Project CARS is the ultimate driver journey!
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Release Date: May 15, 2015

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May 26

Watch Now: Inspired to Drive - The Nicolas Hamilton Story



Experience the inspirational story of a race car driver’s battle to beat cerebral palsy and his quest to achieve his racing dreams in Inspired to Drive - The Nicolas Hamilton Story.

Inspired to Drive - The Nicolas Hamilton Story is the true story of how a kid born with cerebral palsy went on to swap his wheelchair for the seat of a race car in the cut-throat world of motorsport.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-n68xUfsKc

Nicolas Hamilton always aspired to follow his brother, 3-time Formula One World Champion, Lewis Hamilton, into motor racing. Born with a disability that severely impacted his ability to even walk, much less control a car on the limit, Nicolas had to overcome incredible odds.

He used those obstacles to inspire himself. Training for years on a simulator, he allowed nothing to stand in the way of achieving his dream. His remarkable success is why Nicolas Hamilton is #DrivenToInSpire us all.

Experience Nicolas Hamilton’s work yourself in Project CARS’ Game of the Year Edition now:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/234630/

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May 12

Patch 11.0 Now Available - HTC Vive Support is here!



The next Project CARS patch is now live on Steam. This one brings a host of Virtual Reality improvements, and features full HTC Vive support. We support SteamVR's room customization option when using the HTC Vive, so whenever you're in the game menus, you'll see the SteamVR room in the background. This allows you to customize the look of the 3D space surrounding the menus via the SteamVR Workshop. We're looking forward to seeing all the creative Project CARS themed custom backgrounds that our fans come up with. :)

We've also implemented the often-requested VR mouse support, Gaze control support, and the ability to seamlessly swap between them and use them along with Custom Controllers and Gamepads.

Due to the extent of the Virtual Reality updates, we strongly recommend that you delete the configuration files that store the various settings. These are found in "\Users\<username>\Documents\Project CARS" and are the files with XML extension.

Project CARS - PC Patch 11.0

Virtual Reality
* HTC Vive support
* Gaze control implemented, providing hands-free interaction with the User Interface
* Mouse pointer control in HMD view implemented
* Photo mode is now fully functional
* Depth of Field effects now work correctly
* The game will now retain controller focus when the player removes the HMD
* Improved rendering system for Crepuscular rays and Sun flares
* Improved rendering of dirt and rain drops on Helmet visor
* Improved the default seat position
* Improved the default HUD position
* Improved default camera settings to prevent the car tilting independently from the player at steep inclines
* Fixed a refresh issue on the UI when returning from a race to the main menu

Other
* Nürburgring Combined
- Fixed an issue where a pit stop operation would fail to initiate correctly, leaving the car stuck in the pits
- Fixed the starting lights not working
- Fixed an issue with the pit-in trigger potentially initiating when the player is on the main straight
* Improved system for Opponent Labels
* Added support for the Thrustmaster TMX ForceFeedback wheel
* Fixed an issue with Fanatec wheels where at times it would cause dropped frames at the start of a race
* Fixed an issue with Fanatec wheels where LEDs and pedal rumble motors failed to work after a disconnect/reconnect

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Reviews

“Project CARS looks great, sounds fantastic, and feels even better”
8.9/10 – IGN

“LA nouvelle référence des jeux de course sur consoles et PC”
4.5/5 – Gameblog

“Project CARS é destinato a diventare modello di riferimento per qualsiasi produzione futura”
9.5/10 – Gamesoul

About This Game

Project CARS is the ultimate driver journey!

Guided, tested, and approved by a passionate community of racing fans and real-life drivers, Project CARS represents the next-generation of racing simulation as the ultimate combination of fan desire and developer expertise.

Discover an unrivaled immersion fuelled by world-class graphics and handling that allows you to truly feel the road. Create a driver, pick from a huge variety of motorsports in a dynamic career mode and write your own tale in an intense online multiplayer.

Featuring the largest track roster of any recent racing game with a ground-breaking dynamic time of day & weather system, deep tuning & pit stop functionality, and support for Oculus Rift and 12K ultra HD resolution, Project CARS leaves the competition behind in the dust.



The digital edition of Project CARS also includes the Limited Edition upgrade DLC pack, unlocking 5 legendary cars drivable in any game mode and showcased with special one-make series within your career!

