After an altogether too-long relationship with Need For Speed, I’m ecstatic to see Porsche throw themselves into the digital realm. Porsche models now appear in Gran Turismo, the Forza franchise, and Project Cars 2 . Nine new models are being introduced to Project Cars 2, bringing the total to twenty Porsches in-game. Unlike the Forza games, Project Cars 2 (PC2) centers on dedicated circuit racers. The current crop of Porsches includes the 936, two 935 variants, two 962 variants and several 911s. These are now joined by no less than the 917k, 917/10, 908/30, 911 RSR, 911 Carrera RSR 2.8, 959S, Carrera GT and the fearsome Moby Dick.
In addition to the nine new models (curiously the text on the PC2 site says eight, but the list contains nine), the pack includes the Leipzig street circuit, five new career events and eleven new liveries. The variety of cars in game was already exciting, with vehicles from a broad swath of motorsports history. The addition of some of the most dominant Porsche racers of all time is sure to add an exciting layer of new challenges to the game. Will the 935 prove as much of a handful in game as in reality? What is it like to drive a 917K at Long Beach, or on the unique California highway street course?
The original Project Cars came out feeling somewhat half-baked. The lighting design was lackluster and the car selection was relatively small compared to its competitors. When the new game came out last year it turned the franchise into a serious competitor for Forza and GT Sport. Given the frustrating car sales, career and menu system in Forza Motorsports 7, the simple, clean look of PC2 is refreshing to see. Coupled with the increasingly compelling car selection, PC2 deserves to be in any enthusiast’s game cabinet.
The game is available for PC, Playstation 4 and XBox 1 users, and the DLC costs $9.99US for all three platforms.