Bandai Namco says it can ‘guarantee’ Project CARS’s new May 8 release date, as the game’s PC-like graphics options are revealed.
We’ve lost track of the number of release dates Project CARS has had now, but publisher Bandai Namco is promising that the latest one will absolutely be the last.
According to the tweet below the game will be out in the UK on May 8, which is actually slightly earlier than the previously promised ‘mid May’ suggested.
The game will be released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. But although it has been promised in the past there was again no mention of a Wii U version this time.
It certainly always seemed an odd game to appear on Nintendo’s console, not least because of the cutting edge visuals – which apparently have PC style graphics settings even on the consoles.
According to a Digital Foundry report the game’s options are grouped into menus named Visual FX, Authenticity, Field of View, and Movement. These in turn allow you to alter the options for things like bloom lighting, the appearance of rain and dirt, and ‘crepuscular rays’ – whatever they may be.
Such detailed options are commonplace on PCs, where varying hardware set-ups mean that users have to fine tune the settings for optimum use, but almost unheard of on consoles.
What is certainly commonplace though is fretting over resolution and frame rate, with developer Slightly Mad Studios confirming that the game runs at 60 frames per second and 1080p on PlayStation 4 and 60 frames per second but 900p on Xbox One.