Yup, This Is Still The World’s Most Attractive Racing Game

Yup, This Is Still The World’s Most Attractive Racing Game

At this point, I’m convinced that Project CARS isn’t actually a racing game. It’s a playable art installation that lets you take pretty pictures of cars. And things other than cars.

It’s grass. From a racing game. I’m looking at grass from the side of the road from a racing game and I want to weep with joy at how utterly beautiful it is. Or there’s this:

That’s not even part of the actual game, for heaven’s sake. It’s all the stuff on the sidelines that you’re supposed to ignore. Why does everything in this game look so good?!

The blog post announcing this new batch of screenshots boasts that they “show purely in-game footage that has not been made in any special photo mode, using no post-processing or filters that aren’t available during the actual gameplay.” I’m just having trouble imagining myself playing the actual game with all this eyecandy going on. Hopefully it all looks a lot worse in motion. Anyway, here’s some more shots:

CARS hits PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Wii U (yes, Wii U) late 2014.

Project CARS Community Gallery #76 [Official Site, via DSOGaming]


  • I’m a supporter of this, but I’m still not sure if I believe it. I’d like to see some hardware specs and framerates of this eyecandy at these settings.

    • I’m not sure about XBOX ONE and PS4 specs, but the Wii U version will be 720p 30fps.

  • The one with the jet and the beach doesn’t all that that amazing. You can still tell it’s a game.

  • “CARS hits PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Wii U (yes, Wii U) late 2014.”

    Will only actually look that good on PC though

  • There’s still some uncanny-valley stuff going on, but the graphics look awesome, no mistake. Like others have said, I’d like to know just what kind of rig they’re running this on if none of these have been post-processed (and what frame rates they’re getting). If it’s 2 GTX Titans in SLI then count me out :P.

  • I’ve got Project Cars and I’ve never seen it look this good.

    For the most part it doesn’t drive that well either…

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