A Minor But Awesome Visual Detail That You May Have Missed Out In DriveClub

DriveClub Showcases PS4 Graphical Finesse, Features Moisture on Windshields.

Posted By | On 19th, May. 2014 Under News


DriveClub visuals

After the initial delay of the PS4 exclusive, Evolution Studios promised to revamp DriveClub’s visuals as best as they could. The racing sim has been looking better and better since a new official release date was announced – this can be ascertained by recent gameplay footage which shows the more nuanced graphical effects.

The newest gameplay footage shows cars racing across the Cayoosh greenery in Canada and if you look at the video from 1:21 onwards, you’ll catch the slightest hint of moisture on your car’s windshield, illuminated by the sun in the background. You can head here if you want a more high quality version of the footage to admire the effect. Since the track is surrounded by mountains, it makes perfect sense that the cool weather will have its effect on the windshield. We have asked Evolution Studios whether the weather will have any dynamic effect on the car or handling. We will update this story when we hear from them.

DriveClub will be releasing on October 7th for the PlayStation 4, almost a year after it was initially supposed to launch for the console. The game will present at Sony’s E3 media briefing on June 9th so stay tuned for more details.

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  • You_Are_Flat_Out_Peasant

    Oh there is plenty of time to notice them at 30 Frames Per Second.

    • ps4lol

      PC and PS4 are different markets with different pros and cons. PS4 has price/performance and simplicity, PCs have a higher potential performance, but generally more expensive and requires time and knowledge to buy, build, and maintain one.

      PS4 is comparable to a mid range PC at 1.84TF. PS4 has some interesting architecture benefits over traditional split CPU/GPU split memory pool PCs, and other customizations. For $400 you get a lot of price/performance, more than a $400 PC would get you. PS4 is better than most PCs. PS4 will have lots of good exclusives, both console only and PS4 only.

      A high end PC beating a PS4 is not an excuse for Xbox being an overpriced and underpowered console compared to PS4. Maybe Xbox will be worth it for exclusives years from now when it costs $270 (about what the hardware is worth in performance), and you can get a bunch of exclusive games cheap. $500? No. Xbox/PC fanboys seem to be on a war on people too poor or unwilling/unable to spend time and money buying, building, and maintaining a PC.

      Both PS4 and Xbox will have good exclusive games, PC is best for multiplatform games if you have the time, money, and effort. My PC is probably better than yours.

    • You_Are_Flat_Out_Peasant

      Where did the xboner 720p come into it? Is it your mandatory Sony shill phrase? 900PS4 loses all the time

      There’s no excuses for games to run at 30FPS in 2014.

      PC. Master. Race

    • ps4lol

      Xbox/PC fanboys seem to be on a war on people too poor or unwilling/unable to spend time and money buying, building, and maintaining a PC. Mustard race claiming they can afford multi-thousand dollar PCs but too poor to buy a $200-400 console.

      Both PS4 and Xbox will have good exclusive games, PC is best for multiplatform games if you have the time, money, and effort. My PC is probably better than yours.

    • You_Are_Flat_Out_Peasant

      It’s not a war if it’s so one sided.

      PC wins. Flawless victory.

    • ps4lol

      You seem upset at PS4’s stronger hardware, ~3 million sales lead, large number of 1st party studios, and larger developer support. It’s good to know you’re completely wrong and raging against facts and reality, and nothing you say will happen. I’m constantly right, you’re constantly dumb and wrong. You must love eating crow and being constantly wrong over and over again.

      You don’t understand business, sales, or hardware specs, all you can do is fling feces and scream “XBOX WON!!1” like a rabid animal. Microsoft fanboy shills don’t love their console they just hate the success of others.

      PS4 will have the graphics advantage the entire gen. PS4 hardware and software will outsell Xbox globally the entire gen. PS4 will have more dev support and more 1st party games the entire gen. Sony still has a large number of 1st party studios and they’re all working on PS4 games. PS4 will make a net profit, Sony won’t go bankrupt. I’m constantly right, as usual.

      Every time another article arrives where PS4 runs better than Xbox One, all the microsoft xbox shills come crawling out hiding behind high end PCs to attack it. Transparently sad and pathetic damage control. Sorry, it’s still underpowered and overpriced and most people don’t want it.

      PC and PS4 are different markets with different pros and cons. PS4 has price/performance and simplicity, PCs have a higher potential performance, but generally more expensive and requires time and knowledge to buy, build, and maintain one.

