- New – Friends Leaderboards – players can now toggle between viewing ‘ALL’ and ‘FRIENDS ONLY’ on the leaderboards screen.
- New – Multiplayer Spectate Mode – players can now choose to ‘Retire to Pit Box’ during a race, and then spectate the ongoing race.
- Enhanced MP vehicle grouping – online races now use real-world vehicle classes. This results in far better vehicle performance matching for online races.
- New – added an Online Browse feature whereby the player can browse for specific lobbies.
- Enhanced Setup and Pit Strategy system – players are now provided with information regarding current and upcoming weather, remaining session duration, current track temperatures, and more.
- Enhanced HUD and Telemetry tyre info system – players can now see in real time which tyre compounds they are currently using, what each tyre’s pressure is, and how much each tyre is worn.
- Enhanced Cut Track detection system – the system used to detect cut tracks is now far more accurate and 'fair'.
- DLC Career Contract support – the game now supports the addition of career contracts for new DLC vehicles so that players can use applicable cars in their core career series.
- Enhanced Replay system – players can now access Photo Mode from within a replay, and can switch between cars during a replay.
- New – Force Feedback – implemented the ability via menu sliders for the user to manually tweak the menu spring strength, stationary / low speed spring strength, and overall steering gain.
- New – the Force Feedback Calibration screen now features a multiple force feedback profile selection system whereby the user can select a base FFB style that suits personal preference, and then tweak it further as desired.
- Enhanced Weather system – all vehicles are updated with new window rain effects, featuring dynamic rivulets, much more realistic looking water drops, and wiper blade trail effects.
Feature Update 3.0 is now available across all platforms adding Friend Leaderboards, Multiplayer Spectator Mode, Lobby Browsing on Xbox One, improved Setup and Pit Strategy features, further enhancements to the Track Cut detection system, and much more!
NEW & ENHANCED FEATURE SUMMARY
Today, Project CARS continues its programme of continual updates and fresh content delivery with the release of the Old Vs New Car Pack featuring three retro machines and their modern-day counterparts...
As home supplier for Max Verstappen’s virtual racing setup, Playseat® welcomed the youngest Formula 1 driver ever with open arms at their headquarters.
In between the Formula 1 GP’s of Hungary and Belgium, Max Verstappen and his dad, Jos, came by for a visit. It was great to have them over and see how skilled Max Verstappen is in virtual racing; all the hours of training with a Playseat® racing simulator at home definitely paid off!
Max visibly enjoyed racing Project CARS in the Playseat® Red Bull Racing and was very eager to set the best possible times on the virtual tracks. After an entire day of racing, Max got his racing setup at home updated, with a new Playseat® F1 Red Bull Racing and accessories like the Playseat® TV Stand – PRO-3S for the best experience.
Coinciding with the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix this weekend, the SMS-R Driver Network Championship heads to the iconic Spa-Francorchamps for Round 11!
Check out this great hotlap by Driver Network member MrKartoffelStampfer...
Access the SMS-R Driver Network Championship from the Community Events category in Race Central.
Update 23rd August - Due to an inconsistency found between Feature Updates 2.0 and 3.0, Round 11 will be re-reun (all current times will be voided) at a future date.
The results of Round 10 at Snetterton are now in!
As we head into the second half of the season the gap is now closing between Championship leader SoniK from SDL Motorsport and the growing masses of newly-formed team Team Shark Racing as teammates Atho lead the charge here with Yinato closely behind.
Remaining in 4th place, independent player Schumi continues to remain consistent and extends his lead over SDL's Rossi46 whilst FinPro keeps his 7th place position after a disappointing result.
Elsewhere, both Alternate Attax and German Technologiez continue to push into the top half of the standings whilst teams Viking and EMW begin to gain momentum with more points earned.
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Project CARS eSports Live at Gamescom is now over and Finnish driver FinPro has taken home the Logitech Project CARS Trophy with a close win ahead of Racer from GT Club, and SoniK from SDL Motorsport!
After battling through the dry heat of Watkin's Glen, the overcast sweeping curves of Donington, the tight streets of the French Riviera, the terrifying forest of Spa-Francorchamps, and the blazing sunset of Dubai, Finnish pro driver FinPro kept his calm and became the proud winner of the Logitech Project CARS Trophy along with a G29 Driving Force wheel, a Proteus Core mouse, G430 headphones and a PlaySeat Evolution chair!
Thank you to all our fans that turned up to watch the final both at the show and online, the atmosphere was electric throughout with screams of delight, tears of defeat, and laser-focus as these pro players took to the track.
For those that couldn't attend, you can catch up with how it all went down on our dedicated Gamescom 2015 page. And for those wanting to join in the action, head over to our eSports page to get a rundown of events that are going on during August.
