Slightly Mad Studios may have taken the road less travelled when the studio opted to postpone its title three times, but the developer is finally ready to introduce Project Cars to the masses later this week, and there’s a stunning launch trailer to prove it.
Touting the racer’s über-realistic graphics and a whole host of features, the footage gives fans a taste of what to expect when the title makes its long-awaited debut on May 8. In tandem with the launch trailer, Slightly Mad detailed said bells and whistles through an official blog post, and they are as follows:
- The largest track roster of any recent racing game with 110+ unique locations.
- A wide variety of motorsports including GT, Touring, Le Mans Prototypes, Karts, and modern Open Wheel and 80+ cars available at launch.
- Dynamic weather, pit stops, and pit strategy creation.
- Dynamic time of day and endurance races including the Le Mans 24H.
- World-class graphics running at 60fps with up to 45 drivers onscreen.
- Next-gen physics running at 60 fps and deep telemetry & tuning features.
- Competitive multiplayer for up to 16 players and the ability to create public, private and friend-based lobbies with ‘Join In Progress’.
- Asynchronous Time Trial with downloadable ghosts.
- Regularly-scheduled community events.
- Social connectivity with photo and replay modes powered by The Driver Network.
- Support for 30+ wheels, community apps, and virtual reality via Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus.
- Continual updates and further content after launch.
One thing is for sure: early-adopters of Project Cars won’t be wanting for content. Aside from the technical speak of the game’s undoubtedly impressive visuals, and the 60 frames-per-second, The Driver Network is shaping up to be an intriguing online-centric feature, while news of virtual reality support will appease those eager to take the game out for a test drive on either the Oculus Rift or Sony’s Project Morpheus.
Project Cars is due to arrive on May 8 in the UK, while North American readers will have to wait patiently until May 12. Stay tuned to We Got This Covered over the coming days when we’ll have our own review for you to enjoy.