Project Cars

EA Has Sunset The Project Cars Series

Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, EA has confirmed it will no longer work on Project Cars, the series created by Slightly Mad Studios.

Originally launching in 2015, Project Cars spawned two sequels with the developer also being acquired by Codemasters in 2019.

“Today we announced internally an update to our racing portfolio. Following an evaluation of the next Project CARS title and its longer-term growth potential, we have made the decision to stop further development and investment for the franchise,” an EA rep tells GI.biz.

“Decisions like these are very hard, but allow us to prioritise our focus in areas where we believe we have the strongest opportunity to create experiences that fans will love. We are focusing on our strengths in our racing portfolio, particularly licensed IP and open-world experiences, and expanding our franchises to be more socially-led with long-term live services that will engage global communities. Games are at the heart of sports and racing entertainment, and with shifting fan expectations, we recognise the need to evolve our games beyond pure play, providing experiences for fans to also watch, create and connect with their friends.

“We are working with everyone impacted by this decision to place them into suitable roles across our EA Sports and racing portfolio, as well as other parts of EA, wherever we can. Our priority now is on providing as much support as possible to our people through this transition.”

Earlier in 2022, Slightly Mad Studios confirmed that Project Cars and Project Cars 2 would be delisted from digital platforms.

The first two Project Cars games were received well by the community but the third entry was not seen as being up to the standard of previous entries.