"You're not working off assumptions." In five words, the most significant factor that sets Project Cars 2 apart from its predecessor, and many other racing games, is laid out.
The franchise that only came to fruition thanks to online crowdfunding is rapidly approaching the release of its second title (September 22), and the spotlight is on. The popularity of the original game - played by millions worldwide - surely surpassed any realistic expectations ahead of its 2015 launch, but with those big numbers came major scrutiny, and Project Cars 2 now has to live up to that.
With a solid platform under its feet from the first game, but room for improvement and a community that remains highly demanding, the team behind the series knew the lengths they had to go to this time around to deliver a game that can satisfy the fans of hardcore racing simulation that were key to its crowdfunding, but also producing something that can be a mainstream hit in a fiercely competitive gaming genre.