PROJECT CARS 2
We’re Slightly Mad for it
Crikey, we’ve come a long way from Ridge Racer. Just before sim racing sequel Project Cars 2 releases on 22 September, let’s take a moment to observe the beauty and detail it brings to every race.
In addition to a driving physics model overhaul which will make cars more responsive to mid-corner weight shifts (and thus near-spin saves) there’s a lot of newfound fidelity to ogle at. Making use of PS4 Pro’s extra grunt and the bamboozling powers of PS VR (depending on your setup), Project Cars 2 would probably still look decent if you used an old school projector to cast it onto a dustbin lid. All 160 cars are accurate to the manufacturer’s CAAD designs, and real tracks were laserscanned in order to recreate them. The end result is like being poked in the eye by pretty.
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The AI has been tweaked since the first Project Cars, which means less suicidal opponents. Seven real-world race drivers worked as handling consultants on the game, ensuring peak realism.