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Project CARS Is The Best Looking Racing Game - New Screenshots Put All Other Racers To Shame

DSOGaming writes: "Slightly Mad Studios has released a new batch of screenshots for Project CARS and… oh my God does it look pretty. Project CARS is by far the best looking racing game we ever laid our eyes on, and it will get even better as it’s still in pre-alpha stage." (PC, Project CARS, PS4, Wii U, Xbox One)

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The_Infected  +   723d ago
It does look amazing but will it look better than Driveclub at $399? It's more less if you have the best hardware it's the best looking game.
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pandehz  +   723d ago
Will drive club look this good at £1k?
FriedGoat  +   723d ago
Increasing your hardware does not increase the amount of work the developers put into the graphics unfortunately.

Yeah sure, I can add more AA, or increase my resolution, but unfortunately that doesn't increase realism it just makes the image sharper/less jaggie.

Project Cars looks fantastic, it has a very clean look and the texture details on the ground look amazing.

From what i've seen of driveclub, some of the effects on it (that mountain scene) look pretty damn special too.
pandehz  +   723d ago

Lol I'm discussing the possibility.

Some ppl just want that extra and most are happy with whatever is easily available. That's the difference between the two.
Muffins1223  +   723d ago
Idk,considering how good it looked on a 400 console,if it was made for pc and with that price ratio,2x better looking/800 dollar machine.Then yes it will
inveni0  +   722d ago
At some point, games are supposed to release. Project Cars has been a project for a really long time, and it is always just improving, but never biting the bullet.
Autodidactdystopia  +   722d ago
omg will it compare to ps4 cause sony?

of course not no way anything can possibly compare. and if it looks better its only because its not 400 dollars.

cause sony

really gets on my nerves man. Ps4 sony crap always an excuse. always a reason not to just give credit where its due.
Maxor  +   722d ago
Will Drive Club look as good as an iOS game if it only cost $5?? Classic console fanboy logic. Quoting price as if it is somehow relevant to the issue at hand. The irony is that for $60 you get less content in a console games while always paying more per game. Oddly enough doesn't matter to the fanboys too.
Utalkin2me  +   722d ago
Kind of odd the first screenshot i click on, which was #9. The wall in the back ground has a very very low texture. Plus the car has headlights shining on the handrail that is attached to the wall that is not giving off any shadow.
Dark_Vendetta  +   723d ago
Isn't it supposed to be released for PC, XBone and Ps4 ?
Concertoine  +   723d ago
And wii u.
el_bandito  +   723d ago
PC, PS4, XBone, Steam OS and WiiU.

WiiU lol.
KakashiHotake  +   723d ago
Wow, the Wii U really has become a casulty of war and a butt of all jokes this generation lol
Klad  +   723d ago
This game was announced for Wii U way before it was announced for PS4 & Xbox One
lilbroRx  +   723d ago
It is releasing on all 3 next gen console. The last gen console versions were dropped due to the lack of next genfeatures and resources.
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Ol_G  +   723d ago
intentionally leaving the wii u version out even if it was announced first
AKR  +   723d ago

Yes, to the mindless dude-bro fanboys who I am convinced press their faces to their screens analyzing every individual pixel like it's their job.
theWB27  +   723d ago
So is this going to be the built in excuse if any game looks better than a PS4 game? What would it look like on a 399 dollar PC?
Hicken  +   723d ago
You act like that's something new. As if it's honestly sensible to compare what's done on $400 worth of hardware to what can be achieved with twice the budget.

Project CARS is, supposedly, coming to consoles. I suppose we could all play dumb and expect that it'll look as good on the PS4, XB1, and Wii U as it does on PC- on an adequately set up PC, of course. But I'm not too fond of playing dumb, so I'll use my head, reference all the other multiplats that look better on PC, and figure that this game will do the same, that what we've seen is PC-spec, and that what appears on consoles won't look as good.

