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    Thank you for all you did Ian

    So sorry to see the Wookie leave...this has caught me,and i'm sure many others,completely by surprise.

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    Official communication:

    https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articl...nd-ceo-departs

    Race Department:

    https://www.racedepartment.com/news/...edium=facebook

    Bsim:

    https://www.bsimracing.com/slightly-...s-the-company/
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    AN OUTLAW MIGHT GIVE IN TO DESTINY BUT HIS LEGEND LIVES ON FOR ETERNITY!

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    WMD1 & WMD2 and more than 5.000 hours of enjoyment in PCARS1 & PCARS2. I only can say: Thanks, Ian
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    Can't say I'm surprised. As soon as that deal was done with Codemasters, thought he would either leave immediately or be kept on for a while to help the SMS team integrate into Codies and keep a sense of continuity for them.

    A shame, but yeah, not shocked.

    Would be nice for some clarification on whether Project CARS 4 will be a thing, but one thing's for sure - Ian isn't in a position to comment on it now.
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    Without a shadow of a doubt, these last 10 years - since WMD1 opened its doors - have been brilliant fun. I went from an offline player to a time-trial addict, e-sports participant and have been a staff member of a league that formed from the ashes of the very first Project CARS league to form (the long-departed The Gentlemen's Club). I have sunk a few thousand hours into pCARS1 and 2 and made a good many friends, both from our league and within SMS themselves.

    None of which would have been possible without Ian and the team creating WMD to build the first Project CARS game, so I am enormously grateful to Ian et al for that.


    From the gist of Ian's tweet, it looks like he has achieved his aims. He has secured the future of his team and has most likely secured his own future too, so why not sit back now and enjoy the spoils of the hard work of the last 10 years.

    Thank you Ian and may SMS continue to thrive under their new stewardship.


    ps. If I have to have only one memory to take with me from the last 10 years, then it will be Jan Frischkorn's wife gloating to me at how her husband beat me in a karting race at Nürburgring (at the sim-racing expo). "It was very funny, ja!". Ja, it was very funny, looking back on it
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    I didn't always agree with Ian's thoughts or decisions, but I'm thankful for what he brought to sim racing. He challenged the norms and pushed things forward that forced others sim racing devs to up their game. Kudos!

    Given his previous comments on what happened with the Shift series, I'm not surprised to see him step down with Codemasters being consumed by EA. I still hope there is a Project CARS 4, which includes Sebring now (Ian stated that he hated the track).
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    He's not dead though , who knows maybe once he gets bored with being a millionaire playboy he might have another cunning plan. Ready when you are boss, I've enjoyed the ride along with so many chums here, it's been a good story. Who knows, there may yet be unwritten chapters to discover.
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    Thank you so much for everything you have done for us. Wishing you the very best in your new adventures
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    Well that sucks. I hope 4 is mostly completed. No other sim racer manages to interest me, so I'm worried about the future.

    Good luck, hope his new venture goes well!
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    Well, I hate to see this! I have thoroughly enjoyed the Project CARS Series. They finally got the cars all handling very well out of the box with PC3. I think, they should have included a few things for the vitriol community.

    We do know something are in the works and with the progression of the ME. Ian raised the bar for simulation standards to not have dry tracks act like heavy rain or ice conditions with tire slip angles. The road tires are an absolute blast compared to reality.

    If, they are keeping the name as PC4. I hope they take a similar package of PC2 and implement the vehicle handling model from PC3.
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