The finalists have been flown over and the wildcards have been selected and on Sunday 9th August you too can watch the live final and see who will take home the Logitech Project CARS Trophy, a Logitech G29, and a Playseat Evolution!
We'll also be handing out t-shirts, clap sticks, Blu-Rays, caps, and Cloud 9/Team SoloMid vehicle livery codes so tune in to the Logitech G Twitch channel below at 11am CEST for music, interviews, and commentary throughout...
After much review and adjudication the results from Round 9 of the SMS-R Driver Network Championship are now in!
Due to a failing in the Track Cutting detection system allowing players to unfairly drive over the Mercedes-Arena and Veedol corners without penalty, the manual review process for this round was quite exhaustive. When coupled with some players using alternate accounts to post entries, the verification and accrediting of points was complicated and brought to light the need for a new regulation to be put in place.
Rules & regulations are there to provide clarity and formality to the structure of the championship and as Project CARS continues to push into the world of eSports, it became clear that a common standard practice should be implemented for the future...
"From August 7th inclusive and onwards, all players participating in the SMS-R Driver Network Championship must do so using their 'primary' account. Any entries posted using alternate Xbox Live Gamertags, PSN IDs, or Steam Profiles will not be accredited to the primary account."
Enabling this regulation:
As ever, we continue to listen to the community and aim to react accordingly to any concerns or feedback you may have.
Round 10 heads to Snetterton, tying in with Round 7 of the British Touring Car Championship. Good luck to all that enter and good luck to Nicolas Hamilton this weekend!
Take home the Logitech Driver Network Cup!
That's right! Attendees to this year's Gamescom show in Cologne, Germany will be able to play for a wildcard spot in the final alongside three of the best Project CARS players from around the world!
Set the fastest time at the end of each day during the show and you'll get a ticket straight to the final where you'll then compete in a sequence of races alongside your fellow finalists for the Logitech Driver Network Cup and prizes courtesy of Logitech Gaming -all streamed worldwide via Twitch!
We'll also be handing out exclusive Livery Pack codes so you can take home these beautiful vehicle liveries sporting Logitech G, Cloud 9, and Team SoloMid designs!
Head to the Logitech Red Bull stand over in Hall 8 and follow the action with pictures & video uploaded during the event here.
Whether you’re on the starting grid ready to take part in a virtual event or out on the track watching a real one, you can now represent Project CARS with a range of eye-catching apparel and accessories available from our Official Store!
Featuring everything from caps to tees, hoodies to mousemats, and jackets to stickers, the Summer Collection includes everything you need to show your allegiance to Project CARS during the height of the motorsports calendar.
Registration is now open for ESL players to participate in the first Project CARS PlayStation Plus Europe Cup!
With €1000 (or equivalent value) on offer for the winner, the Project CARS PlayStation Plus Cup is an official PlayStation® Plus tournament run by ESL and can be your start for a gaming career! Compete against players from all over Europe, make new friends and enjoy a gaming experience you have never had before. Do you think you have what it takes to be the best in Europe? Then prove it!
Today, Project CARS continues its programme of continual updates and fresh content delivery today with its first Track Expansion featuring New Zealand’s Ruapuna Park circuit and three iconic Audi racing cars.
Comprising of five unique layouts, Ruapuna Park International Raceway is New Zealand's premier motor racing facility, located 13 kilometers west of Christchurch, New Zealand.
Hosting some of New Zealand's most exciting racing events, including the prestigious Lady Wigram Trophy and an annual round of the New Zealand V8s series, the track's main 3.3 kilometer layout runs in an anti-clockwise direction and its challenging layout incorporates many fast sweeping corners that reward smooth and precise drivers.
With the Audi R18 e-tron quattro, six-time American Le Mans Series winner Audi R8 LMP900, and 1989 Audi 90 IMSA GTO rounding out this expansion, all players will additionally be able to get behind the wheel of the coveted and limited run Audi A1 quattro with delivery of their second Free Car.
The new cars can be put into action right away in three exciting new invitational events that expand Project CARS' extensive single player career mode even further.
And as if that wasn’t enough, the second pack of Community Liveries includes an amazing community-created livery for the Ford Escort Mk 1 as well as six real-life DTM liveries for the Mercedes 190E 2.5-16 Evolution2.
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. With continual Feature Updates addressing items identified by the community and introducing new functionality, exciting Free Cars and beautiful Community-created Liveries, and a variety of themed Car Packs and Track Expansions, Project CARS is built for the future and continues to be a growing and evolving experience throughout 2015 and beyond led by the racing community around the world.
The experts over at PC Gamer have spoken and their verdict is loud and clear: Project CARS is the best racing experience PC gamers can get topping the magazine’s "Brand-new Best PC Racing Games" list!
