Slightly Mad Studios’ Creative Director Andy Tudor spoke with RedBull about Project CARS 2 which is currently in development. In it, they speak about bringing support for PlayStation 4 Pro and Project Scorpio as well as taking things into the virtual space with PlayStation VR.
When asked whether there will be any improvements for owners of PlayStation 4 Pro and Project Scorpio, Tudor said
Yes, absolutely. We’re all gadget freaks at our studio, so if there’s any wheel, pedal, VR, second-screen apps, triple screen, 21:9 monitors, or consoles, yeah, PSVR, PS4 Pro, and also Microsoft Scorpio, we will always be looking to utilise them in some way. I can confirm that PS4 Pro and Xbox Scorpio will get some sort of improvements, but we can’t really talk about the Scorpio stuff at the moment, because not very much is known. You’ll have to wait until Microsoft themselves reveal more information on that.
As for what PlayStation VR owners can expect to see in the new game, Tudor commented that the team at Slightly Mad Studios were hard at work on features to support the tech.
With PSVR we can’t confirm that it’s definitely coming, but our team are hard at work on it. The reason I can’t confirm that it’s definitely going to come out is because there’s a lot of work required to get the game running to our standards. Because of the two screens that you need, because of the frame rate that you need to keep up in order for the whole experience to be comfortable, and because of all the stuff we’re throwing into the game: a large numbers of competitors on the screen at the same time, all the weather features, the Live Track stuff that changes things dynamically, all of that adds great gameplay. So therefore there’s a fine balance between what is visually acceptable and what is actually detrimental to gameplay, so we need to investigate it a little more, to make sure there’s no compromise on either end – either in visuals or gameplay. I’m sure there will have to be some sort of compromise, but the team are investigating where that line is drawn in the sand; where that balance is, and that’ll give a determination of where we proceed with PSVR, basically.
For those not on the latest hardware or with PlayStation VR, there are new features in Project CARS 2 that stand it out from the original like dynamic weather and seasonal changes among other things. Keep up with progress on the official Project CARS website.
Project CARS 2 is set to launch for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in late 2017.