It's been a while since Slightly Mad Studies announced it'd be bringing a collection of 10 BMWs to its Project CARS beta - our very own Alan Boiston discussed it all the way back in his July News Update! - and whilst we know that it takes a while to model a car inside and out, we were beginning to wonder when we'd expect to see them in action.
Well, now actually! From today, along with all the improvement and fixes that come with 'Build 296', two of the ten Beemers have made their way into the Beta (albeit in a very early, 'rough and ready' stage): the BMW Z4 GT3 and the BMW M1 Procar racers.
However, it's worth pointing out that, to experience them now (along with the Nurburgring Nordschleife), you can't if you're a 'Junior' member. Instead, you have to upgrade to 'Team Member' status, which requires a slightly higher fee.
Still, all the other changes are available across the board, and all of Bavaria's finest (in the eyes of Slightly Mad Studios...) will find their way into the finished game or, if the SMS crew are feeling kind and generous, a future 'Junior Member' build of Project CARS.
In the meantime, feel free to browse our image gallery of the official press release screen shots, and let us know what you think of these new BMWs in Project CARS - or, indeed, the beta in general - in either the comments section below or in our Forums.
Its a shame that they're shutting down but it should mean that Raceroom improves as in my opinion its lagging behind the other main sims (surely this must be the main cause for their bankruptcy?) The game has potential and an acceptable amount of content to buy, however I think the prices for individual cars and tracks is a little steep considering the quality of them compared to Assetto Corsa...
Always feel these sorts of packs are all very,,,meh. But how you can include a Merc in a "Best of British" baffles me, regardless of where it was built. Surely there are better example of British sportscars from the past that can be used? Anyway, microtransactions are the way forward and I like DLC but throw in a track or something, no?
Just need the games room to be sorted...might have to just check this out on a friends setup instead. ;o)
...and less shiny graphics. Not everything in real life looks brand new all the time.
Always like it when a new potential big-hitter arrives on the scene for what is already seen as a market dominated by Forza and GT. Really very interested to see how this looks when its released on console.