Project CARS is the ultimate driver journey!
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Release Date: Mar 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.

• 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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Demonsion
45.3 hrs
Posted: August 30
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5LRXBQdRo0

Project Cars is an overwhelmingly good starting point for any newcomer to mostly Circuit racing. It's the perfect blend of realism and breathtaking beauty at high speed. An outstanding number of vehicles to choose from. From 1960's Formula 1 to modern day Formula 1. Le Mans LMP. Go Karts. Street Cars. There is literally something for everyone in terms of racing cars. But that is all that this game is. Racing. If you are wanting to get out of your vehicle and shoot someone up this isn't the game for you. If you are expecting to do something other than a ton of laps around the same tracks... this game isn't for you. But if you're willing to open up to what racing really is and the fact that going around a track is fundamentally all there is to it, then you may just be worthy of experiencing the beauty in that fundamental aspect.

What is the beauty you may ask? Well... it's the beauty of the atomic atmosphere of a circuit on a race day. Buzzing with lights and camera flashes. The tires on the pavement making contact, creating grip and launching you into the blurry speeds of the gods. . . . . lol. Just race damnit.
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ElNino
56.3 hrs
Posted: August 29
Initially it looks great. I can get a really good looking FOV in this game. The deeper you go, the more rough edges you run into. The menus and the way they work are a pain, often making things difficult to find, especially deeper options. I always load up this game for a few runs, but in the end something always turns me off and I head back to my other sim racers (Raceroom and Assetto Corsa), which are more focused and refined in their bases, and just offer what feels like a more realistic driving experience. Impressive at first and a good effort, but just too many rough edges to keep me around. Perhaps tries to do or be too much instead of focusing on one area.
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HairWINz/ Coffeeshake
11.3 hrs
Posted: August 29
All hype crappy force feedback. Did the developers even listen to the "real world drivers" that helped develop the game?
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handeggfan 1 <Keke9>
1.6 hrs
Posted: August 28
Very realistic game, however too hardcore and not casual at all. All vehicles are unlocked and there are mods that can give you some other cars, but don't buy this thinking it's laid back fun. It's very competitive and that's the fun of it. Also DO NOT BUY if you don't have a wheel. Mouse/Keyboard is Impossible and wheel is 100x better
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zool
41.0 hrs
Posted: August 28
great graphics and everything. That's it. Every race sucks because of the chrashes during start.
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Pikadourei666
30.4 hrs
Posted: August 28
I give this game 0/10 just because of Ian Bell. Oh, and game is boring as ♥♥♥♥ (and buggy as well), there are much better car simulations out there.
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TAP | Pooginator
13.7 hrs
Posted: August 28
I wanna tell you why you should buy this game. Do you enjoy crashing into AI? Causing a large crash, do you want to mess up on one corner, do a 360, and be completely fine. Do you want to do large flips over and over again? If one, or all of these apply to you, then give the game a shot, cause it will be perfect for you. XD
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scaffyn
0.7 hrs
Posted: August 28
How do change the screen size ? it show far to big on my 28i screen , on start up ???
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deNu
2.9 hrs
Posted: August 28
g27/g29 + project cars = perfect combination.
Love the sensation :)
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*QGR* L'Acadien
192.6 hrs
Posted: August 27
Good racing game! Alot of cars and tracks. Hours of fun!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
46 of 80 people (58%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
172.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
I have 170 hours logged in the game, but about 50 of them are using the internet trying to figure out how to get the thing running stable, and 100 trying to work out how the force feedback works. It is the worst implementation of force feedback I have ever seen in any game ever. There are so many settings, and no matter what I do, I feel like I'm driving a boat that somehow suffers from snap oversteer.

Of the 20 hours I have actually played, the AI drive like pastor maldonado on a sugar high, and the career mode is about as rewarding as watching paint dry, only to decide you dont like the colour.

However credit to the art and sound team, the game looks and sounds really good

2/10 Quite possibly the worst but prettiest racing sim I've ever played.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
Very realistic game, however too hardcore and not casual at all. All vehicles are unlocked and there are mods that can give you some other cars, but don't buy this thinking it's laid back fun. It's very competitive and that's the fun of it. Also DO NOT BUY if you don't have a wheel. Mouse/Keyboard is Impossible and wheel is 100x better
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
56.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
Initially it looks great. I can get a really good looking FOV in this game. The deeper you go, the more rough edges you run into. The menus and the way they work are a pain, often making things difficult to find, especially deeper options. I always load up this game for a few runs, but in the end something always turns me off and I head back to my other sim racers (Raceroom and Assetto Corsa), which are more focused and refined in their bases, and just offer what feels like a more realistic driving experience. Impressive at first and a good effort, but just too many rough edges to keep me around. Perhaps tries to do or be too much instead of focusing on one area.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
This is a really good game. I just wished there were more cars.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
awesome game get it. very nice optimized. nice graphic and reflections
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
All hype crappy force feedback. Did the developers even listen to the "real world drivers" that helped develop the game?
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
With a Logitec Driving Force Pro... You'll feel glorious. Just think about it with a more modern steering wheel like Thrustmaster or Logitech G29/920 ;)
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941 of 1,096 people (86%) found this review helpful
33 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 15, 2015
├Honest Review┤
Review is based on current state of game.

Game Pros
• Clean menu
• Beautiful Graphics
• Smooth Gameplay
• VR Hardware Support
• A lot of different controller supports
• Decent selection of cars to choose from
• Manual or Auto Transmission optional
• Damage effects car performance (If enabled in race setup, you can make pit stops to fix damage)
• Weather Effects car performance
• Online Play (And private races for just you and friends)
• In-depth car statistics while racing (Tire heat, Vibration, RPM..etc)
• Text bubbles help you with complicated mechanics

Game Cons
• Non-friendly to players new to racing games
• No full on multiclass races
• The AI doesn't know when it's appropriate to let someone pass and ends up crashing into you
• You get penalized due to fault of another player forcing you to go off track
• AI ignores flagging system (Wont get all the same penalties you would)

Relateable Games
• Forza (Only in a few aspects)

Conclusion
Project Cars is a realistic racing game. While racing you must account for everything. This isn't another racing game where you can speed through corners to pass up other racers. One little mistake can cost you the race. So if you are looking for a racing experience that allows you to make many tests of trials and error to create your own personal setup. Then this is the game for you.

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871 of 1,012 people (86%) found this review helpful
170 people found this review funny
Recommended
163.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 22, 2015
Graphics - 10/10
Gameplay - 9/10 (I hate you McLaren F1, I can understand why Rowan Atkinson crashed driving you)
AI - 7/10 (reading a lot of criticism about it in the forums clouded my judgment a bit)
Online - 6/10 (kids, go play NFS please, i'm sick of you ramming others)
Soundtrack - 10/10 (I can leave the main screen on even if not playing, just for the music!)

Overall - 8/10
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403 of 464 people (87%) found this review helpful
35 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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