"Like all authentic racing simulation titles, there is no music during gameplay; car engines always take precedence. My job as composer is to try to enhance the player’s sense of immersion in this world of racing and deepen their emotional and psychological responses to it by ‘preparing’ them for the race. The music in the menu system is therefore dramatic, gripping, epic, gladiatorial and is infused with race day sounds - cars, crowds, tannoys - so that it links directly to the sound world they will be exposed to whilst racing. It tries to get inside the head of the racing driver and represent the range of emotions they feel - fear, excitement, nerves, adrenaline pumping, and danger. Imagine what it is like driving at Le Mans at 330 kph in the dark as you slice your way through traffic! As a result, it’s a varied score and reflects many facets of motorsport."
- Stephen Baysted, Audio Director
Make your drive to work, trip to the supermarket, or journey to a track day even more epic with the official Project CARS Original Soundtrack!
Coinciding with the Formula 1 British Grand Prix this weekend, the SMS-R Driver Network Championship heads to Silverstone for Round 8!
The Mid-Season Split fast approaches next week but this weekend it's all about setting a hot lap in the scorching British summer heat!
Check out this great video by CalHD taking you for a drive around Silverstone in an exciting race and access the SMS-R Driver Network Championship from the Community Events category in Race Central.
Have you created a Project CARS vehicle setup that helped lowering your lap times and you'd like to share it with the community? Or are you simply wondering what all those sliders and buttons do?
Either way, the brand new Project CARS Setup Database is the perfect destination!
Created by our ultra-talented World of Mass Development members RimanDK, Jussi, and Niklas, the Project CARS Setup Database allow easy sharing of car setups for all vehicles in Project CARS, making it easy for talented engineers to spread their knowledge and help everyone to squeeze those remaining last tenths out on track.
The database allows sharing and comparing of setups using an intuitive interface and you can even follow your favorite setup creator to never miss any of their next creations for your favorite car!
So head over to the Project CARS Setup Database and join in!
The latest SMS-R Driver Network Championship Standings are now finally available!
After the Re-Runs of Rounds 1 and 2, and the latest marathon Round 7 at Le Mans, the Top 20 is looking very different!
SoNiK from SDL Motorsport retains his top position extending his lead to 330 points after podium positions in Rounds 1, 2, and 7. He is now joined by teammates Atho and Yinato who have continually placed in the points during the course of the season proving consistency is king.
SDL's competition with BAM eSport is separated in the table by independent racer Schumi170388 who drops a place to 4th just 3 points shy of getting back into the Top 3.
BAM teammates Commando, Anto, Flawless, and ASIX13 fill out the middle of the pack on Xbox One with German team Alternate aTTaX in hot pursuit near the bottom of the table.
The heat is on therefore as we approach the Mid-Season Split with the next rounds heading to Silverstone and Nurburgring!
Project CARS is heading to Spain's biggest eSports event - Gamergy!
Held at the IFEMA in Madrid and hosted by the Liga de Videojuegos Profesional and the Electronic Sports League, Gamergy is home to over 40,000 attendees flocking to watch finals in League Of Legends, Starcraft, Hearthstone, and other high-profile titles.
And now, Project CARS joins them with two events - King Of The Asphalt and the Driver Network Cup!
During the weekend there'll also be two masterclasses and exhibitions by experienced pilots including Marcelo "Digiprost" Arconada The Masterclass will be held on Saturday and Sunday at 3:30pm.
And if that were not enough already... on Saturday an exhibition will be held on-stage , which players at home may follow via streaming (link to follow). Be sure to find Project CARS in the La Zona Driving area at the show!
With over 10 years of heritage and pedigree making some of the world’s most memorable and successful racing franchises – such as GTR, Need For Speed, and Test Drive – Slightly Mad Studios once again pioneered and innovated in 2015 by launching the critically-acclaimed and best-selling Project CARS; a game wholly funded and created by a passionate community of racing fans from around the world.