This game may posses genre-defining graphics, but that's all heavily dependent upon it having powerful enough- and that means costly- hardware to run it. Odds are that this game wouldn't even run on a $400 PC. Chances are also good that it will not look as good on consoles. So whether or not it can outperform a game like Drive Club on comparable hardware is a perfectly fair question.

After all, we could always ask, "Well, how would Drive Club look if it were running on $800+ hardware? Would Project CARS still best it, then?"
SlapHappyJesus  +   723d ago
I am really getting tired of the "can a PC of the same cost as a console play it as well" argument. It's not a valid one.
When a console is open platform, like PC, and is allowed access to multiple digital download distribution sources - allowing for very competitively priced games - and everything else that is doable on a PC, then it's a valid argument.
Besides, we are now looking at a $500 Steam Machine (ibuypower) with specs (and the benchmarks to back it up) that allows for performance that rivals that which we are seeing from the PS4, though with access to pretty much every game ever released that doesn't happen to be console-exclusive . . . which includes a large list of PC's own exclusives.


All games are available via the streaming service offered. Valve is now in talks with pretty much every publisher about taking on full Linux support with games moving forward.
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Kayant  +   723d ago

Very true apart from this -

"much every game ever released that doesn't happen to be console-exclusive . . . which includes a large list of PC's own exclusives"

The default OS is SteamOS which is only linux games but you can always install Windows luckily for that backlog ;)

OT - In terms of environment DC wins has it's more vibrant & realistic also am not much have a sim fan and track like circuits don't do it for me.
webeblazing  +   723d ago
people completely missed the point of the post I get what you mean, and yes this is their new goto move because some other platform has better gfx. they cant have their cake and eat it they have to downplay and $hit on anything that doesn't make their preference look superior
starfox079  +   722d ago
Listen guys Slightly Mad Studio's have been tinkering with wiiu for 2 years constantly updating the wiiu version of ProjectCars and releasing info heres some info....

So WiiU version is basically using all the high end pc assets at 720p native 30fps on 1 core so this is what the game will run at bare minimum.....
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Shnazzyone  +   723d ago
I'm more concerned that it's been 3 years and it's still not even in beta or has a release date.
BadlyPackedKeebab  +   723d ago
Its an open development. Those that pledged get updates weekly. Everything is pretty solid bar the AI likes to have huge pile ups from what I have played.
Deividas  +   723d ago
Its actually indie developed, not a AAA studio that has a huge budget and deadlines to meet.
angelsx  +   723d ago
Looks amazing but how many years they working on it?
mcstorm  +   722d ago
I agree they have been working on this game in what feels like forever lol bit distant the developer say they were looking at bring the game out in Feb or march next year?

Looks an interesting game but I'm unsure which console to get it for as I was thinking of the wiiu because I want to see a sim racer on a Nintendo console and see what they do with the game pad but I have a feeling this game will sell better on the Xbox one so more people to play online.
AndrewLB  +   722d ago
4-5 years is not out of the ordinary for game development. Just look at how long it took to release Half-Life 2 after the original... or how long HL3 is taking. lol.

