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Project CARS Details Weather System and Effects

Indie developer Slightly Mad Studios has provide time and again that it is going the extra mile with its upcoming racing simulation title, Project Cars. Whether through showcasing the virtual reality (VR) compatible videogame’s impressive visuals or detailing one of the many cars and tracks that the full release will offer, the developer has made sure that there is plenty of news to share about the title in the build up to its release later this year. Today more news arrives in the form of details of the title’s weather system and its effects.

Project CARS features a changeable weather system that includes a range of effects such as dynamic rain droplets, riplets and godays. Both the weather and time of day will have an effect on the races, changing lightning conditions and more. The developer promises a ‘completely dynamic system’ which will feature sunshine, torrential rain and ‘everything in between’. The effects will be available in each of the 60+ tracks included in the full experience. Project CARS is a racing simulation title which allows players to sample a wide variety of racing styles or focus on a single discipline.

Project CARS is set to launch in November 2014 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. On PC it will support the Oculus Rift VR headset whereas on PlayStation 4 it is also due to integrate the Project Morpheus VR headset, though this will likely be after launch. A Wii U version is expected to follow in 2015. VRFocus will continue to follow the title’s progress moving forward, reporting back with any more updates on its development.