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Submitted by get2sammyb 1038d ago | opinion piece

Is Sony Racing into Trouble with DriveClub on the PS4?

Push Square: "A console launch wouldn’t be complete without a racer to highlight the hardware’s technical strides. DriveClub, a new team-based vehicular experiment from MotorStorm developer Evolution Studios, represents the PlayStation 4’s first foray into the high-octane arena of next generation motorsport. But while the social endeavour sounds intriguing, is Sony steering into trouble with the release?" (Driveclub, PS4)

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light_bar   1038d ago | Spam
jerethdagryphon  +   1038d ago
what people dont realize is those very nice detailed cars can be coopeted by polyphony for next gt game
Kennytaur  +   1038d ago
Oh, PD most likely has a good database already. I'm sure they have even higher quality assets from the work they did with premium cars in GT5 then what's in the game. And I'm sure they've kept busy since then.

But it could be a shared database since they're both first-party.
MaxXAttaxX  +   1038d ago
Kazunori Yamauchi said that the premium GT5 car models were next-gen ready. And it makes sense. All the geometry is there.
Ritsujun  +   1037d ago
My sexy hands are ready for Driveclub and GT6:P.
sikbeta  +   1037d ago

There is no evidence about that, in fact DC game director hinted that they don't talk to PD in any way, so...
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shaniusman489   1037d ago | Spam
Saigon  +   1036d ago
@sikbeta you really think Sony is that stupid enough to do something like that. naughty dog use to share information with Insomniac and Insomniac use to share information with other Sony companies and Insomniac is considered a 3rd party studio. Why would they do that. but you are telling me they won't share information with the 1st party studios. If that is the case, it is bad business practice. Oh and byt the way since Sony owns the 1st Party Studios they own the digital rights to everything that is created.
delboy  +   1038d ago
A don't know if it was a early alpha code, but that demo I saw didn't even had tessellation.
Pretty disappointing for next generation.
And another big flaw of that game it's online only, like warhawk.
What will happen with it when gamers move away to another game, which they will do sooner than later.
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BanBrother  +   1038d ago
Yes but the developers said that they are adding in tesselation lol. What was shown at the conference was just a taste. They basically said they are adding in a lot of features that were previously only seen on PC.
porkChop  +   1038d ago
Online only? Who ever said that? I know it has a strong online structure, and lots of social features, but I don't remember anyone saying it was online only.
jerethdagryphon  +   1038d ago
um gpu tricsk like tellelation and stuff are great for enhancing terrain and stuff but its just subdivision based on color and location and a hightdisplacment map cars dont really need that they can be moddeled entirly with geometry and then all the gpu and ram can be used in lighting and textures
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Muerte2494  +   1037d ago
I think alot...
of people will argue with you about warhawk "online only" being a bad thing. It didn't need a single player. It was the best ps3 downloadable game ever purchased by me.
KwietStorm  +   1037d ago
A big flaw? I would say Warhawk says hi, but..
FamilyGuy  +   1037d ago
Warhawk servers are still up and very active so I don't see the problem. These online only games are usually cheaper to buy and on ps4 it'll be like an mmo.
Boody-Bandit  +   1037d ago
delboy I still play Forza 4 and GT5. I also have a couple people on my friends list that were still playing Warhawk until the new one was released. What again were you getting at?

When a hardcore fan of a specific genre likes a game they will stick with it until a sequel or better game in that genre is released. I am headed to my gaming room right now to play some GT5.
b_one  +   1037d ago
all those details about cars, how seats look like, car keys etc... it is far beyond GT i think.
TBONEJF  +   1037d ago
right we can always play more new racing games.
Zefros  +   1038d ago
Only time will tell. The game looks promising.
IRetrouk  +   1038d ago
Its the first game on my list for the ps4, it reminds me of pgr, which in my opinion is the best arcade racer you can get. I think it will sell well, just like the original motorstorm did.
Kurt Russell  +   1037d ago
Metropolitan street racer! :D
fei-hung  +   1037d ago
oddly enough, originally when pgr was released on the Dreamcast, it was called Metropolis Street Racer
IRetrouk  +   1037d ago
You are right lol loved that game too, thats why im looking forward to dc so much, cant wait.
abzdine  +   1038d ago
this article doesn't make too much sense.. Evolution Studios nailed it last gen with Motorstorm and they are allowed to try something else.
i'm highly excited for this game especially for its social features which look at sound very promising, and those badass graphics!
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nosferatuzodd  +   1037d ago
indeed well said Motorstorm was and still is my fav racing game up to this day dont get me wrong i live for Gran Turismo but motorstorm is just that game. Sony wouldn't tell gt to step back unless evolution studio can pull it off plus its one more exclusive to help fight forza here some bubbles for that one.
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Saleem101  +   1038d ago
Lol dumb article nothings derailing ps4..
sinjonezp  +   1037d ago
Agreed: definitely detecting a minute amount if next box fanboyism with the comment about Forza. We as gamers know that polyphony takes time to craft gran Turismo, leaving the window for other companies to develop new IP's for the system. Sony believes in original ideas and I trust the developers behind motostorm. Without new IP's gamers would become static to purchase said games. This is good for Sony, bridging the gap till the next iteration of Gran Turismo is released. Words from a true gamer.
JusticeDwarf  +   1037d ago
Yeah, cause the lead editor for an exclusively PlayStation-based website is totally a "next box fanboy". Get real.
M-M  +   1038d ago
I'm sure DriveClub will be an amazing launch title, the only thing racing into trouble is the website for making this article.
oof46  +   1038d ago
It's well known that Yamauchi-san likes to take his time when making Gran Turismo games. Drive Club can fill the racing game void until it's finished.
abzdine  +   1038d ago
yes, and on the other hand, this game has nothing to do with GT it's not a simulation, could be an arcade racer like Porsche Challenge on PSone with realistic cars.

