- Sim Racing News

Project CARS 2 McLaren Film Sneak-Peek

Take a first peek at an upcoming McLaren-themed Project CARS 2 film.

Back in March, Slightly Mad Studios announced a major licensing deal with McLaren as the upcoming Project CARS 2 title will feature the company’s brand new 720S road car.

Now, a first look at a McLaren-themed Project CARS 2 film has surfaced on Youtube, giving us an idea of the technical involvement of McLaren that went into the creation of the virtual 720S in Project CARS 2.

Project CARS 2 will bring 180 cars and 60 tracks to the PC, Playstation 4 & Xbox One.

Powered by the studios’ Live Track 3.0 technology that allows dynamic surface conditions and the title’s comprehensive dynamic weather engine, Project CARS 2 is able to simulate racing in any weather & season, including heavy winter weather & snow.

Aside from graphics & sound improvements, Project CARS 2 comes with refined physics featuring the title’s cutting-edge tire model and improved AI as well as brand-new gamepad controls & FFB improvements. The new version comes with robust eSports & online capabilities including Online Championship mode, driver rating as well as race directing & broadcast controls.

Project CARS 2 is due to be released in late 2017, more info on what’s new in the second version of the WMD-backed title can be found here.

  • quf

    meh.. I didn’t learn anything from this promotional video. The text in this article comes from the preview at gbsummit or is copy pasted between articles to advertise pcars2?

    • Bloomquist

      Its all become “hype of the hype” with PCars2. It starting to sound a lot like the hype of another title with a similar name.

      • LogiForce

        Did you know that the hype is all about controlling your own emotions? It’s a decision you make… either you decide to get excited by the news or not.
        Saying that it’s a “hype of the hype” is basically complaining about the fact that people are enthusiastic about the next title. So I wonder why you are bothered by people actually getting excited by something, and who are you to deny them their excitement of looking forward to something?

        Blaming the marketing departments for the fact that it is hard for some to control their emotions is also a ridiculous thing in my opinion, to the point of me thinking it’s absolutely bonkers.

      • Bloomquist

        You’ve read a lot into what I said…in response to a deleted comment. I’ll keep my emotions in check. I suggest likewise when others don’t show your enthusiasm.

        All I’m saying is I see history repeating itself and I choose to not get excited.

      • LogiForce

        Good choice… but it seemed to me that you were blaming SMS/Bandai Namco for the marketing, but like you said it was a response to a deleted comment and the assumption on mine could have been wrong. If so I apologize.
        Although you’re wrong, as I am not enthusiastic about anything, so there are no emotions involved and I was just responding to what I read objectively although with assumptions.

      • quf

        I’m more complaining about the poor news we have where only 1/3 is new text and 4 paragraphs is copy pasted from past articles.

        Didn’t you read the same in this news? and this news? and this news? and more if you check the project cars 2 section.

        Are they going to ban me for complaining of poor news when the evidence is in our face? You just need to see each one about pcars2 and the text is most of it copy pasted between articles, inciting people to buy the game with constant advertisement in each article. This is no longer news, is promotional article after promotional article.

      • melanieuk1

        Why does it bother you though, you are my steam friend, yet you don’t own project cars1, it’s not even on your wishlist, I said last year I’d buy it for you if you want, yet you’re moaning or commenting about this site the way it reports news on project cars 2, I don’t get it, what is your point?. 🙂

      • quf

        What has that to do with anything? I’m a reader and customer of this website (they have ads on this website, that makes us customers) and I’m complaining about bad news that look more and more like promotional news.

      • todemanjack

        Oh God. Let’s get into the “Fake News” debate. And where will that end? Censorship, no doubt. “Sim racing is a vice of the aristocracy”!

      • Steven Shears

        Hmm. But its new data. I think thats the point. Admittedly its nothing we don’t really know and shows us very little. I personally would prefer it if the VR started focusing more on mods for AC or Rf2. Or at least get someone on board who’s got the time to do that.

  • GamerMuscle

    Its not hard to speak the same language as race drivers, a couple of pints along with a few hits to the head with a shovel should do it.

    Now I’m not saying race drivers are stupid, but lets face it you don’t use a Swiss army knife when you need to get a very specific job done.

    • melanieuk1

      lol @ the Xmotor racing bit, in all seriousness it is a shame that sim wasn’t, given a chance, it was released like rFactor with no licensed content, if the devs are still around and re-release it with a “True” Direct X11 graphics and release it on steam, I wonder how it would sell.

      • pez2k

        It was more the ripped / stolen content being shown as part of the game and the bot spam advertising tactic that stopped it being given a chance, rather than any similarity to the rF series.

    • Hurdy Hurdy

      One thing is for sure….. XBOX owners won’t be getting excited for GT Sport, lol.

      • GamerMuscle

        I get that console manufacturers have to sell the consoles and to justify them to the consumer over another console and exclusives are a “low risk” way to do it but still from a consumer stand point its simply annoying.

        The only time I think exclusives are a good thing is when a console or platform is demonstrably different in its hardware and or its input so that an exclusive would only work for that platform.

        If MS or Sony for example had some super special rendering chip , or crazy R&D hardware that was what made a specific game possible, then fantastic that’s literally how it was back in the olden days and its one of the things that made a specific console really exciting.

        These days PS4 and XBONE are “simply” small PC’s there is no reason for them to have any exclusives.

        Maybe if they MS,OR sony used exclusives as a way to develop more risky games but even in that case all the risk from a design stand point seems to be coming from indies on the PC side and Facebook pumping money into VR.

    • owen casey

      you mean shine like Shift 2 did? am i right? am i right?

      (soaked with petrol sarcasm )

  • todemanjack

    I guess some in the Sim community think they have to constantly remind the teens among us to be weary of and not get carried away with possibly dishonest marketing hype. Or maybe they’re just reminding themselves? “Don’t get excited, Don’t get excited”? I’ll always let my self get excited. No matter how many times I’ve been disappointed. It’s the only way to live.

    • LogiForce

      Yeah, enjoy what you want to enjoy and ignore everyone else. It’s your life to enjoy after all. 😀

      I won’t get excited by the news though, not in the looking forward to sense at least. I’m in the lucky position to enjoy myself right away as WMD member after all.

      Come launch I hope you’ll be able to really enjoy what’s released. 😉

  • Mozzie

    Was curious, so I installed it, chose option to only provide rack steering forces to my OSW. Tested. Uninstalled again. They just can’t seem get that right, apparently.

    • Race Nut

      I find that the only way to get decent game-FFB with a DD-system is to reduce the car’s FFB Master Scale way, way down but, it has to be done for every car. Once done, the FFB works well enough but, it won’t fix the physics issues of course. 😀

      • Leynad

        Don´t you use an Accuforce as well? I was driving pCars today with 80% ingame FFB, 10% foundation and 100% bump plus smoothings (30%) and the obligatory stationary oscillation control. I doubt there would be many complains regarding FFB today if other wheels would feel that good. It´s not as good as AMS or AC, but better than F1 with most cars.

      • Race Nut

        Yes, I use an AccuForce but, I also use an OSW sometimes. With Pcars, I’ve used 100% game-ffb or 100% Foundation FFB and achieved good results but, I find it’s very easy for the game-FFB to feel numb without reducing Master Scale significantly.

        Considering that the majority of players are using a Game-pad and DD-wheels users are a tiny segment of the wheel minority – it’s no surprise that we have to tune FFB differently. Still, PC1 FFB just lacks a certain refinement that I enjoy with other titles but, it sounds like PC2 may have improved on that aspect.

        DD-wheels have also become a bit more common since PC1 so perhaps they are used more in testing now.