Project CARS 2 Will Offer Improvements on PS4 Pro & Scorpio; Team Hard at Work on PSVR
This is going to be a great year for gaming and particularly for racing games with titles like Project CARS 2, GT Sport, Forza Motorsport 7, Dirt 4, and the new Need for Speed.
Slightly Mad Studios’ Creative Director Andy Tudor talked to RedBull about supporting PS4 Pro & Project Scorpio with Project CARS 2; the team is also working to make the game compatible with PlayStation VR.
Yes, absolutely. We’re all gadget freaks at our studio, so if there’s any wheel, pedal, VR, second-screen apps, triple screen, 21:9 monitors, or consoles, yeah, PSVR, PS4 Pro, and also Microsoft Scorpio, we will always be looking to utilise them in some way. I can confirm that PS4 Pro and Xbox Scorpio will get some sort of improvements, but we can’t really talk about the Scorpio stuff at the moment, because not very much is known. You’ll have to wait until Microsoft themselves reveal more information on that.
With PSVR we can’t confirm that it’s definitely coming, but our team are hard at work on it. The reason I can’t confirm that it’s definitely going to come out is because there’s a lot of work required to get the game running to our standards. Because of the two screens that you need, because of the frame rate that you need to keep up in order for the whole experience to be comfortable, and because of all the stuff we’re throwing into the game: a large numbers of competitors on the screen at the same time, all the weather features, the Live Track stuff that changes things dynamically, all of that adds great gameplay. So therefore there’s a fine balance between what is visually acceptable and what is actually detrimental to gameplay, so we need to investigate it a little more, to make sure there’s no compromise on either end – either in visuals or gameplay. I’m sure there will have to be some sort of compromise, but the team are investigating where that line is drawn in the sand; where that balance is, and that’ll give a determination of where we proceed with PSVR, basically.
Tudor also confirmed that Project CARS 2 will feature dynamic time, weather and even seasonal changes; the developers have a robust plan for post-launch, too. Project CARS 2 is expected to launch in late 2017 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Meanwhile, you may check out our recent hands-on preview.