LOS ANGELES, April 29 — Racing game enthusiast Adrian decided to compare a circuit from the fan-funded “Project CARS” with its real-world equivalent, the Laguna Seca Raceway in California.
Resolution issues aside — Adrian’s PC set-up runs the game at the highest available graphics settings, while the real Beemer’s on-board camera might not be quite so flash — letting a BMW M3 rip around the 11-turn Mazda Raceway is still testament to how far game developers are going to make sure virtual tracks match true life inspirations.
The two-minute fan-made clip was released a day after Slightly Mad Studio’s own official slant on proceedings, an atmospheric preview of race day that builds up to a panopoly of high-powered vehicles tearing across the game’s licensed tracks.
In development since 2011, “Project CARS” was backed to the tune of €3.75m (RM16.9 million) by members of the public, who in turn gained access to the regularly updated work-in-progress PC game as it matured; “Project CARS” is now due for retail release this November on Windows PCs, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Wii U.
Official trailer: Project CARS — The Ultimate Driver Journey
Official website: projectcarsgame.com — AFP-Relaxnews