Project CARS 2 Gets a Trailer, Gameplay Video & Late 2017 Release Window

February 8, 2017 Written by Jason Dunning

Project CARS 2 is releasing in late 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, Slightly Mad Studios and Bandai Namco announced today.

Described as “the most beautiful, authentically-crafted, and technically-advanced racing simulation game you’ve ever experienced,” Project CARS 2 includes over 170 cars, over 60 tracks, an Online Championships game mode, and additional racing disciplines – including ice, dirt, snow, and mud racing.

You can watch some gameplay in this video from PlayStation Access:

Here’s the description for Project CARS 2:

Created by gamers, tested by world-class racing drivers, and the definitive choice of e-Sports pros – Project CARS 2 brings together the essence of motorsports racing in the most beautiful, authentically crafted, and technically advanced racing game on the planet.

Project CARS 2 has it all – from GT to touring cars to endurance prototypes and exotic hypercars – delivering the full spectrum of motorsport racing with complete freedom to choose what and where to drive. Anytime. Anywhere.

Features

  • Authentically Crafted – Boasting over 170 licensed cars, the largest track roster ever on console, precision handling and physics, and full VR and 12K HDR support, Project CARS 2 is as beautiful as it is state-of-the-art.
  • Anytime, AnywhereProject CARS 2 features the widest variety of motorsports now including Rallycross and IndyCar. Race without boundaries with any car across varying track surfaces and dynamic environmental conditions, including ice, tarmac, gravel, mud or dirt. Day or night, wet or dry.
  • Livetrack 3.0 – Dynamic time of day, seasonal, weather and road surface transitions affect vehicle performance, grip and handling in real-time. Full 24-hour cycle faithfully recreates the atmospheric conditions and ambience of a specific time of year.
  • The Heat of Competition – Discover your ultimate driver journey across the full spectrum of motorsports. Test your skills online against the most intense of competition with new Online Championships mode and intelligent matchmaking.

Project CARS 2 also includes VR support on PC. Asked by Upload VR about PlayStation VR support, Game Director Stephen Viljoen said:

We can’t commit 100% to PSVR yet because there is still a lot of optimization left to do and all of the new things we’ve added. For VR, we need to achieve an additional level of performance. We don’t want to compromise like other racing games have and lose any of our authenticity on PSVR. If we can get there, we will release it. We’ll eventually get it there one way or another, but we can’t promise it will be there at launch. The plan is to deliver the entire game.

Earlier this year, studio head Ian Bell guessed that Project CARS 2 would be available around Septemberish.

[Source: Bandai Namco, Upload VR]