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Amazing New Project CARS Screenshots Show What “Next Gen” Really Looks Like

Slightly Mad Studios released a large set of new screenshots of the upcoming multiplatform racing simulator Project CARS, (Community Assisted Racing Simulator), that will be released on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Wii U in the second half of this year. (PC, Project CARS, PS4, Wii U, Xbox One)

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Emrage  +   758d ago
project cars isn't next gen
Abriael  +   758d ago
Of course it's not mate. Keep telling yourself that :D
heisenberguk  +   758d ago
Technically it's current gen
Abriael  +   758d ago
@heisenberguk: almost everyone is still calling the PS4/Xbox One generation "next gen," considering that adoption is still limited.
SnotyTheRocket  +   758d ago | Well said
"Next Gen" refers to CONSOLE only, not PC. You can't say a PC is next gen, because PC doesn't have "Gens"
sigfredod  +   758d ago
The shots looks great, however there is a couple that they should not show, like the one on the tunnel the textures on the ceiling and beams are hideous
Zhipp  +   758d ago
Of course PC has gens. You get a new Gen of CPUs and GPUs every year. ;)
RumbleFish  +   758d ago
Next gen is when I buy a new GPU! pCARS is next gen, because there's nothing like it on the market yet.
psman012  +   758d ago
sigfredod, you're absolutely looks like the textures are toonish in that one scene, like it from Crackdown or something haha.
Computersaysno  +   758d ago
Maybe because it'll never look like this on any console currently?

No console version will match the PC version. So I guess that?
DOMination-  +   757d ago
A question I always wondered: is project cars a working title? It always sounded like that to me. Its quite a rubbish name if its not.
Gamer1982  +   757d ago
Still gonna look 10X better on PC this game shame its limited to a handful of cars..
The_Infected  +   758d ago
All you hear is Project Cars amazing screenshots over and over. Is it fun? Is the handling good? How's the environments? How's the overall attention to detail? The game looks good but there's more to a racing game than pretty screenshots.

Show me Driveclub and Project Cars running on PS4 and I'll bet Driveclub still looks better.
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heisenberguk  +   758d ago
Very true
Abriael  +   758d ago
They aren't even the same genre lol.
The_Infected  +   758d ago

"They aren't even the same genre lol."

They may handle differently, Driveclub has road tracks and Project Cars has race tracks but they're very much the same genre.
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Abriael  +   758d ago
The_Infected: ever heard of the difference between a racing game and a racing simulator?

According to your logic Ace Combat is the same genre as flight simulators.
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The_Infected  +   758d ago

You're talking more like a sub genre. They're both racing games but they have different experiences. I don't even know what you would consider Driveclub since it's a split between simulation and arcade.
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slimeybrainboy  +   758d ago
@Abriel if you want to get technical about it the are in the same genre, they are in a different sub-genre, but they are in the same genre. Don't act baffled as if comparison is sooo crazy, they're both racing games, with cars and all that.
Abriael  +   758d ago
By your logic Mario kart is in the same genre too lol.

Simulators and arcade races have never been the same genre. The focus is entirely different.
dsswoosh  +   758d ago
Driveclub will suck to actually play if it is stuck at 30 fps.

30 fps doesnt cut it at all for a precision driving sim, you need at least 60 fps to be able to perfect with pin point precision those fine racing lines.
The_Infected  +   758d ago

I kind of agree. While I absolutely love the level of detail in Driveclub I hope the hit 60fps which it needs.
aliengmr  +   758d ago
Project cars has road tracks as well as race tracks.

As far as the gameplay is concerned, well the community that helped fund it has been pretty integral in its development and I haven't heard many major complaints. From the gameplay videos I've seen the physics look pretty solid. There's no glaring issues I can see. That's just my opinion though.

I personally like the "sandbox" nature of the game. You can do a career mode or just race whatever car you want on any track you want. No stupid license tests, micro-transactions, or unlockables.

Its not for me to say which game is better, but Project CARS is not a mystery. All the evidence is out there to find. Is it fun? Well, ask those are playing it right now. After all they are the ones producing all the screens and videos.
H0RSE  +   758d ago
Project Cars is being touted as the ultimate driving sim, even featuring pit stops and pit-to-car radio functions. It is aimed for the "hardcore" simulator enthusiast, however will also feature aids players can use to have the game feel less intense, like GT or Forza.

Is the handling good? Well, it will likely be the most true to life handling you've ever encountered in a racing game to date. There are no traces of "floaty" handling or input lag, and it's also using a new dynamic tire model named "SETA," instead of using a steady-state model based on lookup tables. The game also features full day/night cycles and dynamic weather.
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crusf  +   758d ago
Geez man you comment so bad about this game with every article about it! Can't you just enjoy the fact that theirs going to be more awesome racing games in the future. Stop creating flame wars
like an idiot please!
Hicken  +   758d ago
"Racing" is a genre to which Project Cars, Drive Club, and Mario Kart all belong.

