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Gran Turismo 6 vs Forza Motorsport 5 vs Driveclub: a Screenshot Comparison Across Two Generations

The tail end of 2013 is going to be a great time for racing game fans, with Driveclub, Forza Motorsport 5 and Gran Turismo 6 hitting the shelves in close sequence.

All three games look great in their own right, but let’s take a closer look at some of their screenshots to see if it's possible to crown a clear winner, and if Gran Turismo 6 manages to keep up with its younger cousins. (Driveclub, Forza Motorsport 5, Gran Turismo 6, PS3, PS4, Xbox One)

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badboy776  +   854d ago
Chris12  +   854d ago
GT6 looks good in the bull shots but then you see the first 'off screen' picture from a race and it's current gen roots are obvious. There's hardly any track detail and the shot is unflattering. The next gen games will clearly be better in graphical fidelity.
OrangePowerz  +   854d ago
It`s offline rendering used for the screenshots like other games do as well, not exactly bullshots.
Chris12  +   854d ago
The point I was making is that they are not shots from driving the car and therefore hardly a good measure of graphical prowess. The important part is what the game looks like in motion during a race.
Abriael  +   854d ago
the "hardly any track detail" is because it's Silverstone. That's how silverstone is. Barren.
UltimateMaster  +   854d ago
Can't believe GT6 looks that great on current gen PS3.
MadSientist89  +   854d ago
thank god someone gets it... nicely said chris
MWong  +   854d ago
It's amazing how good GT6 looks, it pretty much looks like a next-gen game. Which is shocking since it's a current gen title versus next-gen titles. If they ever made a PS4 HD update for GT6 it would be AMAZING.
OrangePowerz  +   854d ago
But the same applies to DriveClub and Forza 5 that use offline rendering to make replays look better.
ABizzel1  +   854d ago

Agreed, in-game matter most to me, GT6 looks great, but in-game it looks like a really amazing PS3. The off-screen footage and the dashboard footage look great, but Forza and DriveClub are noticeably better in the dashboard screen TECHNICALLY (GT6 has AA issues on the dash).

That being said the dash on DriveClub is absolutely amazing, and GT6 is great as well, Forza actually looks the worst which is surprising. Rearview mirror places DriveClub in first again, with GT being a bit pixeled, and Forza being washed out with no real detail.

If anything these screens show that DriveClub has had another graphics jump since it's Gamescon outing, and hopefully we'll get one more boost before release and 1080p @ 60fps.
ShinMaster  +   854d ago
Same thing with Forza 5. It doesn't looks as good in the in-game shots as it does on photo mode or replays. Forza has a history of doing this:

Not sure if bullshot or just baked, cause shadows don't even match:

Also, Forza 5 uses an excessive amount of lens flares and god rays as if there was always fog in the game. I guess that means "next-gen" to Turn10.
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thechosenone  +   854d ago
Forza with it's dull lighting. lol
morganfell  +   854d ago
"The point I was making is that they are not shots from driving the car and therefore hardly a good measure of graphical prowess."

Then that is what you should have said except you didn't. You called them bullshots which means they were photoshopped. So you see, that isn't the point you were making.
FATAL1TY  +   854d ago
GT6 + Driveclub -_-
Gamingcapacity  +   854d ago
Not bullshots Chris. Bullshots are fake in-game images trying to be passed off as in-game images.
Chris12  +   854d ago
Apologies guys, I hadn't understood the term bull shots correctly. I was trying to make the point that the only shots that should be compared are in game driving shots.
humbleopinion  +   853d ago
GT6 doesn't only have it's roots in the current gen, but everything else from stem to leaves. It is simply a current cent game.

