Looking to refine down to the last detail, Project CARS has been delayed for the third time since a release date has been announced.

Now scheduled for release on May, Bandai Namco and Slightly Mad Studios have delayed all versions of Project CARS for yet another month. Initially pegged to be ready for release on November 21st of 2014, Project CARS has been pushed back to March 20th, then April 2nd, now yet again to “mid-May”. Speaking on the matter today, Project Cars development lead Ian Bell released this long message:

“Despite our long heritage and pedigree in making critically-acclaimed racing games, Project Cars is by far the grandest and most intricately detailed of them all,” studio boss Ian Bell said. “Despite therefore the game being 99.9 per cent complete, the remaining 0.1 per cent attending to small issues and bugs has been tricky to anticipate. We’re absolutely dedicated to delivering a ground-breaking experience and by targeting mid-May fans can be assured that’s what they’ll receive.

“Again, we want to thank our fans for their support and patience on this matter. There’s a high expectancy from racing fans around the world that Project Cars is going to be an exciting new contender in the simulation racing space and we firmly believe gamers deserve it to be in its most complete and polished state when they come to play it on day one.

“And since the gaming community is our primary focus and has always been at the heart of the project during development, we would like to offer some free content to all players as compensation for this short delay and as acknowledgement of how grateful we are. This gift, that we’re sure is going to excite fans, will be available from day one and revealed shortly. Keep an eye on our website for more info.”

Certainly Project CARS is a beautiful game and we want to see the highest of quality, but you’ve got to ask yourself after multiple delays – Why not just finish the game then give us a release date?