After a long period of development that began with crowdfunding and ended with private investment, the Windows version of Project CARS is now available to everyone.
The game is available on Steam for €49.95 in a limited edition, with 5 extra cars that can be used in all game modes:
* Ford GT40 Mk IV
* BMW M1 Pro Car
* McLaren F1
* Sauber C9
* Mercedes-Benz AMG C-Coupe DTM
It is compatible with Oculus Rift DK2, for the moment in extended mode and with the Oculus SDK 0.5. We will have to completely disable the shadows, since it seems that they are only rendered in one eye. We will also need a very powerful computer for the game to move smoothly, even lowering details (AMD graphics are the worst stops for now). The menus are also not compatible with the virtual reality mode, with which we will have to manage practically blindly. It can be considered a very beta support of virtual reality, which we hope will change as the launch of HTC Vive and Oculus Rift approaches. Since the game is fully integrated into Steam and will be compatible with SteamOS, we are almost convinced that it will also work with the SteamVR platform, although official confirmation is missing.
As they comment on the Steam forums, for the direct mode these launch parameters will be able to be used after the first patch of the game that will be published today or tomorrow:
-vrdirectmode (turn on direct mode on Oculus Rift)
– vrnomirror (turn off the mirror on the main monitor)