Infact, if you try hard even Forza and Driveclub show some current gen roots, but once you actually hit the actual gameplay the difference between them and GT6 is indeed a generation gap:
(and that's on compressed JPEGs with artifacts. Actual gameplay difference is even bigger)
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Riderz1337  +   854d ago
Really disappointing to see that Forza doesn't have night time racing. Driving on a track as the sun slowly disappears and your headlights come on is really an incredible experience.
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abusador  +   854d ago
Its even an incredible, awesome feeling in GTA5 and that isnt even a racer lol Ppl that minimize that feature in a racing game are only fooling themselves.
WorldGamer  +   854d ago
So Forza doesn't have real time, dynamic lighting? This is news to me, how can they not have night driving?

Does Forza have weather?
The_Infected  +   854d ago

No Forza 5 has no day/night cycle or weather. It's 60fps that's about all.

Below is a comment from the developers that I think is great news.

"We can’t confirm the final frame-rate just yet, because this is something we will continually work on up to and after launch. At this stage we think it’s fair to tell you that it’s likely to start out at 1080p@30fps, which at face value really defies how fluid it feels and how stunning it looks."

"We’re absolutely obsessed with unlocking new ways of getting even more out of PS4 and we’re devoted to making DRIVECLUB look and feel even better than it already does. On any other console we would have been locked to a frame-rate ages ago, but because the PS4 is an extremely powerful and flexible console to work with, we have the ability to continually improve and optimize our game."
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TechMech2  +   854d ago
Forza has never really been the technical game...more of an arcade style collect your cars, sell your cars, and paint your cars. I didn't love gt5, but driveclub looks great and Forza 5 looks beautiful, but not too innovative
gamer2013  +   853d ago
Obvious troll
FunkMacNasty  +   853d ago
TechMech2 can now be added to the (very long) list of people on N4G that think they are so smart in putting down a game they've never played

Your comment makes you look pretty dumn. Forza is a simulation. Maybe it doesn't have night racing or alll the different styles of motorsports that GT has, but it is DEFINITLEY WAAAAAAAY MORE COMPLEX than "more of an arcade style collect your cars, sell your cars, and paint your cars".
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abusador  +   854d ago
They all look good but from what i see Gt6 got this in most regards, except DC has more lush backgrounds. Forza seems to be using a super high gloss for their cars, GT6 Semi gloss and DC flat matte paint lol and in that lies the differences.
Godmars290  +   854d ago
And article comparing GT6, Forza 5 and Drive Club?

Knew it was only a matter of time, but still:
DistroyerOfFanbums  +   854d ago
GT6 looks amazing compared to next gen. To be fair, they have mastered the PS3 architexture whereas, the devs on next gen consoles will have issues the first 2 years of development. All these games look amazing.
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TechMech2  +   854d ago
Forza 5. Looks better, regardless whether your a fanboy or not.
FITgamer  +   854d ago
Yeah i love how in every shot the sun light reflects exactly the same way. :s)
ABeastNamedTariq  +   854d ago
It's shinier/glossier, but... Better? I don't know, methinks. But who cares? They all look fantastic. They're racers for Pete's sake.

Also, passing off your opinion as absolute, incorruptible fact is about as fanboy as they come, lol.
Bennibop  +   854d ago
Forza looks a little too fake and glossy for me, feel that drive club looks superior with its more natural tones and lighting. Gt6 looks as good as you expect for current gen.
GodGinrai  +   854d ago
"Also, passing off your opinion as absolute, incorruptible fact is about as fanboy as they come, lol."