      PS4 is comparable to a mid range PC at 1.84TF. PS4 has some interesting architecture benefits over traditional split CPU/GPU split memory pool PCs, and other customizations. For $400 you get a lot of price/performance, more than a $400 PC would get you. PS4 is better than most PCs. PS4 will have lots of good exclusives, both console only and PS4 only.

      A high end PC beating a PS4 is not an excuse for Xbox being an overpriced and underpowered console compared to PS4. Maybe Xbox will be worth it for exclusives years from now when it costs $270 (about what the hardware is worth in performance), and you can get a bunch of exclusive games cheap. $500? No.

      Xbox/PC fanboys seem to be on a war on people too poor or unwilling/unable to spend time and money buying, building, and maintaining a PC. Mustard race claiming they can afford multi-thousand dollar PCs but too poor to buy a $200-400 console.

      Both PS4 and Xbox will have good exclusive games, PC is best for multiplatform games if you have the time, money, and effort.

      “Screw those poor console dirtpeasants that can’t afford or don’t have time to build and maintain 4k gaming PCs.” Mustard race fanboy idiot.,,

    • You_Are_Flat_Out_Peasant

      PC master Race doesnt need copy paste. It just wins by being mentioned :^)

  • ME3X12

    Whoopie how hard is that and Forza already has a better looking sun glare windshield effect and it’s at 60ps.

    • jdp12

      yeah with baked lighting and no dynamic weather

    • ME3X12

      Forza has always been more about perfect track conditions for perfect racing. Although I do expect that Forza 6 will start adding this because the fanbase wants it. But Forza Horizon already has this and Forza Horizon 2 will certainly have it also and that game smokes GT and Delay Club so what you got now.

    • Clarence Thompkins II

      Well technology GT6 smokes Forza 5 because GT sold more just saying. As far as quality of Forza Horizon is yet to be seen as well as “Delayclub” =)

      Sorry forgot to mention…real world isn’t about perfect conditions, you can’t expect to be a professional racer if you always drive at 2pm in the afternoon on a bright sunny day. If Gran Turismo’s physics wasn’t up to snuff I highly doubt that the guys that won the GT Academy would be racing professionally.

      The main specs that Forza has over GT are the car sounds which won’t be hard to overhaul if they stop cutting corners, AI which is debatable to an extent yes Forza has better AI but that’s not saying a lot, and paint editor…which if I wanted that I’d play an arcade racer like NFS and Driveclub.

    • ME3X12

      Listen bra Forza has had better review scores then GT for almost 10 years and yes the AI in GT is laughable compared to Forza. And wow the god awful car sounds on some cars in GT and don’t even let me get started on GT having half baked cars with no cockpit views in both GT 5 and GT 6 that’s honestly unacceptable seriously GT has been getting owned by Turn 10 for many years now and the review scores don’t lie

    • ps4lol

      LOL only the most delusional shills think Forza is more highly regarded by racing fans than Gran Turismo

    • ME3X12

      What freaking planet do you live on or what bridge do you live under. Are you that much of a fanboy that you have not seen review scores for almost the last 10 years and seen that Forza has wiped the floor with GT and been a AAA franchise and GT has barley bee AA. Geezzz get a grip man facts are FACTS!!!

    • ps4lol

      Go on any serious racing game forum and say Forza > GT, you’ll get laughed at.,

    • Clarence Thompkins II

      Sadly Me3 I wrote a well though out message back to you and not sure if it got deleted or still waiting approval, which made me lose interest in our conversation sorry bud but it was nice talkin to you.

    • 0_0

      It’s amazing how an arcade racer has more sim elements than Forza. Weather and day/night transitions add a whole new dimension to races. No excuse for those elements not to be in a supposed sim racer. Especially a next-gen racer.

    • andy

      So does Gran Turismo 6, AT 1080p AND 60fps AND on PS3 AND with realtime day to night cycle game engine. What of it???

    • ME3X12

      Forza 5 looks way better then GT6 not to mention the AI in Forza is way WAY better then that laughable AI in GT6 oh and how bout those terrible cars sounds for a lot of cars in GT6. Sorry try again,

    • Clarence Thompkins II

      lol still has more cars than Forza…on last gen hardware it still looks good.

