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Projects CARS was recently a free Games with Gold title for Xbox One owners and has become quite a popular title since its release. The developers recently confirmed a sequel and the good news is that it’ll support Project Scorpio. In an interview with RedBull, creative director Andy Tudor said:
“We’re all gadget freaks at our studio, so if there’s any wheel, pedal…and also Microsoft Scorpio, we will always be looking to utilize them in some way. I can confirm that PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox Scorpio will get some sort of improvements, but we can’t really talk about the Scorpio stuff at the moment, because not very much is known. You’ll have to wait until Microsoft themselves reveal more information on that.”
Considering that Project CARS 2 is a simulation title, players can probably expect the game to run at a checkboarded 1800p 60 FPS on PlayStation 4 Pro and native 4K 60 FPS on Project Scorpio. Project CARS suffered from a lot of texture issues when it came to shadows and lighting so hopefully the sequel addresses these concerns by further optimizing the engine.
The game is aiming for a September release date—possibly the same time when Forza Motorsport 7 hits Xbox One—so it’ll be an interesting showdown. Considering that Forza Motorsport 7 is a first-party title, it’s bound to look and play better than Project CARS 2 on Xbox One and Project Scorpio, but it never hurts to have variety. Project CARS was praised for its realism and hopefully its successor raises the bar again. If Slightly Mad Studios are able to fix the technical shortcomings of the engine, then it can even give Forza Motorsport 7 some serious competition. One thing’s for certain though, this is definitely going to be an interesting clash.