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Rob Prange
01-04-2012, 01:34
Check out the frontpage for some exclusive Xbox 720 sneak previews of Project CARS:

http://www.wmdportal.com/projectnews/first-project-cars-xbox-720-sneak-preview/

GTWelsh
01-04-2012, 01:38
It's April 1st, is this for real ? :p

edit:
Yeah well, ish, if it comes out on the xbox 720 im sure it would be like this, so, its a half joke :p

Dmitriy Semenov
01-04-2012, 01:40
I'm sure it's a joke :)

Marco
01-04-2012, 01:47
today, the 1st april...i can't believe :p

Maciej Bruch
01-04-2012, 01:55
Nice joke xD.

moray
01-04-2012, 02:05
This is a really good April's fools because people will think they are fake 720 pics, then realize they are real PC pics =D

Ben Buja
01-04-2012, 02:08
Haha nice one! Hope this gets you lots of hits :D

Ross Siggers
01-04-2012, 02:39
http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110509153328/callofduty/images/archive/7/76/20120122105508!Troll_guy.png

Well played my good man

Sean Powless
01-04-2012, 02:58
dey foolin'

Dmitry Afanasyev
01-04-2012, 03:21
Nice joke, but if 720 version will really look like this then we'll break all sales records

Chris Arnett
01-04-2012, 04:18
SPREAD THE WORD!!! XBOX 720 IS COMING OUT VERY SOON!! haha... nice joke

dustyjo
01-04-2012, 05:45
oh you

Andrew Clark
01-04-2012, 06:01
Awesome I think pCARS will do great for XBox 720 Almost makes me want to buy one.
Check out the frontpage for some exclusive Xbox 720 sneak previews of Project CARS:

http://www.wmdportal.com/projectnews/first-project-cars-xbox-720-sneak-preview/

Dygear
01-04-2012, 06:12
That's awesome. Nice April Fools Joke!

AnPrionsaBeag
01-04-2012, 07:21
You haven't caught me! That was way too good to be true.

Mark Silcock
01-04-2012, 07:49
Maybe.....

Actions 22/03/2012 03:47 <Kevin Boland> have we got any 720 kits yet ?
Actions 22/03/2012 03:47 <Ian Bell> You can't race cross 1st party platform
Actions 22/03/2012 03:47 <Micas> just being able to schedule races in advance will be a big deal
Actions 22/03/2012 03:47 <Ian Bell> We can't discuss those things Kevin!

cathexist
01-04-2012, 08:13
Isn't it nice when there is no publisher getting in the way of you doing cheeky stuff like this?

Benjamin Benichou
01-04-2012, 10:15
HAPPY APRIL FISH

cathexist
01-04-2012, 10:22
HAPPY APRIL FISH

... Indeed. Not a fan of seafood myself, though.

GAT_Montana
01-04-2012, 10:22
For a second... may be two...I dought... never mind :)

FLX81
01-04-2012, 10:41
Oh no! Rob Prank strikes again! :a21:

sagedavid
01-04-2012, 10:49
It's not fair for console players, emotions like that :p !

Denis Martinez
01-04-2012, 11:14
I read it this morning and for me was true in a few minuts :a43: Ingenious joke, Rob :p

Remco Van Dijk
01-04-2012, 11:37
April? What April? It's March 32nd here :confused:

Patrick Kulinski
01-04-2012, 11:48
I still have a search result with Google for "Project CARS XBox 720", an article on racesimcentral.com... unfortunately they already deleted it :triumphant:

Tang Kwok
01-04-2012, 12:25
xbox720 60fps? what res, detail?

Ricxs
01-04-2012, 12:29
The Xbox 720p is already out you don't need to wait it's ready for shipping now. Get it out there and make lots of monies.

Simon Kaminski
01-04-2012, 12:33
To obvious is to obvious...

delpinsky
01-04-2012, 13:41
Ehehe nice joke :)
Pics are amazing, indeed.

Umer Ahmad
01-04-2012, 14:09
You had me for 22 seconds, then I found this thread. Nice one.

AussieStig117
01-04-2012, 14:41
3 very clear points to me.

1. Microsoft would never let anyone get away with something like this. pCARS is basicly announcing that the 720 is coming soon.

2. The Xbox is codenamed the 'loop' and won't be called the 720.

3. The 720 will have an ATI 6670 gpu in it, which will not be cable of running this game at near ultra @ 60 fps like they say it will.