You lose, Abraiel.
Computersaysno  +   758d ago
Project CARS plays brilliant, if you need to know. It looks better than the newest driveclub stuff I seen as well. Project CARS isn't even finished yet for a good 9 months or so either.
The_Infected  +   758d ago

"It looks better than the newest driveclub stuff I seen as well."

What about on PS4? I'll wait to judge when I see both racers on the same platform.
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Computersaysno  +   758d ago
"What about on PS4? I'll wait to judge when I see both racers quality on the same platform"

Although your first post states that, I don't care about how it looks on PS4 or Xbox One because this is a PC game first and a port to consoles second.

Therefore the PC version is what really matters to me, and is the version I'll get, and it looks better on that than any of the consoles racers I seen recently including driveclub.

If you are stuck with the one platform, then that's a shame for you, but I fail to see why it matters which one looks best on that particular given platform.

That you started out implying that gameplay mattered more, you ended up saying driveclub would look better makes it funny to me.

Project CARS will ultimately look better at least on PC I would say, and although the jury is well out on their gameplay and depth, Project CARS will have to be taken seriously because it is shaping up to be a fantastic community supported racer.

Driveclub's legacy remains to be seen, we'll know soon enough.
AndrewLB  +   758d ago
Infected- Project Cars has road tracks. Just the other day I played it and took a nice drive down Pacific Coast Highway. I've driven that same stretch of road in my 2010 Audi A4 and the game is incredibly accurate. Here... watch this guy rocking 3x displays on PCH.
WickedLester  +   758d ago
Technically it's "no gen" until it finally releases.
Evilsnuggle  +   757d ago
pc fanBoys Are so funny always bu..bu...but pc .Please no one cares look at the news or a national newspaper or magazines . The mainstream media don't even mention pc because it's a niche market and not mainstream. Fox business news CNBC CNN all they talk about is PS4 and xbone never hear them mention pc. Michael Pachter said that 85 to 95 present of the game industry sales comes from game consoles. Michael Pachter also said that game developers and game publishers prefer Game consoles. Because they're much more profitable than pc. Michael Pachter said that piracy is too high on PCs developers and game publishers can't make money on pc. PC fanBoys have middle children disease look at me look at me.
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kingduqc  +   757d ago
isn't next gen but it's running 2560*1440 60 fps on my pc and blow away racing games on ps4 and xbone one as far as how it looks and it's also a great racing game all around without any micro transaction.
gman_moose  +   757d ago
**Yawn** til I see in game looking that good, GTFO. Everyone can make static images and movies look amazing.
snookiegamer  +   758d ago
Lol didn't we already comment on this a few days back? Seems like an identical article to me, how did it get submitted again?

...anyway, since i'm here now, I'll say it does look good, but the racing genre is in danger of becoming over saturated on new gen.

I can see the benefit to the Wii U, and PC gamers will get the best version. As for me, I think my faith in Driveclub will not be misplaced. The next 'unrushed' Forza game should be a lot better for X1 owners.
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Abriael  +   758d ago
First time it gets submitted.

Edit: 14 of the 46 screenshots here were indeed in one posted a couple days ago, but 32 of the screens are new.

Slightly Mad Studios releases new screens quite often.

PS: Driveclub is not a sim. This is a simulator. They're two different sub-genres. And the next "unrushed" forza? Who knows when we'll get it. This looks way better than any other racing game on the market and on the foreseeable future, and it'll come out this year.

I might be wrong, but I think this is the first driving simulator scheduled for release on PS4, and calling Forza a simulator is a bit of a stretch too.
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snookiegamer  +   758d ago
Okies, thanks for clearing that up. I admit I hadn't memorized each image :)


SEMANTICS >Driving sim/racing..all the same to me. The objective is to come 1st or win. Therefore it's racing IMO. Sub-Genre it all you race in all these games.

On the subject of racing games...I'm driving the hell out of GT6 at the moment :))
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dsswoosh  +   758d ago
With all the driving assists turned off, Forza turns into an amazing driving simulator.

They just set the assists up as default for a better casual experience.

There is a huge amount of depth to Forza that you can see after 10 minutes of peering into what that game can actually do. Dont underestimate the simulator side to it, its actually very very good.
mhunterjr  +   758d ago
It looks great, but I wonder what type of hardware will be required to pull of these visuals...

