Project Cars developer releases jaw-dropping screenshots

By Russ Boswell · 45 replies
Jan 3, 2014
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  1. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    xbox one and ps4 are 3-4yr old already...
  2. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,265   +436

    You are going to have to explain this to me cause I don't follow?
  3. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,335   +843

    Don't flame me cause I showed you a build here at TechSpot that costs over 2k
    He probably means that their hardware is 3-4 years old.
  4. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,335   +843

    New PC costs $5000. Don't lie.
  5. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,265   +436

    hmm well the gpus in both new consoles are based off the 7 series radeon's.

    And the released date for that series was January 9, 2012

    so even the 3-4 years number is wrong :p
  6. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    Well Xbox one specs 3-4yr old PS4 specs 1-2yr old if the rumours were true about the consoles using 7000 version GPU's.
  7. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,265   +436

    you cannot build a $500 pc and for that price it has no monitor.

    That will runs games better than a ps4 or Xbone that has far more optimization and no OS overhead to deal with.

    I understand your a pc gamer as am I but alteast speak the truth bro.
  8. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Evangelist Posts: 621   +122

    Well this thread really went somewhere...
  9. AnonymousSurfer

    AnonymousSurfer TS Guru Posts: 452   +40

    I feel it's quite the opposite. If there were no consoles, every developer would be lowering the graphics to perform on shitty PC's because people can't afford to upgrade every year. Think about all of the people you know with **** PC's and gaming consoles. Parents wouldn't be willing to drop 1000 bucks every two years, where as now they can buy a $400 console and let the kid play it for 6-8 years.
  10. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,040   +678

    lol@PC vs console fights still going on.
    Clearly you never heard of different MARKETS. People buy consoles because it's an attractive option for them. PERIOD!

    The same people that are saying we would be better off without consoles, are the same people that say we need [insert underdog company here] to keep prices low and innovation going forward.

    You are truly a confused bunch of people.
  11. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    Your telling me you wouldn't buy a i7 4960X for $10 if you could? lol couldn't resist ;) and if prices are the same then I am fine with that you get what you pay for currently any higher then it would be... a rip off...
  12. How about a playable demo? one car, one track, with a replay feature.
  13. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,146   +911

    Just thought I'd chime in here, This Christmas, me and my brother wanted to get our youngest brother a new gaming machine, he's had a Xbox 360 for years now and thought we'd update it with something else (PS4, Xbox One or PC). Guess what we did?

    PS4: £350
    Xbox One: £430

    PC was a Micro ATX build, 430 watt PSU, Small case, 640gb WD Black HDD, Core i3, 8GB 1600MHz RAM and Nvidia GTX660. This runs Battlefield 4 on High at 60fps at 1080p. The game also cost £20 as it was on sale. Only other thing we added to the setup was an adapter to allow his 360 controllers wirelessly. That means an Xbox One plus game (£60 still) would have cost more!

    I'm sorry folks, but anyone who buys a console these days must be either very special, Love to talk to machines or just want Halo / Forza / Gran Turismo / Naughty Dog games. I'm the latter, only reason I got a PS3 was for The Last of Us. But if your looking to buying a gaming machine right now, you'd have to be crazy not to go the PC route, Get the console later when it's a reasonable price and has the games worth playing.

    Steams big screen mode is just fantastic, for the odd moment he needs a mouse (usually to get into Uplay/Origin games) he already had a wireless keyboard+touch pad combo to do so. He started with no games, with £45 he now has a little over 30 games. To add to this, the PC stays quieter than the PS4 and produces less heat than both the PS4 and Xbox One (I've tested this myself with BF4).

    Now don't get me wrong, I'm hearing all you people who are claiming they are for "different markets" but if you are looking to replace your current console, the cheapest route is a PC, end of story, hardware costs are a tiny bit more but games are 75% cheaper easily making the PC cheaper, no need for new controllers and can be upgraded with a new Graphics card is 1-2 years time IF (a big if there) you want to keep up with the latest graphics. You can play games from 1996 and still work today plus the modding community, all free online services and pretty much all games save to the cloud these days.

