Slightly Mad Studios has continually supported virtual reality (VR) players with its Project CARS racing series since 2016 and that will continue with 2020’s third instalment. The studio has announced that Project CARS 3 will be arriving soon, with PC VR support still included.
Over on the official Project CARS 3 website Slightly Mad Studios notes that the upcoming title will feature ‘Best-in-Class’ VR support for PC headsets like Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Valve Index. While the videogame will support PlayStation 4 the launch will continue a trend where PlayStation VR still isn’t included in that lineup.
Set to launch this summer, Project CARS 3 is set to feature over 140 tracks taking players around the world, 200 race and road spec cars to play with, as well as the option to customise them to their own personal tastes. These range from the cars’ liveries, internals – with realistic performance parts – and the look of the driver.
There will be plenty of new features by the sounds of it, from 12K support to authentic crash effects and car-to-car contact. Tracks will have a 24-hour cycle for day and night racing, dynamic seasonal changes and all-weather scenarios.
The studio also mentions that the racing title will new multiplayer and community modes, a ‘deeply engaging’ career mode and daily challenges to keep racing fans coming back again and again. Cars confirmed so far include the Acura NSX and NSX GT3 while Brazil’s Interlagos track will be a new addition to the circuit roster.
Project CARS 3 is shaping up to be the premier racing title of the year for VR fans, shame there’s still no PlayStation VR support. That might be because the ageing PlayStation 4 can’t quite handle pushing the slick graphics into VR. If Project CARS 3 supports the upcoming PlayStation 5 then maybe that’ll become a possibility.
As further updates are released, VRFocus will let you know.