Apparently, Driveclub‘s graphics are good enough to trick those who make its cars into believing they’re looking at real life cars in a rather hilarious exchange on Twitter.
Driveclub is the best looking driving game ever made and will be the best looking driving game this year. Ive never seen a better car racing game as realistically as driveclub is when it comes to graphics
And probably no other racing game will come close to Driveclub's graphics quality in the next few years
I'm still playing this almost on a daily basis, and it STILL manages to catch me off guard some times with its graphics. Just tonight I did one of the new community challenges, this one from the developer themselves, the Evolution Studios community challenges (or whatever it's called), which was an Indian Track P2P, very early in the morning (6:30 I believe), and man, the clouds and weather (all dynamic) just looked amazing. Halfway through the level it even turned a golden brown somehow. Gorgeous. Really hoping they'll have some big announcement at the end of this month concerning a huge new expansion with new locations and tracks.
Whatever the next racing game to come out from turn 10 or sony will look better. That's usually how it works bud.
@tiny Unlikely. A games not going to necessarily look better just because it's newer. Did the Tombraider reboot look better than Uncharted 3?
Forza 6 has much better weather than past titles, but the physics on the rain drops still isn't as good as what DC does. Sure, there is a frame rate difference, but DC still holds the candle.
Abriael: is doing a good joy in the minds of PS fans here on N4G. Must love this game immensely for this kind of dedication and commitment. Not a knock, just an observation. I personally have not played the game, but I have seen some very impressive looking screen shots. Even thought what I have seen form Forza6 is extremely impressive graphically, DC is still competing with it in the eye candy category. It is difficult to pic the overall best looking between those 2 ATM, but I can clearly say from footage of both, that Forza has the interiors. Need more Forza footage of the finish product before I could go any further than that. But DC in very good looking.
I would say your wrong on that.....Driveclub 2 =) If anything, I see PD blowing them out of the water with GT7. We've yet to see what they can do with a PS4.
you obviously havent played project cars in 4k
well I have played Project Cars in 4k and while the resolution is fantastic it still does not have the same level of detail that Driveclub has
Resolution isnt the same as environments, track details and so on... which driveclub still does better.
OMG when will these noobs find out that resolution doesnt mean graphix go play Doom in 8k and tell me the result!
OMG when will these noobs find out that resolution doesnt mean graphix go play DOOM in 8k then tell me the result probably it blows KZSF out of the water!!!!!!!!
...sure bud. That is like saying playing HL1 in 4k looks better then Crysis in 720p. 4K doesn't make up for lack of detail, engine, lighting etc.
I have. It doesn't even come close to Driveclub in terms of visuals (it's still a very good game). Resolution isn't the most important factor for visual fidelity. Lighting, physically based rendering, shading, those are WAY more important than having more pixels.
I find Driveclub looks good in replays and photo mode but doesn't look very good when actually playing the game.
I take it you've never played it then (just gazed in awe at the replays and photo mode).
Lol you havent played it have you? Because if you did you would know that the photomode pictures are taken by using the share button - there is no in game camera that adds post proceesing like forza and gt. so every picture you have seen in driveclub is the real graphics in gameplay so u say it looks good in picture and video? Well it plays and looks even better when you actually own it
Gosukyomomma I'm pretty sure there's a photo mode in game. Yep that's what I was using. Not the share button. You can change all sorts of things in the camera mode. It's like infamous
DC is the best looking racing game, yes, I agree. This article is kind of dumb though - these are based on screenshots. So many games have been able to do this for a while now - Project Cars, or even Forza or GT could have done the same. Those games, especially Pcars have been capable of extremely photorealistic screenshots for a long, long time. How many screenshots from PCars look absolutely photoreal ? Tons and tons of them. Not to mention these screenshots were taken with PHOTO MODE, meaning waaay better image quality and AA, as well as tons of picture perfect blur. come on. The game does not have those effects during gameplay. I thought this was based on video, in which case Driveclub obviously wins. I'm not saying DC isn't the best looking racing game , because it is IMO. It's just that most of that is what you see in motion. The amazing effects, the brilliant lighting and tons of detail. That's stuff you don't see on screenshots. Most of DC screenshots are just like other game screenshots with exaggerated blur and filters on it. That's it. Seriously, those screenshots are nothing much compared to say, PCars. but PCars doesn't look as good in motion, where it really matters. Driveclub is definitely the best looking racing game ever made. It's just that this incident doesn't show that at all. I thought they watched a video or something, and thought it was real, which I could believe btw. Screenshots though ? We've been seeing tons and tons of photoreal screenshots. Seriously. If this incident shows anything, it shows how realistically photomode handles blur and DOF and stuff like that, akin to photos you see in car magazines and stuff. Which, again, is a job really well done by Evo - photomode was also very well done. 343_Guilty_Spark Forza 6 runs at 60fps to begin with. They couldn't make it look as good as DC even if they really wanted to. Basic common sense.
Good graphics? Yes but realistic graphics??? Seriously its an arcade game, it is not even close to realistic, stop being a fanboy please.
@ferage So you're saying that because it's more of an arcade game, it couldn't possibly look realistic, right? I suppose the folks at Nissan are all Playstation fanboys too... Your true colors are showing.
How it plays doesn't really impact how it looks.
It is the best looking driving game on the market, but its not the best driving game on the market.
The weather and lighting really took it to a whole other level. That's for sure.
Comes at a price of limited gameplay, very few cars on track, no mods, 30 fps and awful aliasing. What's next? 15 fps, 2 cars on a desert track just to make the game look great on stills? I think devs need to focus on things that actually make a good racing game. If they wouldn't move back game few times to add post release rain drops we would have some basic car nodding in game. You know, stuff that cars is all about.