Obvious april fools joke is obvious

Ben Buja
01-04-2012, 15:52
pcgames.de has an article about this :D (German)
http://www.pcgames.de/Xbox-720-Misc-Hardware-232351/News/Xbox-720-Weltpremiere-Fantastische-Preview-Bilder-aus-Project-Cars-dem-Rennspiel-von-Slightly-Mad-875848/

Micas
01-04-2012, 16:04
Clever of a publication ripping off our joke..

BenBuja, who is that in your avatar? Is that Steven Wilson or Kevin Bacon?

wizza
01-04-2012, 16:11
Hahaha surely they are not fooled lol.

Talon
01-04-2012, 16:16
Cant wait!!:a37: lol

Micas
01-04-2012, 16:17
Hahaha surely they are not fooled lol.

I just assumed they were not... but maybe?!? lol

steve30x
01-04-2012, 16:19
WOW Is it really April 1st lol. If you fall for this you need to go for a walk and have a chat with yourself. Did anybody put this on (Console heaven) N4G yet?

steve30x
01-04-2012, 16:21
It's not fair for console players, emotions like that :p !The Console players already have themselves convinced that the Next Consoles will be able to handle those graphics. They had trhemselves Convinced the PS3 and Xbox 360 could do it and then cried like babies when it turned out to not be true.

wizza
01-04-2012, 16:23
I just assumed they were not... but maybe?!? lol

Well i'm sure you translated the artical and read it :D Either they have fallen for it or they are expanding on the joke ?:D

Remco Van Dijk
01-04-2012, 16:25
The PC Games editors quickly convened an internet meeting on the occasion of the published images, where we have come to the decision to advertise the Xbox 720 Project Car pictures as genuine. There is absolutely no doubt. You are witnessing witness a world premiere.

See? They even had a meeting and concluded it must be real. It's not fake!

steve30x
01-04-2012, 16:27
It must not be April 1st in germany then lol

Micas
01-04-2012, 16:28
No, I hadn't translated it.. just tried to read it in German - which I can sorta do a little.. but ya.. they had a meeting. Brilliant stuff there.

wizza
01-04-2012, 16:30
lol so much egg on face me thinks lol.

Ben Buja
01-04-2012, 16:33
Clever of a publication ripping off our joke..

BenBuja, who is that in your avatar? Is that Steven Wilson or Kevin Bacon?
It's Steven Wilson actually, I'm quite fond of Porcupine Tree and his solo work.

WAYNEGR
01-04-2012, 16:36
pcgames.de has an article about this :D (German)
http://www.pcgames.de/Xbox-720-Misc-Hardware-232351/News/Xbox-720-Weltpremiere-Fantastische-Preview-Bilder-aus-Project-Cars-dem-Rennspiel-von-Slightly-Mad-875848/

Very good/cleaver SMS, exactly what we need, advertising.

This gamer in Alfa stage, looks like a full finished game of the future, it’s got, and going to have the best graphics and physics all round, so let’s get it the buzz name of the year, and lets sells Millions of copies, as I want to race Micas with my new DBS ---{;-)

Wayne

Andreas Hader
01-04-2012, 16:38
Germans donīt understand jokes!

And this is not funny.


Edit: Nice marketing btw. :D

ibby
01-04-2012, 16:46
Eh, I'm pretty sure they get the joke....i read it in german.
That "meeting" on a SUNDAY from a PC <------ magazine about console pics.. Can't be more obvious guys...

Andreas Hader
01-04-2012, 16:50
Jep, they "recycled" our joke. :a05:

Rodrigo Borba
01-04-2012, 22:16
Guys seem to me that it's serious, Microsoft would have the project ready or close to it, and hardware specification if it is really what they promised would be able to run high end gaming pcs with almost no restrictions.
It is understandable that the development kit fits the standard PC for easy of programming, which would be relatively easy to convert.
Companies console makers usually work in the new project almost always after finishing the last console generation.
SMS announcing expansions in the company, and the remainder of the development of Project CARS could coincide with a future release of the console when the project is ready, who knows ?
Do not be frightened by this new generation, it will be amazing.

omgitsbees
01-04-2012, 23:12
The wording of the press release doesn't suggest that this is at all a joke. I'm pretty slow when it comes to these things though, so I dunno! I'm not so much interested in the console version, or those screenshots, as I am this car being in the game for real; http://www.wmdportal.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/xbox.jpg I've been wanting an open cockpit prototype race car in pCARS for a while now.

Alejandro Gorgal
01-04-2012, 23:55
... as I am this car being in the game for real; http://www.wmdportal.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/xbox.jpg I've been wanting an open cockpit prototype race car in pCARS for a while now.

That's the Jaguar, it's been on the game for a while now :D

omgitsbees
01-04-2012, 23:56
That's the Jaguar, it's been on the game for a while now :D

I must have forgotten my meds today if I thought that was a totally new car.

