Stunning Racing Game Now Also Coming To PS4 Virtual Reality Headset

Stunning Racing Game Now Also Coming To PS4 Virtual Reality Headset

Cutting-edge virtual reality headset + cutting-edge graphics engine. Sounds like a racing fan's cockpit dreams come true.

A new post by the developers of Project Cars says that their ridiculously detailed racing game will be supporting Sony's VR headset:

Virtual reality is a perfect fit for racing games since the game world literally comes rushing towards you from the distance and the increased sense of depth and speed that stereoscopic vision affords you makes this incredibly real and tangible. So when you're racing you get a much better perception of distances and position and you feel far more enveloped by that world rather than just looking through a window at it.

Project Morpheus also allows you to see detail you might have otherwise missed… Via our interior cameras not only can you look around the cockpit and see everything from a first-person perspective, but using head-tracking via the PlayStation®Camera you can also now move around the cockpit too — peer closer at some intricate detail or turn around and look out of the back window.

Oddly, that bit of hype from Slightly Mad runs slightly counter to what Sony exec Shuhei Yoshida told Kotaku about how racing games have fared on Project Morpheus:

"We had a demo for a driving game with the tech, and that was really great when I drove slowly," Yoshida said. "I could view the scenery. It's no longer racing. It's driving, driving through scenery. But when I put on the gas and started driving [fast], it was too much." He said that "many people" who tried it felt ill.

Now, the game in question could've been something other than Project Cars. And Slightly Mad may have found ways around the problems that Yoshida mentioned, too. It'd be weird for the studio to announce that they're supporting a hardware/viewing platform that ruins their game. So, at this point, it's just a waiting game until a demo of Project Cars happens on Project Morpheus.


Comments

    iRacing + VR (ie Oculus Rift) = One of the best racing experiences around. Still love my triple screen setup for racing, though.

    Give me a Morpheus-enabled Wipeout game, you play Project Cars, and we'll see who gets sick first.

      Give me a Morpheus-enabled Mirror's Edge game, you play your Wipeout, and we'll see who gets sick first.

        I'll see your Mirror's Edge & raise you one Descent II. Actually, no, lets not. Lunch wasn't that good the first time.

          I'll see your Descent 2 and go all in on a test-run of one of my RCT3 death-coasters.

            I'll see your RCT3 death-coaster and raise you Leisure Suit Larry :-P

            Seriously though, a Morpheus enabled flight sim would be pretty sweet.

              Now now, this is no time to be reasonable.

    I hope i can use my g27 kit while in vr mode that would be sick!

      No reason why you shouldn't be able to

      Oh, unless it's not supported on the PS4. I hope it is, I'd like to keep using my Driving Force GT when I get my PS4 as well

      Last edited 28/03/14 5:44 pm

    A game that could potentially make people sike being mad by a company called slightly mad ..........seems appropriate though I do agree on the flight sim in VR

    I've been using iracing on the Oculus Rift for a while, and I think Project Cars would be amazing on the Sony HMD.
    The problem Sony was reporting with the driving games is most likely due to latency, that shouldn't be an issue in the shipping product.

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