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Project CARS – Formula Rookie PS4 Footage

Alan Boiston of VVV Automotive keeps on releasing excellent gameplay footage of Project CARS’ Playstation 4 version.

Alan Boiston of VVV Automotive keeps on releasing excellent gameplay footage of Project CARS’ Playstation 4 version.

Following the recent releases of PS4 gameplay videos, the newest video shows a Formula Rookie race at Donington.

As you can see in the video below, Project CARS runs on a solid 60 frames per second at 1080p resolution on Sony’s console despite all the title’s bells and whistles such as a fully dynamic weather & time of day system and very large grids of cars that are not common in most console racing titles.

Another thing that sets Project CARS apart from most console racing titles is its customizability in terms of graphic options that have been carried over from the PC versions, allowing players to make plenty of tweaks to how the game will look for them, as visible in the last video.

Project CARS will be available both as standard edition as well as being available as Limited Edition with additional goodies & content, starting May 7 (Europe & Australasia), May 8 (UK) & May 12 (US & Canada), the PC Steam version will be released across all territories on May 7.

Project CARS will be sold both as boxed copies available at your favorite retailers as well as via digital distribution on Steam. More info can be found on the Project CARS website.

The Steam version of Project CARS can be pre-purchased here, boxed copies are available here.

  • GamerMuscle

    Its strange how on Youtube if you want to get views on a video you really need to cover console games. Especially when you get a far better experience playing Pcars on a PC, Its like a self perpetuating cycle of peasantry 😛

    Mind you I just got a wii U and Mario kart 8 is blody fantastic but at least in that case due to the Hardware design of the wiiU it actually does things that a PC does not. Where as the PS4 is simply a locked down and crippled PC that over the course of 5 years ownership ends up costing more than a PC.

    Console Rant over 🙂

    Have to credit Sony and GT6 for doing the GT Academy though as that’s prity dam awesome.

    Also good job by Alan to be pumping out the videos ! ( I’m going to steal his ps4 though so he has to use PC version)

    • pez2k

      To be fair pCARS is a bit of a special case – there are a million and one YouTube videos of the PC version but only the privileged few (well, the press) get access to the console builds.

      Saying that, my own tiny channel is entirely console videos so who am I to talk!

      • GamerMuscle

        you dirty sell out 🙂

        I’m half tempted to buy a capture card to make some Mario kart videos with as the game is so good.

    • Chris Wright

      “Who knows maybe people will play Pcars on console and then gravitate towards PC games and the rest of the simulators.”

      Justification enough for showing the console versions, I would have thought.

    • toniovodka

      most people i know myself included started playing consoles, toca, gt, etc what you need is a good cross platform game to get you hooked, in my case it was EA series of f1 games, i had the console version of f1 2000, then started playing the pc version, then f1 challenge, modding, … and the snowball efect took me to iracing, AC, rfactor etc.

      if you try to take someone with no experience for a lap in a “hardcore” sim, they probably wont even complete a lap before crashing, i´ve seen it,

  • Dani .

    Off topic: Anybody has played Dirt Rally? It looks really good more RBR than ever. Really has cached my atention

    • GamerMuscle

      Yah just uploading a preview video with the DK2

      • Dani .

        Nice to know, i’ll watch it nicely.

  • Chris Wright

    Prediction: the console versions of this title are going to be an amazing boost for the hobby of sim racing.

    • pez2k

      I hope so, AC has been a pretty good ‘gateway drug’ with how well it’s known on Steam, but if the console market can get a taste of PC sims too then hopefully it’ll help sales for the whole genre.

      • Steve Shears

        yeah i hope so. That was what i always hoped they’d achieve. Something thats better then Race Pro and more intricate then Forza and GT. And then proved their worth at doing simulation. Good to see the codies having a crack as well.

    • Mark

      I agree. This is a proper racing title, not a car title.

  • Johnny Penso

    Does anyone notice a weird “ghosting” effect in the PS4 replays? I downloaded one of Alan’s videos from Gamersyde today and it has the same effect so I know it’s not a Youtube thing. Here’s an example from the above video at 1:53:

    • GamerMuscle

      Might just be how PS4 does motion blur

    • HardRock

      I asked over at WMD. It’s caused by a form of temporal anti-aliasing. In motion it doesn’t look nearly as bad and it helps to eliminate artifacts that are otherwise hard to get rid of. It’s no wonder that GamerMuscle below mistaken it for motion blur, because while the sim is in motion that’s kinda what it looks like. In fact the motion blur effect was toned down when this kind of anti-aliasing was introduced.

  • timson72

    I’ve played all my recent racing games on PC,but I know my PC won’t run Pcars anywhere near capacity 😵

  • olddarth

    I love these slower open wheeled racers like this and the Formula Vee from Stock Car Extreme. Can’t wait to give this one a spin!

    • HardRock

      Just don’t think they are easier to drive than their faster cousins. Out of the newer Formula cars the Rookie was probably the hardest to get used to for me. The lack of wings and narrow tires really necessitate smooth driving. If you’ll have trouble with it feel free to move up to the Formula C. I think it’s a much tamer car than the Rookie, despite the fact that it’s faster.

      • olddarth

        Bang on! Plus because the cars are slower the FFB is richer because there is more time to give more feedback. Love them slower open wheelers.

      • ModernTimes2

        Indeed, they’re all about the basics of driving with mechanical grip in. Just the raw undiluted mechanics of it 🙂

      • Steve Shears

        I’m hoping these race like the Skippies in Rfactor 2.

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