Recently I asked if VR was the future of racing games. Looks like the future is coming pretty soon, as Slightly Mad Studios just announced that its gorgeous, crowd-funded racer, Project CARS, will support Sony’s Project Morpheus VR rig.
According to a press release from Slightly Mad:
“Virtual reality is a perfect fit for racing games since the game world literally comes rushing towards you from the distance and the increased sense of depth and speed that stereoscopic vision affords you makes this incredibly real and tangible. So when you’re racing you get a much better perception of distances and position and you feel far more enveloped by that world rather than just looking through a window at it.
Project Morpheus also allows you to see detail you might have otherwise missed… Via our interior cameras not only can you look around the cockpit and see everything from a first-person perspective, but using head-tracking via the PlayStation®Camera you can also now move around the cockpit too – peer closer at some intricate detail or turn around and look out of the back window.”
It’ll be interesting to see how this shakes out. Sony experimented with VR for its Driveclub series, but abandoned the project. One of the problems Sony encountered was that the VR experience makes the player very sick at high speeds. Will Project CARS find a solution?