I think about 90% of N4G posters are guilty of that! lol
mcstorm  +   854d ago
For me I think forza looks the best too. The lighting through the trees ect look stunning. Driverclub and gt6 also look stunning games and any racing or can fan can be happy with having 3 amazing looking games plus project cars to come later on too. Very good time to be a racing gamer.
TechMech2  +   854d ago
It sure is
mxrider2199  +   854d ago
forza 5 looks too good but bc it looks fake the lighting off no night racing and then where they showed direct feed from behind the car and inside it seemed dullerlooked like i was playing gt5 again
TechMech2  +   854d ago
Yeah. The lack of night is dissapointing. Hey, I've had problems with gt5. My graphics don't seem very good, and youtube videos looks great when playing the game. Do I have to install it or something, cause it just looks a little off
mxrider2199  +   854d ago
isnt the install required?
Gran Touring  +   854d ago
I really like the environments of Driveclub; the foliage and lighting are superb! I don't think people have given the game enough credit on how it looks
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torchic  +   854d ago
Driveclub looks by far the best it looks more natural. the other two (especially Forza!) have this really bad glossy paint finish.
OrangePowerz  +   854d ago
PD did an excellent job on the car models given on what hardware they use over the other 2 games.
chrissx  +   854d ago
GT6 makes forza 5 look like a current gen game,hence the audacity to compare both
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darthv72  +   854d ago
That doesnt sound as flattering as...DC/F5 make GT6 look next gen.
ABeastNamedTariq  +   854d ago
GT6 looks absolutely fantastic for current gen. How did PD pull that off? Lol. I'm seriously considering getting this at launch instead of Xmas (money's tight, got next gen games to buy).
WorldGamer  +   854d ago
GT6 definitely holds its own. Quite a sendoff to an awesome console the PS3.

Good times.
kratos_TheGoat  +   854d ago
if you like sony get gt6, if you like xbox 1 get fm5. but if you're a gamer like myself both will be amazing and a day 1 for sure
angelsx  +   854d ago
The demo was bed looking.
jgrigs09  +   854d ago
I think gt6 and forza are very similar. Downside for Forza is it doesn't have all that night time stuff.
MaximusPrime_  +   854d ago
GT6 for me.

One question - why including DriveClub? It's not a racing sim game. Confused
PrimeGrime  +   854d ago | Interesting
GT6 and Driveclub just look more natural. Forza 5 doesn't look horrible but again it just doesn't have that realistic natural look to it. Everything is so bright and overly shiny.

People tried to say Forza 5 has real-time lighting like these other games but it is very obvious from all these comparison shots that is far from the case. The lighting in Forza 5 looks unnatural again compared to every other shot shown of GT6 and Driveclub.

I also actually just noticed something really odd about Forza 5's shadowing under the cars also. Look at every Forza 5 image, I was going to ask why do the cars looks so weird on the road? Then I realized it's because every single car in Forza 5 has this weird unrealistic shadow that constantly stays under the car, that never changes or adjusts to any light angles again proving the game isn't using real-time lighting.

I will post the pictures to prove what I mean. I want you to look at every GT6 and Driveclub image and notice how the shadows naturally adjust to the lighting changes within the game and the cars cast the correct shadows. Forza 5 has this weird double shadow thing going on. Surprised myself I never noticed this before.

See, look at all these images. Every Forza 5 car has this weird heavy second shadow that shouldn't even be there, its always around every angle of the car, even when the second shadow casts a completely different way.

This one is pretty bad. You can really notice what I mean in this image.

See what I mean, how the cars have a second shadow all the time that surround the whole vehicle even when the more natural looking shadow is cast in opposite directions? Makes no sense, no idea why Turn10 even has that weird black mass around every car.

Hate on me all you would like to but Project Cars, GT6 and Driveclub just look better to me in a lot of ways not by a huge margin but enough to really notice that is for sure.
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MadSientist89  +   854d ago
lol nice troll post.. and pic size.. go watch some gameplay videos on the game and come back and tell me it looks bad.
PrimeGrime  +   854d ago
How dense can people be? Those are direct links from the images provided in this article. How about you actually read it instead of barking like a dog first at the sight of any comment you don't agree with. All the images in the article are the same size..

How is that trolling? Pointing out legitimate problems with the games lighting and shadows that don't exist in either of the other two?