    Now we're getting down to the real reason you'd buy a console right now:
    Console is for the person who is not smart enough to install Windows or build a PC, It turns out, there is a shocking amount of people out there that can't and just don't care, That's also fine with me, keeps me in a Job and I get to enjoy my games in a superior graphics quality for less money, as the saying goes "no skin off my back"...

    Or something like that xD
  14. Dukenukemx

    Dukenukemx TS Member Posts: 71   +16

  15. Dukenukemx

    Dukenukemx TS Member Posts: 71   +16

  16. Wow you chat some **** don't you?

    1. They have known from the beginning what platforms they were aiming for. It was always going to be a multiplatform game with the PC being the lead platform. You can't make a high end big budgeted game such as a racing simulator and only have it on the PC as you wont be able to make a profit. Iracing has its subscription fees and most pc simulators aren't big budget games.

    2 Erm these guys have 20 years of experience of making simulators and majority of the people were in simbin and made classics like GT legends and GTR series. Essentially this is the real "simbin" people making the spiritual successor to GTR2. And just because the game is on consoles as well doesn't mean its can't be a full blooded simulator.

    3. Games take a few years to produce, so I'm struggling to see your point?

    4.The aim of this project is to be the best of the best in every department. And you really think rfactor engine is able of producing good graphics? you need glasses.

    5. Look on youtube there are thousands of trailers and gameplay videos.
  17. SirGCal

    SirGCal TS Maniac Posts: 365   +136

    While I will give them that it's a nice looking setup; the broad focus will also be interesting. PCs may just be bored with the content at that point, we'll see.

    However the one big issue I have other then the fade textures, is the rain drops. Looking at the blog, one that jumped out at me was the nose shot of the blue McLaren, wet. Water droplets do not sit on a car in that fassion. Looks like it has the mumps or something. Especially high-performance rigs which would have a type of RainX on the windows, those would be nearly clean; aside from that, the droplets wouldn't stick to a properly waxed car at all, and a poorly one would only have droplets on the more horizontal surfaces. And then the wheels and tires are bone dry. Should be darker marks on the rubber and... well guess that's all moot. At best, it looks like someone sprayed clumped up silicone to the vehicle body. At least to me, it looks VERY bad. Dry shots look amazing.
  18. ffllame12

    ffllame12 TS Rookie

    The last part is what got me. Some people don't have the funds to build their own computers. some people are only kids and don't have the knowledge to build one of these things. you can't just learn how to build a computer magically, you are taught whether by video or however you learned it.

    Also, PC games have nothing to do with platforms, the reason why you don't get your stunning games made only for PC is because the cost of making such a game would be more expensive to make and not everyone has a supercomputer.The intended audience would be about 15% of gamers.
  19. You have made a lot of "fact" statements there, but then say you need video to see what it's really like. So your statements above are merely your opinion, which you are entitled to. The fact is the game is being developed as a hardcore racing sim for PC, it will then be made accessible using driving aids and joypad filtering for console users. That has been clearly stated since day one. Also, your comment regarding the "sim community" not being involved is bizarre given that thousands of sim racers download and have contributed to WMD and pCars, including Kunos who is responsible for Assetto Corsa, although obviously he is mainly there to spy. 2014 is going to be a great year for racing games and sim racers alike, celebrate that rather than slagging off pCars with your biased and uninformed opinion.
  20. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,146   +911

    Ok first of all the computer setup quoted was £20 more than an Xbox One, if you can afford an Xbox One, you can afford the PC quoted as it equaled less than the Xbox One overall, Secondly, if Money is tight, why the hell are you buying a console in the first place? At least with a PC you could use it for more productive work as well thus making it the better investment.

    My last part was exactly that, people just don't want to build a computer because they can't be bothered to learn or just plain out right don't want to, again as per my post, I don't care, these people to me seem like the only people who would spend more than £300 on a console at launch when no decent games are on the platforms yet.

    Ok the bit about platforms doesn't quite make sense, care to elaborate?
    You do get your stunning games on PC though, PC games have the ability to change quality level for the setup you have, BF4 we'll take for example, my bro has a core i3 and nVidia 660, I have a Core i7 and Nvidia 780, he can play on high, I can play on Ultra, It's that simple. If developers felt not enough people would use the higher graphical settings, why developers ever bothered with anything more than what Doom II could conjure up is beyond me... (yes that was sarcasm)
  21. Assetto Corsa.

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