Gorgeous Racing Game Project Cars Getting Free DLC Every Month

First up is the futuristic Lykan Hypersport; see some images now.

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Upcoming racing game Project Cars, which was recently delayed for a third time and is now due in mid-May across console and PC, will introduce free DLC every month after its release, developer Slightly Mad Studios has announced.

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The first of the free cars is the Lykan Hypersport (above), which is a blistering fast vehicle that can reach 62mph in just 2.8 seconds. It has a top speed of 245mph and is somewhat futuristic, as it comes with a holographic dashboard display.

The Lykan Hypersport is also one of the cars featured in this week's new racing-action movie Furious 7.

“We are immensely pleased to have this awesome machine in the game and to give fans the chance to get behind the wheel of a truly amazing vehicle," Project Cars creative director Andy Tudor said in a statement. "The Lykan Hypersport represents the first of a series of free cars we'll be giving away every month as a thank you to our fans for being so patient for the launch of the game."

Details regarding the full Project Cars free DLC release schedule will come later, Tudor said.

After its third delay, the hyper-realistic racing sim is now expected to ship in "mid-May" on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. A Wii U version is also in development.

Project Cars was originally scheduled to launch in November 2014, though a month before release that date was pushed to March 2015. Then, weeks ahead of its postponed launch, the game was pushed back again, that time to April. Publisher Namco Bandai said the latest postponement was necessary to ensure that the final build matches fan expectations. You can read a full statement from the developer about the delay here.

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Kiddcyr

A Rally Game would be nice by now!!

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maghdie

From what ive seen so far from the game. the sound is Brilliant I must say! wow but the graphics is a bit iffy... If only they had Driveclubs graphics engine... Just bring the visuals in from DC and then sorted.

However i think that might def be the plan for the new Gran Turismo. I expect that games visuals and sound to be out of this world!!! It will be game over for Driveclub and Project Cars once the new Forza and GT comes out.

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itchyflop

its another driving sim!!! yawn.......

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deathstream

This doesn't matter until there is some confidence that the game will actually be released at some point.

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Expane

Is this a sponsored post? i don't get it.

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Jawehawk-DK

Yet they'll exclude 8 cars from the game in order to make them exclusive to pre orders and the limited edition...

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DigiGamerX

Free DLC isn't being slightly mad, it's totally insane crazy man!!! I am totally going to Pre order this game it looks awesome from all the videos I have seen of it. Good on Bandai Namco allowing more time for devs like Slightly Mad Studios and of course CD Projekt Red to finish and polish their games before release.

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Gordon100

I'll put 5 down on the first dlc being delayed because yno ........... It's slightly mad

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BadMrSnake

With graphics on this game ranging from 4k-12k, Why would you want to play this on an inferior console like the Ps4/Xbox 1 which can't even do 1080p/30fps properly?

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maghdie

<< LINK REMOVED >> Who cares if its 4k-12k when it doesn't even look that great to begin with? you want a larger image of mediocre graphics? A lot of work still needs to be done on the games looks, the screenshot images are hugely different to the actual game-play graphics that are out their right now, it's iffy at best.

4k-12k doesn't make the graphics of the games engine better. It just means you can look at the games graphics on a larger scale without it pixelating. Big screen, small screen, same image, no pixelation or stretch. Just larger projection.

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itchyflop

<< LINK REMOVED >> i assume you have a pc, a 4k monitor and graphics card to run it, or was your comment constructive? with endless pots of money we could all play our fav hobby on the best hardware, i haven't looked how much 4k tv's are yet but im guessing like the lcd ones when they arrived they're not cheap either, i see you point with regard to 30 fps on the current gen hardware, disappointing

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deathstream

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There aren't 4K people in the world with 12K setups. On the computers that 98.4762319% of people use, it won't look much better than on console.

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yofielmalachi

<< LINK REMOVED >> Guaranteed consoles will have a bigger community and this is coming from a pc gamer. I have a ps4 as well but choose to game primarily on pc. Kinda wish I didn't get my ps4 but thats besides the point.


PC is the better long term solution, but with the short term and more playability in the short term, it's best to choose consoles.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> 12K? I don't think so:


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Was $17,000 to build and still only managed 8fps.

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Nightelf123

<< LINK REMOVED >> because all people can't afford a PC gaming. and better Graphics won't make the game better unless it effects the gameplay.

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SFMrAnderson

<< LINK REMOVED >> As an owner of a decent rig (a few years old now but still holding strong i7 2600K / GTX 780 Ti SC) and all consoles, there is more to these games that just graphics. I think the graphical quality difference can't makeup for the online community and playing with friends. If that is on PC, then you get the best of both worlds. However if not, that is a reason to play on an inferior console.

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seanwil545

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The real problem I have with PCars on console is that gamers will have to spend more than the price of the console if they want to use a steering wheel.

Playing driving games with thumb sticks feels so detached.

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mpl911

<< LINK REMOVED >> I'm really looking forward to this, but not sure why you're talking about some hugely expensive wheel. I use the Thrustmaster Ferrari 458 Spider which was £60 on my xbox1 for FH2 and it works perfectly. Pretty sure it will also work on Project Cars (yet another "pc" acronym, like we needed any more!).


Of course, this will look better on pc, as I'm sure the vast majority (if not all) available games would (not even sure why this still gets mentioned)...but that's not going to bother me....i have a driving seat set up with the wheel and pedals - it's completely immersive even if it doesn't hit 1060 60fps. I'm looking forward to 2 games in the next few months - and I mean *really* looking forward...just to Project Cars and Fallout4 (if such a thing exists - come on Bethesda!!).


enjoy whatever you play.

