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Submitted by Abriael 224d ago | news

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. (Driveclub, PS4)

Hatsune-Miku  +   224d ago | Well said
buying this first day. i cant wait for new gameplay videos of this game and im hoping for a lot
Lukas_Japonicus  +   224d 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 :

http://gifs.gamersyde.com/g...
http://gifs.gamersyde.com/g...
http://gifs.gamersyde.com/g...
And my favourite.... http://gifs.gamersyde.com/g...
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xHeavYx  +   224d 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
Maddens Raiders  +   224d ago
This is a done deal.
ArmGunar  +   224d ago
Take your time to develop and bring us a amazing game !!

The improvements that we have seen are simply stunning !
Jihaad_cpt  +   224d ago
I think you meant 'whet' not "wet".
karl  +   224d 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
Lukas_Japonicus  +   224d ago
@karl

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.
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GribbleGrunger  +   224d ago
... And that's the older build now :) Things have been improved further.
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ABizzel1  +   224d ago
@Lukas

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
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   224d ago
WOW @ that last gif.
allgamespc2012  +   224d ago
and even the stars...are you listening to yourself?
Dee_91  +   224d 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.
elhebbo16  +   224d ago
I can I get the source? I want to see the full video, it looks so good :o
FamilyGuy  +   224d 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.

http://n4g.com/news/1395840...
http://n4g.com/news/1395559...
http://n4g.com/news/1382301...
http://n4g.com/news/1381642...
http://n4g.com/news/1381232...
http://n4g.com/news/1380899...
mcstorm  +   223d 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.
mediate-this  +   223d ago
Lol
Irishguy95  +   224d 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
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xHeavYx  +   224d ago
I believe Deep Down is a Free to Play game. You get the PS+ edition of DriveClub if you (obviously) have PS+
BoriboyShoGUN  +   224d 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 ;)
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imtheman2013  +   224d 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.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   224d 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.
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Kayant  +   224d 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.
BoriboyShoGUN  +   224d 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.
DeadlyFire  +   224d 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+
frostypants  +   223d ago
Nothing is truly "free".
showtimefolks  +   224d 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
Shakengandulf  +   224d 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.
psman012  +   224d 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 Kotex  +   223d ago
Can't wait for this game. Hopefully there will be a strong multiplayer community.
Ripsta7th  +   224d 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
xHeavYx  +   224d ago
I see what you did there
BoriboyShoGUN  +   224d ago
sounds good! this is the type of things I like to hear gents!
Eonjay  +   224d ago
Hi Def grass confirmed.

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

Impressive
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SKullDugger  +   224d ago
Dude GT5 has 500,00 polygons per car so 250,000 is not good.
Eonjay  +   224d ago
I'm sorry what? If you mean 50,000 than isn't that 5 times the detail?
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TIER1xWOLFPACKx  +   224d ago
Hmmmm
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yewles1  +   224d ago
@Eonjay

GT5 and GT6's premium cars average at 500,000 (half a Million) polygons, double what Evolution is touting.
Eonjay  +   224d ago
@yewles1

Thanks for that. Still looks gorgeous to me. What do you guys think?
imt558  +   224d ago
So, why cars in Driveclub look better than cars in GT5 or GT6?
The_Infected  +   224d ago
It's how you use those polygons.
Cernunnos  +   224d 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.
frostypants  +   223d 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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SKullDugger  +   224d 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.
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Eonjay  +   224d ago
Why would that hurt? It looks gorgeous.
TIER1xWOLFPACKx  +   224d 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
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liquidhalos  +   223d 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
frostypants  +   223d ago
But everything outside the cars looked kind of crappy in those games...and still does in GT6/Forza 5.
SKullDugger  +   224d ago
n4g.com/news/gt5-500k-polygons -in-car
Eonjay  +   224d ago
Got it. It still looks good to me.
SKullDugger  +   224d ago
I agree it looks great.
Jughead3416  +   224d 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.
Kayant  +   224d ago
Exactly why it interests me.... The locations shown so far look amazing. Traditional tracks aren't exciting IMO.

Also dat polygon count. Damn....
king_george  +   224d ago
Man, based on everything i have seen of this game so far i really gotta hand it to evolution. They really know how to take advantage of a delay :)
toddybad  +   224d ago
I'm rather looking forward to this. I'm the opposite of everyone else though, I keep thinking put the thing back even further and see what other ridiculous minutiae you can squeeze in before some far off release that produces the most perfect, true to life racing game that could ever be created.
Pretty sure it's just me though at this point!
Destrania  +   224d ago
This game's going to be beyond incredible, I just feel it. Can't wait to see more on it, hopefully soon.
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Lboogieskells  +   224d ago
How about an release date?
ironmonkey  +   224d ago
loved all their games. this will be another awesome.
HeavenlySnipes  +   224d ago
I don't believe all that but the game is looking good lol

I'll pick this one up when I get my PS4
GamersHeaven  +   224d ago
Nice day one for me.

