New trailer for the most "technically advanced racing game on the planet," coming to Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, and PC

Slightly Mad releases impressive new trailer for Project Cars, coming this November to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Steam OS, and Wii U.

Slightly Mad Studios (Need for Speed: Shift, World of Speed) today released a new trailer for Project Cars, their upcoming racing game that the studio describes as the "most authentic, beautiful, and technically advanced racing game on the planet."

It is due to launch this November for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Steam OS, and Wii U. The impressive trailer is made up of in-game footage, Slightly Mad says, though it's not clear which platform the footage was captured on.

Slightly Mad isn't holding back in boasting about Project Cars.

"Featuring world-class graphics and handling, a ground-breaking dynamic time of day & weather system, and deep tuning & pit stop functionality, Project Cars leaves the competition behind in the dust," the developer says.

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383 comments
yousheep
yousheep

No Open World??
FAIL!
NO ONE wants to drive in circles anymore! They want to cross Countries, race through cities and deserts! And if they want a perfectly true-to-life simulator then they can actually drive a real car on a real race track if they have any sense!

xxblindoutxx
xxblindoutxx

forza 6, or the next forza game will destroy this! no offence to this game or its creators

Gadeos
Gadeos

wow... If it plays as good as it looks, then I'll get it right away

IJONOI
IJONOI

must have been captured on wii u. :) 


Game looks insanely beautiful. 

coolguyhero
coolguyhero

Looks awesome. hope it will fulfill what it promises.

DarkReign2022
DarkReign2022

Eh. Looks gorgeous, but it's still just another racing game that has you going in circles on a generic track. I much prefer the freedom and openness of Street Racing. I had considered Forza Horizon 2, but I think I may be opting for The Crew instead. Racer at it's core, but it looks like it will offer a variety of other tasks to perform that will break away from the monotony of just racing for 1st place constantly. The whole concept of forming a crew is titillating to me.

Tranula
Tranula

Im so excited, we are living in a graphics revolution.  Do u guys remember playing games on PS1 and seeing the cgi cutscenes going, what if games looked this good?  Umm, yeah, we are so passed that.  This new stuff looks better then old cgi.  This is AWESOME!!!!

edwise18
edwise18

looks pretty impressive. Wonder how the next grand turismo will compare.


SpeedyBoy222
SpeedyBoy222

There's no mystery to what system this is captured on with 1440K viewing option and amount of detail not just in terms of resolution


eternity888
eternity888

unbelievable,must be captured from PC

vivvianni
vivvianni

PlayStation 4 and PC for better.

blackace
blackace

** Throw money at screen **

Reuwsaat
Reuwsaat

How about some higher resolution/definition textures for the general scenario, looks pretty Dreamcast to me. And some wind on those stone-like trees? And some shadows on that grass? And some dirt and some more investment in scenery desgin? Particles flying around... SSAO? Higher MSAA and AAA on your trailer could also be a big step.I know these are small details and the game is about racing, but when you are aiming for the "most technically advanced" title, you really must earn it and specially when it comes to a simulation that intends to get as near as life-like as technologically possible, you are down to compare life and a videogame, so you really must be that critic.

justerthought
justerthought

Brave words from the dev. We'll just have to wait and see. Normally I only buy one race game per console gen, so maybe I'll be getting this on PS4 instead of Gran Turismo. It all depends on how it shapes up and whether it avoids using the boring grey concrete flat as a pancake tracks that seem to plague Gran Turismo. I want scenic racing in the countryside like we get in Forza.

lilflipp
lilflipp

"coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Steam OS, and Wii U"

Wish every game was like this.

EQl33t
EQl33t

says this is the "most Technically advanced racing game" is misinformation like Dyson saying they have the most powerful upright vacuum bunch of bull. Best is IRACING  wait a min i get it the most technically advanced racing game not "SIM". Maybe that is the catch .

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

Heard a LOT of good things abut this game over the years. I don't actually think it "looks" that good graphically but the amount of realistic physics and such in the game make it better than any other competition.

hitomo
hitomo

can they beat GRID + R.MOD ? ... hm, look at the visuals from Project.C during the actual race Phase ... yep, that reminds us about the fact, its just a xbox running it


/watch?v=UtI2M7tV59k


[R.MoD made by me ^^]

1wikkid1
1wikkid1

This is one title where I'd like to see a side by side comparison gfx wise, PC vs XB1 vs PS4. So far the screens I've seen of Project Cars are unbelievable, if I didn't know they were screens I'd think they're photos.

nixon45jm
nixon45jm

I hope the have ferrari's I  like my ferrari's

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

looks good but I hate games like this which restrict you to driving pro racing circuits. Driveclub is the game for me since you can literally just drive if you want.

hellzicke
hellzicke

Looks like the cars were made of glass. Also, "most technically advanced"...technically advanced what? Audio? Visuals? Game system? Game play elements?

gamer112696
gamer112696

Wow. Looks pretty good. I hope it lasts just as long as Forza 5 (played since Novemeber and am only half way done). I'm glad there are so many racing games coming out now.

rmp
rmp

Way too many 'replay' scenes. Want to see more of what it looks like in actual gameplay.

