Project Cars 2 Dev "Impressed" With Xbox One X

But the studio isn't ready just yet to talk about specific enhancements.

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Project Cars 2 developer Slightly Mad Studios is "impressed" with the Xbox One X hardware, COO Rod Chong said in a new interview. The Xbox One X version of the simulation racing game will have "enhancements," but Chong said he wasn't ready to get into specifics about those because the studio is still benchmarking.

"Unfortunately, I can't tell you that much right now because we are benchmarking as we speak," he told us. "We are impressed with the hardware but right now we are benchmarking. There will obviously be enhancements, but we are not ready to showcase exactly what those are yet. Other than it must be 60 frames per second or death."

Chong previously talked about why frame rate is so important for Project Cars 2, stressing that if the game did not run at 60fps, the experience would suffer.

People playing Project Cars 2 on PlayStation 4 Pro will also see enhancements, though specifics are unknown at this point. That console is available now, while the Xbox One X hits shelves worldwide on November 10.

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The Xbox One X is a more powerful version of the Xbox One (and it's also beefier than the PS4 Pro). It supports the Xbox One games and accessories you may already own, and also plays Xbox 360 titles through backwards compatibility. Pre-orders for the Xbox One X opened last week, and they were a huge hit, apparently.

At Gamescom, Microsoft announced a list of more than 100 games that take advantage of the Xbox One X's power. The system has an eight-core custom AMD CPU that clocks at 2.3 GHz. The system has 12 GB GDDR5, a six-teraflop GPU, and 326 GB/sec memory bandwidth. The console costs $500/£450/$650 AU.

Project Cars 2 game director Stephen Viljoen recently said Project Cars 2 for Xbox One X will look "significantly better" than the PS4 Pro edition. "I can't tell you exactly what all the various sliders will be at when you're on Xbox One X versus on PS4 Pro, but obviously they'll be higher [on Xbox One X], so there will be a significant, a noticeable improvement, because you have better hardware," Viljoen said.

Project Cars 2 launches on September 22 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4. For more, you can check out all the cars and all the tracks through GameSpot's new videos below. Also linked below are recent news stories about the game.

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sony fans are happy they won 4 console wars vs xbox in a row.

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PS4 Pro compares with Xbox One S, not Xbox One X. And they do comparable graphics. But the Xbox One X is well beyond that.

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@clarkethe3rd: Lol, thanks for proving you know nothing about specs.

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3 new racing games to come out within a month of each other. Interesting to compare the visuals. You can always tell which game is from which studio despite them recreating the same cars and tracks. I think it comes down mostly to the lighting model I honestly prefer Forza's visuals just a hair more than PC2 (SMS games haven't changed much since NFS Shift which speaks highly of their original engine).

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The Xbox one X has very impressive hardware (from a PC enthusiast). unfortunately there isn't quite anything substantial enough to warrant the premium of the X atm. You might as well just save a bit more and pick up the far more capble Vega 56 or 1070 with an R5 CPU.

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@ishsgames: A Pc built around a 1070 with the same performance as an x1x is going to be a lot more ....not a bit more. Trying to match components would end up costing double, and you'd still have the same performance. Besides, there are positives and negatives to both consoles and PC gaming, and they mostly don't mix....

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@ishsgames: actually xbox one x is like 1070 so you would need to save for 1080 or Vega 64. Then it comes to having to buy rest of stuff too. 90% of gaming PCs are less than 3TF right now and old so need major upgrade. X is still compelling for the price point as nothing beats that $/performance right now. Then there's people who don't want PC.

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@Kreten1: no. X1X is a 580. That's the facts.

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@creepywelps: a 580? Lol...what are you on?

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@sealionact: Yes... An RX 580 Polaris gpu, 6.3 tflop from amd. Get a clue before you reply to me, you triggered mound of fanboy salt.

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@Kreten1: I think what he meant was not to make a more powerful pc but to have a similar pc to the Scorpio with a much larger library.

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Nice Cait wait to fire up my Xbox.

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Don't get why people get bent outta shape with good Xbox One X news

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@xenomorphalien: Salty because they don't have one and support the console, so their insecurities show........Fanboys

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@xenomorphalien: this has been going on since 2000 when xbox said , were here to kill the competition I think it was bill gates now sony fans are happy they won 4 console wars vs xbox in a row.

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@andyvecc011: what are you talking about? PS3 lost by few million to xbox 360

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@Kreten1: No it didn't...

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@andyvecc011: You must have been born in the year 2000.

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@andyvecc011: 4? Bad math kid, Xbox didn't exist during the Glorious PS1 days. And in my book though I love SONY and own all their consoles. Original Xbox was the best console of that gen. Best Hardware, best multiplats that were leagues better than the competition, even better than alot of their PC ports and it had some of the best genres of games I enjoyed, like KOTOR, JEDI Knight Games, HALO, Project Gotham/Forza, also the TOM Clancy series were the superior and dominate version on the Original Xbox. Bigger maps, better textures, better features, just better everything.

Don't get me wrong PS2 was Legendary, had tons of games, and sold a shit ton. But was weak sauce in the specs department compared to Xbox and Xbox set the standard for future consoles.

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@andyvecc011: 360 beat ps3, ps3 was an awful console.

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@jonparkes84: vg charts says 86k ps3 and 85 Xbox 360. ps3 eventually kept selling more in order to catch up in sales.... Xbox 360 did have a yr head start. Both were great consoles, both had awesome games but ps3 had more exclusives and higher rated games. Xbox 360 came out swinging and dried up the second half. Xbox is still kind of dry but hopefully games will be the main focus after the X releases. Ps3 was pretty complicated on development side but as a consumer, "awful" is the last word the majority would use.

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@pcps4xb: I had both for a while, I just couldnt get along with the ps3.

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@jonparkes84: alot of awesome games can be overwhelming at times ?

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@andyvecc011: this is only Ms 3rd Gen and they won last gen.lol

They are 1 to 1 right now and it looks like Sony is about to pick up another win in 3 years. Unless Ms hires Tom Brady or something.lol

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@neoistheone: they lost by a little last gen. But considering ps3 came out a yr later, that's a pretty great comeback.

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@neoistheone: PC has won every year while the Nintendo's Wii out sold both the 360,and the PS3. If you really want your fanboy heart broken the Nintendo DS has sold 154.02 Million where the Play Station 2 has sold 155 Million. Soon PS wont even be number 1 anymore.

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@sdecker425: that's good for nintendo.

They deserve to be on top.

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@sdecker425: not that I really care because I love all gaming hardware but out of curiosity why wouldn't ps be number 1 any more (assuming your talking about sales)

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Pretty every dev is impressed...no news really

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@sladakrobot: sravo majstore.... It is the most powerful console. As a dev I would be excited to work on it.

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@pcps4xb: it is a powerfull device but i think they are more impressed how easy is it to work with it

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@sladakrobot: yea I agree to that also

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