Racing videogames can offer some of the most intensely immersive virtual reality (VR) experiences, putting players in the driving seat of some of their favourite cars. One of the biggest names in the genre is Slight Mad Studios’ Project CARS, which supports Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, and recently VRFocus‘ roving reporter Nina got to demo the latest version, Project CARS 2.
Slight Mad Studios and Bandai Namco held an event in London, UK, recently to showcase the new iteration of the title, fully setting up racing rigs with steering wheels, pedals and pneumatic seats. Rather than just demo Project CARS 2 on a standard TV, the companies setup the VR version using Oculus Rift’s.
In the preview video Nina runs through some of the latest editions to the franchise like the expanded roster of over 170 cars and 60+ tracks, new weather conditions and what the videogame is like to play in a fully immersive, decked out setup.
Currently Project CARS 2 has been confirmed for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, there’s no word yet on a PlayStation VR version. The title is scheduled to launch in late 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Checkout Nina’s preview of Project CARS 2 below, and for further updates on the videogame keep reading VRFocus.