All of the media promotion for the upcoming game Project CARS is done by the community. Yes, the community. This means that we don't get press kits of screenshots or hyperbole-ridden release sheets about the latest and greatest trailer. Instead, everything about Project CARS comes directly from gamers and it's all about promoting the game for gamers. The latest set of assets includes a super-sexy 3D panorama screenshot with real-time day and night configurations, as well as a bevy set of drop dead sexy in-game shots, a few of which could literally pass for an actual, real life photograph.
The game features the latest in DirectX 11 technology and enables gamers to experience some true-to-life, physics-based racing. The game sports partial damage models (mainly because the cars are licensed and we all know big manufacturers will probably never allow for accurate, 1:1 damage models), weather effects and real-time day-to-night shifts.
Project CARS is still currently in development for the Xbox 360, PS3, PC and Wii U. It's being designed by the same fellows who made Need for Speed: Shift and Shift 2: Unleashed. I didn't like either of those games but I get the feeling that EA wanted Slightly Mad Studios to make an accessible circuit racer like Forza or Gran Turismo that casuals could pick up and play, and that's exactly how the Shift series felt.
Project CARS has a much more traditional simulation feel to its handling and weight mechanics, so you don't have to worry about the wonky physics from Shift or Shift 2 making an appearance in the game.
You can check out the brand new community screenshots below, all of which have been snapped by gamers from in-game play. No PR bullshots here, folks.
For the awesome interactive 3D panoramic shot, check it out right here, courtesy of DSO Gaming.