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More Project CARS on Gamersyde

More Project CARS on Gamersyde

As we wanted to show you how Project CARS ran when in the middle of a race, we tried to capture some footage with 8 opponents on two different tracks. We also tried to activate MSAA and you can see it clearly affects performance in both videos. Considering the maximum number of AI drivers you can add (more than 20 if we're not mistaken) and how potentially demanding weather effects can be, we truly doubt many PC players will be able to play the game fully maxed out at release, even with powerful rigs. Now hopefully the months that are still left before the final release will allow Slightly Mad Studios to optimize their title more, and also to fix the handling of some of the cars, which can be pretty frustrating at the moment. On the bright side though, we felt that AI was much smarter in the game than in other racing titles, which is definitely good news for those wanting to stick to a single player experience.

Daylight race
Night race

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Commented on 2014-11-26 15:17:53
So what you are saying, is that the console version will be nowhere near this graphical quality?
Commented on 2014-11-26 15:28:18 In reply to droezelke
Nowhere near might be an exaggeration, but don't expect the cars to be as detailed as this, the antialiasing to be as sharp, etc. It might change as the game gets more optimized but, for example, on my PC (GTX 970), the beginning of the French Riviera track can't run at a steady 60 fps although I'm alone on the track, with no rain and only SMAA activated. They've added so many details that it's even hard for my rig to cope properly. All I'm saying is that for now, I can't run the game at 1080p/60fps fully maxed out with the maximum AI drivers and weather effects, so I wonder how far they'll come until March.
Commented on 2014-11-26 16:03:08 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
Nowhere near might be an exaggeration, but don't expect the cars to be as detailed as this, the antialiasing to be as sharp, etc. It might change as the game gets more optimized but, for example, on my PC (GTX 970), the beginning of the French Riviera track can't run at a steady 60 fps although I'm alone on the track, with no rain and only SMAA activated. They've added so many details that it's even hard for my rig to cope properly. All I'm saying is that for now, I can't run the game at 1080p/60fps fully maxed out with the maximum AI drivers and weather effects, so I wonder how far they'll come until March.
I say nowhere near because the game will run @60 fps and 1080p. So they have to really downgrade the visuals to make that possible on consoles.
Commented on 2014-11-26 16:05:22 In reply to droezelke
I can't predict the future, but considering what people think of games like ACU or even Destiny, I don't think they should expect something mind-blowing visually speaking.
Commented on 2014-11-27 08:22:20
It always saddens me when the windshield looks non existent it's a graphical linchpin that adds so much.
Commented on 2014-11-28 21:00:40
Move over Forza your reign as the Console Racer King is soon over.
Commented on 2014-11-30 18:25:44
Compared to the brilliant daylight graphics, the nighttime graphics looks really cheap. Almost like a different engine! Lighting inconsistencies everywhere...
Commented on 2014-11-30 20:06:40 In reply to der_ton
Posted by der_ton
Compared to the brilliant daylight graphics, the nighttime graphics looks really cheap. Almost like a different engine! Lighting inconsistencies everywhere...
This game's graphics are the definition of inconsistent.
Commented on 2014-12-01 05:49:04 In reply to Xoar
Posted by Xoar
Move over Forza your reign as the Console Racer King is soon over.
I seriously doubt that. 2015 is the year we will most likely see o at least start to see Forza 6...things about to get taken to the next level.
Commented on 2014-12-03 01:39:26 In reply to timotim
Posted by timotim
I seriously doubt that. 2015 is the year we will most likely see o at least start to see Forza 6...things about to get taken to the next level.
After how Forza 5 turned out im not sure i still have faith in T10, They have destroyed the online side of the game.

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