I also wonder about the physics and the AI. Imo graphics aren't the be-all-end-all of 'next gen'
ScuderiaPaul  +   758d ago
Looks fantastic. However, all the fancy graphics will mean nothing if they get the handling model wrong. I have not played any beta as I am not a PC gamer but if it handles like NFS Shift I'll give it a miss.
Maxor  +   758d ago
This is a hardcore racing sim so of course it won't handle like NFS. Duh.
Fluke_Skywalker  +   758d ago
Hopefully not, but it's made by the same guys who made NFS SHift, and they marketed that as a hardcore sim too!
Ck1x  +   758d ago
I'm actually wondering when we will see this game running on the consoles as well!
WickedLester  +   758d ago
If they can get Project CARS as close to PC graphics as DICE did with Battlefield 4 on PS4, I'll be a happy camper.
GentlemenRUs  +   758d ago
So... Where's the gameplay?

Heh thought so...
Abriael  +   758d ago
Have you even tried googling "project cars gameplay?"

Heh thought so...
BlackWolf  +   758d ago
There's a place called Youtube, i believe, that has lots of gameplay videos... :)
OverPaperSkies  +   758d ago
Have you played it on pc?

pete007  +   758d ago
i do. and its amazing on ultra settings i can get easy 90 fps bt i lock on 60, much smoother!
on a 3d Panasonic neoplasma.
on consoles yopull get a forza 5 graphic level wich is médium settings on pc
Knushwood Butt  +   757d ago
Well, there's a video here:

Personally, I wasn't blown away, and it's hardly a sim if you can smash into a wall and continue on like nothing happened.
aliengmr  +   757d ago
I guess you missed the part about it not being finished right?

A game in "alpha" means its not feature complete yet.

From what I can tell from that video, the damage to the player car is either off or not in the game yet. Someone that has access to the latest build might be able to confirm what the video is showing.
Knushwood Butt  +   755d ago
No, I get that, but seen as there's clearly damage to AI cars implemented, I figured that the user simply has damage turned off.

Maybe you are correct, and it simply isn't available yet.
Shakengandulf  +   758d ago
Not overly impressed with the trackside details and some cars look worse than others, a little inconsistent.
But i'm liking the lighting and the finer details.
Will wait and see.
dodgemoose  +   758d ago
Still don't really understand these articles... This is the game running at its absolute limit, on very powerful rigs. It's not like the vast majority of gamers are ever going to visually experience the game in this way.
Yo Mama  +   758d ago
I think a lot of you are going to be disappointed with this.
TripC50  +   758d ago
Shut up Fagle
Team_Litt  +   758d ago
I wish this was a ps4 exclusive, then all the ridiculous DriveClub comparisons would not be necessary because PS fans would not feel threatened by a fantastic game that mind you is also coming to their console of choice.
But of course, PS must be home to the exclusive best in every genre or there won't be peace on earth.

Man I wish I had researched this site a bit more before joining, way too many childish and insecure fanboys here. One needs to find a site dedicated to gamers and gaming and not brands. It is disgusting here.

On topic, these are some truly amazing screenshots, worthy of the superlatives! The environments look so real and I'm not convinced some of those aren't actual photos of cars.
Obviously running on PC, yes? One must join the Master Race (joke, to lighten the heavy handedness of fanboy comment, although you lot really are childish)
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Bundi  +   758d ago
Well said Louis.
xbjuan  +   758d ago
sadly the xbone fans feel threatened by the ps4 and their games [hey litt they got bridges on that other website you visit but think you may not like it cause you dont have to live under it]

Ot cant wait to see screen of the game on consoles!
pete007  +   758d ago
wmd portal will welcome you if youre a racing fan
starchild  +   758d ago

Your comment is so true. Sorry your experience here so far has been so terrible due to the hordes of irrational and immature fanboys.
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MasterCornholio  +   757d ago
The way I see it since project cars is coming to the PS4 as well people should be happy about that. I dont see why both Driveclub and Project cars can't be great games to play.

Edit: Wii U fans are the only ones who should be worried about the game though. Because given the history of multiplats the Xbox One version and the PS4 versions might be way ahead of the Wii U version.
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PersonMan  +   758d ago
PC does have "gens". Because PS3/360 games were developed with those hardware specs in mind and then the PC version is just beefed up a little with textures and framerate... however, the core of the game is the same... the same crappy animations, the same crappy lighting and a few extra effects.

Now that "next gen" is out there, the PC versions of the games will look mostly like the "next gen" console versions except you'll be able to get higher resolution, better textures and framerates than the console version.
starchild  +   758d ago
PC versions of multiplat games very commonly have higher resolution textures, higher quality effects, higher resolution shadows and more advanced shadows (soft shadows, contact hardening shadows, etc), more polygons in characters or environmental objects, tesselation, superior kinds of ambient occlusion (HBAO, HBAO+), along with higher resolutions, much cleaner forms of anti-aliasing, and a lot smoother framerates.

