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Project CARS Update 8.0 Release Date, Patch Notes; The Last Game Before Oculus Rift Launch?

( [email protected] ) Jan 24, 2016 12:28 PM EST
Slightly Mad Studios made improvements on their visually stunning racing-game "Project CARS". The game developer said the "Project CARS Update 8.0" could be the last for the game before its mother platform, the Oculus Rift, becomes available in the market, according to Tom's Hardware.
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Slightly Mad Studios made improvements on  their visually stunning racing-game "Project CARS". The game developer said the "Project CARS Update 8.0" could be the last for the game before its mother platform, the Oculus Rift, becomes available in the market, according to Tom's Hardware.

The 8.0 update for PC and PS4 features racing track improvements and vehicle upgrades. Players can now drive smoothly on Cadwell Park. The update fixed an issue where cars hit a pit wall at a certain spot. The problem causes racers to be disqualified in a match.

In terms of improvements in the car models, McLaren F1 GTR received adjustments in the cockpit and corrections in visual clippings. The engine of Radical RXC Turbo is now in correct display, from V8 to V6. The car has also fixed asymmetry typo in default setup spring rates.

Furthermore, typo errors in Lotus 51 are corrected. The car has now 100 steps to rear fast rebound damper settings instead of 10 .

The gameplay of Project CARS is also improved. The new update addressed the issue where players are not being able to save setups to DLC tracks. There's also adjustments in heating on under-inflated tires, which was reduced as part of the discontinuity fix.

For the game's graphical user interface (GUI), DLC cars and tracks are now appearing between game sessions. In addition, racing track selection in the menu is now fixed.

 Overall, the update 8.0 addressed the issues on vehicles, GUI, controllers, tracks, physics, tires and setups as well as UDP, render and the Oculus Rift.

One of the interesting improvements in the game is the Oculus SDK 0.8 update, which makes the game compatible with Windows 10. According to Digital Trends, one of the developers said expect more updates would be arriving with the SDK 1.0, as the Oculus Rift consumer edition headset starts shipping on March 28.

The VR adaptation update will let players drive in a virtual-reality setting. The developers will make adjustments in the game  per the progress on the Oculus Rift's software development kit.

Take note that players who will download the update should have 6.594GB free space on their hard drive.

In a game review from IGN, Project CARS received 8.9/10 score. The reviewer said the racing game has deep gameplay and challenging controls but incredibly user-friendly.  The races are ferocious and tactical, and the game is packed with contents to explore.

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