When you look at Sony first party games, they are missing a NFS-like game and Drive Club will be a serious challenger with all the amazing online social features they announced so far
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mcstorm  +   1038d ago
I agree Sony do need a game like this. I have become a big forza game this gen and when horizon came out I sad this is one type of game the ps3 is missing.

If Ms decide to bring forza 5 out for the next Xbox on day one I may end up getting the next xbox 1st but if not this will be the reason I pick a ps4 up 1st
Bathyj  +   1037d ago
Bubble for remembering Porche Challenge.
andreasx  +   1038d ago
I'm definately picking this up!
grassyknoll  +   1038d ago
What a piece of shit "article".
clintos59  +   1038d ago
I think its the exact opposite. May I remind u that sony is always is open to new ideas & Drive Club looks to add to what we already seen with Gt & Forza and take the experience to the next level. I truelly believe this racer is the next big thing to GT if not better. Motorstorm was such an awesome series Evolution Studios is so underrated & hopefully they achieve their dream with Drive Club which I believe they will with sony.
ziggurcat  +   1038d ago
really? when is this game coming out? and it's already dooming the PS4?
cyberninja  +   1038d ago
Evolution Studios makes casual games? Go play Motorstorm...
sway_z  +   1038d ago
From what I have seen, Driveclub is the closest you can get to feeling like you're actually in the car racing.

It looks totally immersive and the online functionality looks like driving clans can flourish.

The demo gave me goosebumps...good lord if they make it 3D!

Reminds me of the same feeling I got from playing PGR on Xbox 360 launch back in 2005 ;)
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mrmancs  +   1038d ago
even the small glance of this game looked fakin amazing from its graphics to concept , cannot wait to see more. May have to upgrade my gt driving pro wheel? Cant seem to Get slides right with that on gt, see how it goes on this . If it feels crap , new wheel for real :)
strickers  +   1038d ago
Sony fans expect new IP every Gen
It's the reverse of Nintendo fans . A few IPs vanish, new ones replace and some older IPs reappear
Its the PS way.
This will appeal to the same core as GT. Hardcore racing gamers and casual gamers who are petrol heads.
My stepbrother plays only GT on ps3.......a lot . He would love this too .
coolasj  +   1038d ago
I assume Sony is letting Evolution Studios do what they want. And what they want is a realistic racing sim. Let the devs do what the want. GT will come out sooner or later.
supraking951  +   1038d ago
nice new IP, while 720 makes the 20th Forza game with hardly any changes
saint_seya  +   1037d ago
I dont get why u need to attack Forza.
Forza its a good game and lots of people like it, enjoy what we get, dont need to bash other games for that.
Oh_Yeah  +   1038d ago
I just want a new Midnight Club...that was imo the only great racing game this gen..after I played it I couldn't play any others. Rock Star just did everything right, deep customization, good selection of cars, challenging races, detailed open world, great first person view, no load times, nice handling/physics, sound, crashes..jumps..police chases. I don't expect this game to come close...will see though.
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Jihaad_cpt  +   1038d ago
This POS article got apporved is beyond me. If Polyphonic wanna take their time then let them. Also the Next Xbox and Forza have not even been announced. Opinions and are about as useful in this case as a 3 testicles
wenaldy  +   1038d ago
Motorstorm series is hardly casual game, damn it's hard!!!
NateCole  +   1037d ago
Yes i still can't platinum it while i have platinum DS and KZ2.
Minato-Namikaze  +   1037d ago
I've platinumed pacific rift and apocalypse, had a blast playing em XD and good job on KZ2 i dont have that one.
rezzah  +   1037d ago
Apocalypse is the easiest of the 3. 1 and 2 are really hard.
cyberninja  +   1037d ago
Agreed; Apocalypse is walk in the park compared to first two games.
Dlacy13g  +   1038d ago
I will say this, I thought the author raised a good question about the existence of 2 First Party racing IP's now. Drive Club and Gran Turismo certainly will be competing for the same consumer on the PS4 at some point assuming Drive Club continues on past the first game and that GT6 also comes to the PS4.

