VIDEO | PC, PS4, Xbox One Thursday, March 26, 2015 | 1:05 AM

Project CARS at Brands Hatch

Project CARS at Brands Hatch

Because I'm about to add a second GTX 970 to my rig, I wanted to show you guys how Project CARS runs with one card when pushing most of the game's graphical options to the maximum. Except for particles and particle density which I set to medium, everything is maxed out with DS2x AA in the following video showing a three lap replay on Brands Hatch against 29 cars. As you can see, the framerate takes a bit of a hit from time to time, especially when the rain starts falling heavily, but the game still remains playable - and surprisingly smooth at 30/35 fps. The developers have a bit of time ahead of them to polish and optimize their title, but you'll probably have to make a few visual conessions if you want to play at a rock solid 60 fps.
Update: 2 videos added. They were captured with slightly different settings and a clear fps gain. Settings #1 and Settings #2.

Brands Hatch - Replay
Settings #1
Settings #2

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Commented on 2015-03-25 22:10:13
Excellent, be sure to show us how smooth it runs maxed out with two GTX970, too. By the way, will the game support Oculus Rift or other VR headsets? Would be perfect for looking around in first person camera mode.
Commented on 2015-03-25 22:20:37 In reply to MinorDespera
It does support OR yes.
Commented on 2015-03-25 23:11:11
I have no idea what it will look like on consoles because they aim for 1080p and 60fps. I guess it will look like medium settings at best.
Commented on 2015-03-26 01:58:29
Yeah those framerate dips are jarring. Hopefully they'll manage a solid 60 on consoles...I have doubts over 1080p though.

I still really don't like those huge blobs of water that hit during the rain effect - it's like somebodies holding a plastic sheet up a few inches in front of you for them to sit on. Worse is the effect with the helmet cam and it does this weird carrying through thing...ignoring the helmet. I dunno, maybe it's because i've been recently spoilt by Driveclubs rain effects (which are leaps and bounds ahead of this) but it just looks 'off' to me.

Game has a decent track list though, and I still quite fancy it. All depends on how the ps4 version turns out.
Commented on 2015-03-26 04:03:43 In reply to droezelke
Posted by droezelke
I have no idea what it will look like on consoles because they aim for 1080p and 60fps. I guess it will look like medium settings at best.
There's plenty of PS4 footage on YouTube and it looks great.
Commented on 2015-03-26 04:26:46
What are the specs of the computer that made these videos?

Also, who was driving, and where you using a wheel or controller? I thought it was very smooth, but felt you were diving towards the middle of the track too early on turns, thus missing the apex :P -- sorry, too much F1 lately.
Commented on 2015-03-26 06:42:43 In reply to LEBATO
Posted by LEBATO
I thought it was very smooth, but felt you were diving towards the middle of the track too early on turns, thus missing the apex :P -- sorry, too much F1 lately.
He's always done it like that, in every racing game for years lol. Nothing against him, it just makes my OCD kick in ;P

Btw I predict a very shitty port on consoles. I doubt they'll lock the game to 60 fps, even with a major graphics downgrade. I will buy the game for Xbox One eventually just because I love racing games. Forza Motorsport is an amazing car game but as a racing game is poor, so I'm hoping to do some serious racing in PCars very soon.
Commented on 2015-03-26 09:44:14
Seen the PS4 Version many times and it looks good. Very smooth. I have no doubt 1080p 60fps high settings will be used.

Obviously on PC, Higher rez, AA, AF, Maybe shadows etc.

I've played plenty of DRIVECLUB, 1080p 30fps, But i do know unlocked it runs 45-60fps. And it's rendering tons of detail, weather effects are crazy good.

So Yes this should be fine @ 60fps.
Commented on 2015-03-26 23:59:18 In reply to droezelke
Posted by droezelke
I have no idea what it will look like on consoles because they aim for 1080p and 60fps. I guess it will look like medium settings at best.
It;s been said on PS4 will be the same as High
Posted by xgei8ht
Seen the PS4 Version many times and it looks good. Very smooth. I have no doubt 1080p 60fps high settings will be used.

Obviously on PC, Higher rez, AA, AF, Maybe shadows etc.

I've played plenty of DRIVECLUB, 1080p 30fps, But i do know unlocked it runs 45-60fps. And it's rendering tons of detail, weather effects are crazy good.

So Yes this should be fine @ 60fps.
What nonsense as usual from yourself, If DC was able to run at 45-60 they would not of locked it at 30!

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