Bandai Namco and Slightly Mad Studios have announced the second
major expansion for Project CARS 2,
known as the ‘Porsche Legends Pack.’ It will be available in “early March” for
Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
The Porsche Legends Pack celebrates the seventieth
anniversary of the very first Porsche road car from 1948 – the Porsche 356.
Featured in the upcoming expansion is “a visceral and unmissable celebration”
of the iconic German manufacturer’s cars spanning seventy years of racing
legacy and automotive innovation.
Project CARS 2 will add “nine legendary cars” from Porsche’s
storied history, as well as one FIA-certified track “intimately associated” with
Porsche. Whilst Slightly Mad Studios hasn’t shared the name of the track just
yet, they did state that it’s “a first in any simulated racing game.” The
expansion also includes 20 liveries, nine community events, and five new career
events, all of which have been “carefully crafted” to be integrated into the
game with the Porsche Legends Pack.
The nine Porsche cars featured include their current
GT-runner, the 2017 Porsche 911 RSR. This car will add to the vast line-up of
GT race cars already featured in the game. It will also be joined by eight more
historically significant Porsches that Slightly Mad Studios say have been “hand-picked”
from the last seventy years of racing history.
These include the ‘Can-Am Killer’ that is the 1972 Porsche
917/1. This racing legend is an analogue monster, boasting a 5-litre flat-12
boxer that was mated to two massive big-box turbos to create what many consider
the most brutal car in sportscar history with an immense 1,200bhp.
Slightly Mad Studios has yet to detail the six other cars
featured in the Porsche Legends Pack, but we’ll be sure to let you know once
they reveal additional information about the upcoming expansion. Pricing
details have also yet to be announced, but it will be available to Season Pass
holders at no additional charge.
The last DLC for Project CARS 2 was the ‘Fun Pack,’ which
added eight new cars, two new rallycross tracks, several new Invitational
Events, and 17 new liveries, including those by esports racing teams such as F4H Motorsport and Japspeed Racing.
Meanwhile, Porsche already featured in
Project CARS 2 from launch due to the expiration of the manufacturer’s exclusivity
deal with Electronic Arts. The Porsche models found in the base game include the
2016 Porsche 911 GT3, the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder, the 1977 Porsche 936 Spyder,
Whilst Microsoft has signed a six-year,
multi-project partnership with the famed German manufacturer, this doesn’t exclude
Porsche from being featured in other racing games, however it did see the
brand-new 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS debut exclusively in Forza
Motorsport 7 as its cover car when it launched last October. The car was also
revealed by Turn 10 and Microsoft at E3 2017, and has yet to appear in any other racing game.
In other news from Slightly Mad Studios, coinciding with
today’s announcement is a new title update for Project CARS 2. Update 4
introduces “numerous performance and stability improvements, gameplay balance
tweaking, UI and render enhancements, and extensive AI improvements across many
locations and vehicle classes.” You can find the full patch notes over on the
game’s official forums. This new update is available now for PC users on Steam and
will be “available imminently” for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Project CARS 2 launched on September 22nd, 2017 on Xbox One,
PlayStation 4, and PC. It also takes advantage of Xbox One X and
PS4 Pro to offer three distinct gameplay modes – improved framerates, higher
resolution, and increased graphical quality.
Whilst it doesn’t achieve a Native 4K resolution on
Microsoft’s upgraded console, it does offer a dynamic scaler between 1440p and
1620p, whilst the other two modes focus on a locked 60fps experience and
improvements to graphical features, such as increased levels of detail, better
shadow quality, and improved trackside environments.
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