http://i.imgur.com/58aazIA....
onyoursistersback  +   224d ago
lol!!! that would be funny if Antonio Banderas was in the back seat enjoying your driving like that in in-game!!! hahah!!!
The_Sneauxman  +   224d ago
THAT.IS.HILARIOUS.
gobluesamg  +   224d ago
Game looks amazing. Can't wait but wish I had a drive wheel for this.
Hard8times  +   224d ago
Now all we need is 60FPS to be confirmed
Lboogieskells  +   224d ago
Speak for yourself,all I need is a release date.
ambientFLIER  +   224d ago
Sorry, 60fps is not going to happen. Not with this kind of detail. Which is fine, as long as it's a locked 30fps, it will play smooth, just like Forza Horizon.
Hard8times  +   224d ago
You dudes settle for anything this is NEXT GEN correct? A racing game should be 60FPS period stop living in the past
theWB27  +   224d ago
@Hard8times
"You dudes settle for anything this is NEXT GEN correct? A racing game should be 60FPS period stop living in the past"

I wonder why people think next gen means 60 frames should be standard. I believe the PS360 could achieve 60fps on a lot of games, but since consoles are locked specs devs choose what to accomplish.

PC is the same way...choose what you'd rather have. Better framerate or better graphics based off the specs ones PC has.

Devs make that choice on consoles...next gen doesn't mean anything.
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specialguest  +   224d ago
It is essential for a racing game like drive club or similar to be 60fps or close There is no other genre of games that needs 60fps more than realistic racing games. That smooth fluid motion without the micro choppiness and judder gives the sense of speed. GT creator Kazunori Yamauchi once stated in an old interview that 60fps was essential for the sense of speed. Thats why he pushed his devs so hard to try to maintain it in GT5.. Its a no buy for me if DC is locked at 30fps. 30fps is acceptable for Motor Storm and other non-sim like racers though.
frostypants  +   223d ago
Disagree. 30fps is fine for racing games IMO, if the choice is between 60fps and graphical detail.
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ambientFLIER  +   223d ago
Forza Horizon ran very smooth due to a locked 30fps, and Drive Club will too. Especially since it's more Need for Speed and Motorstorm than sim.
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frostypants  +   223d ago
I'd rather have 30fps and top notch environments and lighting than 60fps and watered down environments and lighting. It's not a shooter...it just doesn't matter as much. We'll see though.
CrossingEden  +   224d ago
I kinda don't see the point in species specific flora lighting...it's a racing game, you won't see any of that anyway
Hicken  +   223d ago
The point is for it to feel as authentic as possible as you're driving through these areas. Like Forza Horizon and the many Need for Speed titles of the past, a large draw of this game is the environments you drive through.

But I guess, according to you, people should just drive on a track through the blackness of the void. I means, since we won't notice anything, anyway.

Besides, there ARE such things as replays, are there not? They'd look pretty boring if they were in uninspired environs. So why not make the tracks look as good as possible?

What I'm wondering, though, is when the last time was that you had an actual interest in something PlayStation (or Japan) related, and weren't commenting solely for the sake of trolling.
ambientFLIER  +   224d ago
I'm an xbox and forza fan, but I have to say that this game is looking very good. Hopefully it plays well too. Might just have to buy a PS4 for this and GT7...
jjonez18  +   224d ago
Does anyone know if they'll have something like a gt or story mode?
feraldrgn  +   224d ago
I love the amount of detail they've put into the environment you drive around.
The_BoZZ1991  +   224d ago
Yeah yeah yeah sounds nice but what about the FPS? Can they manage this level of detail with 60 FPS? I don't drive with 10 mp/h or 16 km/h around to look at beautiful detailed locations. Maybe they should develope a Role-Playing-game.
We want to drive races.
sAVAge_bEaST  +   224d ago
Then just wait for the RPG'S.,,, This is the Return of the King.(rpg's), ,, open world wonder lands. . think B I G.

aT the very least,, take comfort knowing the whole nation will partake in this game.. Ps+nation.
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ambientFLIER  +   223d ago
Bozz -

That's funny that you say that about not driving slow. Forza got hit with a sledgehammer by the PS4 fans for having cutout crowds, even though you are driving by at 100mph and don't even notice it, and yet it runs at 60fps and plays beautifully.
ShinnokDrako  +   224d ago
I'm not at all into racing games but.... damn, this one is going to be amazing! The Norway track is beautiful, the landscape seems real!
MasterofMagnetism  +   224d ago
Will check this game out even though I'm not really into racing games.
Dfooster  +   223d ago
Having accurate tracks doesn't make for a racing game that feels real to drive as the dev stated.
RedSoakedSponge  +   223d ago
has there been any word on how many tracks there are in Driveclub? the main disappointment i had with Forza 5 is the lack of track variety.
SoulSercher620  +   223d ago
Evolution Studios aint effin around. This is how you take advantage of a delay.
H0RSE  +   223d ago
“Every Location Is Precise Down to the Angle of Light. Flora Is Detailed to the Species”

Yeah, because that's what makes a race game truly shine...
MasterCornholio  +   223d ago
Its the combination of the little details that turns the game into a graphical powerhouse. And as for gameplay, I wouldn't worry since these developers are pretty good with racers.

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