Slightly Mad Studios has announced that Project Cars release date has been delayed to March 17, 2015 in the Americas, March 20 in Europe and Australasia, and March 21 in the UK.
Ian Bell, the studio head has said in a statement, released by the distributor Namco Bandai: "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."
"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."
Oddly enough, just last month, Slightly Mad and Bandai Namco confirmed a November 18 across the Americas, and November 21 in the UK on PC, PS4 and Xbox One release date for the game. A Wii-U version is also slated for release sometime in 2015.
Speaking on the official forum, which is only available to backers who helped fund the game, Project Director Andy Garton detailed how the game got delayed.
"This delay has come about because a couple of other big games have announced they are shipping around the same time as our planned first date," Garton wrote.
"We know it might be a little hard to believe but this would have had a very significant impact on our initial sales."
A Project Cars gameplay trailer released in August demonstrated the PS4 version in action, showing a race around Brands Hatch.