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It's already been established that at this point we won't be getting true next-generation visuals from the PS4 or Xbox One that comes anywhere near what many PC games are capable of doing. That last statement is made even more apparent when trailers for Project CARS are released that showcases the game in all its 1440p glory.
Two new trailers for Project CARS really help put the game into perspective so that we all realize just how far advanced this indie title is compared to many other AAA games out there. YouTube user Expression of Nothing let loose a new community-made trailer for Project CARS, which you can view above. The trailer scales all the way up to 1440p, which is twice the resolution quality of the average native Xbox One or PS4 title. In other words, if you play a game like Project CARS in its native resolution and then decided to play Battlefield 4 on the Xbox One, it would be like going from an N64 game to a Sega Genesis title. Your eyes might bleed from the ugly.
Project CARS is a wholly crowd-funded indie game from Slightly Mad Studios, the same chaps behind EA's Need for Speed: Shift series, amongst many other racing credits to their studio's name. The team decided to part ways from the traditional AAA publisher model in order to create a true racing-sim, almost identical to how Robert Space Industries parted ways from the traditional publisher model in order to crowd-fund and create a true space-sim with Star Citizen.
Project CARS basically has everything right going for it, from a strong community who has actually taken over the job of marketing the game for Slightly Mad Studios, to visuals that rival the best AAA titles out there, and even support for home consoles to pick up a lot of potential sales from the console kiddies.
The only area where the game has received some criticism is with the physics; but Slightly Mad Studios has been working with real-life race car drivers to hone down and get a good grip on a physics system that best represents the way the cars should handle. Based on the videos the physics look astounding, and I can't wait to see how the game looks leading up to its final build before its early 2014 launch.
Project CARS is set for release next year for current generation consoles, PC and Nintendo's Wii U . Many racing fans are duly excited for the game from SMS and you can learn more by paying a visit to the official website. For those of you too afraid to feel the raw power of some of the world's fastest cars between your fingertips, there's always City Car Driving... you know, for old people and stuff.