Project Cars publisher Bandai Namco has now officially confirmed the game’s delay until 20th March 2015.
In a statement passed to Eurogamer, the company reaffirmed the reasons previously stated to backers – that the game would benefit from being moved away from the competitive holiday season dominated by household names and from extra development time to polish the game.
“Our goal has always been to deliver a landmark title that encompasses the wishes and desires of racing fans from all around the world; something with features and content powered by the community that provide a truly unforgettable and pioneering experience,” Slightly Mad Studios boss Ian Bell explained.
“Whilst a tough decision to make, the change in release date allows the game the greatest chance of success and visibility, and the opportunity to polish the game even further to the high standards that both ourselves and our community demand and expect. We’re eager for you all to see what we’ve been working on in just a few months.”