I've played Project Cars and it's pretty amazing.
Gabenbrah  +   723d ago
You could purchase the $500 Steambox that would make Driveclub look trash considering the R9 270x GPU in the machine is far more powerful than the PS4 APU. It can run BF4 1080p 60 FPS flawlessly, something PS4 can't do. Not to mention Driveclub is 30 FPS, you'll be able to play Project Cars at 60 FPS when fully optimized, especially considering Mantle API and Steam OS is purely designed for gaming, enhancing performance.
Visiblemarc  +   723d ago
To me, Driveclub looks better. However, I'm still waiting for the first driving game that looks "real."
hellzsupernova  +   723d ago
This games cars are amazing but from the videos I have seen the detail in the terrain is terrible, the land is bare and lifeless.
hellzsupernova  +   723d ago
Just disagree. Look at the Bathurst video on YouTube and you will see what I mean
AndrewLB  +   722d ago
Watch this and see if you still hold that opinion...
KontryBoy706  +   723d ago
@the_Infected they said BEST LOOKING RACING GAME. Not... best looking racing game at $399. This game WILL look better than Forza AND Driveclub. That's just factual. Money aside
Knushwood Butt  +   722d ago
It does look good, but you can't play screenshots.
Locknuts  +   722d ago
Add PS+ fee.
BelkingOfSony  +   723d ago
makes forza 5 look like sh*t
el_bandito  +   723d ago
Makes my current pc setup look sh*t as well.
Those visuals are stunning, but will require expensive hardware to achieve.
I_am_Batman  +   723d ago
I'm wondering what the system requirements for this game are/ will be. Racing games can look really great even with mid range hardware if it's optimized well enough. Look at GT5/6. They still look very good on PS3 hardware even though they're not in the same league as this or Driveclub.
AndrewLB  +   722d ago
Minimum Requirements-
CPU - 3.0GHz Dual-Core, 2.4GHz Quad-Core
GRAPHICS - nVidia 9600 GT 512Mb, ATI Radeon HD 4750 512Mb
MEMORY - 2Gb RAM (3Gb-4Gb recommended)
CONNECTION - Continuous Internet

Now if you were to add an HD7870 ($169 usd) to the minimum system, which is a typical 6-7 year old PC... you should be able to play the game just fine at higher detail than either Xbone or PS4 can do. One could pick up that minimum spec computer on ebay or craigslist for under $200, get that 7870, and for less than a PS4 you can play project cars.

My GTX 680 is not much faster than an HD7870 and it plays Project Cars great at highest detail.
Destrania  +   723d ago
GT6 already does that.
theWB27  +   723d ago
Simply it doesn't.
SlapHappyJesus  +   723d ago
It's amazing what a head full of bias and squinting your eyes can achieve.
Destrania  +   723d ago
Simply yes, yes it does.
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adventureghost124  +   723d ago
not really, unless you are talking about gameplay, graphically it would of made more sense if you said DriveClub, because that looks incredible
BlackWolf  +   723d ago
Me want!!!
popup  +   723d ago
The problem is that you then search Youtube for recent in-game and replay footage and its all pants compared to those screens. It's great what they have achieved but it hardly shats on the competition..
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BadlyPackedKeebab  +   723d ago
I play it maxed out and your right its damn good. But not like those screens. If there were a way I could show you real screens... oh wait I can, ill grab some now. Got to do a 2GB update so once done ill post a link to some real shots and maybe a vid. Keep an eye out.
popup  +   723d ago
That would be great. Cheers.
Angerfist  +   723d ago
I don't play Screenshots. But I see the potential even though it probably won't be as good as the Gtr Games from Simbin
thezeldadoth  +   723d ago
as usual, racing title article is posted, game is compared to driveclub, something about how ps4 has best graphics for low cost....fanboy rage
TwistingWords  +   723d ago
This and iRacing are just the definitive sim experience with my Thrustmaster T500 RS with a couple of ButtKicker transducers strapped to my chair and bottom of the wheel and the vibration is intense.

Key to a good sim racing experience apart from a good wheel and pedal setup... Transducers and a good dedicated amp which can handle low frequencies!
KakashiHotake  +   723d ago
So much for Forza 5 setting the standard. The sad thing is Forza was in development for 4 years.
Sirlancealot  +   723d ago
Drive Club is better seriously without any prejudice. Just based off release screens and videos.
TwistingWords  +   723d ago
You can't pass judgement of 2 games you haven't played.

From all of the car games I've played Project CARS is the only game aside from iRacing which nails a sense of speed, brutal car noises and gives an overall sense of "feel" to a car, not like 90% of other car games which feel like you are driving a car with wheels made from ice and sounding like a tame hair-dryer.

