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Watch Rainy V8 Supercar Action At Bathurst in Project CARS 2

WMD member mshagg has released a new Project CARS 2 gameplay video, showing off an intense V8 Supercar battle at Bathurst, in the rain no less.

WMD member mshagg has released a new Project CARS 2 gameplay video, showing off an intense V8 Supercar battle at Bathurst, in the rain no less.

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.

The full list of all cars included in Project CARS 2 can be found here,  the track list can be found here.

  • melanieuk1

    I sooooo would love to post my steam conversation with friends that have tried and or are in the project cars 2 beta, testing project cars 2, and the things they have said about how project cars 2 feels compared to Assetto Corsa and that other game rFactor 2.
    Put it this way, none of the hate filled comments I read here on virtualR, Race Department or on any other simracing blog site and forums towards pcars2, is going to sway me away from SMS project cars 2, the most important feedback on Project cars 2 is from my steam friends, and damn I can’t wait for the release of project cars 2, whilst I love Assetto Corsa because of it great physics and how the cars handle and how each cars have different weight transfer, seem like SMS by what my steam friends that are testing it have said, has hit the nail on the head with project cars 2, I love you Assetto corsa, I like you rFactor 2, but it is time to ditch the bitch a new lover is just around the corner, you wait and see.
    (Evil laugh)

    • HardRock

      No need to ditch them. At the very least until a single sim has all the content I want, everything will have a place in my library, especially sims with mod support. 🙂

      • melanieuk1

        @disqus_4zQAt7ZtIB:disqus “No need to ditch them.”
        I know I should have added “meaning more play time” for project cars 2, when it is finally released, at the end of my reply.

        Yes I agree, I will not ditch the other sims, no way. But damn can’t wait.
        The thing is I have a few friends that are testing it, I have asked them the same questions, and they have all replied with the same praise for what SMS has done with pcars 2 in the physics department, car handling and the show stopping weather feature.

        What makes their opinions more valid for me, rather than reading the negative comments on various websites is, that they don’t know that I have other friends that are also testing pcars 2, they don’t know that I have asked each of them the same questions.:)

    • Gallinho

      Yep, I pretty much base every decision I make on the opinion of my steam friends because that’s what steam friends are for!
      A steam friend in need is a steam friend indeed!
      It’s at times like this when you realise who your real steam friends are!

      • melanieuk1

        Oh gawd, we have a clown here and not a funny one.

        It’s my personal choice, I would rather take my steam friends opinions /reviews on a game, rather than some Enumbered filled over active nobody.

  • Markus Ott

    Youtube comments just show once more on what pathetic level “realism experts” discuss. First sentence that cars have too much grip. Second sentence that the cars seem to have lag turn in. Embrace the contradiction.

    • Manuel Riger

      at least the have a opinion. Makes more sense than ur comment which means nothing. When i look at the speed, reflimiter and break points. I doubt that this is real and thats not coming from a ” realism expert”

      • Markus Ott

        thx for proofing my point

    • Leper Messiah

      Like in almost all sports there’s too many “armchair experts”. Half the population of England thinks it can do a better job at managing the football team. Even people who have “some” real experience have not driven the top level sports/road cars so don’t really know the performance. Plus NO game in existence is going to be remotely real as no-one has all the data (especially of the race cars and race tyres) and no single PC in existence has the power to properly simulate every aspect of reality.

    • Francis Cappellazzo

      Yeah, because taking the chase at 260kph in full rain is realistic…have you ever watched a Bathurst 1000 in the wet?

  • Leeman

    Hearing nothing but good things about PCars2. Really seems like SMS has learned some hard lessons from the original and are making some serious improvements. While I’m in no hurry for summer to end, I’m very much looking forward to this release, in early fall.

  • anonymouse
    • melanieuk1

      video’s have to be approved, it is nothing personal against your post.

    • HardRock

      Any posts with YouTube links will be deleted by moderators or an algorithm, regardless of what the video is. Not sure of the reason for this. I tried to be helpful in the past, providing official footage of a few things for people, only to get my posts deleted each and every time. It’s best to give up.

      • F1Racer

        The actual reason is stated in my reply to anonymouse. Please don’t spam your video links in multiple posts to try and make a point. That won’t work with me.
        Your posts are not deleted. If they have a YT link, then they have to away approval and I don’t always check every day.

      • HardRock

        My apologies. I would like to state however that I was definitely not spamming videos in the past and I did post on-topic, non-NDA protected content, in order to try to show people content they were interested in and yet my posts with YouTube links never appeared.

        I do admit to trying to post a few things multiple times to see why my post weren’t approved. Given how they always disappeared after a predictable amount of time after I tried posting them, I was under the assumption that an algorithm was doing the approval. When a post that is waiting approval disappears, that does mean that it was rejected, right?

