Project Cars 2 and F1 2017: What’s the Difference?

There have been a great deal of fresh and exciting racing game releases this year in 2017. So far we’ve had Wipeout, Dirt 4 and Mario Kart 8 Super Deluxe. There’s more in store and it’s only going to get even more serious. Among the titles to come are Project Cars 2 and F1 2017.

But how do you know which one is for you?

Well they are both very impressive car racing simulations, but that’s about where it ends. There are some drastic differences between the two games. First let’s have a look at what to expect from each of them.


  • Enhanced track surface forces you to constantly think about the environment such as ambient and surface temperatures, temperature, surface area contact and grip, with weather patterns calculated by meteorologists based on where in the world the track is located and what time of year it is.
  • Emphasis on simulating seasons, meaning that the sun is always at the correct angle on the track. The tracks are created exactly as they are in real life and the physics based weather calculations mean that even how much water comes from the air and the way it saturates into the ground and builds up on the track affects the game.
  • 189 different models of car with added Porsche, Ferrari and key new brands. The 723 McLaren is a new exclusive to Project Cars 2 and the official driver from the team helped them to create an accurate portrayal of what the car’s like including how it sounds, the handling and look.


Project Cars 2 stands out by pushing the latest technology in gaming such as 12k and detailed VR, gamepad and widescreen support. Triple screen and vertical offsets are possible and you can even adjust mirrors as you would in real life.

Expect a more approachable experience for new users with the natural physics-based organic simulation style, with an geared up career and online mode and an authentic racing experience.

F1 2017

  • Aims to mirror the dynamics of Formula 1 as a sport. There has been more research and development in evolving the pit crew, racing team and of course, the cars.
  • Engine and gearbox management is essential as all the components wear out at different rates and can also be damaged from racing.
  • It’s said that there have been vast improvements on assists as well as a focus on unpredictable weather so that players can’t predict when to change tires.
  • There will be new classic content in career mode such as a rich business-man with a selection of 12 classic cars, arcade mode and classic 1 and 2 battles with different types of cars on the track at different intervals.

Some iconic cars featured in the game include:

  • Red Bull 2010 Championship car
  • 1998 McLaren MP44
  • Ferrari F 2007
  • Plus tons more

They key difference between the two is that Project Cars 2 is heavily physics based while F1 2017 is focused on Formula 1 sport. If you want to get into some seriously detailed competitive racing where you have to focus on your entire team including your car then F1 is for you.

Expect a broader selection of vehicles with PC 2 and super realistic racing experience. For a more serious career in Formula 1, F1 is the obvious choice for you!



Release Dates:

F1 2017: August 25th

Project Cars 2: September 22nd



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