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Project CARS 2

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Racing
Publisher: Bandai Namco Games
Developer: Slightly Mad Studios
Release Date: Sept. 22, 2017

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'Project CARS 2' (ALL) Career Mode Details - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2017 @ 7:58 a.m. PDT

Project CARS 2 aims to include the largest track roster ever with 50 unique locations and over 200 playable tracks – and introduces ‘loose surface’ racing with dirt, gravel, mud, and snow courses.

Project CARS 2 features an expanded roster of over 170 cars and 60+ tracks, brand-new fan-requested Online Championships game mode, and additional racing disciplines – including ice, dirt, snow, and mud racing – over its critically acclaimed, ground-breaking predecessor (Project CARS). All of this racing action can be presented at up to 12K resolution graphics (achieved through linking three 4K PC monitors together to present a panoramic driver’s view) with VR support, making Project CARS 2 the most immersive and technically advanced racing simulation experience.

Passion for motorsport is embodied in the fan-requested multi-class racing that allows drivers to compete in a field of multiple car classes which replicates the world’s most famous endurance racing championships, past and present. Whether its iconic cars from the golden age of sportscars, modern prototypes, or GT3, all classes of car can now race together in either single or championship mode as Project CARS 2 scores the driver’s position not just overall, but also in-class.

Capturing all the thrills of motorsport means drivers competing in any car, anytime, anywhere, off- and-online, against both in-class competitors and other classes too.

Feel the adrenaline rush as you close-in fast on a GT race car in the coldness of night at Le Mans in your Le Mans Prototype; scan your mirrors on a wet day at the Nürburgring as a Porsche 911 GT3 R monster bursts from the fog and cuts past your Renault Clio as if you were standing still. This is motorsport in Project CARS 2.

Created by gamers and fine-tuned by professional racing drivers, Project CARS 2 delivers an unparalleled racing experience to players of all skill levels. To achieve this goal, Project CARS 2 utilizes leading-edge visuals, precise car physics, and realistic A.I. designed to mimic a competitive driver’s heart and mind that is sure to challenge players. The use of Slightly Mad Studios’ proprietary LIVETRACK 3.0 technology enables the development team to create dynamic real-time weather & seasonal effects, track surface conditions & time-of-day changes, and implement advanced tire grip/wear physics into the Project CARS 2 gameplay. By combining these features with the highest performance driving machines in the world, Project CARS 2 will enable players to live-out their dreams of being a racecar driver.

The popular career mode from the chart-topping Project CARS returns for Project CARS 2 with fan-desired improvements, careful refinements and all-new features to faithfully echo the motorsport careers of real-world drivers like no other racing game.

The refinements and new additions to the solo career in Project CARS 2 have been made to both enhance the experience of the ultimate driver journey and to empower drivers with more room for progression.

Project CARS 2's single-player career mode now spreads 29 motorsport types out over 6 Tiers and 5 unique disciplines to create a deeply engaging, challenging and satisfying solo experience. Drivers can choose to race their way up through grassroots motorsports such as Karts, Formula Rookie or Ginetta Juniors, all the way to the very top echelons of real-world-based motorsport series such as IndyCar, and the GT3-based Pirelli World Challenge, or they can simply jump straight into more advanced Tiers to enjoy shorter action-packed careers.

The ultimate driver journey is to enter the pantheon of motorsport legends. How drivers win one or all 7 Lifetime Goals that will define their legacies is up to them.  Dominate the same championship year-on-year, win three blue riband events on the motorsport calendar such as the Indy 500 and Le Mans 24 Hours, become a factory driver for elite brands such as Ferrari and Porsche, or seal immortality with wins in three different motorsport disciplines—the challenges have never been greater, or more appealing.

The core of the driver’s career in Project CARS 2 is the Tier system that has been carefully fashioned to model that encountered by real-world drivers. Drivers can choose to follow one motorsport discipline all the way from Tier 6 to Tier 1 (GT cars for instance), or jump between the 5 disciplines and race in open-wheels, GT, prototypes, rallycross, and touring cars, ensuring a depth of motorsport like no other racing game.

The Tier system has been subjected to a careful overhaul in order to empower drivers to sample a far greater selection of the 180-plus cars and 40 tracks on offer in their main career stream. This also now includes “modern classic” revival-style race series which includes Group 5 GTs, Group A touring cars and Group C prototypes, closely echoing real-world historic events that feature upcoming stars and grizzled veterans racing sublime historic cars on modern circuits.

Each Motorsport Series in Project CARS 2 will also present drivers with a new option to either run a full or shortened calendar. Additionally, drivers can also scale the duration of each race and also enable or disable practice and qualifying sessions at the start of each and every weekend.

The popular contract-offer system from Project CARS is also set to return, but has now been refined to ensure drivers have far more choices with which team they sign up for as they advance through their careers. Drivers now choose the car they want to drive in a specific series and they will be presented with the teams that have open seats in their desired car and series.

Also new to Project CARS 2 is the Manufacturer Drives that sees 14 of the world’s most iconic auto manufacturers: Ferrari, Porsche, Aston Martin and more…invite drivers to take a series of epic challenger events - rise to the challenge and become a fully-fledged Factory Driver. The events themselves are themed to represent classes that each manufacturer is known for, such as Nissan and its Historic Touring event, Group C prototype event and modern GT3.

The popular Invitational Events where drivers’ achievements throughout their careers unlock races that can be entered away from the normal career flow is also back but more improved. These voluntary events can now be entered at any time and drivers can play them as often as they want. These have been created to represent the variety of motorsport categories and car classes that drivers wouldn't typically race in their core career.

Drivers will also be racing for Trophies, Lifetime Goals and Accolades as they progress through their career, and will enjoy new and exciting ways to track their stats and achievements both online- and -off.

The career mode in Project CARS 2 has been created to be the most accurate representation of a real-world driver’s career path while tailored to meet Project CARS 2 drivers’ individual needs and desires.

Key Features:

  • The Pinnacle Of Authenticity: Created by gamers and fi ne-tuned by pro drivers. Featuring class-leading visuals, 1:1 digital craftsmanship, precision physics, challenging AI, and dynamic real-time vehicle and weather-surface conditions.
    • Over 170 licensed cars from the most iconic brands
    • Largest track roster of any console racing game ever
    • Full VR headset and 12K resolution (PC only) support
    • Revamped controller pad handling
  • The Heat Of Competition: Discover your ultimate driver journey and test your skills against the most intense competition to become the next motorsport hero. Project Cars 2 was built from the ground-up with e-Sports in mind.
    • All-new vehicle types & motorsport classes, plus old favorites (Rallycross, IndyCar, and more)
    • Compete against friends online across a wide selection of vehicles on tarmac and off
    • Robust e-Sports functionalities and all-new online championships
  • The Power Of Conditions: Race without boundaries – Anytime, anywhere, with any car. Day or night, wet or dry.
    • Race on varying track surfaces including ice, tarmac or dirt tracks
    • LiveTrack 3.0: Dynamic road surface transitions aff ect vehicle performance, grip, and handling in real-time with bleeding-edge tire physics and surface deformities
    • Full 24-hour cycle faithfully recreates the atmospheric conditions and ambience of a specifi c time of year
    • Dynamic time-of-day, weather, and seasonal race conditions

Project CARS 2 is slated for a worldwide release on the 22nd September, 2017.

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