Two new videos have become available for Project CARS, featuring the always-amazing visual effects and eye-boggling graphics that helps define Slightly Mad Studios' upcoming racing simulator as one of the only few and true new-generation games.
As noted by DSO Gaming, both videos come courtesy of YouTube user Rauf Zero, The first video is first in a two part collage featuring the game's licensed vehicles. There is more than 10 minutes of footage showcasing the different cars, tracks and real-time day and night cycles.
The second video is a bit of an anomaly as far as video trailers go. A little context to the setup: Project CARS doesn't have a full-blown marketing team, instead players who bought into the early design builds provide all the assets, media and trailers. Because of this, it creates a unique problem where some of the stuff showcased could get the content creator in trouble for copyright infringement.
In the case of the video below, Rauf didn't have the rights to post the music “Alive” from artist Mind Vortex. So, to avoid being hammered in any sort of serious copyright kerfuffle, Rauf wisely disabled the music in the video but provided a rather obvious link to the music. Given that we're kind folks who know how to contextually waltz around copyright issues (yeah, we're that good) the original video trailer for Project CARS is below along with Mind Vortex's song “Alive”. All you have to do is press play on both videos at the same time to listen to them in tandem.
While the car showcase trailer was nice, and I finally have an idea of what cars are going to be in the game, I do have to admit that the “Alive” trailer was a lot more... alive.
The biggest problem, however, is that YouTube doesn't really do Project CARS justice. The compression keeps the game from being showcased in more than 30 frames per second, and sadly there's a lot of lighting and quality-loss compared to how the game really looks.
The screenshots from the community definitely do the game a lot more justice, as you get to see a lot of the fine details that Slightly Mad Studios incorporated into the prime-time racer.
Those of you looking to step over the hill of the past-generation of mediocrity, and into the promise land of greatness, will be able to do so when Project CARS launches this fall for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii U and PC.
Need more info? Feel free to learn more about the development process of the crowd-funded Project CARS by paying a kind visit to the game's official website.