Hype levels for Project CARS 2 continue to rise as we quickly approach its September 22 release date. Before that however, Slightly Mad Studios has released a new 4K trailer ahead of Gamescom next week.
The new trailer begins with a peek over a snow-covered mountainside before focusing on the game’s bread and butter: racing. While appearing cinematic, the mountainside view serves a purpose, as an Audi R18 Le Mans prototype navigates what appears to be a snowy Nürburgring.
Shortly after, the trailer breaks off into a series of car-watching and on-track action. Two Ferraris appear: the 488 GT3 and LaFerrari. The Prancing Horse marque is a new addition to the franchise. A previous trailer focused on which ten vehicles players can expect from the Italian brand in PCARS2.
The biggest takeaway from today’s trailer is the sheer variety of content available in the upcoming game. Whether it’s racing for position in karts, going all out in rallycross or gunning for top honors in prototype machinery, Project CARS 2 has a little bit of something for everyone.
Dynamic weather factors into that equation as well, offering a wet slip-n-slide experience, combined with the aforementioned snow conditions. Another piece of the puzzle is the impressive LiveTrack 3.0. LiveTrack tracks the angle of the sun, affecting track temperatures. In addition, PCARS2 will add varying seasons to the mix. Snowy Silverstone? Nürburgring as the leaves change color? Both present and accounted for in the sizeable track list.
The game will be present on the show floor at Gamescom next week. According to a recent live stream from SMS, fans can look forward to six racing rigs at the event, and new car/track combos compared to E3 2017.
The original Project CARS will also be making an appearance, too. The World Finals esports race will take place on the ESL Main Stage at 1500 local time on Wednesday. The game’s fastest teams will be competing for a €5,000 prize purse.
Project CARS 2 releases on September 22 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC platforms. Naturally the game will take advantage of the PS4 Pro’s additional horsepower and even more so for Xbox One X. This fall will see a three-way rumble between this, Gran Turismo Sport and Forza Motorsport 7, all releasing within a few weeks of each other.