Project CARS Trailer Promises Digital Driving Bliss

Project CARS is really shaping up into a very nice looking game that already challenges the best Forza 5 or Assetto Corsa can muster, and since it’s still in development, the only way for it to go is up. The latest trailer builds on that and shows us a wider variety of cars than we had previously seen.

Currently in an early-beta (or late-alpha) stage, Project CARS’ developers, Slightlymad Studios need to make sure the physics are up to scratch, because no matter how pretty a game is, if it’s a racing game, the precision of the controls and the behavior of the car will be what breaks it.

And it’s not like Slightlymad haven’t screwed up before – they have. Need for Speed Shift and Shift 2 were two very attractive looking games with a decently varied vehicle roster, deep(-ish) car modification engine that even allowed for motor swaps, many tracks and an overall polished feel. However, the controls were dreadful unless you used a wheel; the mark of a good racing game control method is for it to work well and be playable/enjoyable with the keyboard arrow keys alone.

If it fails that test, then you know it will all be a laggy steering mess that will hold you back and seriously detract from the driving experience (like the two Shift games). Let’s hope they don’t make the same mistake twice three times and during the testing phase only use controllers for the PC and play that way – hire proper quality assurance testers that do a thorough job.

By Andrei Nedelea

VIDEO

2019 Ford Mustang GT PP2 Battles 2018 Chevy Camaro SS 1LE On The Road

Are those powerful, track-focused machines suitable for every day use as well?.

It’s Time To Say Auf Wiedersehen To The Mercedes-AMG SL 63

The top SL is getting axed next week not due to emissions regs, but simply because it’s reached the end of its life cycle.

2020 Supra: These Are Some Things Toyota Did To Prepare It For Tuners

The new Toyota Supra is shaping up to be very popular in the tuning world, just like its predecessor.

Maserati Diatto Rendering Is The Absolute Opposite Of Ordinary

The Maserati Diatto is one man’s idea of what an exciting car will look like in the year 2050.

Can The Lexus ES Really Take On The Audi A6, BMW 5-Series And Mercedes E-Class In Europe?

Lexus thinks the ES can compete with the Audi A6, BMW 5-Series and Mercedes E-Class in Europe.

1989 Porsche 911 Speedster With 283,000 Miles On The Clock Is A Guilt-Free Classic Daily Driver

Who’s going to take this lovely 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster over to 300k miles?.

Thai Body Shop Turns A Toyota MR2 Into A Lamborghini Veneno

Unless you’re a millionaire, buying a legitimate Lamborghini Veneno is impossible.

2020 Mercedes-AMG A45 Tackles The Nürburgring Virtually Undisguised

The 2020 Mercedes-AMG A45 should debut rather sooner than later given the very light camouflage.

MINI Pausing U.S. Sales Of Manual Models Due To Emissions Certification

Mini says it is remaining committed to manual transmissions and will continue to offer them.

HRE’s Second-Gen 3D-Printed Titanium Wheels Brings Them One Step Closer To Production

HRE updated the stunning 3D-printed titanium wheels with a new design for less weight.