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Expect a day one patch for Project Cars

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Project Cars is finally – after a delay or two – coming this week, and it could just be the game racing pundits who favour simulation over arcade have been waiting for. Some lucky folk aren’t waiting anymore, having managed to snag early copies. But they’re a little less happy than you’d imagine. There are reports that the game’s got some bugs that are making the game not just ugly, but potentially unplayable for some.

There appears to be an issue (Neogaf via The Games Cabin)with the game’s motion blur when using the cockpit view, which is more evident on the PlayStation 4 than it is on the Xbox One. It’s producing a ghostly double image that would cause the average human being to vomit in to his (or her!) shoes. You can see the effects of the bug here: 1, 2 and 3. Eww.

It’s an issue that may or may not be fixed by the time you get to play the game, because yes, there’ll be a day one patch. Slightly Mad Studios is aware of the issue, and think they may already have it fixed.

It’s entirely possible that this is a geniune bug though – so was the capture from a video or from a shop running the game? If it’s from a shop it’s worth checking if the game has the D1P patch applied since it may already have been fixed.

And if it’s not already fixed, it certainly will be – with a dash of speed. According to Slightly Mad, fixing something like this is a-word-that-has-asterisks-in-it important.

Because about what I’ve said about the hundreds of people that have looked at our game in the QA process etc etc before it was viewed by the public, there is a small possibility here that people might have spotted a geninue bug, so despite it being a minor thing in the scheme of things, I want to get to the bottom of it. Call me OCD but a few hours of feedback conversion to perfect a possible visible error to a few percent of people who pay for our game is f*cking important.

All that it means is that – like every single game that sees release these days – you should expect to install a day one patch. We have no idea yet how large (or little!) that may be.

Last Updated: May 4, 2015

30 Comments

  1. Greylingad

    May 4, 2015 at 12:02

    Deathstar dashboard decorations… how many D’s do you need in a car to make it faster?

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  2. Ranting Raptor

    May 4, 2015 at 12:06

    Urm…Duh

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  3. Admiral Chief

    May 4, 2015 at 12:12

    Dun dun dun da da dun da da dunnnnnnn

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    • Hammersteyn

      May 4, 2015 at 12:14

      XD I can hear it

      Reply

    • Greylingad

      May 4, 2015 at 12:17

      I just have this image in my head of a gangster in his Pagani Zonder ERF pulling in with the imperial march playing on his whopping sound system…

      Reply

  4. Chris Harding

    May 4, 2015 at 12:18

    Great sourcing dude, true professional right here. /s

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    • Geoffrey Tim

      May 4, 2015 at 12:24

      Apologies, that was an oversight. Sourcing updated.

      Reply

  5. Hammersteyn

    May 4, 2015 at 12:18

    I don’t care about day one patches anymore. Just the size of the patch that irks me. Companies can soften the blow if it’s more than 1Gig by giving free content. Not a lot just enough as compensation for the bandwidth wasted.

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    • Greylingad

      May 4, 2015 at 12:22

      I agree, also if you are going to release a day one patch, how do you justify it being more than 1 Gig, I mean I had a patch the other day of 5GB, where and how are we as consumers supposed to support that? And then, if you don’t update to that patch, you’re blocked completely from accessing the game?

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  6. fred

    May 4, 2015 at 12:21

    Seriously , gamers see it day one , and their quality control could not pick it up in 2 years .Anyway ,I will not buy into this one so quickly. It did look fairly ok in VVV videos , so maybe not such an issue.

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  7. Sageville

    May 4, 2015 at 12:22

    …wondering if “Game X has day one patch” is news these days?

    Shouldn’t it be the other way round now: “Game X does NOT have day one patch, OMG! What is this madness!!”

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    • Hammersteyn

      May 4, 2015 at 12:22

      • Sageville

        May 4, 2015 at 12:24

        Witcher 3 is coming?

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        • Greylingad

          May 4, 2015 at 12:26

          Winning!

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        • Matthew Holliday

          May 4, 2015 at 12:31

          it better not need a day 1 patch.
          otherwise the no DRM / eternally offline community are going have a field day.
          atleast they wont be online to complain about it.

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          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 4, 2015 at 12:32

            It does have one, but you don’t need it.

          • Matthew Holliday

            May 4, 2015 at 12:37

            a game that isnt broken on day 1?

            cannot believe.
            (the delays would totes be worth it)

  8. Skyblue

    May 4, 2015 at 12:32

    I call BS, that evidence only shows someone playing the game in 3D without their 3D glasses on

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  9. evilsheepclone

    May 4, 2015 at 12:43

    What about people without internet, or in my case internet that takes it time. It seems to be accepted that we pay 800+ for shoddy work these days. Service pfft this word should be deleted from the oxford dictionary.

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    • chimera_85

      May 4, 2015 at 13:03

      They simply don’t care for these people. The problem is casual gamers play on console and may not have internet or access to it (if they are too young)

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    • Uberutang

      May 4, 2015 at 13:17

      As Microsoft famously said: we have a console for people without internet: the xbox 360.

      Reply

  10. chimera_85

    May 4, 2015 at 13:01

    Wow another game that is “broken” from launch and requires a patch that may or may not fix everything. Never saw that coming

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  11. rollingmol

    May 4, 2015 at 15:14

    Sesame street word of the day : day 1 patch … We still buy it though franticly trying to find free uncapped broadband. Tomorrow’s word day zero dlc.

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