news\ Mar 26, 2014 at 4:14 pm

Project Cars will support Project Morpheus


Remember when video game analyst Michael Pachter called Sony's Project Morpheus a joke, citing the whole chicken and egg argument? I don't know if Slightly Mad Studios is the chicken or egg in this case, but either way the developer is already planning on supporting the new technology with their upcoming game Project Cars.

"Here at Slightly Mad Studios we’re always striving for new ways to immerse the player in the race experience beyond the couch, the controller, and the television," the studio said on its blog.

"Therefore, building upon all the techniques and features we’ve pioneered in our previous games to simulate a sensation of speed, distance perception, changing focal points, and physically-accurate cockpit and helmet views, we’re proud to announce today that Project CARS will be supporting Project Morpheus giving players a totally fresh and exhilarating new perspective on what it feels like to sit in the cockpit of a high-performance machine screaming around a beautiful location.

"Virtual reality is a perfect fit for racing games since the game world literally comes rushing towards you from the distance and the increased sense of depth and speed that stereoscopic vision affords you makes this incredibly real and tangible. So when you’re racing you get a much better perception of distances and position and you feel far more enveloped by that world rather than just looking through a window at it," Slightly Mad Studios continued.

Using Project Morpheus, players will be able to look and move around the cockpit via interior cameras and see everything from a first-person perspective. You'll be able to look at some of the intricate detail or look out the back window.

"We think players are going to be blown away by Project Morpheus when they get their hands on it. Project CARS is all about stepping into the shoes of a race driver and taking that ultimate journey towards the hall of fame. Virtual reality and Project Morpheus are going to allow you to experience every start light, every corner, every finish line now through the driver’s eyes like never before," Slightly Mad Studios concluded.

"This is Beyond Reality."

Project Cars is due out for PS4, Xbox One, PC, Wii U, and Steam this November 2014.

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