The real-life tricks behind a new gaming giant

The real-life tricks behind a new gaming giant

Access to real-life data from the teams running the cars it recreates, and the drivers who raced them, makes Project Cars 2 a clear step ahead of its predecessor

"You're not working off assumptions." In five words, the most significant factor that sets Project Cars 2 apart from its predecessor, and many other racing games, is laid out.

The franchise that only came to fruition thanks to online crowdfunding is rapidly approaching the release of its second title (September 22), and the spotlight is on. The popularity of the original game - played by millions worldwide - surely surpassed any realistic expectations ahead of its 2015 launch, but with those big numbers came major scrutiny, and Project Cars 2 now has to live up to that.

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