Project Cars 2 Will Look Noticeably Better On Xbox One X, Says Game Director

Making the most of it.

OK, so we know that it won’t be living up to the ‘True 4K’ buzzphrase, but Slightly Mad Studios’ Game Director Stephen Viljoen assured Trusted Reviews that the Xbox One X version of the game will look “significantly” better than PlayStation 4 Pro.

Importantly, while the graphics settings will differ between consoles, the underlying physics engine and simulation will remain the same. “We don’t want people, based on the platform they choose, to have a lesser experience with the physics fidelity,” Viljoen said. “It needs to be the same level of detail and accuracy as what we have on the high end platform on PC.”

He continued, “Obviously we can’t go everything ultra, because on PC you can run it on three 4K monitors, and everything set to absolutely incredible detail, which is simply not possible on [this] generation of consoles. The Xbox One X is a great piece of hardware and we’re very excited for it and we’re making the most of it, so when you run the game on it, it will certainly look better than if you’re running it on anything else, other than a high end PC.”

In comparison to the PlayStation 4 Pro, he added that “I can’t tell you exactly what all the various sliders will be at when you’re on Xbox One X versus on PS4 Pro, but obviously they’ll be higher, so there will be a significant, a noticeable improvement, because you have better hardware.”

So no, not a native 4K, but a noticeable step up over the PS4 Pro. Realistically, while Microsoft would love to have everything meeting their ideal of ‘True 4K’, they’ll probably settle for something noticeably better looking than the competition.

Obviously, gameplay is still king, and the game will likely look great on all platforms. We recently previewed the game’s single player career, with it coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC on 22nd September.

Source: Trusted Reviews

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2 Comments

  1. I should hope so, that’s exactly the point of the more powerful consoles.
    I have a pc that’s just below VR spec and it’s looking pretty good right now.

  2. Im sceptical about this claim – I’d be amazed if anyone can tell the difference between the X and pro versions, even if they were run side by side. Both running 4k variants at sub 4k native resolution, the differences are likely to be minuscule.

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