With tens of thousands of players testing the game, giving feedback on it, and creating assets for it throughout development, Project CARS has been hailed as a true competitor to long-established stalwarts, and as the market leader in both visual fidelity and technical expertise.
With an existing schedule of ON DEMAND content already underway to continue providing Project CARS with fresh new features, updates, and great things to play with throughout the year, Slightly Mad Studios now turns its attention to the future with the announcement of the continuation of the franchise with Project CARS 2. And once again, the sequel will be created, tested, and ultimately approved by you – the gamers - through the WMD Portal crowd-funding platform.
If you're a fan of eSports then the names Cloud 9 and Team SoloMid will be no strangers to you. With teams participating in League Of Legends, Hearthstone, Counter-Strike and more, both are dominant forces in the world of professional gaming.
And that's why we're teaming with Logitech Gaming to give fans some exclusive car liveries when you pre-order either the Driving Force G29 or G920 racing wheels.
Update 1.4 is now available across all platforms and addresses key issues identified by the community such as 'ghosting' on PS4, increased performance, improved AI behaviour, and additional functionality and support.
PROJECT CARS MULTI-PLATFORM PATCH 1.4 FIXED ISSUES
PHYSICS & AI
DRIVER NETWORK PROFILE
PITTING, TUNING, SETUPS
Project CARS was created by the community and via our ON DEMAND programme we’re committed to continuing that conversation with players to ensure it has the features and functionality expected by them throughout the year and beyond.
With ON DEMAND therefore, Project CARS players will continue to receive free game updates that include the following…
Already the community have been instrumental in giving us feedback on some key issues and areas for improvement so head over to our official forums and let your voice be heard on what features and improvements you’d like to see!
Starting at 2pm UK time today, Gaming Nation UK will once again (after a hugely successful race last year) be streaming 24 hours of in-game Le Mans racing to coincide with the real-life race happening at the same time!
And it's all for a good cause since they'll be raising money for Special Effect which aims to raise the quality of life for people with disabilities by helping them to benefit from the fun and inclusion of video games and creative technologies.
Please use the link below to donate...
Follow their blog throughout the day and watch the entire virtual race using the Twitch streams below...
Check out this jaw-dropping new Project CARS trailer from incredibly-talented World of Mass Development member JonZ!
Titled “Louder Than Words”, the six-minute video is a must watch for all Project CARS lovers!
The video trailer takes us for a ride through Project CARS’ WMD-powered development process that shaped what has become a best-selling title that has taken the gaming world by storm!
For more amazing Project CARS art, check out the Project CARS Artbook made by WMD member Stephane Behr here.
Project CARS fans from over 9 different countries spanning Canada to the Philippines, Finland to Turkey are on-site at Le Mans soaking in the atmosphere of the greatest endurance race on the planet!
Having then watched each of the Qualifying sessions, the crew are heading to the drivers parade in Le Mans town and also participating in a little Project CARS karting competition on the Le Mans Kart track so if you see them, be sure to say hello!
And remember, you can compete in the SMS-R Driver Network Championship Round 7 on the 24 Heures du Mans circuit in Project CARS all this weekend!
The results of the fifth and sixth rounds of the SMS-R Driver Network Championship are now in!
Competition is certainly heating up as we head towards the Le Mans round with BAM Anto losing his top place to the winner of the last four rounds SoniK from rival eSports team SDL Motorsport.
Behind them both, independent schumi170388 continues his consistent run with a place on the podium in the Championship Standings now with newcomer SDL Yinato coming up fast behind after a 2nd place finish at both Zolder and Oulton Park.
After a points calculation glitch was fixed, the correct accreditations have been now given to SDL Motorsport members Atho, Rossi46, and Racer who also jump into the Top 20 along with newly-recruited BAM eSports team-member Flawless raising up another three places.
Elsewhere, competitive times were placed by LiQuiD from German Technologiez, stazer92 from VirtualDrivers by TX3, and members of CQR Club running on their home turf.
