Driveclub vs Project CARS Screenshot Comparison: Two Gorgeous Faces of the Racing Coin

Lately there has been a lot of discussion on which upcoming racing game, between Evolution Studios’ Driveclub and Slightly MAD Studios’ Project CARS looks better. The truth is that they’re extremely different games.

Not only they play nothing alike, but that radical difference reflects even in the way they look, and more specifically in their visual style.

This screenshot comparison isn't meant to count pixels or polygons, but to showcase that radical difference.

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Ghost_of_Tsushima1304d ago (Edited 1304d ago )

Is it me or is the power line clearly not attached to the pole in the third screen up from the bottom in Project Cars?

On topic: I think Driveclub has a more realistic look to it and the environments in Driveclub are second to none. The cars also look very clean and very detailed. Project Cars other than the environments look good also. Overall I think Driveclub looks better. That's my opinion of coarse.

Abriael1304d ago (Edited 1304d ago )

Yep, that's most definitely a glitch. Still beta and all that :D

There are more like that, and some invisible walls scattered at the exit of the pits of some tracks. Hilarious when you run into them.

theshonen88991304d ago

Can't wait to play both of these on my PS4 and PC.

Supporter1304d ago

After seeing this, DC looks way WAY better. And I usually advocate for PC stuff cause it generally looks better, NOT this time.

I do have a few questions though. How many cars are each game planning to have?

How many tracks?

Pcars plans to be both a simulator with arcade assists Is driveclub?

Pcars needs lighting work, Bigtime. Driveclub just whooped its ass.

GribbleGrunger1304d ago (Edited 1304d ago )

I actually didn't think I'd find myself saying this but Driveclub looks much better.

Abriael1304d ago (Edited 1304d ago )

I actually like them both pretty much the same, for diferent reasons.

Driveclub is amazingly cinematic. It really looks like you're watching a movie. It's probably the most cinerealistic game I can foresee for this year.

Project Cars has incredible cockpits, and (at least from what we saw so far) a much deeper damage model, more car on tracks,and more technical details on the cars (for instance the Zonda's engine is fully modeled, even what you can't see, so when the hood comes off and it does, you see it in its full glory)

Good thing I don't have to choose, and the best thing is that both do things that haven't been done before :D

Qrphe1304d ago

Agreed, but I guess it had to be if they sacrificed 60fps

XiNarutoUzumaki1304d ago

Both look great, but Driveclub is the racer I will buy along with The Crew.

This is a great year for Racing game fans

user56695101304d ago

driveclub he richer colors, better lines, better environment, and seen to be darker(i doubt it has anything to do with the time of day). pC has realistic lighting, more detailed, better texture, realistic colors in environments(but less assets in environment)

they both looks great they are aiming for different thing cant wait to try it out.

GT671304d ago (Edited 1304d ago )

OOOOH' now i see the reason for Ghost games delay on Need for Speed game for 2015 instead this year E3 announcement 2014 . they want to upgrade the graphics to compete with Driveclub,Projectcars ,Gran Turismo 7/ next year will be mighty interesting . hope this New need for speed be Underground 3 sadly their be no NFS announcement this year @ e3 nor Ratchet and clank until the R&C movie is announced 2015

ATi_Elite1304d ago (Edited 1304d ago )

Just looking at THOSE pics posted, YES Drive Club looks better.

BUT as some one who currently plays Project Cars build 680 I already Know Pcars loos better than those OLD photos.

0. We get a Project Cars screenshot story on N4G once a week and they look better than that. Think about it Folks!!

1. I don't know what build they are using but that's an OLD build and those Pics are OLD.

2. When did they get a Copy of Driveclub? Those screenshots of Driveclub are touched up for advertisement purposes because NO ONE has an actual copy of Drive Club.

3. Driveclub video graphics so far has not been that impressive to me EXCEPT the speed even at 30 fps it's fast gameplay. The 30 fps but still fast gameplay is EXCELLENT!!

If Driveclub has impressive graphics then PLEASE send me a link.

4. Project CArs video and gameplay has been very impressive after build 600, only gripe is Physics but it's still in ALPHA so not really a gripe as Driveclub is almost a finished game.

5. Graphics aside:

Project Cars has REAL TIME DAMAGE
Drive club DOES NOT

Project CARS has Advanced A.I. that races you
Driveclub has the same old A.I. that just gets in your way

I do however like the SPEED of Drive CLub. even at 30fps it offers a much faster driving experience than say Forza.

They did an excellent job of making Driveclub 1080p 30fps. It almost is not not an issue as the game is FAST in the videos.

Either way both look to be stellar games.
YES I'm more bias towards Pcars because it's a PC FIRST Game but even if it wasn't, the Real Time Damage and advanced A.I. put it over the top for me.

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urwifeminder1304d ago

Project cars for pc will be nice.

fr0sty1304d ago (Edited 1304d ago )

It'll be the PS4 version with slightly more pixels (which you probably can't even see on your little PC monitor, and definitely can't see if you hook your PC up to a 1080p TV) and frames per second, better AF/AA, and imperceptible details like polygon count on the headlights which you never see while racing, essentially.

'cept it'll require a rig that costs 2-3x as much to play it.

fr0sty1304d ago (Edited 1304d ago )

If anyone disagrees, lets see some proof. Show me a PC build that is confirmed to be able to run this game better than PS4 that doesn't cost 2-3x as much. And when I say "can run better", I don't mean on paper specs that don't take OS/API overhead into account. I mean in Windows/mac/steam actually running the game with higher benchmarks.

Come on folks, put your money where your mouth is.

voodoochild3461304d ago

We have to wait until the game launches to find out if you're wrong or not. As for your idiotic comments about people not being able to see the pixel differences on their "tiny" monitors, maybe lasik's surgery is for you since you can't see the benefits of AF, AA and polygon count. Also how you perceive a 25" monitor from 1 1/2 to 2 feet is similar to your perception of a 50" from 15. If you can't see the benefits of AA in either then your opinions on graphics should be ignored completely.

fr0sty1304d ago (Edited 1304d ago )

I already acknowledged the SLIGHT differences in AA/AF and framerate (if you want to go above 60, which most TV's can't, and not everyone likes sitting at a desk while gaming.). polygon count has nothing to do with monitor size. I don't care if you have a 100 inch 4k monitor, you still aren't going to see those extra few polys on the headlights while racing. We're not talking about dramatic differences here, we're talking about having to pause the game, zoom in on the headlights, and look carefully to see that they're SLIGHTLY rounder on the PC that costs a good bit more.

LordSane1304d ago

And human eye can't see more than 30 fps... Yeah right...

tee_bag2421303d ago (Edited 1303d ago )

@ Fr0sty

Why don't you tell us how much your console cost you to play online for the next 7 years. Seriously..paying for online WTF

Here's a video of a $490 machine in action that will play most games better.
As you can see you have the option to spend another $100 and then it absolutely wipes the floor with a console

Happy now?!

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FITgamer1304d ago

Both look really good. Getting them both. Driveclub as whole looks slightly better.

killagram1304d ago

Both games look excellent, although Project Cars seems to have slightly more detail on the vehicles. Doesn't matter though - if the game play holds up for both of them they'll both be purchased.

Allsystemgamer1304d ago

I'm getting both. Cars for PC and drive club. Cars looks more photorealistic whereas drive club is much more stylized which looks nicer IMO. Cars has an edge in the car models and drive club In lighting and environments. Both will be excellent.

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