Project Cars Preview – Oculus Rift brings revolution in racing games




“Are you ready to return to the real world again?” With this sentence, there is an abrupt end to the most impressive two-minute gaming at Gamescom 2014 The sleutelbegippen? ‘Project Cars’ and’ Oculus Rift. The racing game is several years prepared by Slightly Mad Studios, the ultimate simulation racer anyway a mainstream audience to appeal to, and the game experience with the VR goggles Oculus his absolute peak. Never has a racing game so intense, lively and very playable as Project Cars in combination with the Oculus Rift. Shame it in Cologne so recently might last.

The link between the Oculus Rift and Project Cars was actually no more than a footnote in the presentation that we got to see the car game, which in the past was ever going through life as Project Community Assisted Racing Simulator ‘. The road to the Gamescom 2014 is therefore a much more interesting than the average racer. Years ago, Slightly Mad Studios, known from GTR and Need for Speed: Shift, the insight that the future of game development was to create an active role for the community, and thus started the studio the “WMD” on, or: World of Mass Development. It could all interested parties support the game at an early stage, similar as consumers on a platform like Kickstarter can ‘backing’ projects.

The WMD platform has grown in recent years as cabbage and now has 80,000 members, all of which are more or less involved in the development of the game. In exchange for their early support, the WMD-members have access to any new ‘build’ of the game. They have the implementation of the various features also step through and work with the development team to make up the game one step better again and again – if it’s good – the game remains as they like to have him.

In addition to the community also have some real drivers an important role in the development. Slightly Mad Studios is working with Nicholas – brother – Hamilton, Ben Collins – who has become known as the second ‘Stig’ from Top Gear announced – and Oli Webb, who has driven in his career as a driver in various racing classes. According to the developers, the dates of automakers much of the feel of each car in the game, but the last few percents can only be perfected by experts. This are so few professionals enabled.


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