At E3 2017, I got the opportunity to check out Project Cars 2; one of the most highly anticipated racing games at E3, coming from Bandai Namco Games and Slightly Mad Studios. I can happily report that for Project Cars 2 has kicked it into the next gear.
Project Cars 2 has the most tracks roster of any racing console game. Players will be delighted to see the lineup of real life courses that are on the game. Dynamic weather is even more enhanced as well as seasonal changes to the game and they have even included live track conditions within the game – localized weather. For instance, if one area of the trac
k there is rain, you will encounter that within the game. This will immediately cause the player to have to adapt to the track conditions on the fly adding a larger perspective of challenge within their racing circuit. Should you change your tires or risk it to get through a section with your dry tires and risk losing grip? It enhances the strategy of the game and takes it to another level.
Detail, detail, detail. Project Cars is FILLED with detail. For every track, drones were flown overhead to get an aerial viewpoint of the track. In addition to drone flyovers, each track was laser scanned to make it millimeter accurate. This makes each track look perfectly like it is replicated in reality and trust me, it looks absolutely astonishing. Project Cars 2 will include off road racing as well so get those dirt tires ready to go. Some of the motor sports included have a multi-class format as well.
Physics are what defines the game and influence the outcome of many races in the game. One example that was noted was that when tires slide along the track, it breaks off tiny pieces of rubber. As a tire rolls over it, it will hit the windshield or depress it into the road giving the track a little more grip in that area. The fact that a racing game could even come up with these kind of scenarios to me is unreal. And it is even more cool to see.
Project Cars 2 is shaping up to be a fantastic follow-up to its predecessor and will compete very well with the likes of Forza Motorsport 7 when it releases later this year on September 22nd. The game will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. For more on Project Cars 2, make sure you keep it locked to Mammoth Gamers!