"Project CARS gets to the top of the list by being the "desert island" racing game. If I could only take one of these games with me to a permanent gaming exile, Project CARS would be the one I choose.
Experience Project CARS yourself by ordering your copy today!
Project CARS’ smashing success around the globe has not only brought intense and realistic racing action into a million homes but also introduced gamers to one of the hottest new racing series around: Formula Gulf!
The WMD-powered title is the first racing simulation to feature the Middle Eastern’s most popular racing series as well as the Dubai Autodrome, one of the series’ calendar fixtures.
The presence of Formula Gulf in Project CARS doesn't just allow everyone to experience the series itself, but it will also help shape the real-life event since GulfSport Racing will be using Project CARS to train its newest batch of drivers ahead of the series’ 2015/2016 season that is due to start in October.
“It presents a great opportunity to start and learn left foot braking, changing gear using the sequential gearbox and of course learn the different configurations of the Dubai Autodrome,“ GulfSport’s Martin Hope commented.
“The sim has been in development for some time and very careful attention was paid to replicate the driving dynamics and characteristics of the cars, producing some amazing results.”
Everyone can experience the thrill of being a Formula Gulf driver in Project CARS by giving the FG1000 car a spin today!
Designed by Ralph Firman Racing, the FG1000 single seater weighs 400 kilograms and is powered by a Suzuki GSX-R K8 superbike engine producing 150bhp. The car is equipped with a six-speed sequential gearbox, 4-pot AP Racing brakes, Formula 3-spec tires as well as an EVO 4 data logging system.
More info on the Formula Gulf series is available on their official website.
Feature Update 2.0 is now available across all platforms adding improved multiplayer search functionality, increased performance, motion control for DualShock 4, better AI, fixes to Pit Stops, improved Track Cutting detection, and much more!
ONLINE & COMMUNITY EVENTS
PHYSICS & AI
PITTING, TUNING, AND SETUPS
Project CARS was created by the community and via our ON DEMAND program 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!
Also stay tuned next week for info on the first Track Expansion and free car and livery content!
After 8 gruelling rounds of heavy competition, controversy, new regulations, and improvements to ensure fair play, the middle of the SMS-R Driver Network Championship season is upon us!
And for Round 9 at Nurburgring GP we have a very special prize for the top racers - set the fastest time to be flown all-expenses paid to this year's Gamescom expo in Germany!
That's right! We'll be taking the fastest player on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC all the way to Cologne, Germany where they'll then get to compete on-stage with two wildcard entries from the show for the Logitech Driver Network Cup and prizes courtesy of Logitech Gaming!
So get going! The Mid-Season Split is available in-game right now until the 20th July via the Driver Network Community Event tab of Race Central. And don't worry - if you don't manage to be the pack leader by the end you can still come along and compete each day at Gamescom for a wildcard place in the final!
NOTE TO ENTRANTS
As with all SMS-R Driver Network Championship rounds, all participants must ensure their ghost data is available for verification. Failure to comply with this will result in entries not being counted. Similarly, any ghost data deemed suspicious or fraudulent will be ignored. Any team members found guilty of cheating or unsportsmanlike behaviour will have their entries removed along with all entries from their teammates. A full list of Prize Giveaway Terms can be found here and eSport Regulations can be found here.
After completing 545 laps at the 24H Paul Ricard this weekend, drivers Smith, Kaye, Leemhuis, and Morrall raced to victory in the SP2 class Project CARS-branded Ford Focus V8 Silhouette car!
ALL PICTURES COURTESY OF 24HSERIES.COM
The SMS-R Driver Network Championship Mid-Season approaches and we have something very special planned thanks to our partners at Logitech!
Compete at the Nurburgring GP in Round 9 of the SMS-R Driver Network Championship and set the fastest time to be flown all-expenses paid to this year's Gamescom expo in Germany!
That's right! We'll be taking the fastest player on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC from Round 9 all the way to Cologne, Germany where they'll then get to compete on-stage with two wildcard entries from the show for the Logitech Driver Network Cup and prizes courtesy of Logitech Gaming!
So get practising! The Mid-Season Split is available in-game from 17th-20th July via the Driver Network Community Event tab of Race Central. And don't worry - if you don't manage to be the pack leader by the end you can still come along and compete each day at Gamescom for a wildcard place in the final!
- The Old Vs New Car Pack is now available!
- Feature Update 3.0 is now available!
- SMS-R Driver Network Championship Round 10 results now in!
- Check out photos of Project CARS eSports Live at Gamescom!
- The Official Project CARS Store is now open!
- Audi Ruapuna Park Track Expansion now available!
- On Demand Feature Update 2.0 now available!
- Win a trip to Gamescom with Logitech!
- Project CARS Soundtrack now available!
- 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!