Project Cars 2 On Xbox One X Will Look "Significantly" Better Than PS4 Pro, Dev Says

The racing game will look best on Xbox One X, unless you're using a high-end PC.

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Microsoft has been saying for a while now that Xbox One X versions of multiplatform games will look and run better than any other console edition. While that remains to be seen, it looks like Project Cars 2 will at least look better running on Microsoft's Xbox One X.

Speaking to TrustedReviews, game director Stephen Viljoen said people playing on Xbox One X will see the best-looking version of the game on console. "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."

This is no surprise to hear, as the Xbox One X is the most powerful console ever made. According to Microsoft, it has 40 percent more power than the PS4 Pro.

While the PC edition of Project Cars 2 will look and perform the best if you have a beefy enough rig, Viljoen remarked that the Xbox One X is a "great piece of hardware." The developer is looking forward to "making the most of it," adding that Project Cars 2 will look and run better on Xbox One X than any other system out there apart from a high-end PC.

You can read the full interview here at TrustedReviews.

Project Cars 2 launches on September 22 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4. GameSpot is meeting with the developers next week and we'll have more on the game soon. For now, you can check out all the cars and all the tracks through GameSpot's new videos below.

The Xbox One X launches in November, priced at $500. Internationally, it will go for £449, €499, CA$599, and AU$649.

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WarFox89

@PCMasterRace

Just sain >_>

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WarFox89

@toonarmy20: Peasant life is a lot cheaper i know. But you will never get the quality/performance of my beast PC with your 499 toy ;)

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WarFox89

@toonarmy20: :D

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ginxeno

@toonarmy20: But PC also has a lot of PS4 games, Just sayin

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ginxeno

@toonarmy20: What high end PC experience? any PS4 games that also released on PC will get that high quality visual experience

If you don't own a PC, how can you get that experience since the X1-X won't get those PS4 games

you will only get the high end experience of an X1 (newer) games that also released for PC

just sayin..

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ginxeno

@toonarmy20: Well actually you can't compare a PC to any consoles, because a PC has many function beside gaming purpose, for example : Movie, Media transfer, music, drawing, editing, work, PC game and Emulator (Wii U game, Wii game, PS3 game, PS2 game)

yes it cost more than any consoles, because it has many things that consoles don't. Sure you can watch movies on your console, but that's it

If you love your XB1X so much (which i believe you currently don't have it right now), be my guess, use your imagination to make a good reasoning for your purchase

I'm just answering this because you said "XB1X destroy your Rig" in the first place,

i don't need any reason to justify my PC built, and i certainly don't need others to follow my decision to built a PC

just sayin..

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ginxeno

@toonarmy20: "..Project Cars 2 will look and run better on Xbox One X than any other system out there apart from a high-end PC"

it's on the articles, and Project Cars 2 is not only on Xbox

what do you want to talk about my Rig? specs?

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ginxeno

@toonarmy20: No one can talk about it, because the Xbox 1X is not even here yet, how do we make a comparison based on something that didn't exist yet?

Does it do 4K like a PS4Pro? Does it only 30fps limited?

Do you know how capable it is in the real gaming? No? Ok then .. i'm done

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ginxeno

@toonarmy20: you seems like care a lot about this matter.. looking for justification?

Well i'm happy for you and your powerful console, hey.. maybe i will also buy this console.. if only they have a good exclusive library of games at that time being.. whoops.. back to gaming my bro.. see ya

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DudeBroPartyYo

@toonarmy20: Depends how you build it

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DudeBroPartyYo

@toonarmy20: Haha :D

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dlCHIEF58

@dudebropartyyo: LOL, maybe if you steal the parts.

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sladakrobot

@dudebropartyyo: no matter how you build it,no chance.

Closest build including the 4k drive is around 1000 dollars

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willnulife

@sladakrobot: You mean if you're matching paper specs, or actual end result performance?

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lorddaggeroff

Guys why does my left hand look better then my right hand.

Advise.

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ginxeno

@lorddaggeroff: my first guess is lotion, go figure

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mpl911

@lorddaggeroff: Maybe it's a bit closer. Or maybe it's wearing a bit of make up. Maybe you've had your nails done on the left hand, but not the right.

There are many possible reasons. Can you send us some pictures of them both?

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LTJohnnyRico

PC2 will be my racer of Choice .. I will get GT Sport on PS4 just to check it out but think PC2 will be so much better !

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mpl911

@ltjohnnyrico: Pretty sure it will be mine too (if I can wrestle DIRT Rally out of my disk drive), but, is it just the early hour and my contact lenses are a big foggy, or does the clip above actually look worse graphically that PC1? I thought PC1 looked stunning but this just seems flat. I mean, it comes out in about 1 1/2 months so I'd expect it to look pretty much ready to drop...

Or possibly that was a really old clip...

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LTJohnnyRico

@mpl911: Love Dirt Rally !! I thinks its probably an old clip or the videoplayer i can imagine itl look great when released

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DudeBroPartyYo

@ltjohnnyrico: Dirt rally looks great but its still not as good as RBR as a rally game

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This is such a clickbait. The news would be if game ran and looked the same. Altough i must say i already don't think me and this developer will agree over word "significant". I expect difference slightly better than the one between ps4 and pro.

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willnulife

@blood-souls: Oh, since you've seen this game in action on both, I'll have to take your word for it.

Oh wait.

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DudeBroPartyYo

@blood-souls: Its funny, when Ps4 had more power than Xbox One devs were always saying "nah the games will look the same on both platforms" ;)

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willnulife

@dudebropartyyo: Yep, it turns out that differences between PS4 and XOne (900p upscaled to 1080p vs. 1080p) just didn't make a huge difference. The biggest difference between the two was difficulty of optimization, not power.

But 2160p vs. 1440p? Yeah, that's noticeable.

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@willnulife: 2160p with CHECKERBOARD RENDERING! AC Origins uses it, Anthem will use it etc. When i see a game in 4k native without checkerboard rendering only then will i even want to compare it with other resolution.

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willnulife

@blood-souls: I was literally referring to Forza 7 vs. Gran Turismo Sport.

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ReadySalted

@dudebropartyyo: If they were saying that then, what has changed for them to say that there's going to be discernible differences this time round?

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tjkraz

@dudebropartyyo: Many games--probably MOST games--DID look the same on both systems. From Indies to Multiplatform titles (GTA5, Destiny, FIFA, NBA 2K, Lego games, etc.), the launch consoles often achieved parity. It's mostly high-end, AAA, Multiplatform titles where any variances in resolution or frame rate existed. And even then, changes often weren't apparent to the naked eye due to careful use of dynamic scaling and compression techniques.

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willnulife

I was pretty curious about the claim in this article stating "According to Microsoft, it has 40 percent more power than PS4 Pro."

So I followed the links to another Gamespot article, and then a Polygon article. In the interview with Penello, which this is referencing, he never stated "40 percent more power". It was the article writer that claimed 43% more power based on the TFLOPS.

I was skeptical that Microsoft would claim a number on something that's not so easy to measure, and if they had, I wanted to see how they measured it. Looks like they actually didn't; just said the "performance delta will be obvious." Which it is.

It kinda seems like Microsoft gets misquoted a lot.

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abehpfan

@willnulife: You do a better job investigating information than jounalists who actually went to school for their profession.