PC virtual reality (VR) users who are looking enviously over at PlayStation VR and Gran Turismo Sport can rest easy with the release of the new trailer for Slightly Mad Studios’ own realistic driving simulator, Project Cars 2, which will be coming to HTC Vive and Oculus Rift later this year.
The trailer highlights some of the available cars and racing modes, with not just standard track races, but also rallycross, touring, endurance and Formula all available to try out. Over 180 cars are said to be in Project Cars 2. The developers have promised that driving on ice, mud and dirt will all be available, modelled as closely as possible on the real world.
A multiplayer option is also planned with the Online Championships mode. There is no word yet on if that will be available as cross-play to users on HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, however.
The original Project Cars was met with mixed reviews. Despite the quality of the graphics, it was afflicted with many devastating bugs and glitches. Fans are hoping that those problems can be avoided this time, and the trailer indicates that the experience will be a smooth, high quality one for VR users. Something backed up by the VRFocus preview of the title.
The trailer shows how chaotic racing can get in Project Cars 2, with multiple classes of cars crowding on the same track, such as a Renault Clio road car going head to head against a Ferrari supercar. Since performance is judged based on class, and not just race position, its possible to do that and still not lose horrifically.
The trailer is available to view below.
VRFocus will bring you further information on Project Cars 2 as it becomes available.