Project CARS 2
  • Project CARS 2

  • PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One
  • Published by Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Developed by Slightly Mad Studios
  • French release: Available
  • US release: Available
GSY TECH | PC, PS4, Xbox One Saturday, December 9, 2017 | 9:50 PM
More PCARS 2 XB1 X comparison videos

Because the PS4 Pro version has found a way to fool our FPS analysis plugin so it doesn't see any tearing even though it's there, we're only back with 3 last comparison videos on Xbox One X. As you'll see on these 3 other tracks, the game maintains a steady framerate in all 3 modes minor a few exceptions. Tearing remains an issue though, and sometimes we have the impression that the sides of the tracks stutter a bit (which isn't taken as drops by our plugin), but overall, the game now runs very well with many AI cars and bad weather.

GSY TECH | PC, PS4, Xbox One Friday, December 8, 2017 | 5:50 PM
Project CARS 2 patched on X and Pro

While the Project CARS 2 demo on Xbox One X and PS4 Pro was released with 3 graphics modes to choose from, the full game was only updated yesterday. Because we're quite busy at work today, we're just going to start with the Xbox One X version on one circuit (Watkins Glen), which we used before in some of our stress tests. The number of AI was maxed out for the purpose of the videos, with the weather set to thunder storm in the beginning of the race. We should have some PS4 Pro coverage as well at the end of the afternoon or in the evening, and maybe we'll even dare to propose a real face-off between both versions if we can find the time to do so. Ideally, we'd like to test a bunch of other tracks as well, so fingers crossed. Until then, enjoy the following analysis videos.
Update: 2 Xbox One X videos added.

GSY TECH | PC, PS4, Xbox One Thursday, November 16, 2017 | 9:10 PM
PCARS 2 new FPS tests on One X

Project CARS 2 was updated on Xbox One today, and though we don't know exactly what the patch is supposed to improve, we still wanted to prepare a few more framerate analysis videos. Another reason to do it was that the previous ones we put up a bit more than a week ago had no sound because of some technical issue on our side, and we wanted to make it up to you somehow. As you'll see, the Xbox One X version can now maintain 60 frames per second in almost all circumstances, with a huge bump in image quality (something we said/showed before). It doesn't come without a price to pay though, as tearing remains really visible in some parts of the circuits we've tested. It would be nice to be able to choose Vsync over the resolution boost, but well...

GSY TECH | Xbox One Saturday, November 4, 2017 | 7:15 PM
Project CARS 2 also updated for One X

Project CARS 2 also got updated yesterday night, improving image quality and framerate in most situations. Tearing remains visible when geometry is more complex, there are still a few drops in the wet, but it's an undeniable improvement over the base Xbox One version.
Note: We just realized the videos have no sound due to some technical issue. We are very sorry about that.

GSY TECH | PC, PS4, Xbox One Friday, November 3, 2017 | 5:25 PM
Project CARS 2 on Xbox One X

Microsoft and the others publishers don't seem to be too eager to give us regular updates on the availability of Xbox One X patches, so we don't really know if Project CARS 2 benefits from one or not. Even if it doesn't, it's still interesting to see how the game runs on Microsoft's new hardware, especially on a track like Monaco in a thunder storm (and a bit of sun in the second part). AI opponents were limited to 19 for the purpose of this video, but it's more than enough on such a circuit.

VIDEO | PC, PS4, Xbox One Monday, October 9, 2017 | 12:10 PM
Our XB1 videos of Project Cars 2

Project CARS 2 already had some contents on Gamersyde but the Xbox One version was missing the call. This is now no longer the case with these two videos on the circuits of Monaco and Brands Hatch.

TRAILER | PC, PS4, Xbox One Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 5:49 PM
Project CARS 2: Launch Trailer

Project CARS 2 is releasing worldwide in two days so here is the official launch trailer that gives a glimpse at the game's visuals and huge content.

GSY LIVE | PC, PS4, Xbox One Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | 12:55 AM
Project CARS 2 livestream tonight

US journalists may have been authorized to publish their reviews of Project CARS 2, but we Europeans still have to wait until 3 p.m. CEST. We won't have a real review up though, as we haven't had enough time to complete the career or to really dive into everything the game has to offer. We'll have detailed impressions with a +/- section though, so if you're interested, come back this afternoon to read our thoughts and watch our PS4 Pro videos. Until then, we wanted to officialise tonight's new livestream at 9:05 CEST, as we have a lot of things to tell you about the game.
Update: Replays are up. After the 1.03 10 GB update, we were pleasantly surprised to have an enjoyable experience during the whole English livestream. Sadly, the French one proved us the problems with the AI still remained on certain tracks and in certain conditions, just like before. Again, no matter how much you like the series (and we do too, remember our PCARS 1 footage?), this is not acceptable in the final build of the sequel of a game that had the very same issues 2 years and a half ago. Maybe SMS should prevent some track/car combinations so it does not happen anymore? Until they manage to fix it somehow that is. If you' re willing to see something nice though, check the Redbull Ring race in the French livestream, good AI, nice lighting, PCARS 2 at its best.

VIDEO | PC, PS4, Xbox One Monday, September 18, 2017 | 3:00 PM
Project CARS 2 PS4 videos

Back when it was released in 2015, the first Project CARS had issues, some of which had been fixed after a certain number of patches. Although we were aware it was not a perfect game, we preferred to focus on its many qualities and had great fun playing. When the sequel was officially announced, we were hopeful Project CARS 2 would address the remaining issues and make us even happier. Well, not quite it seems, and here's why.
Note: All the videos we have decided to share with you is the exact testimony of our experience with the game since last Friday. In no way are we trying to make it look bad, we just cannot hide some of the problems we have seen in the PS4 Pro version. Each sequence you'll find inside were recorded during our long game sessions in the course of the past 3 days.

VIDEO | PC, PS4, Xbox One Thursday, September 7, 2017 | 9:10 PM
Project CARS 2 in the snow

In the previous Project CARS 2 video we posted, we focused on the track and car variety, but Slightly Mad Studio's new game also features very diverse racing conditions (time of the race, weather conditions, the possibility to select a season, which can affect certain locales a bit, etc.). In today's (short) video, we wanted to show you that, besides the newly added icy tracks, it is possible to race on the snowy versions of many circuits (among which Brands Hatch, Le Mans to name but two). As you might expect, driving on the snow radically changes the experience.

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