Project CARS screenshots and CES 4K gameplay look delicious

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Project CARS, a Community Assisted Racing Simulator, has recently shown off some lovely new screenshots and trailers of the pre-alpha release for your delectation. The game was recently shown at CES in 4K resolution, showing off the visual prowess of the game. The demo certainly is impressive and really shows the brilliance of 4K gaming.

What the demo doesn’t show is the most important thing; how the game feels. I’ve had a go with Project CARS and as a fan of Gran Turismo I can confirm that it’s a similar simulation to a semi-racing sim like GT or Forza. I wouldn’t put it in the same category as hardcore simulators like Live For Speed and iRacing despite it having advanced simulations like dynamic tyre modelling and TrackIR for head tracking. The difference is that it’s more forgiving than most sims and is defined better visually so it may appeal to a bigger crowd. That being said, it’s early in development and things may change, it’s certainly not leaning anywhere near an arcade experience. The screenshots below definitely show the amount of detail possible in the Madness engine, which is the same engine used in Need For Speed Shift series, but I would imagine it would be heavily modified. Project CARS has big shoes to fill as a new racing IP considering its formidable competition, but this is a really good start.Project CARS is set to release on PC, Linux,SteamOS, Wii U,PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Q3 or Q4 of 2014.

 

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Author:Stephen Snook

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  • TiMsTeR1033

    On Wii U damn can WiiU even handle this??

    • Hammersteyn

      Maybe if you daisy chain a hundred of them.

      • TiMsTeR1033

        Played on ultra low settings hehe

    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      Wii U has a special version. Cop cars

      • TiMsTeR1033

        they get Cop cars… Is that meant to be impressive?

        • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

          Yea. They go WII U WII U WII U

          • TiMsTeR1033

            hahahahahahah You sir deserve the comment of the week!!

          • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

            Hehehe thankyew

  • Hammersteyn

    Beautiful demo. Too bad he drives like James May.

  • TiMsTeR1033

    Got some elements of Forza without a doubt!

  • TiMsTeR1033

    Guy in video cant drive for shit! I mean that’s why they got those guidelines to help!

  • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    Great demo. Visuals look like they could be something spectacular. But one thing I do hope they address is the way the cars seem to “float” over the track. They don’t look like they are actually driving on the road. Or is it just me that thinks that?

    • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

      I saw that too.

      • TiMsTeR1033

        Me thinks Forza is better

        • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

          Me agree, but waiting for Assetto Corsa.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            If you buy now on steam get 22% off when finished..

          • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

            Rather wait. Never buying pre-order or early access again.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Burnt you before?

          • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

            Yes. Bought GRID2, didn’t know it was going to be a turd on wheels.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            hahaha but GRID was a turd on wheels… One cant expect a turd to change into a chocolate.. One may try cover it in Milo and even add sprinkles and put in a shiny wrapper, but my dear friend a turd will remain just that a turd..

          • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

            First GRID was good fun. Second GRID thought it was NFS. Never go NFS>
            Sidenote: I’m actually eating now. Thanks for the detail.

          • Acornbread

            AC is magnificent. By all means wait for the full release, there’s still very little content at this stage, but the physics are breathtaking.

          • General JJ Raven (John)

            Great. Thanks. I seriously want that game.

    • Hammersteyn

      Agreed, got the soap sliding in a bathtub look to it

      • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

        Careful now. Downvote troll about…

        • Lord Chaos

          How do I get in on all this down-voting action? :P

          • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

            Just say something.

          • Hammersteyn

            Poop bubbles.

          • Lord Chaos

            No, I won’t downgrade from rainbows back to bubbles.

          • Hammersteyn

            Rainbow poop?

          • Lord Chaos

            Yea, and it leads to a pot of gold.

          • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

            Just for those who don’t know…it’s different than having the sun shine out of your arse.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I beg to differ, they’re not mutually exclusive.

        • Hammersteyn

          Gaaaah it burns! It Burns! Oh wait, no it doesn’t.

          • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

            I’m mmmmeltingggg!

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

        Yes! That’s the exact way to describe it. Great. Now all I see are soaps sliding around bath tubs… hey, wait a minute. Awesome indie game idea!

        KICKSTART IT!

        • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

          SOAP: Racing Legends.

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            Guys, we are going to be rich!

            With upgrades like “sunlight liquid” to make you slide even faster!

          • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

            Don’t forget dish washing soap cakes as tyres. Those things are slippery as hell.

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            Of course! And the soap carving shop to enhance your streamlining

          • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

            CoD: Soaps

          • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

            That’s already been done. They just called it Ghosts.

          • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

            How about a sequel? CoD: Dog Shampoo

          • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

            Hahaha

  • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

    You had me at semi-sim

    • RinceThis2014

      That’s what she said! BOOM!

      • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

        Haha. Master Rince and his semi’s.
        No one seems really interested in the fact that the LG people got together the weekend.

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          I assume it’s because they don’t want to look at our glorious, yet modest, fun times & be reminded of the futility of their own meaningless existence in contrast.

          • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

            Sounds about right.

  • TiMsTeR1033

    Oh seriously FUCK OFF down voting person…

    • RinceThis2014

      Lol. Sad life they have :)

      • TiMsTeR1033

        Like bloody children I tell you! You have a good time at the River club man?

        • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

          It’s the fox. Assuring us of his existence.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Oh you mean banana Jim

          • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

            Shhhh. Don’t provoke him my friend.

        • RinceThis2014

          Yeah man. Was awesome. Lots of gaming talk!

          • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

            We spoke about Tim too, didn’t we? Say what a swell fellow he is.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            *feels PROUD*

          • RinceThis2014

            HAHAHAH!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Who were the new guys in pic?

            Saw you, OVG, Trevor, Eyeliner John, Rocky..

          • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

            I’ll just let that one slide. Where was the pic up? Trying to get people to call me on what people actually call me. Not working. They still go with John.

          • RinceThis2014

            Andre and Werner. OVG and I have played with them for about 2 years now, first time we actually met them!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Andre and Werner from Gta Online?

          • RinceThis2014

            Big dude is Werner :)

        • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

          So Tim, which is worse? The downvoter or the one who claims to be your lover..?

          *runs* :D

    • Hammersteyn

      Don’t feed “it”. If it sees it’s getting a reaction it will be encouraged to do so even more.

      • TiMsTeR1033

        Such a sad sad little troll it is, no balls to even show itself.

        • RinceThis2014

          Yeah.

          • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

            When did you put the pic up? I asked it on another comment, but no one seemed to read it.

          • RinceThis2014

            Put it up earlier :) If you look carefully you can just make out the eyelliner…

          • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

            Which article? Dammit. I missed it again.

          • RinceThis2014

            Think the Rambo one?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            there you go! (I should really edit this…)

          • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

            Do it.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            I would but scared of the big dude, he could crush me into dust! Rinces body guard by the looks of it!

          • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

            Other John or the dude front right? Other John will smother you in your sleep. You’ll never see it coming.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Dude by Nick!

          • Hammersteyn

            Who are all those losers :P

          • RinceThis2014

            Oi!

          • Hammersteyn

            ;)

          • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

            Same ones hiding in your house with clubs for when you get home.

          • RinceThis2014

            HAHAHAHA

          • TiMsTeR1033

            You would make a great pirate, did I ever tell you that John?

          • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

            Why thank y…
            Wait a second.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Could Be the next Captain John Pigeon!! (Sparrow was taken)

          • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

            I don’t think I like that.
            What about Captain Raven or something like that? Anything but Bald Eagle, really.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Captain John Raven! sounds pretty sweet! or Captain JJ Raven!

          • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

            Thank you. JJ it is. As Rhonda is Rince’s stage name, John is mine.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Rhonda? Where did that come from!?!

          • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

            I have information that states Rince is in fact a cross-dressing stripper who goes by Rhonda. ;)

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Would fit the bill!

          • Hammersteyn

            Hehehe

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            Where are the other people, did you scare em off?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            WIN!

          • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

            The Emperor and I actually had twelve people sitting with us before Master Rince showed up.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Ouch that burns from here and i am not even involved!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Funnily enough once we came back down for lunch after attempting to hit a few golf balls the place did empty out very quickly…

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Can you blame the people with you lot!

          • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

            I did show some pure golfing skillz. They probably felt intimidated by us. (just ignore the couple of times I hit the ball into the net right next to me)

          • TiMsTeR1033

            If I was there Id break the ball with my super human strength!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Your grip strength?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            You see I was a golf legend in a past life…

          • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

            Like Tiger Woods? I remember him being famous for other things too…

          • TiMsTeR1033

            with a name like Tiger WOODS what you expect..

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            You were one of Tiger Woods’ mistresses?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            No comment!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Yes, that didn’t happen to me either, nor did I manage to just hit the ball hard enough to knock it over the edge.

          • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

            Oh no. No one was confused by my ball traveling perpendicular to theirs.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Who are those handsome devils? Look what I missed by not going.

          • RinceThis2014

            :P

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Sure….

          • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

            Wait, but. You were… O_o

          • TiMsTeR1033

            It was his robotic self, that he radio controlled from his house.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Oh damn, I forgot to change my nick to Banana Jim!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            MMMM Monster FAIL!

          • oVg

            oVg :P

          • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

            Yes. That’s you.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            MATT DAMON.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            lol. I’m at OVG’s right hand, awesome!

    • http://www.lazygamer.net Gavin Mannion

      It does seem to happen around the same time we post articles investigating the MSSA.. just saying

      • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

        Now that you mention it O_o

      • TiMsTeR1033

        hmmm… making me think now!

        • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

          Watch out world. Tim’s thinking!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Last time that happened we had hell hounds unleashed to the world!

          • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

            And they gave birth to Rince.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            The one died during giving birth aswell. Such a sad day tis was!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            lol OUCH!

      • RinceThis2014

        What are you implying!?

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

        The plot thickens

    • loftie

      I SHALL FIX YOU! 1x upvote

      • TiMsTeR1033

        I aint broken… much..

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Don’t fix Tim, he might want kids some day.

        • TiMsTeR1033

          I got a kid actually!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            So the end of days is truly upon us!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            indeed! and have another on the way!

          • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

            How far along are you?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            I am not expecting the Mrs is!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Mrs Tim? Isn’t that Geoff’s wife?

          • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

            Suddenly everything has just been turned upside down. What if Tim’s surname is Tim, and he’s actually Tanya. Could he be Geoff’s wife?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            You SHUTUP! Before I I photoshop you into a bad porno movie!

          • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

            That’s probably not impossible. I’ll back off. No need to do anything irrational now.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Wise choice. JJ Raven wise choice.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            That’s Captain Raven to you.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            You playing with fire…

    • Grognak

      Don’t EVER tell me what to do.

      • TiMsTeR1033

        Or you will what? hmmmm Find me and kill me?

        • Grognak

          Wow, what’s wrong with you man? Little extreme don’t you think? But what I would do is give you a hug. Looks like you need one :)

          • TiMsTeR1033

            I was the kid raised by Tv sets, and lived in a haunted house… what you expect.

          • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

            Take sanitizer.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            So kind of you to mention that…

  • CypherGate

    It annoyed me when the guy asks…. So you probably cant do this with a gaming console? DUH! OBVIOUSLY you cant you freak. Its so obvious you cant. Consoles pre-configed and has those specs locked forever. PC has no limits so its obvious.

    • TiMsTeR1033

      PC has limits!!! the limits of your pc! ;p

      • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

        I’m sorry, but your statement does not compute.

        • CypherGate

          I think he meant my PC has limits due to Finances lol 4 Titans? 3 4k TV’s? That would limit my PC capability to run the way they show it here lol

          • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

            Haha. Yes. Finances have put a limit on mine too. Sadly.

        • TiMsTeR1033

          See damn pcs with limited computing power..

          • JJ’s grand endeavour (John)

            Oh. Nice one. Touche’

  • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

    Is there any good racing game coming to PS4 before this?

    • Matthew Holliday

      Rivals should be out for ps4.
      The Crew should be out soon.
      but those are more entertainment type racers than sims though.

      • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

        Yea not my cuppa tea :D

  • Devourer of Small Bunnies

    Holy shit that looks A MAY ZING

  • Sageville

    Rain water droplet AI – Check!

    • Matthew Holliday

      You may joke, but the trailers for GT5 promised dynamic rain and snow, but when i actually played the game, i felt totally cheated.

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