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Can't Wait for Gran Turismo on PS4? Project Cars Should Help

Posted by Sammy Barker

Simulation racer putting its foot down

Project Cars, the crowd-funded simulation racer by Need for Speed Shift developer Slightly Mad Studios, has taken a turn away from current generation consoles, with the studio announcing that its ambitious vehicular excursion is set to launch on the PlayStation 4 as opposed to the originally planned PlayStation 3.

The simulation racer pulled away with over €3.75 million ($5 million) in fan funding late last year, but has hit a few issues in recent months. Nevertheless, the title appears to be very much back on track, and is set to tackle a tight hairpin bend or two on Sony’s next generation super system sometime next year.

“Project Cars has always led the pack in terms of insane detail,” said studio head Ian Bell. “Whether that’s graphically in the craftsmanship of our cars and tracks, technically in the way that we’ve approached weather and time of day, or emotionally in how each car feels and responds to your touch.”

He added that the impending platform will allow the team to realise its original vision without compromise, meaning that “players are going to experience something truly breathtaking when they get behind the wheel”. Seeing as Gran Turismo 6 is parking up on the platform holder’s existing console this Christmas, this may be your best fix for authentic automotive action on PS4.

[via wmdportal.com, eurogamer.net]

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User Comments (8)

Scollurio

#1

Scollurio said:

Im one of the backers of this and been with the project for 2 years now, what I have seen in graphics, sophistication, track details and awesome community even in pre-alpha state outshines most racers out there, especially Forza. I don't want to sound like the advertising advocate of Slightly Mad Studios but I have truly high hopes as this game is easily adjustable in all departments, fitting all kinds of racers along the way and while there are many options for the casual arcade racers, in here the simulation friends finds everything his heart desires. 2 player coop races with pilot changes, rally stages, full dynamic weather and daytime, awesome pitstops, tire deformation and degradation, fuel consumption and all those things that make endurance races awesome. They promise to have a really strong multiplayer, 64 cars on track at once, ladders and leagues to race in, career mode starting with karts and then branching out wherever you want to go... seriously, can't help it. And they have Bathurst and the V8 Supercars! Sold! ;)

get2sammybAdmin

#2

get2sammyb said:

@Scollurio Sounds awesome. I'm looking forward to it even more now. I have seen some amazing videos of its weather tech, and was impressed.

MadchesterManc

#3

MadchesterManc said:

If it isn't 1080p60 on Ps4 its not a true next gen racer sarcasm lol With this and Driveclub coming I guess the Ps4 is pretty much gonna be a haven for petrolheads. Any idea when this launches on Ps4?

XavandSo

#5

XavandSo said:

I feel bad for those that were going to pick this up for the current-gen, I am picking this up for Wii U, so at least that version wasn't cancelled. At least you'll have GT6, I guess.

Ginkgo

#7

Ginkgo said:

@Scollurio I really hope that you are right. But if I am honest I have some doubts about their ability to pull of their grand vision and release a complete game. Considering the size of their vision and size of their team. There is a lot of focus on the technical with is fantastic, there is also so much work needed to fill out the game with content. Time will tell, but I expect this game is still a long way from release.

The cars do look pretty though.

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