But graphics wise, both look really nice, most games in the past focused too much on the car detail and the inner track detail and lacked detail in the foreground, but both of these games look like they are going for a whole package of nice level of detail
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andibandit  +   723d ago
"Without prejudice"

Yeah well im sorry to tell you that your comment history called and said youre lying
KingPin  +   723d ago
is this in game or real life. its hard to tell the difference.
OverPaperSkies  +   723d ago
It destroys GT6 on every level.

Sony should feel ashamed that Project Cars is years ahead of Gran Turismo. It has been built on the grounds of user feedback being sent to the devs to make sure the player gets the best out of the Experience.

I've been part of the closed beta for two years now and it's literally ahead of iracing and Live for speed when it comes to physics. Truly amazing!
LeShin  +   723d ago
It may look years ahead...but it still isn't out. The other thing to remember is graphics are nice....but I want to see it's UI, A.I. and, most importantly, how much content it has and how it plays.

Then we can make comparisons. Only thing I care about is that I'm able to play GT6 (and even Forza 5) right now. Same can't be said for project cars.
T2  +   722d ago
Haha, are you serious? you are comparing a game of the future to a game that is on 7 year old tech? the fact u even bothered to compare is the sole reason gran turismo stands above most competition... wait till gt7 then you can talk and actually make sense

" super Mario bros 3 looks like trash next to uncharted 2, Nin should be ashamed " Lol
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theWB27  +   722d ago
You can't have PS2 and PSP assets for 900 of the 1100 cars and most of the tracks and say it stands above the competition.

Wait till GT7 when PD will still be using PS3/PS2/PSP assets? That's the difference between these games and GT. They may have less superflous content, but you buy the game knowing you're getting a game built for the platform you're playing on.'re still playing with engine/crash sounds from GT3 released 12 years ago. Next to no visual crash damage still....he's talking about releasing GT7 in a year? It might look pretty at times, but know you'll be playing a game with assets carried over from 6+ years ago.
OverPaperSkies  +   722d ago
PD has had a whole generation to fix Gran Turismo and they've still failed on every level. Same rehashed sounds, physics, car models, shall i go on?

On top of that it's only selling a third of what GT5 did within this time period of release.

Confirmed flop.
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DanielGearSolid  +   723d ago
Most screenshots are, admittedly by devs, doctored to look better... I dont see why any gamer would get excited from developers pretty much lying to our faces about how good their games look
Jamaicangmr  +   723d ago
It looks damn good. when is this supposed to come out i forget.
BadlyPackedKeebab  +   723d ago
Here are some screen grabs. Excuse the shots it was hard to press f10 while using the gamepad. I maxed out the AA etc at the cost of the framerate to give a totally fair comparison to the shots shown. Ill add some more shots from replay angle etc when I get a mo.
OverPaperSkies  +   723d ago
Nice shots man.
windblowsagain  +   723d ago
Nice screenshots.

But it doesn't blow me away.

I think i've been spoilt by GT5 in many ways from interiors to lighting.

Graphically, It's Projectcars/DRIVECLUB/GT6/FORZ A5.

I hated the handling of shift, so if it's like that i'll pass.

The reason Forza5 is last. I don't like the lighting engine, and no weather.
popup  +   723d ago
The palette, lighting and motion blur look great in these shots. Can you take some replay shots?
EliteGameKnight  +   723d ago
These are great screenshots, but it makes me wonder something: Is the racing genre toxic? I've noticed that both this genre and the sports genre's real means of improving from the last is graphics and physics, but what happens when we have ultra realistic games that can't be topped? Will new racing games cease production?

Of coarse the other thing that are added every game is new cars, but I probably wouldn't want to buy a game just for new vehicles. A DLC pack could solve this, but with no new games, those DLC would be expensive. making it like buying a game, which is what I don't want to do.

I feel that the stop of any genre would be very bad for the industry. So hopefully this doesn't happen, but it might.
andibandit  +   723d ago
Ill tell you happens when we get graphics so good that you cant tell the difference from reality........

50 ponies will make a post that GT17 looks better, than reality
Daves  +   723d ago
Can't argue with my eyes, they look fantastic.