    • ME3X12

      The more car argument is a total joke who freaking cares about 50 different mini coopers and 50 variations on the same car not to mention in both GT 5 and GT 6 it has laughable half baked no cockpit view cars and even with the patch it has a joke LMFAO box shape cockpit with no dashboard or steering wheel. GT is a has been everyone knows it Turn 10 been crushing PD for many years now.

    • ps4lol

      Meltdown

    • ME3X12

      Not even close to a meltdown you are just to stupid to realize FACTS when they slap you right in the face. Forza has DESTROYED GT in reviews for almost 10 years now. And are you denying the FACT that the last 2 GT games both have had laughable no cockpit views in most cars and have had laughable engines sounds on some of the cars. Geezzz the fanboy denial is EPIC STRONG in you.

    • ps4lol

      Go on any serious racing game forum and say Forza > GT, you’ll get laughed at.

    • Negi Springfield

      ” Yawn ” Excuses as always.

    • MrSec84 .

      Dude it’s like there’s no glass where it should be in Forza 5’s cars.
      Everything about the game’s visuals looks fake & plastic like, it’s not very realistic.

      Especially the 2D cardboard cut-out spectators that are clearly noticeable even when your driving at high speed.
      Don’t even get me started about the lack of aliasing, it just makes the cars look terrible.

      The lighting’s also terrible, way too overdone, but what do you expect for using a baked in system & not a dynamic one.

      Turn 10 should have just made a PGR game for their first Xbox One outing as those things would have been fine in that game.
      If having those shortcomings are the cost of running at 60FPS I’m glad Driveclub is running at 30FPS, not that the PS4 will need to do that as GT6 gets most of the way, with a 10th of the hardware performance.

      Hopefully Forza 6 will have a lot of this stuff fixed & by that time the proper comparison for Sim/Arcade racers will be out in the next GT game.

      It’s funny GT6 gets basically all of this stuff right, yeah it’s not 1920X1080 60FPS, but for a 7th gen game to look almost as good as an 8th gen one is an embarrassment.

    • ME3X12

      You have to see all the tracks the Road America video i posted is a bright sunny day but does not have different shades like most other tracks have with different light setting depending what part of the track your on.

    • ps4lol

      PS4 could run Ryse, Forza, Dead Rising 3, or any Xbox exclusive at higher res/framerate/effects, as it has more powerful hardware.

      PS4 will have better performing games for the entire generation as it has more powerful hardware, you can’t overcome a hardware gap with better drivers/SDKs. Any game running on Xbox One can be run with better framerate/resolution/visual effects on PS4.

    • You_Are_Flat_Out_Peasant

      Any PS4 game could be run better on PC.

      Just proof once more that PC is the master race and inferior console peasants will argue all day.

    • ps4lol

      PC and PS4 are different markets with different pros and cons. PS4 has price/performance and simplicity, PCs have a higher potential performance, but generally more expensive and requires time and knowledge to buy, build, and maintain one.

      PS4 is comparable to a mid range PC at 1.84TF. PS4 has some interesting architecture benefits over traditional split CPU/GPU split memory pool PCs, and other customizations. For $400 you get a lot of price/performance, more than a $400 PC would get you. PS4 is better than most PCs. PS4 will have lots of good exclusives, both console only and PS4 only.

      A high end PC beating a PS4 is not an excuse for Xbox being an overpriced and underpowered console compared to PS4. Maybe Xbox will be worth it for exclusives years from now when it costs $270 (about what the hardware is worth in performance), and you can get a bunch of exclusive games cheap. $500? No.

      Xbox/PC fanboys seem to be on a war on people too poor or unwilling/unable to spend time and money buying, building, and maintaining a PC. Mustard race claiming they can afford multi-thousand dollar PCs but too poor to buy a $200-400 console.

      Both PS4 and Xbox will have good exclusive games, PC is best for multiplatform games if you have the time, money, and effort. My PC is probably better than yours.

    • You_Are_Flat_Out_Peasant

      PC
      Master Race
      PC is the Master Race
      Consoles B T F O

    • ps4lol

      You seem upset at PS4’s stronger hardware, ~3 million sales lead, large number of 1st party studios, and larger developer support. It’s good to know you’re completely wrong and raging against facts and reality, and nothing you say will happen. I’m constantly right, you’re constantly dumb and wrong. You must love eating crow and being constantly wrong over and over again.

      You don’t understand business, sales, or hardware specs, all you can do is fling feces and scream “XBOX WON!!1” like a rabid animal. Microsoft fanboy shills don’t love their console they just hate the success of others.

