Project CARS is aiming to be the next great racing sim. Offering a mix of modern and classic cars on famous tracks, developer Slightly Mad Studios is trying to inject a fresh energy into the genre, and at the moment its game looks ready to take on Forza and Gran Turismo.

The game is still about six months from release, and the graphics already look practically photorealistic. The video below shows side-by-side laps of Laguna Seca in a BMW – real life on the left and the game on the right. It's absolutely astounding. Other than some changes to the sponsorship around the track, they are almost identical.

Of course anyone with quality seat time in a racing sim knows that graphics are just one factor. How the game feels is even more important, and without getting hands on, it's impossible to judge yet. However, consider our interest piqued. Project CARS is scheduled to launch in November on the Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One, Nintendo WiiU, Windows PC and Steam OS. Scroll down to check out the video.


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      Frankie Rose
      • 7 Months Ago
      The car on the left has way less detail. :)
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      ken
      • 7 Months Ago
      The biggest different is when you are running off the track and hit the side wall. Big different.
      postpast
      • 7 Months Ago
      I wish there were arcades you could go to that had the higher end driver stations with force feedback and realistic ergonomics. I can't justify the 5-10 thousand dollar investment and using a controller or cheap little wheel holds little attraction for me.
        travisjb
        • 7 Months Ago
        @postpast
        you'll be fine with 1/10th of that... go to fanatec.de and configure
          Lachmund
          • 7 Months Ago
          @travisjb
          why would you buy an XBone anyway?
          TrippulG3
          • 7 Months Ago
          @travisjb
          Not if you're running an Xbone...the 360 is the only Microsoft console that supports Fanatec wheels, and last I checked, they weren't officially supported on the PS4 either. Shame, really, as they in my opinion are far superior to the other alternatives currently on the market.
      NY EVO X MR GUY
      • 7 Months Ago
      impressive visuals. This makes me miss the arcades with the seating and large screen
      Sagar
      • 4 Months Ago

      Quite dangerous race though. . . These amazing and expensive fast cars are constantly being damaged in these kind of races. 

      TruthHertz
      • 7 Months Ago
      And as usual, I'm sure the PS4 version will run in 1080p and the Xbox version will run in 720p or 900p to keep the frame rate up because it is weak sauce and yet costs more.
      ffelix422
      • 7 Months Ago
      It's scary what they are capable of doing these days with CG.
      TrippulG3
      • 7 Months Ago
      Looks amazing, this is how a track surface *should* look, unlike in Forza 4 and 5 where when the sun hits it, it looks like a giant floodlight illuminating a glass-smooth strip of teflon. Ironic that currently the only high quality wheels available for Xbox are for the 360 and not the Xbone.
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