150°
Submitted by Hahnsol0 648d ago | opinion piece

Could a new Physics Engine Mean a New Era of Driving Games?

DefaultPrime's Lucas considers the impact of games implementing a newly developed soft-body physics engine for driving games. Could it be the next genre revolutionizing idea? (Dev, PC)

dumahim  +   648d ago
That looks pretty awesome, but the crash details aren't going to be used to their fullest capabilities in GT or Forza as they have to limit the amount of damage to keep the manufacturers happy. It'd be perfect for fantasy cars though and would LOVE to see a new demo derby type game with this tech.
kmanmx  +   648d ago
This tech is great, but it's not new. It's straight from a game called Rigs of Rods, and it's just softbody physics which as technically been around for quite a few years. This implementation though is almost certainly the best.

The reason you havn't seen it is because of the reason you said. No manufacturer will allow this. Also, it is both difficult, expensive and time consuming to create all these models with breakable, dentable parts.

And lastly, it's resource intensive. Crash more than 3 or so cars togever and even top end gaming PC's drop down to the 30fps or so mark. Current consoles put bluntly, don't have a damn chance.
vortis  +   648d ago
You took the post right out of my fingertips.

Consoles struggle with simple physics of exploding glass and barrels, there's no way they can run a full game based on physics-based destruction.

The closest thing we'll get to that is Flatout. But hopefully when the new consoles arrive we can have fantasy racing games like the softbody physics demos.
cannon8800  +   648d ago
If you guys are eager to try a game that uses this type of physics download this game

http://sourceforge.net/proj...

here's a video of the game in action if you want to see first before you download.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Der_Kommandant  +   648d ago
Next gen is gonna be amazing!
RustedMan  +   648d ago
The last racing game that I got really excited for was "Split Second". I could only imagine how even MORE badass that game would be if it had incorporated a new physics engine.
Hazmat13  +   648d ago
there is this thing called the "rigs of rod" i think or something like that it a this but with big rigs and even big planes its cool. or is this the same?
#4 (Edited 648d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
20°

BAFTA Has First Female Winner for Young Game Designers

10m ago - Rhianna Hawkins is first female to win an award at BAFTA Young Game Designers. | Mobile
20°

Gamers In Beta Podcast 060: Stealthy Glitches

10m ago - CapnMikeM and MAINEac17 bring you Episode 60 of the Gamers In Beta podcast. On this week's episod... | PC
40°

The Growing Sickness Of ‘Gamer Entitlement’

10m ago - Pixel Gate writes: ''Owning one system over the other does not entitle anyone to throw insults... | Culture

Fish Out Of Water! - Tips and Cheats: The Strategy Guide

11m ago - MGU - "How to get high score and crystal in Fish Out Of Water by Halfbrick Studios? The score... | iPhone
Ad

Study Game Design at DeVry

Now - DeVry University, is an accredited* university offering you the flexibility of over 90 locations, online courses and a wide variety of bachelor's a... | Promoted post

Sniper Elite 3 Xbox One Review (ThisisXbox)

12m ago - ThisisXbox: Rebellion and 505 Games deliver the third instalment in the Sniper Elite series that... | Xbox One