here at RaceDepartment and get involved with the community discussion right now!

    Like the look of the first announced DLC's? Any car strike your fancy particularly? Will you be digging deep in the pockets for the Ultra Edition of the game? Let us know in the comments section below!
     
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  2. Pywackett-Barchetta

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    Really doesn't bolster my confidence to start locking stuff off behind DLC before we even have the full car list for the actual game. I get it's not uncommon, but that doesn't make it feel okay.
     
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  3. St3fan

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    I'm sorry but I absolutely hate things in the gaming industry like "limited edition" "pre-order bonuses" "not available for purchase unless ***". IMHO these are utter BS. I still remember 2 years ago I rushed to pre-order the first PCars game in order to get the pre-order bonus pack, and it turned out that I could still buy those cars after release.
    I'm looking forward to hearing about DLC info about the rally stuff and oval stuff upcoming in PCars 2 though.
     
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  4. Timmy UK

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    ££££££££......
     
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  5. Troy Barman

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    Oh boy more pre-order garbage
     
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  6. Pywackett-Barchetta

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    If, after all the waiting I went through for PCARS 1 to have ovals, they hold off on it as promised 'eventual' DLC again, I will be 9000% done.
     
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  7. Kurupt CDN

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    Yawn......will dlc have a try before you buy option like Raceroom?
    whens the demo being released ?
     
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  8. Eugene Abramoff

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    I like how yet to be released game already has DLC... gg
     
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  9. CobraCat

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    BWaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahaha the money grab has begun!! :roflmao::laugh::confused::cautious:
     
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  10. natedogg1867

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    Certainly not surprising to see a company strip content from the base game to sell as dlc 5-6 months before the game is even scheduled to officially release... When you consider they started working on the 2nd game in the franchise 1 month after the first released in a highly unfinished state.

    SMS deserves every single bit of $#@% that people want to dish out for this.

    The usual industry defense of, "but our art people finish creating content before all the programming is finished and the game releases, so they would be out of a job if they didnt work on dlc content" is bogus. Zero reason all of this cant be included in the base game from the get go if it is being worked on 6+ months before release.

    Though, I think the real question here is who are you more upset and frustrated at? SMS for their dlc content pre-release? Or the people who willfully plop money down for highly anti-consumer business practices, and reward this behavior. If enough people wouldnt buy into the pre-release dlc model, it wouldnt exist.
     
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  11. Minibull

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    And ontop of the DLC already locked in months and months ahead of release, there is also a package locked behind having to purchase the more expensive versions of the game.
    Fork out extra money for a "special" version, to then get the extra DLC pack. Amd then you can buy the other DLC packs too..

    I don't mind DLC packs, and I remember expansion packs for games. But having this DLC already announced just rankles with me. Any kind of release day DLC.
    If it's years later to extend the product, I'm fine with that. It may just be ignorance is bliss, but still
     
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  12. Ole Marius Myrvold

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    Pre-Orders and Pre-Relase DLC's are awful.
     
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  13. DucMan888

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    I am leaning further away from this title with each news release that comes out. Sounds more like a Forza/GT type throw as much content at the wall and see what sticks.
     
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  14. Azure Flare

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    Don't pre-order anything ever, and I say this as a beta tester. Not because I think the game is going to suck, but because it's bad business practice.

    Although, that 720S model is pretty cool...

    *he says after he pre-ordered a new phone*
     
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  15. Mantii

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    Whats this? :O_o:
     
  16. Martin Fiala

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    Bloody hell...clicked out of curiosity to see what DLCs are they planning already when there's not much information about the actual game, but really didn't expect 7 thousand characters worth of DLC and season pass information...:confused:

    And I was getting somewhat optimistic about this game. Not anymore.
     
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  17. FlyGasm

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    At the first announcement of Pcars2 I was meh. Then they started showing videos with more cars and tracks, so my interest started to peak and I thought this might be promising.:cautious: Well flush that down the crapper!! :poop: This load of junk they try to sell consumers with the limited this and that, is completely worthless. A plastic model, a hat, a coloring book.....*YAWN*.... and don't forget the limited signed poster from devs that want to rape your wallet.

    Sorry, they took advantage of the racing community before and now they're doing it again. They're just preying on people with more money than sense. :roflmao:
     
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  18. Azure Flare

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    No, it comes with a resin model, a hat, and stickers. It's right there in the OP.
     
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  19. Cheesenium

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    That is the exact reason why this happens in the industry. The art guys are probably moved on to DLC content because no one would pay them to sit in the office for doing nothing. So they work on DLC art assets when the programming team is working on the final polish of a game. If not, they will get pulled to other project or worst lay off. Not to mention, a game with licensed content would need a month or so lead time for approvals and fixes where this content has to be finished much earlier where I think most of the game's content are largely finished now for approvals.

    Meanwhile, there are reasons why we have all these day 1 DLCs nonsense:
    1. Large chain stores like Gamestop or EB Games tend to prefer to carry games with all these bullshit preorder bonuses, especially exclusives like EB Games is the only place to get the CE version with 1:43 720S. Essentially the developers are forced to do this if not they will not get advertised on the front of the store which at the end, this would be lower sales for the developer.
    2. Some platform holders such as Microsoft and Sony do encourage this kind of behaviour as day 1 DLC is a profitable business model for them as they found out early adopters are more likely to buy DLC that are released earlier than later on. Microsoft did this with Forza too while the game has a bazillion of DLCs. Car games are easier to do this, as you just take off some cars and bundle them as the so-called Limited Edition that is commonly the only version you can buy for months after release.

    It just how the world works, unfortunately as it is largely dictated by all these large corporations. Unless you are Blizzard or Nintendo, I do not think anyone can get away from this. I hate it too.

    That "plastic 720S toy" that comes with the CE and UE, it is made by TSM where it is known to be one of the best and also expensive scale model cars manufacturer. Most manufacturers use diecast manufacturing as it saves more money in manufacturing these cars with more automation, TSM is one of the rare few that stick to handmade resin models with a tremondous amount of detail. A recent 650S GT3 from TSM at 1:43 scale would cost around $100 for one. As someone who collects lots of 1:43, the CE price is quite a bargain for a limited run stealth black TSM model car as the car alone would probably cost $100 from a hobby store. The question is, I still rather spend the $100 for a TSM SCG003, Toyota TS050 or some other exotic race car.
     
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  20. Shad3R

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    Announcing DLC`s before release and not even showing more things, well, then im not going to buy it and im going to play it the other way :)
     
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