Except… is that actually an appropriate title? The new game has received an extremely mixed response so far for being so far out of line from the previous Project CARS games. Those were much more authentic simulation games whereas Project CARS 3 is basically a straight up arcade racer. Slightly Mad has said it is a spiritual successor to Need for Speed: Shift, which they developed for EA way back in 2009, and being that development on the game began in late 2018 it doesn’t appear that their new owner Codemasters was the driving force behind the change in tone with this third game. It’s also a weird situation because, although I haven’t played it myself, Project CARS 3 doesn’t seem to be a bad game at all, it’s just that it’s so different it’s alienating fans of the first two games who were expecting more of that. This is ever so clear in the comments section of the game’s launch trailer, which you can see below.
Anyway, developer Tom Brinton aka Beep Yeah is doing something very clever with one of those types of games. He’s taken the basic framework but blended it with the “kill yourself and use your own dead body as a tool in future runs” mechanic from games like Sometimes You Die ($1.99) or Persephone ($3.99). This game is called Poor Thief! and in it you play the titular Poor Thief who is “cursed with immortality and an insatiable hunger for treasure.” Here’s a trailer.