Project CARS video compares the game to real life (and wins)

A new video pits the game against real life, with BMW cars racing a lap at Laguna Seca in the real and virtual worlds. And which version reigns supreme? Unfortunately for reality, we'd say the game wins.

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Perhaps the biggest selling point of Slightly Mad Studios' crowdfunded racing game Project CARS is the graphics. We're not entirely sure what kind of voodoo magic is responsible for these visuals, but they're unquestionably impressive.

A new video (via Kotaku) pits the game against real life, with BMW cars racing a lap at Laguna Seca in the real and virtual worlds. The game is set to "Ultra" graphics on a Radeon HD 7850 OC with a Logitech G27 steering wheel. And which version reigns supreme? Unfortunately for reality, we'd say the game wins. It doesn't look as worn down as the real-world counterpart.

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    April 28, 2014 10:00 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Project CARS video compares the game to real life (and wins).

    A new video pits the game against real life, with BMW cars racing a lap at Laguna Seca in the real and virtual worlds. And which version reigns supreme? Unfortunately for reality, we'd say the game wins.

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      April 28, 2014 1:27 PM

      notice that the draw distance is worse in real life

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      April 28, 2014 2:06 PM

      Its interesting how the game still feels odd at times because you DONT get the whacky lens distortion that the real car with the camera gets which is by nature of being a video fake.

      My brain hurts now. Pretty game is pretty.

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        April 28, 2014 5:02 PM

        are there any games that actually do real curved projection? The only things I can think of that do this right are very old Fisheye Quake http://strlen.com/gfxengine/fisheyequake/ and the Ocuface Riftbookuloo. I think a couple of games have sniper scope effects that apply a fisheye distortion just for looks...
        Fisheye Quake used software renderer but I'm sure a modern gpu could do it in cuda or whatever.

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      April 28, 2014 2:47 PM

      wow that looks great. The only thing that gives it away is the aliasing on thin stuff like fence posts, etc.

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      April 28, 2014 2:50 PM

      That's pretty awesome. Although, it makes it obvious how much more they reflect on the hood of the car in the game vs reality. I wish they would tone that down, but I don't drive in that view so I guess it doesn't matter.

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      April 28, 2014 5:37 PM

      Someone tell god he needs to upgrade his GPU, our real world frame rates and rendering aren't holding up to our budget PCs anymore.

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      April 28, 2014 5:46 PM

      I'm definitely looking forward to this one.

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