Slightly Mad Studios, the team behind Project Cars has announced their going around track fast simulation will be going around the track on “next-gen” platforms next year, including the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Steam OS. The team has promised the new console versions will represent “new benchmarks of graphical fidelity and technical power” as team aims to set a “new standard” for car games. Additionally, the team revealed the Steam OS version will include “specific multiplayer and social features” that are apparently only possible on new operating system.
Ian Bell, the head of Slightly Mad Studios said Project Cars “led the pack” in terms of its “insane detail”. More hyperbole below.
“Whether that’s graphically in the craftsmanship of our cars and tracks, technically in the way we’ve approached weather and time of day, or emotionally in how each car feels and responds to your touch. These powerful new platforms allow us therefore to not compromise on the quality of our vision and ultimately that means players are going to experience something truly breathtaking when they get behind the wheel.”
Given the game is also releasing for the Wii U sometime next year, I’m not sure if the last sentence doesn’t imply that Nintendo’s latest is not quite up to the task Slightly Mad hoped it was. It’ll be interesting to see how that version stacks up next autumn.