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]