It's official: Project CARS is now coming to PS4, Xbox One and Valve's Steam OS, alongside its originally penned platforms on PC and Wii U.
A next-gen port of Slightly Mad's ambitious crowd-funded PC project had already been hinted as a possibility following investment requests. A PS3 and Xbox 360 port was also originally planned, but WMD members voted to scrap these platforms in favour of the superior next-gen hardware - unsurprising, considering that part of Project CARS' appeal is its highly detailed graphics, which current hardware simply wouldn't be able to handle. Having to sacrifice the fidelity of the visuals wouldn't do Slightly Mad's stunning work of art justice.
In addition to PS4 and Xbox One, Project CARS is also now heading to Valve's Steam OS platform as part of Slightly Mad's partnership with Steam.
Slightly Mad's Head of Studio Ian Bell commented: “Project CARS has always lead the pack in terms of insane detail. Whether that’s graphically in the craftsmanship of our cars and tracks, technically in the way we’ve approached weather and time of day, or emotionally in how each car feels and responds to your touch. These powerful new platforms allow us therefore to not compromise on the quality of our vision and ultimately that means players are going to experience something truly breathtaking when they get behind the wheel.”.
Project CARS is still on track for release in Autumn 2014. This announcement means that Project CARS is currently the only sim racing title that will be available on all next-gen consoles, and is the only one scheduled for PS4. With Gran Turismo 6 not arriviing on PS4 for another year or two, if at all, Project CARS could become the definitive PS4 sim racing experience until Polyphony can deliver a next-gen Gran Turismo sequel
What will be your platform of choice?
I'll look forward to it and for once I'm not bothered wether its DLC or not because in terms of racing sims, Assetto Corsa is definitely more friendly on your pocket - free multiplayer etc. I hope that doesn't change when it leaves early access.
Its nice to see that they're not using lens flare, it really annoys me when its used in cockpit view because cockpit view is often for a more realistic driving experience yet it can be ruined by lens flare which is an effect only present on lenses (unsurprisingly). *ehem* Next Car Game *ehem*.
Yes this certainly has huge potential and mixing bikes with cars could be a good thing in terms of investment. Bike games have often been a mixed bag in terms of reception, so perhaps we'll see some bikes in GT7 and then if that works out, a full blown Tourist Trophy 2 further down the line.
I'm not going to get my hopes up because there have been too many rumors for far to long. But after GT6 the only thing that would make me buy another GT title would be the addition of bikes (and a good selection of those at that).
In regards to Tourist Trophy, that game still holds up today. Not perfect (bikes a tad to floatly) but over all it gave me the closest sense of how it feels to...
once upon time I use to buy multiple copies of Milestone titles (PS3, PC, Euro and US versions) but not anymore. Why try to support a company that doesn't care about it's customers. Can't say that MotoGP 14 was a disappointment because it was about as good as expected and that's not saying much. Same issues as always......A LACK OF EFFORT. and as such after 4 laps I just put the game away....