While the world waits for E3 to see if the next Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport games make their debut on next gen systems, Slightly Mad Studios (the team behind Need For Speed SHIFT 2) have been hard at work, free from EA working on their next game for the current generation of consoles.
Known simply as “Project CARS” this game looks to build on the incredibly visceral experience the studio created with NFS SHIFT. The team is using their new “World of Mass Development” or “WMD” platform to essentially build this game free of publishers by relying on a world wide collaborative effort that connects gamers directly to developers to ensure they deliver the exact experience that gamers want. So far it looks like it is working out pretty well. There are beautiful environments, licensed cars, day and night effects, weather, and some incredible lighting techniques. All of which are visible in a trailer that could probably make Christopher Nolan jealous.
If you want to know what I’m talking about simply scroll down and watch the trailer below. Keep in mind that all the footage you see is in-game.