Round 7 takes us to Le Mans to coincide with the 24 Heures du Mans this weekend!
Already, Project CARS drivers are just a few seconds off the pace from Qualifying session 1 so it's going to be exciting to see how virtual drivers stack up against the pros under the pressure of the weekend.
As promised too, Rounds 1 and 2 are also being re-run so that US players that weren't previously able to enter can now do so. All previously-set times will still be kept, but if you want to re-enter to improve your previous time then go for it!
The G29 and G920 Driving Force are the definitive sim racing hardware for Project CARS on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
REALISTIC FORCE FEEDBACK
Engineered with dual-motor force feedback, both the G29 and G920 realistically simulate the feel of your car with weight shift, realistic road conditions and tire wear, so you can sense under- or over-steering, traction loss and more. With helical gears modeled after the gearing used in car transmissions, you get exceptionally smooth, quiet and precise steering action. Anti-backlash hardware also keeps the wheel and pedal input tight, to maximize control.
Built to last, the wheels feature solid steel ball bearings in the wheel shaft, and stainless steel paddle shifters and pedals. High-quality, hand-stitched leather gives both the look and feel of a high-performance racecar wheel, and ensures a more comfortable and durable user experience. Additionally, built-in clamps and bolt points allow you to securely mount the wheel to a table or racing seat to minimize shifting or wobbling during aggressive maneuvers.
EASY TO ACCESS GAME CONTROLS
For seamless access to racing controls, the D-Pad, console buttons and semi-automatic paddle shifters are conveniently located. On the G29 Driving Force, LED indicator lights tell you exactly when to shift, so you can maintain maximum acceleration without taking your eyes off the track and a 24-point selection dial and plus/minus buttons let you also fine-tune your driving preferences.
RESPONSIVE PEDAL UNIT
A separate floor pedal unit lets you comfortably brake, accelerate and change gears, just as you would in an actual car, and also allows you to maintain a more realistic body position for driving. The nonlinear brake pedal mimics the performance of a pressure-sensitive brake system for a responsive, accurate braking feel. Additionally, both pedal units include a dedicated clutch, so gamers who want to test their abilities can have a truly immersive racing experience.
OPTIONAL DRIVING FORCE SHIFTER
Available as an optional add-on, the Driving Force Shifter is a six-speed manual gear stick with push-down reverse. The Driving Force Shifter features quality construction, with a solid steel gear shaft and hand-stitched leather boot and knob cover. Built-in clamps and bolt points also allow the Driving Force Shifter to be mounted securely.
The Logitech G29 Driving Force will be available in the US starting July, with the G920 Driving Force starting in October with both wheels being fully supported in Project CARS at launch.
For more info, check out the Logitech Gaming website or follow them on Twitter.
Starting this month Project CARS players will be able to compete in a virtual recreation of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship made possible by TORA (The Online Racing Association).
For the first time ever gamers from around the world can compete in a seven-round calendar closely resembling that of its real-world counterpart for the official title of TORA British GT Champion and watch the series on Motors TV across Europe.
"We're extremely proud and excited that Project CARS was chosen as the platform for this virtual championship to take place." said Andy Tudor, Creative Director at Slightly Mad Studios. "We're always looking for new ways to further blur the lines between reality and gaming, and to be able to approximate this prestigious series in-game as the real-life season progresses is going to be not only extremely exciting for fans to participate in but also to watch as Project CARS continues to push the boundaries into the world of eSports."
The car list consists of two classes - GT3 and GT4. The former contains the highest spec contemporary GT machinery found in motorsport, with high-power sportscars creating impressive amounts of downforce thanks to a specialised bodykit whilst the GT4 class more closely match their street-legal variants.
PROJECT CARS ON DEMAND is our commitment to keeping Project CARS up-to-date with the greatest, freshest, and most critical content whilst also allowing players to pick and choose the cars & tracks they want - without being locked in to a pre-paid scheme.
