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Watch Rainy Group A Action In Project CARS 2

WMD member mshagg has released a new gameplay video of Project CARS 2, showing the legendary Group A touring cars in action at Bathurst.

WMD member mshagg has released a new gameplay video of Project CARS 2, showing the legendary Group A touring cars in action at Bathurst.

To make Mount Panorama even more thrilling, the racing is held in rainy conditions powered by Project CARS 2’s Live Track 3.0 engine.

Project CARS 2 is now available for pre-order.

The title will bring 180 cars and 60 tracks to the PC, Playstation 4 & Xbox One, starting September 22.

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.

  • dd101

    Rain? Looks more like a rails..

  • john

    looks good, classic touring cars and Bathurst 🙂

  • Wez Zer

    And where is the Holden VK-VL Commodore. Group A and Bathurst were some of the greatest racing sports during the 70’s and 80’s in Australia, yet when they release a race sim game, Australian cars are always never an option, the only time you get to see them is when modders (And thank you to all of them) spend months creating them, or the company who make the sims only put them in due to high demand from the consumers, or they can make a quick buck from a DLC. What about a Holden HQ series, Put some 1969 Ford XW GTHO and Holden HK Monaro, the battle of early 70’s with the Ford XY GTO, E38-E49 Charger and the Holden XU1 Torana, Plus there is the iconic Ford XB-XC Falcon and the Holden A9X Torana. I’m so sick of seeing Ferrari’s, BMW’s, Porches and American being the main cars in race sims, every race sim has them, for once, I would just like to see a good all round mix of cars from every country.

    • Cyborg

      At a guess Id say because not many people outside of Oz care too much about Holdens. It’s not like theyre a world brand like the others you mention.

      • Wez Zer

        Well, that’s not really accurate, you have the mods for rFactor, ones like Touring Car Legends, Aus-Modders Bathurst legends 1969-72, FVR and Team ORSM V8 Supercar mods that were extremely popular by race simers outside Australia. Then there is the Forza Horizon 3 which a lot of people outside Australia enjoyed playing, I’ve seen many youtube video’s of Americans, Asian and Europeans who loved driving the Aussie cars. All I’m asking is for them to be a bit more adventurous, and research the many different cars around the world when they make a new game, not just be boring doing the same cars every new sim.

      • anonymouse

        While your point is a good one, it still starts from the wrong premise.

        You base your assumpion on the fact that just because those cars were included in previously released mods/games people would enjoy them aswell in this game.

        Back in the late ’60s and all they way up to the late ’80s (when touring car racing/saloon racing switched from the Gr.A formula to the SuperTouring formula), anything that went on in the Oceania region was considered a niche, something that only few people even knew existed. Adding to that, cars raced in the Oceania region rarely made the jump to Europe and/or America. That includes the Japanese series and its cars. Few famous exceptions were the Skylines R31 and R32 (R30 only raced in Australia and Japan) that raced at Spa 24 Hours, but it mainly was the other way around, with BMWs, Alfas, Mercedeses, Fords, Volvos and all the others being imported and raced in Australia and Japan. It’s the same thing as asking an Australian what an Austin Metro Gr.A is, as that car never left the UK and the BTCC, but it’s still a popular Gr.A car in its own country.

        Toranas, (Valiant) Chargers, Falcons, Commodores are not popular enough outside a specific region, therefore they don’t warrant a good ROI other than a specific market.

        Plus, I’d personally rather not have such cars if it meant not being able to race with a full historical field. Racing with 50 identical cars grows boring fast. Racing with even just 10 unique cars would already be better.

        What you want is essentially something like TCL made standalone and upgraded to 2017 standards in terms of models. And the old TCL is still being updated by people, your precious Commodores are about to receive a big update with all the skins they were ever raced with, same for other original models in general that are receiving hundreds of new skins and historical accurate physics sets. And just yesterday a small unofficial addon pack containing three new models was released aswell, bringing the 560 SEC, Kadett GSi and Scirocco Mk.2 to the party.

  • Cyborg

    Best wet weather grip of any sim – since PCARS1 at least.

  • noroardanto

    I see that the water droplets still not affected by airflow around the car.

    • HardRock

      In which sim are they? As far as I know, the best case scenario today is that they move around based on the speed and direction of the car, but that has nothing to do with actual airflow, which would affect the droplets in a thunderstorm as well for example.

  • Chris Payne

    I dunno. Obviously conditions were sped up or looks unrealistic. I also note previous comments that core vehicles missing from this era. Unless, pCars2 allows modding (or all supplied via DLC), this will be a turnoff for many

    • HardRock

      Of course time and weather was accelerated. These are promotional videos, where SMS and WMD obviously wants to show the most things they can, in a time frame most people will sit through. Would you really prefer a multiple hours long video to show weather transitions? Well, you and I may, but not the general public. 🙂

      Regarding the cars, something will always be missing, depending on who you ask. Keep checking this page, to me the car list seems pretty extensive and varied (though I will miss the Formula B), and more will be announced:

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