Ricxs
02-04-2012, 00:09
This has spread to a lot of forums now.

WAYNEGR
02-04-2012, 00:10
This has spread to a lot of forums now.

Fantastic.

Wayne

Rodrigo Borba
02-04-2012, 06:12
The truth is that the more platforms this game will do better for the SMS company and to own Project CARS.
We will have more autonomy to cover licensing, laser scans tracks, better able to afford the extra production of DLCs ......
I'm hoping to be successful if confirmed.

AussieStig117
02-04-2012, 08:00
Guys seem to me that it's serious, Microsoft would have the project ready or close to it, and hardware specification if it is really what they promised would be able to run high end gaming pcs with almost no restrictions.
It is understandable that the development kit fits the standard PC for easy of programming, which would be relatively easy to convert.
Companies console makers usually work in the new project almost always after finishing the last console generation.
SMS announcing expansions in the company, and the remainder of the development of Project CARS could coincide with a future release of the console when the project is ready, who knows ?
Do not be frightened by this new generation, it will be amazing.

This is untrue. Microsoft wouldn't let them basiclly announce that the 720 is coming by Q1 2013. Also, I don't know how much you know about it, but Microsoft recently (when I say that, last 6 months) bought a HUGE load of HD 6670's from a company that was about to stop producing them. A lot of people seem to forget that these consoles need to stay in the price range of your average teenager. Anything higher than a 6670 is getting to be expensive. The Xbox 360's GPU was basicly a GT7900, which as we know is a very old card in todays terms. Microsoft are claiming the next xbox will be about 8 times faster than the 360, which sounds like a lot, but actually isn't. That means 4gb of ram, an ATI 6xxx range GPU (66xx or 67xx) and a quad core CPU. That there is a PC that would play pCARS at maybe medium settings with a good fps, but most certainly not near ultra.

Evidence is conclusive. You can't physically build a console that'll run PC games at nearly the exact same levels, for $600 and actually make a profit off of it.

EDIT: Also, can someone explain how those flames got on the Ariel Atom? I thought paint editing was done through photoshop, and other external programs, and not through the game. If I'm right about that, then that all but seals it.

Remco Van Dijk
02-04-2012, 08:08
EDIT: Also, can someone explain how those flames got on the Ariel Atom? I thought paint editing was done through photoshop, and other external programs, and not through the game. If I'm right about that, then that all but seals it.
It's one of the standard liveries. http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?44-2011-Ariel-Atom-3-Liveries&p=43318&viewfull=1#post43318

AussieStig117
02-04-2012, 08:52
It's one of the standard liveries. http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?44-2011-Ariel-Atom-3-Liveries&p=43318&viewfull=1#post43318

Oh okay. I haven't actually played pCARS yet, so sorry for the mistake ;)

steve30x
02-04-2012, 09:19
Guys seem to me that it's serious, Microsoft would have the project ready or close to it, and hardware specification if it is really what they promised would be able to run high end gaming pcs with almost no restrictions.
It is understandable that the development kit fits the standard PC for easy of programming, which would be relatively easy to convert.
Companies console makers usually work in the new project almost always after finishing the last console generation.
SMS announcing expansions in the company, and the remainder of the development of Project CARS could coincide with a future release of the console when the project is ready, who knows ?
Do not be frightened by this new generation, it will be amazing.You are obnly fooling yourself if you think this is real. If the Xbox 720 will have an ATI 6670 it will not run Project CARS at high settings.

Remco Van Dijk
02-04-2012, 09:26
You are obnly fooling yourself if you think this is real. If the Xbox 720 will have an ATI 6670 it will not run Project CARS at high settings.
Currently not at 60FPS probably, but no FPS were shown in those shots and who knows what another year of optimizations and bug fixing will bring? ;)

steve30x
02-04-2012, 09:28
Currently not at 60FPS probably, but no FPS were shown in those shots and who knows what another year of optimizations and bug fixing will bring? ;)I hope it will bring cars that dont want to oversteer when I let go of the accelerator or press the brake lightly while cornering. (I should see if somebody will share good car setups)

fatClyde
02-04-2012, 09:35
I hope it will bring cars that dont want to oversteer when I let go of the accelerator or press the brake lightly while cornering. (I should see if somebody will share good car setups)

LOL. I was hoping against hope that the story was real. That way the XBOX controller would have to work properly :a26: I currently have no space for a proper wheel/pedals setup (working abroad), so the XBOX pad is all I have to use. Some cars work quite well with it but others are just uncontrollable.

Anyway, nice gag. And I'm sure the controller problems will get sorted in time.