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tinoush

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> T500Rs works with ps4


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KkDrummer

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> and the console versions look very good and they will come with all the tweaks the pc version has (light effects, colour etc...)

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zrex2metagor

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> not all the tweaks, no. But I'm sure they'll look good nonetheless

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Johny_47

As lovely lookin' the game is, no one yet has been able to do crowds, might aswell just leave those out, Gran Turismo's crowds are a joke, only a little thing but if you crash into a barrier at 150mph, it'd be cool to see a spectator's jaw drop =P

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nikon133

<< LINK REMOVED >> Well of course they are (a joke), but c'mon... consider hardware resources available to PS3. Hardly a champion of IQ, even when released. They had to make compromises. In my mind, cars beat tracks beat crowd in terms of visuals, so no wonder crowd was poorly executed.

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Johny_47

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Excuses excuses =P


People are still on about this as though it's perfect in every way though, always makes me very sceptical. Interestin' to see new breakthroughs and games but there's very little I'm lookin' forward to.

Maybe E3 will spark something again, that'd be nice.

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Kiddcyr

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Like a Rally racing game would be nice!

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nikon133

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Excuses are for my wife, I don't really need them here among fellow gamers ;)

But seriously... I'm PC and PS gamer, so I like to think I'm reasonably unbiased (which might be just another excuse)... and I like to pay respect where respect is due for. Give me a PC racing game that runs on 256MB of RAM, 256MB on VRAM and Nvidia 7800-class graphics... and looks and plays as good as GT5 and 6. I can't think of any :)

With limited hardware that consoles are always cursed with, they are doing quite an effort to punch above their waistline, as Chris Roberts already noted.

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mnkpro1

How about releasing the game first, than talk about the free DLC.

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sorena007

<< LINK REMOVED >> It's going to be like this..we get one DLC every month until the game releases..fair deal to me!!

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Flyincloud1116

<< LINK REMOVED >> I know right.

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Animalosity

Still on the fence about this game. No doubt it is absolutely beautiful, and looks like some seriously fun gameplay, especially since Slightly Mad is behind it. Loved the NFS: Shift series! However that said, I truly feel in my opinion that closed course racing is a bit saturated, and this is potentially really just a filler until Forza 6 and Gran Turismo 7 finally gets released.

I'm honestly still enjoying Forza 5 to scratch that sim itch, and on my PS4, Driveclub is scratching that absolutely stunning graphics, sim/arcade hybrid itch. Both closed course. Forza Horizon 2 and its latest Furious 7 DLC is scratching the open world itch. I guess for me, I have a hard time finding a home for Project Cars. It has to have some incredible features that truly make it stand out in the competition, especially the upcoming power house competition.

Now on a last note, if anyone is familiar with the upcoming DX12 API, imagine what it will do for the Xbox One. I fully see Turn 10 and Microsoft turning the next Forza into something pretty incredible. Huge increase on draw calls while maintaining CPU overhead. What I'm getting at, is it's hard to say if Project Cars will get tossed aside, or lost in the fray once its competition finally gets released.

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nikon133

<< LINK REMOVED >> As of the other part of your post... DX12 is not going to bring much to XBO, if any. Spencer already addressed that topic. The point of DX12 is to give PC same (or comparable) platform efficiency by letting games to talk with hardware more directly, without multiple OS "middleman" layers. In essence, it should let PC with modest hardware, such is in PS4 and XBO, to run games, well, as good as XBO and PS4 do :)

I've been following some DX12 pre-release benchmarks, and it looks like this time good old MS will deliver on promise. Across the range of hardware and games, some real-life scenarios are more than doubling frame-rate. This will make machines capable to snail games previously in sub-20fps to perfectly manageable 30 - 40fps, and turn many mid-rangers into 4K capable machines.

But consoles already have software platforms that do that. How else would Forza 4 and GT5 and 6 be able achieve what they did on THAT hardware?!? I guess there is always space for small improvements, but nothing earth-shattering as DX12 Windows PC promise is.

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nikon133

<< LINK REMOVED >> It is easy pick for PC and PS4 gamers... especially PS4, since only other racers available are arcades. A bit harder for XBO, but I think it still is good pick. Forza is more focusing on street cars, at least that was my impression. Looking through 70 cars available on PCars release, it looks like it will be focusing much more on various racing competitions classes, including some very interesting historic and exotic categories. It will provide very different experience to Forza, I think.

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TeknoBug

<< LINK REMOVED >> Assetto Corsa, I still play rFactor and GTR2 once in a while as well. I feel Forza 5 is much too shallow, I wish Turn10 would pull a Forza 3 again, that was the peak of the franchise and I spent years playing that game.

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SPBoss

<< LINK REMOVED >> Indeed it does, I'm playing this on PC with a wheel and it is perfect. I also love the way the cars sound, they just need to add some tire squeal and dump valve noises to perfect it!

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MAGIC-KINECT

Wii U version delayed indefinitely.

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sorena007

<< LINK REMOVED >> It's like the fat woman singing..Wii U is dead..get it together man for the love of god...learn when to quit ffs..

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lunchbox2042

It's only a matter of weeks before this gets delayed again.

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ntomatas1

ok it's gorgeous, but why in the title?

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TwoDigits

<< LINK REMOVED >> Because Eddie.