GlaciusXL
GlaciusXL

Gamer comments from:

30 years ago - "You're telling me a computer made this? Hahaha! Nice one."

20 years ago - "That's impossible! Games will never look like this. Movies can't even do this."

10 years ago - "Looks amazing.... too bad it's obviously pre-rendered!"

Today - "meh... not impressed."



advanracer
advanracer

@yousheep :: Open world prevent's you from Going out and seeing the REAL WORLD.  Now go take a shower and get out of your basement ;)

TheExxorcist
TheExxorcist

The Crew is honestly Garbage compaired to Forza Horizon 2...

and I'm a Sony guy hands down...

I played Beta forThe Crew. It's too similar to Test Drive unlimited..

very arcade style...

but some would argue.

Gankstar_VX84
Gankstar_VX84

@DarkReign2022 Project Cars is a simulator, it's about turning off the driving aids, sticking it on manual and soaking the experience in, music off engine sounds up and BOOT it. I played the beta for the crew exstensively and it renewed my love for arcade racers. if you want open world don't even hesitate, it's the best game for it atm.

Tranula
Tranula

@edwise18  Not sure, looks scary if your a Gran Turismo fan.  Lots of competition.


smaddeus
smaddeus

@Reuwsaat Like you will be watching and amazed by the high physics of trees and super duper grass advanced shadows while driving at 60-170km/h on racing track.

pez2k_
pez2k_

@EQl33t iRacing is getting a lot of criticism at the moment over missing features like driver swaps, and they focus more on performance on lower-end PCs than all-out tech. You might personally prefer iRacing, but I wouldn't say it's more technically advanced than a game that's 6 years newer.

hitomo
hitomo

@AuronAXE no one beats codemasters racing,game,engine ... no body notices but they have a true real time Deformation System in place ... thats the most beautifuel Thing you can put into a racing game ... but yeah, as a pure racer, GRID.1 was better then GRID.2


regards

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

@1wikkid1 You shouldn't even wonder about that since the PC version will have all of the Nvidia goodness in it that consoles won't, not to mention 4K resolution support. You'd be better off comparing the console versions or against another console racing franchise.

pez2k_
pez2k_

@hellzicke The tyre physics model is so advanced that there were concerns that the PS3 and 360 CPUs weren't powerful enough to run it. The weather and time of day simulations are so advanced that they generate the correct type and amount of clouds and move them based on the correct wind direction, while the sun, moon, planets and stars all take accurate paths across the sky. Even the throttle simulates the restriction of airflow into the engine rather than simply adjusting engine power like other games do.


There are graphical advancements as well, the level of car detail is unmatched, there's clever tech being used for things like particles and smoke too, the sound engine has advanced doppler simulation, and so on. There are advancements all across the board, since the game is community-funded it's not about making a publisher a huge profit, it's about pushing the envelope and making a great game.

TheExxorcist
TheExxorcist

You are correct!

That being said, it was ingame cut-scene or a replay I think.. it didn't show what the game is actually like from the players prospective. I think that's what he was going after.

TheExxorcist
TheExxorcist

Depends if it has the content GT has...

last GT I recall had over 1300+ licensed vehicles

Warfighter_971
Warfighter_971

if u talk about Codemaster's EGO game engine, its basically not the different since Grid1

arsy130
arsy130

@TheExxorcist youtube is full of gameplay videos from people who are testing the game


profileap600
profileap600

@TheExxorcist - Sadly that figure is almost entirely bloated with old car models from playstation 2. Polyphony Digital simply doesn't put forth the effort that Turn10 does to make an extremely impressive game. I feel like they're counting on their name to sell games, not the work they put forth. GT1-GT4 were great games and I played them many hours, but GT5 made me sell my PS3 because I realized the series was dead and I no longer had a reason to own a Playstation. I don't think Sony realizes how many consoles the GT series can sell if PD could just make it competitive with Forza. For me, GT is the only reason to own a PS4; others may see other reasons and of course their opinion is just as valid as mine.