AussieStig117
02-04-2012, 10:05
Currently not at 60FPS probably, but no FPS were shown in those shots and who knows what another year of optimizations and bug fixing will bring? ;)

"the next-gen console version already looks almost as pretty as the PC version, running at smooth 60fps and featuring stunning looking details as you can check out yourself below." (front page)

To already have an ATI 6670 running the game like it's been fully optimized is impossible. Maybe they could squeeze every last inch out of the card, and make it run highish @ 60fps, but there is no way they've had the dev kit long enough to optimize it that well.

The thing about this article is that out of all of the days you could have chosen to post it up there, you managed to get it on there on the one day of the year that no one will believe you. Obviously you guys aren't stupid enough to make that kind of mistake, and you wouldn't intentionally lie to us if it was any other day of the year. The fact is, this could have been posted up today, or even tomorrow, or whenever you want to post it, but because you chose the 1st of april, you aren't fooling me.

Remco Van Dijk
02-04-2012, 10:07
"the next-gen console version already looks almost as pretty as the PC version, running at smooth 60fps and featuring stunning looking details as you can check out yourself below." (front page)

To already have an ATI 6670 running the game like it's been fully optimized is impossible. Maybe they could squeeze every last inch out of the card, and make it run highish @ 60fps, but there is no way they've had the dev kit long enough to optimize it that well.

The thing about this article is that out of all of the days you could have chosen to post it up there, you managed to get it on there on the one day of the year that no one will believe you. Obviously you guys aren't stupid enough to make that kind of mistake, and you wouldn't intentionally lie to us if it was any other day of the year. The fact is, this could have been posted up today, or even tomorrow, or whenever you want to post it, but because you chose the 1st of april, you aren't fooling me.
Hmmmmngg no I've run out of arguments to keep it up :p Let's wait for an official announcement (if it comes) :)

Dimahoo
02-04-2012, 10:56
Graphically its probably not far off the truth. The Glaring omission was it said Project CARS and not Project CARS 2.

FLX81
02-04-2012, 11:02
Uhm April 1st is over, sooo time to take it down as its only an april fools joke, right? ;)

Edit: Not sure if that title change was really there at 12:02h but whuteva... :p

YANNLEBLANC
02-04-2012, 11:08
Time to make a poll.. joke or not ?:a05: :a21:

AussieStig117
02-04-2012, 11:12
READ

Here's the proof :D http://www.wmdportal.com/projectnews/first-project-cars-xbox-720-sneak-preview/

If you somehow missed it, read the title.

YANNLEBLANC
02-04-2012, 11:13
:a21::a43:

Rob Prange
02-04-2012, 11:45
Edit: Not sure if that title change was really there at 12:02h but whuteva... :p

It wasn't, April 1st was still going on for a few hours in the US :)

James Brooks
02-04-2012, 12:01
I would laugh my head off if this was all genuine under the cloak of an April 1st Joke.

It would be a clever way of doing it, and i have no doubt that "next gen" xbox dev kits are being distributed.

We all right it off as being a joke, and then in a few months time they return and say "actually.....it was real"....hahahaha.

But no, im not fooled!

Remco Van Dijk
02-04-2012, 12:04
I would laugh my head off if this was all genuine under the cloak of an April 1st Joke.

It would be a clever way of doing it, and i have no doubt that "next gen" xbox dev kits are being distributed.

We all right it off as being a joke, and then in a few months time they return and say "actually.....it was real"....hahahaha.

But no, im not fooled!
Which would then open the door to a double-fooling by suggesting that the April Fool joke was in fact a cover up and then announce 'ha, the April Fool being a cover-up for a true XBox720 release was an April Fools joke after all!' :a02:

James Brooks
02-04-2012, 12:09
Which would then open the door to a double-fooling by suggesting that the April Fool joke was in fact a cover up and then announce 'ha, the April Fool being a cover-up for a true XBox720 release was an April Fools joke after all!' :a02:

And that would then lead to a triple cover up where they were fooling us with......you get the idea..

AussieStig117
02-04-2012, 13:45
Which would then open the door to a double-fooling by suggesting that the April Fool joke was in fact a cover up and then announce 'ha, the April Fool being a cover-up for a true XBox720 release was an April Fools joke after all!' :a02:

My brain hurts. Why are you doing this to me?!

Ian Bell
02-04-2012, 13:46
It was a simple April fool's guys, nothing more than that. And anyone with half an eye could see they were clearly PS4 shots.

Imory
02-04-2012, 13:46
Fun joke, but the fact of the matter is that this is how the game could look like at the end of its developement to PC if SMS want to. Or what do you say Ian? The potential of the PC is certainly there.

