Project CARS Makes VR Public Debut at Gamescom

Indie developer Slight Mad Studios has remained confident in its support for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) for its upcoming racing simulation title, Project CARS. The developer has offered teases of the experience running in VR throughout 2014 as it moves towards its November release. This week’s Gamescom in Cologne, Germany marks a new milestone for the support however, as Project CARS makes its public debut in VR.


The title is playable with the Oculus Rift’s second development kit (DK2) at the show. Slightly Mad Studios recently updated the early access build of the title to include support for DK2, which adds positional tracking that allows players to move their head around in an experience. It is not yet clear if support will be included come the title’s full release on PC later in the year.

Project CARS is a racing simulation title that allows players to sample a range of different types of racing or focus on a single one. VRFocus recently previewed the experience before VR support had been implemented and found a lot of promise in its tight presentation and faithful gameplay. It will launch on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in November 2014, with support for the Project Morpheus VR HMD on PlayStation 4 also planned.

VRFocus will continue to follow Project CARS going forward, reporting back with any further updates.