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Project CARS  



Project Cars is bringing high fidelity racing to next gen


3:45 PM on 02.13.2014



Project Cars comes from Need for Speed: Shift developer Slightly Mad. It's their first shot at their crowd powered "World of Mass Development" portal that attempts to leap frog traditional publishing costs. It's been "crowd funding" for years, before the Kickstarter boom. And it looks damn good. And it's coming to PS4, Xbox One, PC, and even Wii U. And it supports 4K and, best of all, the Oculus Rift. I've been excited for a while to try a racer with the Rift.

I'm a bit surprised at how many big new racing games are coming out. It's one thing for new Burnouts and Need for Speeds, but Drive Club (belatedly) butting against Gran Turismo 6, Next Car Game making 1M on Early Access, and Project Cars developer Slightly Mad, in a slightly mad move, is also working on a free-to-play online racing MMO, World of Speed.

Good time to be a racing fan.








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12:00 PM on 04.16.2015
Project CARS has a dedicated windshield wiper button

I'll admit it -- when I first heard about Project CARS, I didn't give it much thought. It doesn't help that the name is fairly ho hum, and it's been ages since developer Slightly Mad Studios worked on Need for Speed...more



7:30 AM on 04.16.2015
Projects Cars finally releasing in Europe next month

Project Cars will finally be released on May 7 in Europe and May 8 in the UK.  The racing game has suffered a lengthy string of delays since its original scheduled release last November, with pushbacks to March, then Apr...more



10:45 AM on 10.17.2014
Project Cars delayed to March 2015

Bandai Namco sends word that Slightly Mad Studios' upcoming racer, Project Cars, has been pushed back to March 20, 2015. This goes for all versions: PS4, Xbox One, and PC.  They say the move helps them break away from th...more



3:45 PM on 07.02.2014
Namco to distribute crowdfunded Project Cars worldwide

Bandai Namco picking up Slightly Mad Studios' superb-looking racing sim Project Cars for worldwide distribution is technically the story here. Given that the game was crowdfunded, that's mildly interesting, I suppose. But th...more



9:00 AM on 05.03.2014
Project Cars sure looks pretty on the PlayStation 4

Project Cars is coming out this November, and Slightly Mad Studios' creative director Andy Tudor shared a first look at the game on the PlayStation 4. Cars and tracks are exact 1:1 recreations of their real world counterparts...more



12:45 PM on 04.23.2014
Is this real life? New Project Cars trailer looks the part

Slightly Mad Studios has put out a new trailer for Project Cars, a racing sim with graphics so good the studio felt it necessary to include a little "All footage shown is taken from in-game" disclaimer. (I genuinely love it ...more



9:00 PM on 03.27.2014
Project Cars is one of the first games to support Project Morpheus

Slightly Mad Studios has announced that Project Cars will work with Project Morpheus. The sensation of "speed, distance, perception, changing focal points, and physically-accurate cockpit and helmet views" will all be simulat...more



10:00 AM on 11.10.2013
Project Cars zooming onto next-gen and Steam OS

Project CARS, the latest title from Need for Speed Shift developers Slightly Mad Studios, is now coming to both next generation consoles (PS4 and Xbox One) and Valve's Steam OS in 2014.  “Project CARS has always l...more




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5:30 PM on 04.08.2015
Mario Kart 8's 200cc class put to the test on Piranha Plant Pipeway

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