Slightly Mad Studios’ creative director Andy Tudor recently spoke to RedBull and, among other subjects, talked about the mouth-watering possibility of PlayStation VR support for Project CARS 2.
Before you all get too excited however, PSVR support for Project CARS 2 is far from confirmed, “With PSVR we can't confirm that it's definitely coming, but our team are hard at work on it”, Said Tudor. “The reason I can't confirm that it's definitely going to come out is because there's a lot of work required to get the game running to our standards.”
Adding PSVR support for a title such as Project CARS 2 is no easy task especially considering the wealth of cars racing on the same track, and not to mention the dynamic weather and times of day. Tudor explains, “because of the two screens that you need, because of the frame rate that you need to keep up in order for the whole experience to be comfortable, and because of all the stuff we're throwing into the game: a large numbers of competitors on the screen at the same time, all the weather features, the Live Track stuff that changes things dynamically, all of that adds great gameplay. So therefore there's a fine balance between what is visually acceptable and what is actually detrimental to gameplay, so we need to investigate it a little more, to make sure there's no compromise on either end – either in visuals or gameplay “
Tudor concedes that some compromises will have to be made should Project CARS 2 support Sony's VR hardware (as with any PSVR game), “I'm sure there will have to be some sort of compromise, but the team are investigating where that line is drawn in the sand; where that balance is, and that'll give a determination of where we proceed with PSVR, basically.”
We're keeping our fingers and toes crossed for PSVR support for Project CARS 2 but we are certainly not expecting it as it really is very early days with console VR technology. Perhaps the way forward for Project CARS 2 is to have a separate VR mode much like what Gran Turismo Sport will be offering, let's wait and see.
Project CARS 2 is currently scheduled to release “late 2017” and will be available for the Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4. Ten Project CARS 2 images leaked recently which showed off the game's beauty, also we recently caught up with Andy Tudor to discuss Project CARS 2 which you can see in the video below.