Did I ever even say it looked bad once? I said other games look better to me, I never said it looked bad it just doesn't have the same realism as Driveclub, Project Cars or GT6, that is what I said.
MaximusPrime_  +   850d ago
Well spotted. I usually just look at forza's cars' appearance but easily missed their shadows. Those pictures proved it. Shadows on them are weird. Bubble for you
TheNerdyOne  +   854d ago
Honestly, why is Driveclub pitted against Gran Turismo 6 and Forza Motorsport 5? I'm sorry, but Driveclub is also a PlayStation console, so it's basically, it's a no contest if it's pitted against another game from the same console franchise, even though Forza Motorsport 5 is on the Xbox franchise. I know it's just my opinions, but still, a racing game pitted against another racing game when they're both on the same console franchises... again, it's a no contest whatsoever, so it should be Gran Turismo 6 vs Forza Motorsport 5; they need to leave Driveclub out of this (not saying that Driveclub is better, it's a PlayStation franchise, along with Gran Turismo 6).
karl  +   854d ago
gt6 and beyond.. i want to buy those games soo much

i just dont have enough money..

ps4 is coming and i need to save money .. i havent even bought gta5 yet.. and when i finally get my ps4 i will probably spend some money on some next gen games

ps3 is still releasing games soo fast... i know i will buy them all but i just cant keep up with how many exclusives sony releases

u gotta love this guys..
cellfluid  +   854d ago
The all look great but I say gt6 looks the greatest damn ps3 still goin strong!
Gamer666  +   854d ago
Not really a good comparison...

Should've tried to show on the same tracks, with the same cars at the same locations.

Comparisons were often different cars, on different settings, and different locations.
windblowsagain  +   854d ago
Realistic goes to DRIVECLUB./

It'll be rendering more then GT6 And Forza5.

GT6 looks great for PS3, just textures and track detail alittle bit missing.

FORZA5 looks like a higher rez FORZA4 to me.
PositiveEmotions  +   854d ago
Drive Club looks so real Ima get that game even tho im not a race car games fan oh and I also look forward to The Crew.
level 360  +   854d ago
Versus Forza4, Forza5 is a triumph but against even GT5 only just about.

GT5 would even beat Forza5 in terms of natural lighting and cabin/interior texture. For sure GT6 on an old console would even surpass it.

Have seen and played demo of Forza5 with CGI Ferrari F12 Berlinetta and Audi R18 LMP1 as basis.
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r21  +   854d ago
Im amazed that a PS3 game like GT6 can look up to par or close to next gen racers. PD, you are an amazing studio. GT PS4 will look overwhelming detailed for sure.
TXIDarkAvenger  +   854d ago
GT6 stacks quite well in comparison to Forza 5. Then again the jump between this gen and next gen isn't much so I'm not incredibly surprised.
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calliocho  +   854d ago
Forza and driveclub look great...gt6 is not comparable to them. Its got that old gen look. The cars in GTA5 Look better
TheNerdyOne  +   854d ago
"Its got that old gen look." Umm... no. GT6 doesn't look like a PS2 game, or a PS1 game.
calliocho  +   854d ago
Your forgetting that ps3 is soon to be old gen. Sorry for being a few weeks early.
Feldman9000  +   854d ago
Much like the early next gen games, the difference is the lighting.
Spoons  +   854d ago
Track detail: Forza 5

Cars: GT6

Lighting: Drive club.

Gt6's track detail is horrendous though.
TheNerdyOne  +   854d ago
I'm sure the final production will have greater lighting. No one knows, though, but Polyphony Digital still has plenty of time to work out minor problems and such.
MaximusPrime_  +   850d ago
Track scales over track details. GT has the accurate length, width of each tracks similar to real life. Forza, i don't think so
kingPoS  +   854d ago
Sorcery While Forza 5 & Drive are great but GT6 looks almost sureal. Maybe it's the photo realistic tones & shades that do it. While DC may have seem to have muted colors and Forza appears layer cars with vasaline, The lighting GT6 imploys somehow makes it all the more believable.
urwifeminder  +   854d ago
Forza will do me fine always has any other car games I will most likely get on pc.
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