      • F1Racer

        If any posts don’t get past the word filter or contain YouTube links (something I added to stop the silly off-topic clips people were posting), then Disqus holds them for moderator approval. The result of that obviously means that the post will not show until approved. Once and if it has been approved, the post will then show up in the exact place it was posted.

        There is no special algorithm or any such divisive behaviour at work.
        Its just how we use Disqus’ keyword in-built keyword filter.

      • HardRock

        Got it, thanks for the explanation. I think I will wait a bit more then after such posts, to see if they are approved, and don’t try to post them in various ways, as I think that could have been construed as spamming.

        The fact that at first the post shows up for me, with the “waiting for approval” notification and then disappears even for me was a bit confusing. I see now that actually people’s post with YouTube links are getting approved in fact, so once again, I apologize for my somewhat baseless accusations. It was a bit aggravating that I couldn’t show stuff I knew where to find and that people looked for.

      • F1Racer

        I appreciate the inconvenience it must be and I’m not happy about it either cos it gives me more work to do 🙂
        But I know if I removed the YouTube link filter we would once again start getting little movie clips to show peoples responses instead of actual written posts. Really don’t want the forum littered with those shallow excuses for actual responses.
        If it happens again and your post hasn’t been approved in a reasonable amount of time, feel free to email me and bring it to my attention.
        Email is in the ‘Posting Rules’ section at the top (rule 10).

    • F1Racer

      YouTube video links require approval. The reason is that some people cannot control themselves and post endless silly non-sim related YT vids.
      So only YT vids that are on topic will be approved. Obviously if your vid isn’t approved then the message isn’t either.

  • BucketCat

    Rain? They have about as much grip as a F1 car on ultra softs…
    Seems like my “Floor a 500bhp RWD car without TC in 2nd gear on a wet track and understeer off the track” problem present in pCARS 1 will still be there in the much awaited sequal…

    Can`t wait…

    • noroardanto

      Maybe the TC is on in that video?
      Not defending PC2 or anything, as like the majority of us, I have never get my hands on the game, only hoping for the best.

    • HardRock

      Can we see a video of you or anyone else doing that in PC1?

      • BucketCat

        No 2nd gear rolling trough a hairpin. And thanks, but i`m not going to install that polish turd again just to prove a point.

      • HardRock

        That definitely doesn’t sound right, I can spin in 2nd gear even in the dry with RWD cars, not to mention on a wet track.

        And please don’t insult the Polish. 🙂

  • ImageArtSigns .

    Now, I would have to say that does look good to me….roll on the higher resolution, next gen VR headsets.

    • Francesco Kasta

      Judging by the current and past gens I’d say we’re still a couple gens away from really enjoying an acceptable resolution.

  • Carlos Jorge

    Still looks like crap, passing 5 cars on first corner and too much grip for a wet track… if you don’t know a wet track it’s almost like ice on racing circuits, due to the wet rubbered line…

    • Leper Messiah

      Rein in that hyperbole, a wet track is NOTHING like ICE fact. It has reduced grip certainly but I’ve lost the back end of a bike on ice down a hill and it’s ZERO grip, NADDA, NOWT, EFF ALL grip….so if a race track in the rain was even remotely like Ice, what would happen? 600hp no TC? Every car would just spin until the tyres blew out and any that actually got moving would plough off t1….to be honest I’ve never seen any race car exhibit that behaviour in the rain, in fact they go pretty damn fast (just not as fast as in the dry). Not saying the P2 vid has it correct, just that it may be closer to reality than you think. I mean how far away from real wet track race times was the times done in the vid, if it’s way higher then yes I can see cause for concern, if it’s in the same ballpark I can see a bit of caution required, if lower than the real lap times then I’d say it’s fine.

  • GamerMuscle

    Need to play this on a laptop in the car so i can drive in the rain whilst driving in the rain for the ultimate English driving experience.

  • Morten Eriksen

    The weather and environmental effects of PCARS2 are second to none with physics to match. As I have said before, the PCARS2 physics are a huge improvement over PCARS1.

  • HardRock

    I’ve read similar posts many times, about multiple sims. What I recently wrote on the official Project CARS forums fits here as well I think. To paraphrase:

    With no real data available to us, it is simply impossible to say how close the simulation is to the real thing, or even if the circumstances are really the same (they are most likely not, given the crazy amount of variables). We would need to know the exact amount of water on track in both cases, how much water can the tires being used displace, exact tire compound used, track temps, car setup, cornering speeds and G-forces, to even start a real conversation. Without these, we are making blind guesses about how accurate a sim is.

  • Trux_

    The AI all pit on the last lap and gift the win to the player !! Lol.
    Thanks for the video, very enlightening. I was sat on the fence before with this title.
    This as helped my decision on weather to buy immensely.

  • Morten Eriksen

    Just did a quick comparison with the Falcon in dry vs. very wet on Bathurst. The wet lap is about 22 sec. slower than the dry. I recommend that in the wet avoid the puddles of standing water because you will spin.

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