Project Cars Go will launch a closed beta test next month

Project Cars Go is a mobile-friendly spin on developer Slightly Mad Studios’ decidedly hardcore Project Cars series. Now, players in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia can register their interest in taking part in an upcoming closed beta test for iOS and Android.

Go’s predecessors are renowned for their layered sim elements, authenticity, and breadth of content. Therefore, a ‘one-touch’ mobile game is a strange detour for the developer. You can still expect to see real-life tracks, extensive customisation options, and officially-licensed cars, though many of the more hardcore sim elements have been removed or streamlined. That said, the recent Project Cars 3 is by far the series’ most straightforward title to date, especially in terms of its driving model, putting it more in line with the Forza Horizon games.

With Go, the team has opted to create a tight, easy-to-learn racer that’s ideal for on-the-go play. Where the mainline games largely appeal to motorsport fanatics, Project Cars Go wants to open itself up to those with a more casual interest in high-end racing.

We’ve already seen the Forza series take a similar approach with Forza Street, which Glen reviewed earlier this year and called “A fun mobile racer that suffers from balance issues and a lack of innovation.”

Sign-ups for the closed beta test are now open on the game’s official site. The test is currently expected to run from October 14th to the 27th, giving eligible players around two weeks to get involved and put their racing skills to the test.

It’s still unclear as to when a global launch will arrive. In the meantime, you could always check out our list of the best iOS games in every genre, including racers.