Project CARS was built for the future from day one and with PROJECT CARS ON DEMAND racing fans around the world will be able to enjoy a continually growing and evolving experience throughout 2015 with continual free updates that improve and expand upon the original core game, free cars and vehicle liveries delivered at no extra charge, and additional content made available without the usual obligation to purchase a long-term season pass.
The teams at both Slightly Mad Studios and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment are proud to announce today that Project CARS has already sold over a million units around the world!
With this huge success and the accolade of being the highest-rated racing game on PS4, Project CARS has now firmly positioned itself as one of the greatest driving experiences ever made - created by the fans, for the fans!
Get behind the wheel of one of the greatest racing games of its generation today on PlayStation®4, Xbox One and STEAM®...
With little over a week to go until the start of the 83rd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, racing driver Oliver Webb is in the final stages of preparation for his second attempt at one of the most gruelling challenges in motorsport.
The young Brit has completed final simulator sessions with Team SARD Morand in Paris, and heads to the French circuit looking to build on the podium finish secured on his debut last year.
Update 1.3 is now available for players on Xbox One that addresses some key issues identified by the community...
PROJECT CARS XBOX ONE PATCH 1.3 FIXED ISSUES
DRIVER NETWORK TIME TRIAL
DRIVER NETWORK GHOSTS
DRIVER NETWORK PROFILE
Project CARS was created by the community and we’re committed to continuing that conversation with players to ensure it has the features and functionality expected by them throughout the year and beyond.
At regular intervals therefore, Project CARS players will continue to receive free game updates that include the following…
Already the community have been instrumental in giving us feedback on the above Xbox One issues so head over to our official forums and let your voice be heard on what features and improvements you’d like to see!
The results of the third and fourth rounds of the SMS-R Driver Network Championship are now in!
Once again, tens of thousands of players participated in the third and fourth rounds with a good mix of competitive times at the top of the leaderboards across PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
After a points recalculation performed with the blessing of the BAM eSport team to only use teammate Anto's fastest times, he still managed to retain the top spot after Round 4 with a competitive time of 1:08.979 at the Azure Circuit. Teammates ASIX13 and SanKa also managed to stay in the top ten despite pro gaming team SDL Motorsport sweeping into the Championship Standings with three entries, most notably from team member SoniK.
Elsewhere, competitors Ti-tech, FinPro, and David Semperger proved that consistency is key with 3rd, 5th, and 8th place positions being taken.
This weekend, to coincide with the Silverstone Blancpain GT Sprint and the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix, players will be able to compete for the fastest times at Silverstone GP in Round 3 of the SMS-R Driver Network Championship and Round 4 on the Azure Circuit.
Consisting of a series of rounds that coincide with real-life motorsports events occurring throughout 2015/2016, the SMS-R Driver Network Championship is an in-game virtual racing season searching for the fastest Project CARS drivers from around the world.
Simply access the events from the Driver Network Community Events tab in-game and attempt to set the fastest leaderboard time before it expires. Points will then be awarded based on for leaderboard positions.
For more info, results, and current Championship standings check out our eSports page and our Facebook Events list.
Good luck to all that enter!
- SMS-Driver Network Championship update
- Sign up for Project CARS 2!
- Get exclusive Cloud 9 & TSM car liveries!
- Multi-platform 1.4 Update available
- The SMS-R Driver Network Championship heads to Le Mans!
- Logitech G29 & G920 announced!
- Play the Avon Tyres British GT Championship in Project CARS!
- Project CARS ON DEMAND revealed!
- Project CARS overtakes 1,000,000 sales!
- Update 1.3 is now available on Xbox One
- SMS-R Driver Network Championship update!
- Results from the SMS-R Driver Network Championship Rd 1 & 2
- Project CARS is now available worldwide!
- Community Livery Pack #1 is now live!
- The Project CARS Official Forums are now live! Head over & join in!
- Project CARS is now digitally activated!
- SMS-R Driver Network Championship season revealed!
- Driver Network features revealed!
- Launch trailer revealed!