      PS4 will have the graphics advantage the entire gen. PS4 hardware and software will outsell Xbox globally the entire gen. PS4 will have more dev support and more 1st party games the entire gen. Sony still has a large number of 1st party studios and they’re all working on PS4 games. PS4 will make a net profit, Sony won’t go bankrupt. I’m constantly right, as usual.

      Every time another article arrives where PS4 runs better than Xbox One, all the microsoft xbox shills come crawling out hiding behind high end PCs to attack it. Transparently sad and pathetic damage control. Sorry, it’s still underpowered and overpriced and most people don’t want it.

      PC and PS4 are different markets with different pros and cons. PS4 has price/performance and simplicity, PCs have a higher potential performance, but generally more expensive and requires time and knowledge to buy, build, and maintain one.

      PS4 is comparable to a mid range PC at 1.84TF. PS4 has some interesting architecture benefits over traditional split CPU/GPU split memory pool PCs, and other customizations. For $400 you get a lot of price/performance, more than a $400 PC would get you. PS4 is better than most PCs. PS4 will have lots of good exclusives, both console only and PS4 only.

      A high end PC beating a PS4 is not an excuse for Xbox being an overpriced and underpowered console compared to PS4. Maybe Xbox will be worth it for exclusives years from now when it costs $270 (about what the hardware is worth in performance), and you can get a bunch of exclusive games cheap. $500? No.

      Xbox/PC fanboys seem to be on a war on people too poor or unwilling/unable to spend time and money buying, building, and maintaining a PC. Mustard race claiming they can afford multi-thousand dollar PCs but too poor to buy a $200-400 console.

      Both PS4 and Xbox will have good exclusive games, PC is best for multiplatform games if you have the time, money, and effort.

      “Screw those poor console dirtpeasants that can’t afford or don’t have time to build and maintain 4k gaming PCs.” Mustard race fanboy idiot.

    • You_Are_Flat_Out_Peasant

      PC Master Race :^)

    • ME3X12

      For once I agree with you amazing yes PS4 appeals to a different market the Indie market LMFAO!!!

    • ps4lol

      PS4 has more first party games currently released:
      PS4 first party games: Killzone, inFamous Second Son, Knack, Resogun, MLB: The Show 14
      Xbox One first party games: Forza 5, Kinect Sports Rivals, Lococycle, Max

      Sony has more 1st party studios actually working on PS4 games (not mobile or cloud or whatever) and 1st party franchises.

      PS4 has the superior version of all console AAA multiplats, The Order, Driveclub, MLB 14: The Show, Deep Down, Uncharted 4, TLOU Remake, more dev support including indies, free to play games and MMOs like FFXIV and Warframe, and unannounced 1st party games (Gran Turismo, God of War, Media Molecule, Quantic Dream, etc.) Titanfall 2 and future 3rd party games will almost certainly be on PS4. All of Sony’s 1st parties during the PS3 years are still active and working on PS4 games.

      Recently Sony has filed trademarks or had leaks for no less than 6 games. Entwined, Kill Strain, Blood Borne, Dark Chronicles, Project Beast and Guns Up. Expect a big E3 reveal of new games.

      PS4 games not on Xbox One: Killzone, inFamous Second Son, Dynasty Warriors 8, Final Fantasy XIV, Warframe, DC Universe, Yakuza Isshin, MLB 14 The Show, Bound by Flame, Injustice Gods Among Us, Knack, Natural Doctorine, and a ton of indies including Resogun

    • ME3X12

      This is like you not being able to over come the FACT that Forza >>> GT

    • ps4lol

      Go on any serious racing game forum and say that and get laughed at.

    • ps4lol

      PS4 could run Forza far better.

    • ME3X12

      Would that be 4d 120fps?

  • Clarence Thompkins II

    Real life looks more like 30 than 60fps anyway, 60fps looks cartoony. It does nothing for me, I played and plat Need for Speed Rivals, a 1080p 30fps game it it was amazing, I have not come close to finishing Forza, because it did not play well. 60fps means nothing in the gran scheme of things. and @me3x12:disqus no Forza didn’t have better sun glare it was annoying set at the same time on nearly all tracks. Turn 10’s lighting was horrid. And apparently it was so hard that Forza didn’t do the windshield effect….because they cut so many details out. Its funny to see people bash on 30fps but phrase 60fps with cardboard cut out Trees/crowds, no weather effect what so ever, no dynamic day night cycles, etc etc…

    • ME3X12

      Well you obviously just suck at tuning your cars. I play it all the time online it’s ridiculously fun and awesome.

