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Ahh well time for pcars to be even more wrecked
 

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Big news @Members :oops::D

@Members tag won't work for you :p
 

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Yea I saw, I can't decide yet if this is a good thing or a bad thing....
 

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I’m hoping for a sim focussed racer, with Project Cars ambition and features, but Codemasters level budget and polish. I know Codies aren’t perfect but they did a good job with Dirt Rally.

Thanks @t0daY for sorting the tag...

Theory #1: this has happened because they have to deliver a Hollywood blockbuster game but ran out of money to fund development.

Theory #2: Codies see the GT Sport World Championship, realised that “virtual” racing could be a huge market for them, and saw Project Cars tech as a good start point (just needs to be debugged a little).
 
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Theory #1: this has happened because they have to deliver a Hollywood blockbuster game but ran out of money to fund development.
Theory #1 seems reasonable considering Ian's ambitions and cost of the deal.
 

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I see a Forza and GT Sport competitor on the horizon. Can’t imagine that they are leaning towards the Assetto and rFactor side of life. Besides, this fits well in there race portfolio.
 

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I would love to see a new TOCA game o_O Or I'll just settle for another Grid done good.
I think it's better to have solid continuation of pCARS even within Codemasters than have a Grid or TOCA by SMS team which will be not a simracer nor an arcade.
 

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What if they revived the original toca idea with sms developing it..... that was codemasters and for its day was a complete game changer. We already know sms do fantastic fwd simulation. They have most of the tracks already.... just build the game elements around what they have already. I think it's a no brainer :).

So for me cautiously optimistic... for now :p
 

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If they fix the kerb behaviour issues (although not such a huge problem in TC cars IIRC), and included support series like the Ginetta stuff, that would be an awesome game assuming BTCC as the basis. I do like the Ginettas in PC2, it's a shame the Clio Cup has left, but the Mini Challenge should be a good replacement.

If they included other tin top options too that would be great too...
 

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This is an intresting one tbh. Will they release a new game or continue to boost pc2. Surely theres more money to be made continually realising DLC than a new game every few years.. Imo its a no brainer..pc2 is a solid base they should build on it not develop a new.. But that is my opinion lol..
 

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I dont think CM will have much impact on pC3. Its under developement for quite a while now, maybe in marketing CM can help but game-wise this won't be a big game changer IMO.
 

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