But if this was Fozra you would be applauding the game defending it to the death. If people were to believe you driveclub is the worst thing ever, however that's simply not true fact is it's a decent fun racing game with superior graphics than fozra and it's on ps4 so you can't handle that and hate it for that.
I agree. I own both and prefer the 60fps racing aspect of forza 5. While I felt the sky and rain looked amazing in DC,the actual environment felt a bit to colorful almost like a cartoon. Taking a bit away from the realism. I will say the same of FH2 it seemed good until I went back to 60fps Forza 5 and realized how much better and real it felt. All 3 are fun, but in motion while playing the game, I still prefer Forza 5.
I'd agree with the best weather graphics. The environment is debatable. Some parts are hit and miss.
Yeah those shots look really good
Wish the Playstation + version worked. I went to try it today. No dice.
It works fine, I've been playing it for over a week
Its working fine...what the hell are you saying?
It was hanging on the initial load screen. I'll try again sometime this week.
One of Driveclubs tracks actually winds right through the uncanny valley.
Yeah at a quick glance, it looks realistic.
Was it NissanUSA or a single person who manages the twitter account? Got to live these overblown article. Now with that said, those are impressive shots. How do we know that this aren't real shots being passed off as the game? ;-)
I agree. They are all CLEARLY cgi, well maybe except for the very last black and white one, but because some numbskull on a twitter account couldn't tell the difference, that warranted an n4g article... So silly... And not only that, but it's not Nissan the car company speaking. It's some PR intern using their twitter account..
Do you even play the game?
metatronx - Not yet. I have the PS+ version downloaded, but haven't played it yet. I've seen plenty of videos, however. And this story is about the pictures in the link, and they don't look THAT photorealistic..
The spin is pathetic with this. "it couldnt be someone at Nissan. It has to be a low paid intern" This game came out people were comparing it to Forza5. Then it was Pcars Now its forza 6 When will the spinning stop. The game looks great period. Has nothing to do with Realistic or sim or anything. Visually the game still surprises me. If you want realistic play Assetto Corsa or R3e or Rfactor on PC and to an certain extent Pcars on console. This game is not a sim and never claimed to be one. Get over it.
Looks damn good. I got the game on release and never regretted it. Only think I regret is having not bought the season pass yet. Been fiending for some Lambo action.
Best season pass deal ever. Almost too much content if thats possible lol! Just playing but year worth every dime.
I picked up the full version when it came out ( Ps+ had a $20 deal on it, With that $20 i picked up the season pass. Extremely good value
Until the next motorostorm comes out!! But thats like a whole different kind of racing game, but still please make it happen!!
Yes! I'd love any type of non-standard racer or car combat with this attention to detail. Like a Wipeout, or a Motorstorm, or Jet Moto. Anything where you have some impossibly awesome vehicles or tracks, but rendered with this attention to detail would be so amazing.
Im not sure on that as I did not think ms3 looked as good at 2 but that just what I thought. Dc looks great though and for me I'm loving this gen as a racing fan as Forza 5, 6, pc, dc and horizon 2 are all great games not to add nfs f1 and more to come soon too
I play this game almost everyday
This is a great looking game, but that guy needs glasses. The only one that fools you at first would be the black and white one. The rest look oversaturated and shiny. Still looks CGI, sorry. Now bring on the disagree from the rabid driveclub fans. And btw, I think the same about Forza and project cars....
Depends 1. on the device hes viewing the pics on right.... secondly you do know that many magazine shots and so on are kind of over saturated etc as well so as far as someone in the auto industry is concerned those might just look like marketing shots.
this is the best racing game in graphics so far
Drive club looks amazing, but if the gameplay trailer of need for speed gets no downgrade then that game might well have the most realistic cars ever. That said Drive club is the best looking racing game iv had the pleasure to play nd the gameplay is great, cant beat the sense of speed you feel in that game. Top to none in my opinion.
well, fair enough. It looks that good, lol.
Tried the PS Plus one. Weather effects are great but I didn't enjoy how quickly the weather changes during a race.
Depends on the race settings. Like how you can set how quickly time passes.
AS Knushwood says this is a setting, you can set it to 1:1 time or greatly advance it which must be what your setting is.
Very quick loading times should also be mentioned as a big plus for Driveclub. I actually use the Audi RS6 Avant/Ferrari 458 as my go to vehicle if I want to progress/more points=more vehicles very quickly.
All the prehype about the games visuals left me feeling a little underwhelmed. IN some levels the graphics resemble that of motorstorm, well the foilage anyway, which to me doesn't look photo realistic, such as the india track.However i can't speak for the rest of the game, its been a while since i've played it, and i have not played the night time levels and with weather effects. But till now the most realistic in game graphics i have seen is gta6 while playing the spa circuit and offroad rally racing during sunrise to dawn, the lighting ,rain dust weather effects were just phenomenal.
That moment when you start the race end then halfway the rain and thunder begins...wow
This sort of thing could only happen to a nongamer. A person who's not used to watching and playing video games. It's the sort of person who's still impressed by CG in 2015. We gamers are so used to graphics by now. We slowly saw the evolution of graphics. We're wired to notice graphics and CG in movies. So it doesn't surprise me that a person who probably hasn't played a game since Pacman would think Driveclub was real life.
Driveclub graphically has everything beat this gen so far.
That's one point on Driveclub's scoreboard then. Beats the eight months of bad online.
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