    • Clarence Thompkins II

      meh its a decent experience never said I lost its just not that fun…

    • Mike G.

      I would say it depends on the game.

      DriveClub certainly doesn’t look like it needs 60.

    • Clarence Thompkins II

      exactly my point, simulators sure fine tuned arcade racers not so much…but like I said before I still don’t see too much benefit in 60 over 30 anyway but I know I’m the minority ^_^ and I’m cool wit that

    • YOUDIEMOFO

      I’ll have to agree with most said, but will have to completely disagree with the FPS comment.

      Frames per second does not effect how the games “look……” Playability and smoothness and possibly some less screen tearing at higher frames per second is what I experience.

      120hz monitor and hardware to get there is definitely amazing when you experience it. Especially for a first person shooter there is no compromise.

  • luvthesnapper

    this game is badass. so much butthurt surrounding it

    • ps4lol

      All of the deranged microsoft shills are flinging feces as fast as they can at this game, apparently.

  • Nicolás Festa

    One can see that the reason the game is 1080p30 is because of the enviroments and some very cool effects. It will be kind of polarizing, but if the games is a locked 30, it shouldn’t have any problems.

    They actually have 3d trees. Forza looks awesome but they choose the 60 fps to more detailed scenarios.

    But telling the truth, Forza must be compared to the soon to be announced GT7, wich will be 1080p60.

    Driveclub is not a full simulator, so going for the visual side of things is a good choice.

    I’m sure if Turn 10 would have made Forza 5 on PC they also could pull Driveclubs graphics at 1080p60, but both PS4 and One have a limited power, so the developer MUST make some choices.

    If playing InFamous or Killzone Shadow Fall proved something is that if a game is locked 30 it feels super fluid, but if you have the framerate going from 50 to 35 and then up to 45 just to dip to 31 is annoying… I love the locked 30 option in those games.

    • Kif12345

      “Driveclub is not a full simulator” FM5 is also not a full simulator.
      Neither of these games are simulators, tbh.

  • NoNeedToArgue

    jeeze that’s what you call attention to detail

  • Mike

    @me3x12:disqus

    The AI in GT is laughable compared to Forza, you say?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdXriG8P31E

    • ME3X12

      Funny how Forza 4 looks better then GT5 LOL. Oh by the way we are talking Forza 5 also. Oh and also that video proves nothing when we are talking about Forza 5

    • Mike

      Still in denial? wow, kids these days.

      GT6 has better AI than Forza 5 also, it is nearly as wide a gap.
      GT5 looks vastly better than Forza 4 (if you think otherwise, i suggest you set an appointment with your optometrist), GT6 despite being for a last gen console actually looks nearly as good in most areas and better in several over Forza 5.

      Also the average series scores for GT are still slightly higher than Forza despite your supposed “facts” (i suggest you actually get the facts from now on before trying to preach them)

      Metacritic scores

      GT1 – 96
      GT2 – 93
      GT3 – 95
      GT4 – 89
      GT5 – 84
      Average – 91.4
      89.6 if including GT6 which got an 81.

      Forza 1 – 92
      Forza 2 – 90
      Forza 3 – 92
      Forza 4 – 91
      Forza 5 – 80
      Average – 89.0

      Even adding GT6 into the mix, giving 1 extra division with by far the lowest scoring GT in the series, it still comes out .6 higher than Forza. I have just debunked 2 of your so called “facts”. Maybe back to the trolling idea board for you?

      PS. GT6 also has more accurate tracks and better handing physics than Forza 5.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Jc_DBzRNjE

  • PachterStation

    Like the one million trees. Essential for a racing game.

  • Josh Morland

    Whoa! A dirty windshield. It’s not like Race Driver: Grid didn’t do this 7 YEARS AGO!

  • Midori Inaba

    Looks like Halo Bridge

  • ImonadrugcalledCharlieSheen

    I dont think its moisture as much as its just a dirty and smudged glass coupled with a dashboard reflection which is accurate to how things really look, Its a nice little detail that all racing games should have as it gives the illusion that there’s really a windscreen there as opposed to just an open space that some games give, I wish GT6 had this effect. Anyway it looks fantastic and its just another beautiful detail that makes Drive Club absolutely gorgeous and the best looking racing game to date.


 

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