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Project CARS 2 Announced, VR Support Unconfirmed

Virtual reality (VR) is yet to see the initial releases of many of its first videogames, but it appears that one of the first VR sequels may already be on the way. UK-based developer Slightly Mad Studios has announced Project CARS 2, the successor to its well-received, VR compatible racing simulation experience that launched early last month on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Just as with the original title, the studio is looking to crowd-fund this new project through the World of Mass Development (WMD) portal.

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Sign-ups for membership tiers for Project CARS 2 are now available, and will allow backers to sample the title before its release later down the line. The sequel will include 50 locations with over 200 courses for players to race around, mixing a wide range of weather conditions and terrain types. More social events will be added, and there will even be a co-op career mode that allows a second player to control either a Teammate Driver, Spotter, Driver Swap, or Co-Pilot. It’s not yet been confirmed if this sequel will also support VR devices.

A release date for the sequel hasn’t been given, though expect it to be some way off given that the original is just under two months old.

The PC version of the original title featured full support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD), while the PlayStation 4 version is expected to receive Project Morpheus support too. It’s not clear if this is still the plan now that a full sequel has been announced, although Slightly Mad Studios certainly isn’t abandoning Project CARS. Earlier this month the developer revealed a brand new DLC initiative named Project CARS On Demand that will see free content distributed in the coming weeks and months.

VRFocus will continue to follow Project CARS 2, reporting back on any VR-related updates for the title.