A triple A game title is on its way to market, and it’s going to be a great time for racing simulation fans. Projects Cars 2 has been announced, and better yet, it will have support for VR.
There’s been many hundreds of games and bundles of VR games in the Oculus store and Steam, not to mention the thousands more available for android and iOS. Yet those huge, well-known, premiere studio-backed games (think Crysis, Tomb Raider, Gears of War) have been few and far in between for VR. Project Cars 2, with its announcement of VR support, is set to make its mark as one of the first premiere games for VR.
What’s best about this piece of news is how well this type of game fits the features of VR gaming. Both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive supports seated room scale detection, lending itself perfectly to the game mechanics of steering, shifting, and looking around the car and outside.
Slightly Mad Studios, the talented group of people responsible for creating the first Project Cars, concentrated on giving gamers over 125 cars to play with, all on over 100 unique tracks with varying weather conditions to make each play through unique and engaging.
It doesn’t hurt that the Project Cars 2 visuals is so beautiful – remember that the realistic visuals in games pre-VR technology was meant to pull players into the game world; this visual feast for the eyes, combined with VR’s inherent immersiveness, will definitely create a lovely experience for gaming and car fans alike.