Slightly Mad Studios’ Project Cars remains one of the best racers on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, but never came to PlayStation VR (PSVR) despite being on PlayStation 4. But could its sequel, Project Cars 2, come to Sony’s headset?
It’s still a possibility, according to Creative Director Andy Tudor. Talking to Red Bull, Tudor stated that the team is “hard at work” on console VR support, but couldn’t confirm it would definitely be included. He reasoned that the studio needed to find a balance where the sacrifices made in performance and visuals to support PSVR weren’t affecting the gameplay at all.
“So therefore there’s a fine balance between what is visually acceptable and what is actually detrimental to gameplay, so we need to investigate it a little more, to make sure there’s no compromise on either end – either in visuals or gameplay,” Tudor said. “I’m sure there will have to be some sort of compromise, but the team are investigating where that line is drawn in the sand; where that balance is, and that’ll give a determination of where we proceed with PSVR, basically.”
When the game ships on PC later this year it will support both the Rift and Vive once more. Tudor also confirmed that the Xbox version of Project Cars 2 would support the upcoming improved Project Scorpio hardware, though didn’t get specific as to what tweaks the studio would make to it. Scorpio is expected to get mixed reality experiences in 2018, so it’s possible that the racing sim supports whatever headset is compatible with that console too.
We got to go hands-on with Project Cars 2 earlier this year. It still feels great to play and it’s just as beautiful as ever. Expect another contender for VR’s best racing gaming when it arrives in later 2017.