All of that can often add up to a dramatically better looking game. Those are the same kinds of graphical elements that are improved going from one console generation to another, so I don't know why you are trying to downplay it.
PersonMan  +   758d ago
I'm not down playing anything. I have a PC and the games DO look better, but they don't look a GENERATION better... they just look sharper and the higher resolution shadows don't make up for not having advanced ambient lighting and the animations are not improved.

Look at Tomb Raider on PC and PS3 for example. They're about the same graphically, but obviously the PC has some extra eye candy. However, look at the Tomb Raider definitive edition coming out for next gen consoles. The lighting is massively improved (more realistic) as well as the skin shaders.

Games are generally designed with consoles as the main focus first, PC comes after the fact.
starchild  +   757d ago
You're funny. Tomb Raider on PC looks vastly better than on the PS3 or 360.

It's the definitive version that doesn't show much difference from the PC version on ultra settings. They redesigned Lara's face and tweaked the lighting. I haven't seen any "massively improved" lighting. It looks different, but not better. You'll see once the definitive version comes out and actual analysis is done by Digital Foundry and others.
curtis92  +   758d ago
It's actually starting to make me resent the game, as illogical as that is, the fact that EVERY effing day there are 'look at these new screens, aren't they great!?' articles. Enough is enough.
aliengmr  +   758d ago
So do you resent every game that does an ad campaign?

This is what you do when you develop a AAA title without a publisher.
cyguration  +   758d ago
More specifically, this is what the game community has to do to promote the game since it doesn't have a publisher.

I think the community is doing a rather fine job of it, too.
curtis92  +   758d ago
No, because no other game do you see on N4G on --literally-- a daily basis with the exact same headlines saying "look at these incredible screenshots."

I guess I resent the articles, which in turn is making me resent the game. I mean, I love cereal, but I don't go posting every day on facebook how ****ing amazing cereal is.
aliengmr  +   757d ago

Exactly, I should have mentioned that the community was behind the marketing.

Yet there are ads for every other game plastered all over numerous websites. Were it not for those "look at these incredible screenshots" articles even fewer gamers would be aware of the game.

Don't begrudge them for trying to promote a game with literally no marketing budget.
carreirabr  +   758d ago
Project Cars: it only does screenshots.
sorane  +   758d ago
Pretty easy to see you know nothing about the game when you say something like that. A simple 2 second google search for "project cars" proves that wrong.
carreirabr  +   758d ago
Coming from the NFS:Shi(t)ft team, just curious about the final product delivering all those promises, or not.
beatled  +   758d ago
pc games from 2011 are "next gen" compared to ps4 and xbox1 games

literally a gen beyond what ps4 and xbox1 can do

crysis 2 from 2011 maxed in ultra 1600p SMASHES everything on ps4 and xbox1, its a gen beyond anything they can do

same with bf3 (which is why bf4 is 900p on ps4 and 720p on xbox1) they are a gen behind even 3 year old pc's
LKHGFDSA  +   758d ago
that's not how generations work.
Maxor  +   758d ago
There's another requirement on how generations work? And here I thought generations are dictated by capability and processing power.
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ion53  +   758d ago
This is very nearly, if not, photo realistic
feraldrgn  +   758d ago
I'd love to actually see some gameplay, or at the very least in game screenshots (driving view).
This is like looking at photo modes, I want to see the actual game.

Edit: Nevermind, seen some gameplay now, it's not a huge leap... But I like the grass detail.
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Plagasx  +   758d ago
The environments don't look as good as Drive Club..
iNFAMOUZ1  +   758d ago
Oooooo now this is nice
Godmars290  +   758d ago
Funny thing is, while the stills looks great, can't help but notice the same graphic artifacts you find in any other old game.

But at least they're not the touched up, "made in game engine", PR crap you usually get.
linkenski  +   758d ago
Next Gen has dissapointed me so far. The leap is just not big enough yet.
LetoAtreides82  +   758d ago
The one that shows the tunnel (i think it's the 14th image) looks horrible, the textures on those beams looks like something from the N64 era.
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urwifeminder  +   758d ago
Been grinding out screens and vids so long I will get interested when it has a firm date hope it is on steam for the community.
ninjahunter  +   757d ago
Lol, seriously, OMG NEXT GEN, uses easiest game type to make look realistic
TheArkatek  +   757d ago
I cannot wait.. My PC is so excited.
tubers  +   757d ago
They're all starting to look very similar at a glance.

Diminishing returns probably kicking in.
Bloodjunkie  +   757d ago
I think it looked much better a few months ago.
bahabeast  +   757d ago
Holy sh%t. The pics with the rain settled on the paint is amazing.
e-p-ayeaH  +   757d ago
graphics look great but will the gameplay be as good?

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