• Ford GT40 Mk IV
• BMW M1 Pro Car
• McLaren F1
• Sauber C9
• Mercedes-Benz AMG C-Coupe DTM

• BEYOND REALITY:
Next-gen graphics, authentic handling, playable via Oculus Rift and 12K Ultra HD resolution

• BY RACERS 4 RACERS:
Guided, tested and approved by fans & pilots for the perfect gameplay balance

• YOUR CHOICES, YOUR VICTORIES:
Master a variety of motorsports & unprecedented track roster in a sandbox career mode

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista, Windows 7 with latest Service Packs
    • Processor: 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400, 3.0 GHz AMD Phenom II X4 940
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GTX 260, ATI Radeon HD 5770
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 25 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: For racing wheel support check: http://www.projectcarsgame.com/beyond-reality.html
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 with latest Service Packs
    • Processor: 3.5 GHz Intel Core i7 3700, 4.0 GHz AMD FX-8350
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GT600 series, AMD Radeon HD7000 series
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 25 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: For racing wheel support check: http://www.projectcarsgame.com/beyond-reality.html
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[RECM] Shadow
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: June 28
♥♥♥♥♥♥ game don't buy...
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♚gamer3511♚™
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Its fun but highly recommend a steering wheel instead of a controller
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jettinjas
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
The graphics are amazing! I figured I would only enjoy the more advanced racing types, but I've had SO much fun with the entry level go-karts that I haven't had a desire to race anything else!
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★♕TheSwagPigeon♕★
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
If you like games like asseto corsa This game is for you, you can freeroam more and there are many many more cars to chose from!
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Marshy Mellow™
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
This game proof how good Nvdia is compared to AMD.
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bugatti921
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
have g29 and HTC Vive an amazing game in this would recommend 10/10.



P.S. Please add a bugatti veryon support sport ;D
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CzechMoon
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Such a good game. Very professional and game. To play u must need controller or racing wheel, don't buy if u have only keyboard, it's lost money. I recommend it :)
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Leleedler
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
So, this review is completely useless to most hardcore racing game players but, to people like me who don't own a wheel. You should consider this.
This game basically REQUIRES a wheel. Now, I think this game looked pretty good but, I am not ready to drop 350 dollars on a Logitech wheel and shift nob. And, no I tried with a gamepad and the sterring felt as off as it did with the keyboard.
Basically, if you are willing to throw down a bunch of money on a nice wheel this seems to be a great game but, the game is awkward as hell without it.
I can't not recommend this because of this but, I can't get behind this game and, If you don't have a wheel don't spend the full price.
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Le Luc
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Its like Gran Turismo but for the PC.
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cool doggo
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
its g00d d0g0
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
162 of 199 people (81%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
153.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
I’ve played a lot of Project Cars, but I’ve had enough and I doubt I’ll go back to it. It’s a nice looking game, at 4K resolution and with the video settings maxed out runs very smoothly on my system. There is a wide selection of cars (if you buy the DLC) and plenty of tracks, but that all counts for nothing when so many other areas of this game are sorely lacking.

The opponent AI in Project Cars is absolutely dreadful; It appears to be almost pathologically incapable of not colliding with you. It has this apex or nothing mentality, which means if you actually try to race with it through a corner there is almost bound to be a collision. By way of comparison I’ve been playing Assetto Corsa again recently and the AI - while not perfect - is so much better, you can actually race closely with it through corners without the constant likelihood of being rammed off the track.

At any track with a tight first corner (Oschersleben, Nurburgring Sprint and GP for example) there is almost always a huge pile-up there on the first lap, where the race will sometimes grind to halt altogether, I think this is caused by the aforementioned apex fixation. I’ve also seen AI cars actually collide with the end of the pit-wall on the way out of the pit-lane and spin, although this appears to have been patched by simply making the AI cars able to ghost through anything (including your car) when they exit the pits. So much for realism.

The AI also cheats constantly. It’s able to cut corners and chicanes and go outside of the track limits with impunity. Being able to set qualifying laps and gain race positions by doing things that you would be penalised for. I've seen some pathetic excuses on the Project Cars forum that the AI is just "making mistakes", yeah right. Also in practice and most qualifying sessions you have to warm up your tyres on your out-lap, but the AI is just able to go at full racing speed straight out of the pits. Similarly, the AI is also able to traverse gravel traps and grass without losing any speed, where your car would quickly grind to a halt.

After the first two or three seasons the career mode becomes really dull. Apart from the one or two race series you unlock by completing career objectives, you have the same championships you had before at the same tracks in the same order with the same weather. There’s this cringe worthy “Fan Chat” feature in career mode which is basically a feed of repetitive comments with your driver’s name copied and pasted into them with a wince inducing hashtag at the end. Whenever a racing game tries to incorporate a faux “social media” element (GRID 2 for example), it just looks a bit sad and desperate and this is no exception.

