Slightly Mad Studios and Bandai Namco announced today that the highly anticipated sim racer, Project CARS (PS4, Xbox One, PC) will be delayed until March 17th, 2015.

The move not only gives SMS time to polish up the game, but also positions the title away from the competitive holiday influx of AAA titles.

“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” said Ian Bell, Head of Studio at Slightly Mad Studios. “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”

While the delay means a longer, more agonizing wait for racing fans, taking extra time to make sure the game is as perfect as possible is something I would gladly trade a few months for.