Project CARS 3 Developer Confirms No PC Ray Tracing and No Cross-Play Support

With Project CARS 3 releasing soon, developer Slightly Mad Studios confirms no PC ray tracing and no cross-play support.

August 19, 2020

In an interview with Wccftech, Project CARS 3 developer Slightly Mad Studios confirms there won’t be ray-tracing on the PC version and no cross-platform play features.

“Ray tracing is an awesome new development for gaming as a whole. It’s exciting to see light and color getting ever closer to reality,” said Joesph Barron, Slightly Mad Studios’ marketing and e-sports manager. “For Project CARS 3, we’re still targeting the current generation of consoles and PC, so ray tracing wasn’t something that was on our radar for this particular title. We target 60FPS on all platforms since the frame rate is so crucial in simulation racing to help you to maximize your driving performance, and of course the PlayStation 4 and current Xbox consoles are not ready for ray tracing.

For those that don’t know, ray tracing is where you can get very realistic lighting effects. Additionally, ray tracing tracks how lighting interacts with in-game objects which further helps with making things more realistic. Upcoming games like Cyberpunk 2077 and Dying Light 2 will support ray tracing.

When asked about Project CARS 3 support cross-platform play, Barron said while it’s a feature they’re interested in adding to future games, Project CARS 3 won’t support it.

“We can’t wait to see what sort of experiences will come out for the PS5 & Series X, and we’re looking forward to getting stuck into developing for them ourselves,” continued Barron. “Additional processing power will open doors for even deeper and more immersive sim-racing than ever before. The more details we can add while maintaining resolution and framerate will continue to bring virtual racing closer and closer to the real thing.”

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Project CARS 3 was announced back in June.  The series began in 2015 with the first game in the series, followed by a sequel in 2017. The latest entry in the series includes features like a career mode, earning credits to redeem on cars, and the realism fans expect from the series.

Project CARS 3 launches on August 28 on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Currently, there’s no next-gen version announced. While we wait for Project CARS 3 to release, you can watch the latest trailer below.

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