Flag rules are also poorly implemented, blue flags in particular are a joke. On a qualifying lap at Barcelona I pass a car as it’s coming out of the pits on the main straight, then on the way into the first corner I’m shown a blue flag because that same car is behind me albeit some distance away. Just laughable, which pretty much sums this game up, a game I've uninstalled and consigned to the backwaters of my steam library.
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29 of 36 people (81%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
192.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
It's probably the best mix of simulation & tracks & cars that is currently out there, in my opinion. The force feedback and the handling are lacking compared to Assetto Corsa, but the vehicle range and track range I would say compensates for that. Then again, Project Cars 1 development and DLCs might be finished, the way I see it, while Assetto Corsa continues to bring new content.
Sometimes it can be glitchy, and usually a patch fixes one bug and introduces another. That's quite annoying. Nevertheless, a nice experience, and a pleasure for me to drive, especially in online multiplayer. I remember trying career at some point, but I found it incredibly boring and never touched it since.
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22 of 26 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
VR experience is AMAZING!!! I honestly can\'t believe it. I have had the game for a while but never really spent any time with it. Got an Oculus and thought I\'d give the VR version a whirl and I\'m sooooo glad I did. Project Cars in VR is the best simulated racing experience I have ever seen. The cockpit view finally feels spacious. I can look ahead as much as I want, glance to the side to make sure I am clear of the other vehicles. Other cars on the track feel real. They have size and mass, but at the same time, I feel like I have room on the course. VR changes everything.
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
I bought this because I wanted an accurate simulation game. Not disappointed at all. Fun stuff!

HEADS UP: No customization other than tuning of the cars setup. You don't upgrade the engines/etc...
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
154.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
I used to play Geoff Crammond's Grand Prix and F1 Challenge 99-02 games years ago and really enjoyed them but lately I haven't had a racing game to play and I've been missing them. So I tried all the modern racing sims and as soon as I tried Project cars I was absolutely hooked. From the lovely realistic graphics to the nose to nose racing, and the real feel of the driving I felt it blew everything else away. And after almost 130 hours I am still loving it.

Unlike many other modern games you dont get unrealistic unlocks of technology in this game or daft challenges. No this game is all about real racing. So you get a real career where you can pick the style of racing - GT, open wheel, road, endurance etc - and you progress through multiple seasons gradually getting offers to race for higher quality races. You also get invitations to race events like historic car races and single type competitions that span a few weeks.

This game has it all - loads of interesting cars, loads of famous and unusual tracks, pitting, tuning, yellow/blue flags, practice sessions, qualifying, long endurance races over several hours, extremely customisable car AI, weather, race weekends, multiplayer, solo practice sessions, and breakdowns.

It speaks volumes that one of my favourite events is the Clio Cup in this game where you race Renault Clios around all-British tracks such as Donnington, Snetterton and Oulton, when you can get so much enjoyment out of racing a little underpowered car I think that reflects the quality driving experience. But all the cars in this game are amazing and you get to learn all of them throughout the career.

In terms of downsides to the game there are very few - the car AI is varied and you will find yourself beating Clios at 90% AI around Oulton only to then struggle to beat historic Escorts at 60% around the same track. Also the AI cars dont experience breakdowns or cold tyres. You do get damaged when you collide etc but not as much as you should. Finally there is no Nascar or rally driving. But that is about it in terms of 'the bad'.

So overall I heartily recommend this racing game, its far better than anything else for the PC (or otherwise). The free updates and continual expansions really add great things to the game so it keeps developing. And the best thing about this game - you can drive around a track with realistic GT cars, then go watch the same sort of race on Motors TV and its just like it is in the game! It's a fantastic experience that never gets old.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
198.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Overall it is a good game.

Pros: Fun, Cars sound good, pretty good multiplayer

Cons: Sound Glitches with other peoples cars, lack of Ferrari, Porsche (Ik, nothing you can do about that.), and Lambos.

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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
Its probably the best mix of simulation and cars that I have ever played. In my opinion, the game would be confused and tough to play if you use keyboard, but instead, its so pleasure for me to enjoy after I change keyboard to controlers and G29 racing wheel since I can get the full force feedback and control from cars and roads, and those feelings are amazing. All in all, project cars is a nice game, and there is no doubt that its better than Grid Autosport.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
I don't like driving games because they suck on a gamepad, or rather, I suck at driving with a gamepad.

But, once I got a nice racing chair and a cheap Logitech Driving Force GT wheel and pedals I could finally spend more time driving instead of trying to get myself back on the track.

Couple this with an Oculus Rift for VR and suddenly I really like driving games, specifically Project Cars.

I've also tried Assetto Corsa and it's VR implementation is good, great even, but Project Cars handles it better - mostly because most of the menus in PC are more VR friendly and the ability to adjust your seating position up, down, forwards, backwards and also alter the convergence (3D strength) on the fly means every single car looks and feels great in VR.

Being able to look around the interior of each car, and driving from the cockpit is really immersive, and being able to look at each corner is a subtle, but great, improvement over a static "straight ahead" view. Physically looking at your mirrors to check behind also adds to the immersive feel.

Each car feels different to drive and you get a feel for your favourite tracks and vehicle types quite quickly.

I'm still not a great driver, but a force feedback wheel and VR make this game a lot of fun, and I'm so glad I spent the money.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
This game works correctly on my notebook (i5 3230m, gt720m 64bit memory, 8GB RAM). And this is one reason why I loved this game instantly. Played on Nordchleife with 31 cars and heavy rain with fog. Result? >20fps.. standard gfx settings.. unbelievable.. Assetto Corsa - bye!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
219.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
the Best racing game i ever played!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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