Beyond all that, I look forward to learning more about Drive Club. I really enjoy GT5 for its visuals, technical bits and depth but it took it a long time to really come together socially. Drive Club looks to be addressing that upfront.
Minato-Namikaze  +   1037d ago
I dont think so, GT is a Sim while this is more of an arcade racer. Definitely not the same consumer.
Sevir  +   1038d ago
The best time to announce a new franchise IP is at the launch
Driveclub, coming from a racer centric studio like Evolution are masters of the craft. They did a ps2 racing series, they launched the PS3 with the Motorstorm IP franchise.

And now they've hired people from bizarre creation, PD, and people who shipped Blur.

This game is anything but casual, its a racing simulator with a focus on enjoying the feel of driving in first person view with deeply connected Social features.

As a Motorstorm, PGR and GT Fan and the fact that I'm always on my phone and Tablet, the thought of logging in and creating a race and managing my club and challenging people from around the world from my phone/tablet and then getting home from work or school or from the bar and racing those said challenges has me excited. The concept is incredible and it seems Evolution studios is set to take it into fruition. They've got the money and backing from Sony, considering Motorstorm as a franchise has sold well over 7 million, I'm glad that They were once again selected to deliver a Racer for PS hardware at launch. These guys know what they are doing.
Minato-Namikaze  +   1037d ago
Good points sev but i have a small disagreeance, new IP's are good to announce at any time during a console's life cycle as evidence by sony releasing 3 new IP's on the ps3 this year (Puppeteer, last of us, and beyond 2 souls).
Why o why  +   1037d ago
Guacamelee too and that rain game. I'm sure there's more

Has everybody seen this already

DRIVE CLUB footage from a week ago..
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InTheLab  +   1038d ago
Author talks about Forza as if it does anywhere near GT numbers. Of course Driveclub can compete with Forza 5.....a game that no one is asking for.

And i get the feeling that Driveclub will be about exotic cars and not Accords and Dodge Rams like Turismo. GT is the complete driving experience with every day cars as well as the top of the line.

There's room for DC just like there's room for PGR on the next Xbox.
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NotSoSilentBob  +   1037d ago
Thats what I was going to post. We never saw stuff like this when Microsoft had Forza AND Project Gotham Racing both competing between 1st party studios.
WeAreLegion  +   1038d ago
They have one sale right here. ;) I can't wait for it!
trenso1  +   1038d ago
i cant even remember the last driving game i bought which was in the mid life of the ps2, but i do want drive club it looks so interesting
extermin8or  +   1037d ago
Tbh GT is a driving Simulator (even titles itself as such) whereas Drive Club looks to be more of a racing GAME :p more arcade-like I'll bet but with great looking viuals :)
isyourhouseonfire  +   1037d ago
Sony may want to port this to the next XBOX, if money is the end goal. If its all about pride, then I guess just stick to the PS4 but don't cry when you go bankrupt.
sprinterboy  +   1037d ago
Was sitting watching some Drive Club Videos yesterday and came up with some good ideas for the game, imagine if your with your club members racing against another club in a 4hr race where its upto your team to win the race, whoever is in the car at the time only gets there gears and rev counter on the hud display while your 3 other team members watch with realtime stats of tyre temperature, fuel consumption, gear problems, lap times, suspension and general mechanical problems, your team could then relay info through the mics to the player racing, like telling him to take it easy as tyres are still showing blue and are not performing at optimal performance or when he comes in to pit, its upto the 3 players to interact and work as a team with colour coded QTE`s, each player having a different colour and they only press triangle, square or R1 when there colour comes up to get a quick pit stop, does the team put maximum fuel in with only 10 laps to go or do they put half in, is the nose cone good enough to finish race etc. Also between the club members they can edit race footage to make a montage of there best lap/race clips or seasonal montage. If your playing on your own just doing some practice laps then the light bar could show blue for cold tyres and red for warm or how about split colours for the flags in a new F1 game.
khellendros1  +   1037d ago
I don't understand articles like this. Why cant there be room for both? They don't have to compete with each other. If this game turns out to be good I will be buying both.
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