DriveClub’s Photo Mode Was One of the Very First, and It's Still the Best

Jack at GameSpew: Stuff your procedural generations and your always-online; I can say with certainty that the best feature to appear this generation is the photo mode.

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TyrellCorp32d ago

I just hope we get a new MotorStorm someday, the closure of Evolution is probably my biggest disappointment from Sony this gen.

Tear11132d ago

Sony was so idiot to shut down that studio 💔

TyrellCorp32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

@Tear111 Agreed, there was a lot of talent there, I was happy to hear that a lot of Evolution’s team merged with Codemasters. Thankfully Sony still owns both ips so there’s still hope of a return. Could even be a standout PS5 launch title!

LucasRuinedChildhood31d ago

Play Onrush (their new game). It looks like its going to be awesome.

TyrellCorp31d ago

@LucasRuinedChildhood Thanks for the suggestion man, Onrush wasn’t even on my radar. Just watched the PGW trailer, and definitely got some MotoStorm vibes

bouzebbal31d ago (Edited 31d ago )

Driveclub is a masterpiece!
think Sony should have changed their name to Polyphony Digital Europe or something so we get GT games faster and better out of the way.
They have design talent, no denial!!!

inveni031d ago

I've recently started playing this game for the first time because I wanted to use the photo mode for some new desktop wallpapers.

KickSpinFilter31d ago (Edited 31d ago )

Well I do know members of the studio have merged with Codemasters and they are now making a game (Onrush) that is sorta like Motorstorm but it looks like it's trying to capture the "oh look how extreme we are vibe" and that's not Motorstorm that's Sunset Overdrive with cars.

sprinterboy31d ago

Still can't grasp why Sony closed them, they had some bad luck, they had the full sim covered with gt franchise and DC was perfect for battling it out with the forza franchise imo. Great game and over 200hrs put into the game, certainly got my money's worth

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crazychris412432d ago

Photo mode has been around way before Driveclub. Forza and Gran Turismo had it years before Driveclub was even announced.

ClayRules201232d ago

I could be wrong, but didn’t Infamous: Second Son start the whole “Photo Mode” thing this generation?

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Segata32d ago

Was Photo mode added in Wipeout HD on PS4 or did it have it on PS3?

Bobafret31d ago

Didn't PGR 3 have it as well?

sampsonon31d ago

yeah but theirs s shit compared to DC.

AmstradAmiga31d ago

Am I the only one who couldn't give a damn about photo mode?

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Crazyglues32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

here, here, indeed it was.... Love that game... So sad they didn't get to make DriveClub 2... There rain is still better then every game out there...

Kumakai32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

Ummm forza had photo mode in the second version. That predates dc by a long time.

Blade9231d ago

But wasn't no where near as good as DriveClub.

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MaximusPrime_31d ago

@runningx - “bombed”? Lol. No it did not. How come online server is still active? How come so many players online? How come this game still sells? Bombed? Nope. I doubt you actually played this awesome game.

KaoSouL32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

Games with photo mode in order by release date from oldest to newest... Only focusing on consoles and not PC (which has photo mode games going back even further)

Gran Turismo 4 (2004 PS2)
Halo 3 (2007 X360)
Super Smash Bros Brawl (2008 Wii)
Halo 3 ODST (2009 X360)
Uncharted 2 (2009 PS3)
God Of War 3 (2010 PS3)
Halo Reach (2010 X360)
Gran Turismo 5 (2010 PS3)
Forza 4 (2011 X360)
Uncharted 3 (2011 PS3)
Halo 4 (2012 X360)
The Last Of US (2013 PS3)
GTA V (2013 X360/PS3)
Forza 5 (2013 XONE)
Gran Turismo 6 (2013 PS3)
inFamous Second Son (2014 PS4)
inFamous First Light (2014 PS4)
Hyperdimension Neptunia U (2014 PS VITA)
Super Smash Bros (2014 Wii U)
Forza Horizon 2 (2014 X360/ XONE)
Middle-Earth Shadow Of Mordor (X360/XONE/PS3/PS4)
Drive Club (2014 PS4)
The Order 1886 (2015 PS4)
Forza Horizon 2 Fast & Furious (2015 XONE)
The Last Of Us: Left Behind (2015 PS4)
Batman Arkham Knight (2015 XONE/PS4)
Skyforge (2015 PS4)
Forza 6 (2015 XONE)
Uncharted Collection (2015 PS4)
Uncharted 4 (2016 PS4)
DOOM (2016 XONE/PS4)
Shadow Warrior 2 (2016 XONE/PS4)
Steep (2016 XONE/PS4)
Horizon Zero Dawn (2017 PS4)
Hellblade (2017 PS4)
Uncharted Lost Legacy (2017 PS4)
Middle-Earth Shadow Of War (2017 XONE/PS4)
Gran Turismo Sport (2017 PS4)
Assassins Creed Origins (2017 XONE/PS4)
Super Mario Odyssey (2017 SWITCH)

As you can plainly see, Drive Club was far from the first and far from the best to implement photo mode. It's been on consoles 2 generation older than our current console generation and was implemented 10 years before Drive Club even existed. At least try to do some research if you want to pretend you're a journalist with a sliver of integrity.

