Project Cars
Project Cars allows for grids of over 40 cars in each offline raceSlightly Mad Studios

Slightly Mad and Bandai Namco will be popping the champagne tonight after announcing that their racing sim Project Cars has passed a major milestone, selling one million units worldwide.

The news breaks less than a month after the game's release on 7 May. A press release has heralded the game as the "highest-rated racing game on PS4" (accurate) and "one of the greatest driving experiences ever made" (steady on there).

Slightly Mad studio head Ian Bell said in the statement: "Throughout the development of Project Cars the community were instrumental in guiding the game - giving us feedback daily on each build iteration, telling us what needed improving, highlighting what they'd like to see included, and ultimately approving it as the racing game of their dreams.

"Even with this amount of early indication that the bold, ambitious vision we had was on track to be something that would truly stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the existing leading titles in the genre, it wasn't until the first review scores came in that we truly realised how much Project Cars had resonated with both media, racing professionals, and gamers alike around the world.

"To now stand here having reached over a million players in such a short time really justifies the work both the team and the community have done over the years and solidifies Project Cars' future as the multi-platform racing experience of choice for fans around the world. And we'll be talking more about that future very, very soon"

One million sales is particularly impressive given Project Cars is a publicly funded game, which got off the ground after raising $5 million from a dedicated fan base without the use of Kickstarter. Congratulations are really in order to everyone at Slightly Mad.

Project Cars is available on PS4, Xbox One and PC.