Driveclub: “Every Location Is Precise Down to the Angle of Light. Flora Is Detailed to the Species”

One of the most impressive elements of Evolution Studios’ upcoming PS4 exclusive Driveclub is the level of detail of the environments surrounding the tracks that will appear in the game, and a couple interesting new elements have been unveiled by Sony.

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Hatsune-Miku1526d ago

buying this first day. i cant wait for new gameplay videos of this game and im hoping for a lot

GarrusVakarian1526d ago (Edited 1526d ago )

I love reading about this game, the devs are like the R* of driving games when it comes to attention to detail.

They have even nailed the detail of the cars down to the correct size CARPET SCREWS and the correct placement of stars in the sky. Amazing. Day one buy.

Here are some AWESOME GIF's to wet your appetites :p :
And my favourite....

xHeavYx1526d ago

The best part is that this game is partially free. You get to try almost the full version of a real next gen driving game just for being a Plus subscriber

ArmGunar1526d ago

Take your time to develop and bring us a amazing game !!

The improvements that we have seen are simply stunning !

Jihaad_cpt1526d ago

I think you meant 'whet' not "wet".

karl1526d ago

i can say those gifts look ten times better than any driveclub trailer outthere...

were they released by the game´s studio?

all tracks look like u are driving through a car´s tv ad... just perfect

GarrusVakarian1526d ago (Edited 1526d ago )


Yeah, they are official GIF's from Evolution. They look so much better because im pretty sure they are from the latest build (that we have seen, anyway). They do look amazing, i can't wait to see it on my TV.

GribbleGrunger1526d ago (Edited 1526d ago )

... And that's the older build now :) Things have been improved further.

ABizzel11526d ago


The first Norway is still the best to me. Driving over the mountain and seeing the view and the fog rolling around. It's like Northern California on a foggy day. Beautiful in the game, scary in real life :D

allgamespc20121526d ago

and even the stars...are you listening to yourself?

Dee_911526d ago

would be awesome if they had settings for more realistic handling and arcade handing.. but thats kind of reaching.2 different types of driving physics in one game is unheard of.. but it would be nice.

elhebbo161526d ago

I can I get the source? I want to see the full video, it looks so good :o

FamilyGuy1526d ago

Those gifs are created from some really short clips the DriveClub devs uploaded to Facebook using the PS4s share button. They're all months old now, literally 2 months old each.

mcstorm1526d ago

Yeah im interested in this game too. I got the xbox one over the PS4 because Forza 5 was out on day one and I may pickup a PS4 later on this year for this game unless Playground announce a PGR or Forza Horizon but I will be getting a PS4 in the next 12 to 18 months depending on cash for this game.

Hope everyone enjoys it when it comes out as it is looking like it will be a must own game and its nice to see racers getting centre stage at the moment.

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Irishguy951526d ago (Edited 1526d ago )

It's free is it not?

Driveclub and Deep down are free. Keep seeing people saying they're pre ordering/buying them and stuff. I thought they was free unless sony went back on it or something??

I thought there was a free version of DC and then a Ps+ 'free' version? Which is basically the full game? I say free on PS+ because PS+ is now mandatory for online play.

I don't know about it myself though, i'm more of a Sim guy. Waiting for GT PS4...probably take a long *** time but whatever

xHeavYx1526d ago

I believe Deep Down is a Free to Play game. You get the PS+ edition of DriveClub if you (obviously) have PS+

BoriboyShoGUN1526d ago (Edited 1526d ago )

Theres a free version and a paid version sir. I am going to try the free version first, and if its everything I hope it is I will be buying the full version.

**yeah free for PS+ but it wont have as many cars, tracks etc. But I think its a perfect way to demo the product ;)

imtheman20131526d ago

I think Driveclub is free to PS+ members, but it's possible that it won't be the entire game.

And Deep Down is simply free to play, as far as I know. It'll probably have micro-transactions that speed the game along, but I'm pretty sure it's still free.

GarrusVakarian1526d ago (Edited 1526d ago )

I heard that if you get the PS plus version, you can then upgrade to the full retail version for less.

I hope that was true, regardless, i will be buying this.

Kayant1526d ago

"Driveclub and Deep down are free" - No Driveclub was always a retail game. It was meant to be the big IGC game for PS4 at launch but that changed with the delay however there will still be a PS+ version with some content missing but you can still platinum the game.

BoriboyShoGUN1526d ago

@Irish well if its a free game you don't need PS+ such as Warframe, DC Universe, to go online. If its a PS+ free game such as Resogun, and Driveclub then yes you would need plus to go online with those.

