Just a quick heads-up: F1 2015 was originally supposed to release next month, but has been pushed back for unspecified reasons. Probably polishing, as per usual.
Still, at least we've got a new trailer for you.Click here to read more...
A simulator with soul, Project CARS strips the bloat out of the racing genre to focus on what truly matters: the cars, handling, tracks and exhilaration of real driving. Sensational weather effects and impressive visuals make it well worth the wait. - 8/10 review
If that grabs you and you fancy playing the graphically superior PC version (so long as you have an NVIDIA GPU), the limited edition of Project CARS is now just £24.49, which includes a Steam code for the base game plus five extra cars.
Project CARS is utterly gorgeous, but it favours NVIDA GPUs in terms of visuals and performance. Despite this clearly being an issue with AMD's drivers, many players proceeded to accuse Slightly Mad Studios of somehow crippling the game on AMD systems, perhaps after accepting a hefty bribe.
Slightly Mad have now spoken out on the technical forums to put the tin foil hat speculation to bed.Click here to read more...
DriveClub's latest free update adds a slew of features and fixes. You can now reach Driver Level 55, obtaining brand new rewards on the way, while the shiny Citroen DS Survolt concept car will be arriving soon via a free download. You can also expect new interface options, driver images, stats, DLC support and ongoing improvements to eventually add private multiplayer lobbies.
We've got the patch notes after the break.
Evolution are still beefing up the servers to finally roll out the free PlayStation Plus version, but seeing as you can buy DriveClub for just £11.99 (pre-owned), it's hardly going to break the bank.Click here to read more...
If you bought Project CARS, you can now download a free pack of custom livery designs created by the community! This first DLC pack contains bold creative designs and homages to iconic real-life liveries alongside an accurate recreation of Deadmau5' BAC Mono. Again, it's free, so why not?
"A simulator with soul, Project CARS strips the bloat out of the racing genre to focus on what truly matters: the cars, handling, tracks and exhilaration of real driving. Sensational weather effects and impressive visuals make it well worth the wait." - 8/10 review
If that grabs you and you fancy playing the graphically superior PC version (so long as you have an NVIDIA GPU), the limited edition of Project CARS is now just £24.69, which includes a Steam code for the base game plus five extra cars.
There's a reason why "CARS" is capitalised. Project CARS is all about the love of cars, the joy of driving them, and it couldn't give a damn about anything else.
While other developers love cramming the most vehicles and the biggest bloated feature sets into their games, Slightly Mad Studios have been obsessed with getting everything absolutely right. The result is a true track special: a lean racer that's all muscle, no fat, designed to let you get into a selection of superbly-realised racing machines as quickly as possible without grind, unlocks and frippery.
Perhaps more importantly, it also brings excitement and soul to the simulation genre thanks to its reliance on real drivers, not raw data. Following months of delays and setbacks, the finished product is the sunshine after the rain... which coincidentally is also one of the most beautiful weather effects it has to offer.Click here to read more...
If you're looking for something a bit cheaper than Project Cars, be sure to take a look at forza Horizon 2 as it's one of the best racing games released on the Xbox One. This tasty £23 is £9 cheaper than next best deal too.
Don't forget to grab the free Mazda DLC. Forza Horizon 2 should be new-gen racing devotees first pit-stop over the likes of DriveClub, The Crew and Need for Speed Rivals. Be sure to take a look at Jon's Forza Horizon 2 review to learn more. Here's the short version for those of you in a rush: "Any track racer can make overtaking feel exciting, but Forza Horizon 2 also makes driving an absolute joy in and of itself. Superb cars, gorgeous scenery and a generous economy make up for a few missteps, meaning that the first big automotive release of the season will also be one of the best of the year."
Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII.
Want to order Project Cars, the hottest new racer for just £21.97, saving £4? Well, get on this offer then.
From our earlier tests, it's clear that Project Cars is way out in front of the competition. Racing has had a slow start on the new-gen machines, but Slightly Mad Studios seems to be more on track than the open-world ambitions of The Crew or the development hell and mixed messages saga of DriveClub. Sure the delays have been annoying, but we think this one's going to be worth the wait if the early reviews have been anything to go by. Our own review is coming soon. While you're waiting, check out my most recent hands on preview.
Project CARS has released today and is garnering rave reviews. Where's ours? We're waiting to fully test the multiplayer before issuing a verdict, but for now I can tell you that it's a handsome racer with great handling that's probably best enjoyed with a racing wheel. If you want to get involved, Gameseek are currently running an extraordinary deal for the Xbox One version.
Stay tuned for our full review later this week. Credit and many thanks to jordoe220 @ HUKD!
We're still working on our Project CARS review (the multiplayer needs further testing before I'm willing to slap a score in it), but in the meantime, we've spotted a great deal for an excellent racer. Forza Motorsport 5 was an impressive Xbox One launch title and a quality game in its own right, especially after the microtransaction economy was declawed, and you can get an Xbox One download code for just £12.35 today.
Make sure to eyeball our 8/10 review, but bear in mind that Forza Horizon 2 is the better game if you have the choice.
Dirt Showdown is loads of fun for £2.49 on PC.
Showdown offers a more arcadey experience than past Dirt titles, focusing on aggressive smash up events, ludicrous figure of eight tracks and generally having a hell of a lot of fun. The single player side of the gamer can be smashed in a weekend, but online play will extend the game's lifespan far beyond.
Thanks to BuzzDuraband.
Project CARS is now just eight days from release, and Slightly Mad have revealed full list of vehicles that you'll be able to jump into and thrash about. There will be 65 in all included with the standard edition, with various car packs and DLC on offer.
This might seem like a relatively low number compared to the likes of Gran Turismo or Forza, but as producer Pete Morish explained to me last year, Project CARS is about having the "right cars," not the "most cars." You can watch the interview and browse the full list after the break.Click here to read more...
Dust off that PS3, racing fans! Gran Turismo 6 is now just £11.99 at Base.com and you'll get a shiny new copy to boot.
You'll be just in time to enter this year's GT Academy too!
Need for Speed Rivals is finally starting to come down in price for the PS4 and you can now order an 'as new' copy for £9.66. That's easily the best price I've seen for the game since launch.
Next-Gen has been a poor hunting ground for racing fans on PS4. DriveClub's been a rather large disappointment, and Project Cars' release date keeps slipping. While you're waiting though, this is a very tempting deal for Need for Speed: Rivals, which has been holding onto it's value for dear life since release. It's better than the movie at least. Today's deal saves you about £9 too.
Thanks to ShannonAirey96.
So DiRT Rally is happening, then.
Without any warning, Codemasters have deployed the latest DiRT title onto Steam Early Access with a £24.99 price point, promising that there will be no microtransactions as the game evolves with feedback from the community over the coming months.
We've got all the details and debut trailer below.Click here to read more...
"F1 2015 has emerged from the pits gleaming and ready to race," I wrote in our latest hands-on preview. "Sporting a brand new engine, it's rebuilt from the ground up, both in terms of visuals, content, handling, AI and presentation."
PC owners, meanwhile, can still grab it for £18.99.
F1 2015 looks set to be a far cry from last year's disappointing effort. Running on a brand new engine with completely rebuilt assets, mechanics, physics and content, I was certainly impressed with what I played during a recent hands-on preview. CDKeys' daily deal brings it down to £18.99, which is the cheapest around if you don't want to wait for our verdict.
Use their Facebook voucher code for the extra discount (just type anything into the box).