Project CARS May Tear Up The Competition In 2014

Project CARS

The origin of Project CARS is considerably different from that of present day Forza Motorsport, Driveclub, Need for Speed and Gran Turismo. Slightly Mad Studios have funded the title through a combination of community and internal revenue. This creates a loyalty and investment in the title for anyone whom helped make it a reality. It doesn’t hurt that it’s the best looking racer (thus far) scheduled to release in 2014.

There are three prominent racing sims that are confirmed for release in 2014. Ubisoft’s The Crew (left), Sony’s Driveclub (center), and Slightly Mad’s Project CARS (right). The visual fidelity of all three racers is stunning, but Project CARS is decidedly better looking than its competition.

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Not only does it look better, Project CARS features dynamic time of day and localized weather, making each race distinctive and challenging. The built-in community Slightly Mad has cultivated during the development of Project CARS will undoubtedly contribute to its success once released. The fact that the studio’s proprietary MADNESS Engine will allow the title to release on PS4, Xbox One, SteamOS and Wii U makes it all the more appealing.

There will no doubt be other racers announced this year. It’s even possible that Gran Turismo 7 or a new Need for Speed could sneak into 2014, but that remains to be seen. When comparing the big three racers of 2014, it seems that Project CARS may leave it’s competition in the dust; and even that will probably look great.

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Dylan Zellmer

Dylan splits time between games journalism, designing video games, and playing them. Outside of his deep involvement in the games industry, he enjoys It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Shameless, A Song of Ice and Fire, fitness, and family.
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