DeadlyFire1526d ago

Deep Down is MMO Free to play game. So they are free to play online without PS+. Even Subscription MMOs should follow this I believe. First one that is coming so far FFXIV Realm Reborn has stated it will not require PS+ for its users. Its the first subscription MMO on the PS4 platform.

Sony has said it left it up to publishers for MMOs using PS+. Considering all the MMO subscriptions out there I believe its a safe bet they avoid requiring PS+ on 95% of MMOs on the platform.

Drive Club PS+ edition is a free for PS+ users with some limited areas, but you are getting the full game code. So likely you can buy the extra stuff for less or something to that extent. There will also be a full game disc/Digital copy you can buy.

There is no free version of Drive Club unless you have PS+

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showtimefolks1526d ago

The true next gen racing experience, can't wait to play this game

evolution studios
some developers who worked on PGR series

best of both worlds working at sony inside evolution studios. I think this game will put evolution studios on a national stage. As great as Motorstorm was, many didn't even try it because it was their cup of tea

motorstorm was always difficult so i hope driveclub is like that, where when you win you will get the satisfaction of the victory

Shakengandulf1526d ago

Motorstorm were very difficult though with the rubber band Ai and such, i hope the Ai in driveclub is aggresive/smart, But dont have a rocket ship when one car falls back from a collision.
I'll be buying the full version of this, supporting the devs for there hard work, can't wait.

psman0121526d ago

I'll be honest. I wasn't too excited about driveclub at first. Then, I watched some of the gameplay and it was completely blown away. Man, does it look fantastic. I'm not exactly anticipating a Gran Turismo killer, but it does look exquisite.

Bobby Kotex1526d ago

Can't wait for this game. Hopefully there will be a strong multiplayer community.

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Ripsta7th1526d ago

Same here. Dont have a racer for my ps4 so this should get the job done. Plus we can try it out on PS plus

xHeavYx1526d ago

I see what you did there

BoriboyShoGUN1526d ago

sounds good! this is the type of things I like to hear gents!

Eonjay1526d ago (Edited 1526d ago )

Hi Def grass confirmed.

"The cars are made of a staggering 250,000 polygons."


SKullDugger1526d ago

Dude GT5 has 500,00 polygons per car so 250,000 is not good.

Eonjay1526d ago (Edited 1526d ago )

I'm sorry what? If you mean 50,000 than isn't that 5 times the detail?

yewles11526d ago


GT5 and GT6's premium cars average at 500,000 (half a Million) polygons, double what Evolution is touting.

Eonjay1526d ago


Thanks for that. Still looks gorgeous to me. What do you guys think?

imt5581526d ago

So, why cars in Driveclub look better than cars in GT5 or GT6?

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Cernunnos1526d ago

GT5 might be higher polygons, but that is not all that matters. The shaders, the lighting, the texture resolutions etc are all very important to how good something looks.

Hell, even if GT5's car models turn out to be better, they might still seem worse due to the environment they are set in. There is no single thing that makes a game beautiful.

frostypants1526d ago (Edited 1526d ago )

Two things:
1) There's more to graphics than polygons...once you hit a certain point, it becomes less noticeable and becomes little more than a numbers game.
2) I'd rather have more of that GPU horsepower spent on the environment, which is where most racing games come up short.

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SKullDugger1526d ago (Edited 1526d ago )

Do some research and you will know. Check IGN and the Offical Gran turismo site. Forza 3 had 200,000 to 250,000 per car and Grand Turismo 5 has 500,000 per car sorry the truth hurts so much check the facts they are out there.

Eonjay1526d ago

Why would that hurt? It looks gorgeous.

TIER1xWOLFPACKx1526d ago (Edited 1526d ago )

Forza had that many yes but during gameplay it's polygon count dropped to 45000, I'm not sure what gt5 polygon count dropped to during gameplay though edit: gt5 was 500k polygons during photomode

liquidhalos1526d ago

Nope i cant say i feel hurt. Fact is, the game looks beautiful, no amount of rudness on your part could possibly take that away from me. Sorry but its the truth

frostypants1526d ago

But everything outside the cars looked kind of crappy in those games...and still does in GT6/Forza 5.

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SKullDugger1526d ago -in-car

Eonjay1526d ago

Got it. It still looks good to me.

Jughead34161526d ago

I want this game bad, but I'm getting to the point where I'd rather hear a release date than any other info. It's good that they've made the game better with the extra time though.