Concertoine32d ago

Melee has a good photo mode

Crazyglues32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

I can see you didn't read what he said, and I don't think you have played DriveClub either because right away I knew he wasn't talking about first to do it, but instead first to do it in this way, they didn't just take a snap they removed the jaggies adjusted the picture and rendered the whole shoot to look extra nice, which is why I have over 300 screenshots to this day... And he says this..

They didn't just do things they did it in a way that was far better then anyone had ever done it before, just like with the rain, sure a ton of games have rain in it, but the rain in DriveClub is how the rain looks in real life, it's amazing...

Just like the sound, they did sound in a way that's really true to the car, they did an amazing job DriveClub may have come into it's own later on, way after the launch, and they were starting to really make it one amazing game.. just a shame they got shut down before they could really become what DriveClub needed to be...

An open world DriveClub 2 destroys need for speed any day of the week.. LoL

Sgt_Slaughter31d ago

When I read "one of the very first" that insinuates that it's one of the first games ever to have a photo mode. That shouldn't be in the title if he didn't mean it.

KaoSouL31d ago (Edited 31d ago )

WRONG... go look at Gran Turismo 4 on the PS2.... it's way more in-depth than Drive Clubs photo mode. It's basically a game within its self.

"An open world DriveClub 2 destroys the need for speed any day of the week.. LoL"

A Drive Club 2 doesn't exist and will never exist because the first Drive Club was a colossal flop and the Developer is out of business. You can shine your turds all you want, but they'll always reek like shit. It's a crap ass mostly featureless arcade racer through and through. The only racing game worse than Drive Club is Drive Club VR.

SierraGuy31d ago (Edited 31d ago )

@kaosoul the only thing worse than Driveclub is Forza and featureless arcade racer? Are we playing the same game turd? Wake up stupid and pay respect where it's due.

KaoSouL31d ago (Edited 31d ago )

@SierraGuy.... I'll agree Forza Horizon games are arcady pieces of shit, but base Forza is a far better racing sim then DriveClub could ever hope to be. But ultimately unless you're playing on a Force Feedback Wheel (like I do), and stick to PC sims, you're just playing half-assed garbage that gives racing a bad name.

And anyone questioning if I played DC, here's all the proof you need.
My sticky said Drive Club Is Shit!!!, but it got cut off and I'm too lazy to take another.

Now prove to me you own any of the games you're knocking shitheads! >:}

That fact of the matter is Drive Club put Evolution Studios in the grave.

GTgamer31d ago

That colossal flop you speak of outsold allot of games including forza sooooooooooo yeahhhhhh

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KaoSouL31d ago


Drive Club = 2.3 million sales

Forza 1 = 1 million
Forza 2 = 4.05 million
Forza 3 = 5.5 million
Forza 4 = 4.6 million
Forza 5 = 2.4 million
Forza 6 = 2.1 million
Forza 7 = 1 million and climbing (released 4 months ago)

Gran Turismo = 10.9 million
Gran Turismo 2 = 9.5 million
Gran Turismo 3 = 14.9 million
Gran Turismo 4 = 11.66 million
Gran Turismo 5 = 10.75 million
Gran Turismo 6 = 3.53 million
Gran Turismo Sport = 2.74 million

You either need to go back to school or stop hitting the crack pipe. Your math sucks, DC outsold less than 15% of the racing games on the market since the days of PS1 and XB original. That's an inarguable fact with a long history of hard statistics to back it up. Aside from MotorStorm (Another racer that was the first and only racer available on the PS3 at the time), All of Evolution Studios games missed their sales estimates by a longshot.

Even if Forza 7 and Gran Turismo Sport fail, there will still be a Forza 8 and a Gran Turismo 7 in the future... There will NEVER be another Drive Club game ever again.

You can upvote you're nonsense and downvote my truth all you want, but it still won't turn the fantasy you want to believe into reality .

KickSpinFilter31d ago

While the launch of Driveclub was a complete mess, what that game went on to be with it's server/updates is just amazing if only that happened at launch the studio would still be active. Drive club is not sim nor is it arcade. It's a great mix of Arcadesim & not Simarcade like Forza 7. I have been playing console racing games since the beginning and this is one truly amazing game. And yes we probably will not see DC2 or Motorstorm ever again.

RegorL31d ago

Interesting list, lets find those EA games made with Frostbite...

None, but still they compete on photo shot pages - that is impressive!

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