- Sep 26, 2010
With early promises of 'The Ultimate Drive Journey' career mode which would allow players to progress through each respective step on the racing ladder, this feature, especially for myself, has been one of the most talked about features of the title.
Interestingly, the career mode will not use the traditional ‘unlock’ system seen in many other racing titles such as the Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport series as Project Cars will allow players to jump straight into any category right from the off. That means if you fancy yourself as the new Max Verstappen, you can move straight into the top tiers in the game offers without having to go through the process of unlocking each series one by one. Personally whilst this doesn’t appeal to me (mainly because I’ve been hankering for a fully in-depth career mode ever since I first started Sim-racing) I can still appreciate that this will be welcome news to many people’s ears, and for very good reasons.
The career dashboard is another interesting addition. In a similar vain to the news articles and social media integration seen in several newer EA Sports titles, amongst others series, the dashboard acts as your main hub for accessing information and smaller tid-bits such as tweets from fans and rivals drivers and drivers competing in other series that help immerse yourself in this new racing world. Meanwhile the news that you will receive offers from scouts and companies whilst you race your way to top, whilst perhaps not groundbreaking, has gotten me more excited than a sane person probably should be about a racing game.
Finally the inclusion of long term goals under the title 'Historic Goals', which are based on the career achievements of Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher and Travis Pastrana, ensures that those aching for a long term project will not be left disappointed.
With Project Cars now touted for release on 2 April 2015 only time will tell if its career mode promises to live up to hype. Or at least if it can become my go-to racing career simulator and knock the original Grid off its current high pedestal.
Watch the in-depth Project CARS: Career Mode Trailer here
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