Big Ron
02-04-2012, 13:50
Where is the winding up of the Aprils foolīs with the Fanatec-video?

Ian Bell
02-04-2012, 13:57
Fun joke, but the fact of the matter is that this is how the game could look like at the end of its developement to PC if SMS want to. Or what do you say Ian? The potential of the PC is certainly there.

These were PC shots.

Imory
02-04-2012, 14:09
These were PC shots.

See it's 2nd of April now so no jokes please! :p

Have you guys already advanced that fast? In what build can we expect to see what we saw in those shots? The cars weren't that much different, but the environment certainly was.

Ian Bell
02-04-2012, 14:10
See it's 2nd of April now so no jokes please! :p

Have you guys already advanced that fast? In what build can we expect to see what we saw in those shots? The cars weren't that much different, but the environment certainly was.

These were supplied by one of our screenshot supremos here.

Big Ron
02-04-2012, 14:11
See it's 2nd of April now so no jokes please! :p

Have you guys already advanced that fast? In what build can we expect to see what we saw in those shots? The cars weren't that much different, but the environment certainly was.

Was clearly visible that those were PC shots since you see this quality every day in the screenshot-thread.

Imory
02-04-2012, 14:13
These were supplied by one of our screenshot supremos here.

That's awesome!

"April Fools! Unfortunately, we can’t show previews of the console version just yet, the shots you can see below show untouched footage of the latest Project CARS development build though!"

Yay! I can't wait to try it out! :D

Imory
02-04-2012, 14:16
Was clearly visible that those were PC shots since you see this quality every day in the screenshot-thread.

Yeah, but they seemed special. In fact, at first glance I thought they were modified. However, it apparently seems they were completely untouched, which I guess makes it complete in-game footage. :applause:

Rob Prange
02-04-2012, 15:01
It was PLM5 & Wizza as stated in the story, the previews have been made using Build 184...all that you see there is available in the latest build - You just have to wait for this week's Junior build :)

Rodrigo Borba
02-04-2012, 15:50
While I think this is not far off I have to admit I got caught LOL.
I wonder the folks at Microsoft, what the hell ? we did just that ? good job people hahahaha.

Rodrigo Borba
02-04-2012, 16:06
You are obnly fooling yourself if you think this is real. If the Xbox 720 will have an ATI 6670 it will not run Project CARS at high settings.

I do not see why this could not be done, I run this game on max with my 5970, it is clear that this is a dual gpu, but it's an kick ass vga though outdated, are studying hardware solutions integrated with AMD , is likely to be used the Radeon 6000, but this is mere speculation until now, we have something new maybe.

steve30x
02-04-2012, 16:44
The 5970 is a more powerful GPU than the 6670

Rodrigo Borba
02-04-2012, 17:18
The 5970 is a more powerful GPU than the 6670

Yes this is true, but if I'm not mistaken there are people here pCARS running demanding graphics with this same vga, as far as the game is getting more polished performance will increase further.
The consoles and video boards often make use of new high performance memories that are released shortly after for PCs
Processors will surely be some of what we already have, it is very expensive to develop one just for the project, maybe some surprise, they are talking very about the AMD FUSION technology to prevent overheating, which led to numerous problems for the first generation of XBOX 360.

Rodrigo Borba
02-04-2012, 17:28
This is untrue. Microsoft wouldn't let them basiclly announce that the 720 is coming by Q1 2013. Also, I don't know how much you know about it, but Microsoft recently (when I say that, last 6 months) bought a HUGE load of HD 6670's from a company that was about to stop producing them. A lot of people seem to forget that these consoles need to stay in the price range of your average teenager. Anything higher than a 6670 is getting to be expensive. The Xbox 360's GPU was basicly a GT7900, which as we know is a very old card in todays terms. Microsoft are claiming the next xbox will be about 8 times faster than the 360, which sounds like a lot, but actually isn't. That means 4gb of ram, an ATI 6xxx range GPU (66xx or 67xx) and a quad core CPU. That there is a PC that would play pCARS at maybe medium settings with a good fps, but most certainly not near ultra.

Evidence is conclusive. You can't physically build a console that'll run PC games at nearly the exact same levels, for $600 and actually make a profit off of it.

EDIT: Also, can someone explain how those flames got on the Ariel Atom? I thought paint editing was done through photoshop, and other external programs, and not through the game. If I'm right about that, then that all but seals it.

I agree that it should be something like this, have a console that triple, quadruple or sextuple performance over the previous without significantly increasing your cost would be unworkable.
But as I said is all just speculation, we will only know that when they disclose the same to be their official hardware reliable sources.