Mere hours after Porsche pulled the sheets off its new, 992-gen 911, the new flagship is already in a sim racer. What’s more surprising, it’s a new title. Say hello to Project CARS Pro.
PCARS Pro is a business-to-business venture from Slightly Mad Studios. Based on PCARS2, this first example is a collaboration between SMS, Porsche, and StarVR. The latter’s headset is a large part of what allows players to experience the new car. It features a 210-degree field of view, integrated eye tracking, and over 16 million sub-pixels.
Debuting at the LA Auto Show alongside the real deal, PCARS Pro offers many in attendance their first drive in the car ahead of its 2019 debut. For the debut, drivers will take in Porsche’s Leipzig test circuit, which arrived in PCARS2 via the Porsche Expansion earlier this year.
SMS’ Stephen Viljoen weighs in:
“Using Project CARS Pro in the unveiling experience of the new Porsche 911 Carrera S is very special for us. We’re developing the professional version of Project CARS for the automotive world to deliver a unique and distinct product with the ability to create unparalleled client experiences, and working with Porsche on this project, utilizing our professional simulation product before its official debut in 2019, is very exciting!”
The collab has sparked questions about when or if existing PCARS2 players can expect Porsche’s latest rear-engined marvel. The last DLC for the consumer game was September’s Ferrari pack.