VIDEO | PC, Wii U, PS4, Xbox One Thursday, April 16, 2015 | 2:50 PM

PCARS Nordschleife drive

PCARS Nordschleife drive

Now that Project CARS' official release date is known, most of the embargos related to tracks have been lifted, so we can show you what the final version of the famous Nordschleife looks like in the game. The video you'll find inside was captured about a week ago and its purpose was mainly to prove how realistic and immersive Slightly Mad Studios' new title. We used a quite original cockpit view so you'd be able to see the movements of the wheel and as surprising as it may sound, it was a perfectly playable perspective to play. This extract was recorded with our Fanatec wheel (Porsche 911 Turbo S) with all driving aids set to off, which was no picnic with such a playful ride.
Update: We've added a gallery of our personal images of the game.

Nordschleife

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Commented on 2015-04-16 16:50:52
Gotta say the Ring looks even better here than in Assetto Corsa. So on 7th of may another virtual test run before going onto the real thing again beginning of June.
Commented on 2015-04-16 17:22:51
the shadows casting on the dash and windshield look fugly as all hell.
Commented on 2015-04-17 02:09:32 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
the shadows casting on the dash and windshield look fugly as all hell.
indeed!
Commented on 2015-04-17 09:02:35
it does indeed, quite distracting. i guess that can be ironed out with better shadow settings (softening). otherwise I'll just drive during cloudy conditions only ;)
Commented on 2015-04-17 16:41:25 In reply to KORNdog
They haven't taken into account how the windscreen would dampen down that effect, but the rest of it looks alright.
Commented on 2015-04-17 18:26:00
Confirmed....Fake windshield. just like forza series.
Commented on 2015-04-17 20:16:52
I keep meaning to ask this.. is there a hood cam? Almost all of your footage is in the cockpit. I think cockpit cameras are neat, but impractical. I hope there are hood/bumper cams as well.
Commented on 2015-04-17 21:17:59
Oh I know.. you've recorded a lot of Project Cars. I'll be the first to admit that I haven't watched it all :D

I even watched part of that stream.. where you were blacked out on twitch. I guess I picked it up late. Thanks!
Commented on 2015-04-17 21:23:52 In reply to GriftGFX
No worries, I think we've shown as much hood cam gameplay as we've shown cockpit cam gameplay but sure, if eveyrtime you watched it was the cockpit view, I guess it was a bit misleading. :)
Commented on 2015-04-17 21:28:48
Just my luck I guess. I haven't been following along too closely. I'd be more into it if I had a wheel.

It's still a must play.

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