But head over to GT planet and take a look at the GT6 Photomode Forums > The realistic photo thread.

You'd be surprised what 7 year old hardware can do.
sorane  +   723d ago
You do realize photomode is fake right? Doesn't take much hardware at all to produce fake screenshots.
Daves  +   723d ago
Of course they are 'fake' It's still in GT6 on PS3, 7 year old hardware... yeah, there is post processing.

They still look great before pressing the take photo button. ...and who's to say those PCars 'screen-shots' have nothing going on?
sorane  +   723d ago
"and who's to say those PCars 'screen-shots' have nothing going on?"

Anyone who's ever played it or taken the 10000000's of shots of it ingame. It doesn't use a fake photomode, any filters/effects in screenshots can be enabled ingame.
Relientk77  +   723d ago
Damn those screens look nice
AKR  +   723d ago
Can't wait to get this for Wii U next year.
Seriously looking good.
R00bot  +   722d ago
Yeah, it looks great. I'm getting it for Wii U as well, did you hear that until recently the developers had only been using one of the Wii U's three cores? Yeah, it was running this game on one core for the first half of development (of course, it wouldn't have looked nearly this good running on one core).
AKR  +   722d ago
Yeah, I did hear. Slightly Mad must have asked Shin'en how to use the Wii U's power properly; since they're obviously the wizards!
R00bot  +   722d ago
Yep, Shin'en will hopefully do something magical with the Wii U when they show Fast Racing Neo, I just hope it lives up to expectations (and it will, I mean, look what they did with the Wii).
assdan  +   723d ago
Honestly, all racing games basically look the same when it comes down to gameplay.
d4sholil1  +   723d ago
I concur, simple as that.
quenomamen  +   723d ago
Any game can look stunning in screenshots, let's see it in 60fps @ 1080p or 720p if you running it on a VCR.
Lysander91  +   723d ago
I don't understand how people make claims about racing game graphics based on photo mode. GT6's photo mode can make it look better than Forza 5.
LAWSON72  +   723d ago
This game is still in pre-alpha. There is quite a while to go
amnalehu  +   723d ago
You can't really compare this to Drive Club for a number of reasons. Drive Club is not a racing sim. Project Cars looks incredible but the true test for any racing sim is how it performs. I truly hope this game performs as well as it looks.
ATiElite  +   722d ago
Project Cars is the BEST racer ever no matter what platform.

The PC version is currently playable in it's alpha format which is all I care about.

we still have gamers talking about $399, so I'll put $399 into perspective for you

$399 = You can't play Pcars yet
PC = you can play Pcars RIGHT NOW
pennywhyz  +   722d ago
PC day 1.
ambientFLIER  +   722d ago

I CAN HAZ ????!!!!!
R00bot  +   722d ago
Not yet, unless you have a powerful computer and the money to donate to them in order to get in on the testing.
Dante81  +   722d ago
This game lacks more licensed cars. I'm talking about Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, etc. Are they ever gonna get them?
jc12  +   722d ago
good god, i thought the pictures were real at first, then I realized they were actually pictures from the game itself. I nearly crapped myself. The graphics are 95% photo-realistic.
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solidboss07  +   722d ago
No, the pictures are 95% realistic. When we see this running on a console or average gaming P.C then such claims may be made.
Xtremist  +   722d ago
Best looking game if you are a pc only gamer, which means a poor relative when it comes to racing games..

Let's not fool yourselves here: DriveClub will be BY FAR the best looking racing game in any platform for 2014.-
(however i have to admit that PC has some great looking car models)
AndrewLB  +   722d ago
You've lost your mind. Here is just one of many racing games on PC coming in 2014 that make DriveClub look like garbage...

The Crew-

Also, F1 looks better.
Xtremist  +   722d ago
LOL, "The Crew" is an open-world racing game with Previous-Gen PC-like graphics.
At least try to find a Racer with really Next-Gen graphics before you attempt to compare it to DriveClub...
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