The mobile version of the popular Project Cars Go is, unfortunately, shutting down its servers next month. The game was first announced in 2018 as the next big step by its developers GAMEVIL and Slightly Mad Studios to make the jump to mobile. The beta test was released one year ago with the global launch only making it to app stores this March, seven months ago. However, the developers have just announced on their twitter that the game will no longer be available in stores starting this Sunday and the game will be officially shut down on November 30th, 2021.
With a heavy heart, we must announce the service termination of Project CARS GO. 💔
Please see the in-game Hive Notice for more info.🙏
Thank you for all the wonderful memories.✌️
— Project CARS GO (@ProjectCARSGO) October 28, 2021
The in-game Hive Notice explains to players what to do if they have made in-game purchases and gives other information on the technicalities of the shutdown. While it lasted, players in Project Cars Go could customize their car’s colors, patterns, and shape. The goal was to win as many races as possible in order to climb the ranks to become the top racer while listening to intense high-energy music and exciting engine noises. The actual gameplay consisted of a single tap system where players were challenged to hold and release at specifically timed intervals in order to mimic the accelerating and braking of racing. Better timed taps would propel the car faster than its opponents. The original trailer for the game is attached below.
The game received relatively good reviews with 4 stars on the Google Play store and 4.5 stars on the App Store. The graphics and sound were reported to be really high quality for a mobile game of this caliber. The main complaints of players are due to the many technical bugs in the game as well as the lack of a steering wheel. However, overall this was a pretty solid racing game for passing time out and about. What went wrong? It is hard to say just what is prompting the developers to shut down the servers, but it is likely due to the intense competition mobile games must face in order to be successful, especially for racing games.