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E3 trailer and more screenshots - http://www.gamersyde.com/news_e3_driveclub_trailer_and_images-15449_en.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF75_VkdeY0

 

Dynamic weather/snow as well

 

We've just confirmed that DRIVECLUB will have dynamic rain and snow, which will affect car handling. Plus it looks amazing ;)

 

https://twitter.com/Rushy33/status/476472999520919553

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It looks very nice visually.

That is something you can appreciate while watching the game in motion.

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Just a note, it turns out that DriveClub will not be getting those weather effects at launch. They will come in an update 'shortly' after launch:

http://www.polygon.com/2014/6/10/5797756/driveclub-weather-rain-snow-update

I'm not sure why they don't just wait until that is ready, they already delayed it once to make it better.
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I highly doubt they'll look that good.

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New video/interview, but it has footage throughout talking about dynamic weather

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIF7A3qxAcE

 

The lighting with dash cam looks droolworthy

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Dat dynamic weather :wub:

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I highly doubt they'll look that good.

 

Agreed and we're all used to that by now..our industry and hobby are now just like Maxim and FHM...touch up galore. Of course when you actually meet the object of desire in real life sometimes they look even better au naturelle, sometimes they...don't look that good.

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New video/interview, but it has footage throughout talking about dynamic weather

Looks like they might be having issues with background texture popping, take a look at mountain around 1.45

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Looks like they might be having issues with background texture popping, take a look at mountain around 1.45

 

Yeah that was your average texture pop, at least we know this IS actual gameplay now...you get pop on any platform and regardless of spec, it's like the bane of graphics. Occasional is fine, most games don't really have it bad - like RAGE bad on the day it launched, which was patched couple days later. Hopefully Driveclub will get this minimized before launch as well.

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Call my a cynic but those look like bullshots to me. I doubt we will see it look like that in-game. Perhaps only in some kind of enhanced Photo mode like Forza had.

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"It's all being complemented now by a full weather system being prepared for release soon after launch, and being shown off for the first time at E3. On the Scottish glens of Loch Duich, turbulent weather rolls in, skies thickening before bursting onto the roadsCrowds at the side of the track reach for their macs and umbrellas, winds tug at the trackside scenery while puddles form in the divots and dips of the road surface, as well as across the grass of the glens and across the gravel - Evolution's very, very proud of its gravel, and rightly so..

Over in Norway, dawn breaks over powdered mountains, sending a dreamy purplish blue out across the environment. The heat from the sun dynamically melts the snow, with northern-facing surfaces reacting first. As that sun sets and a storm rolls in, road-signs are reflected in the slicked tarmac, while headlights catch individual rain droplets. The attention to detail is underlined when Evolution pauses the action and sweeps through the static action, ascending up through the clouds - DriveClub's game world is rendered all the way to the heavens, some two kilometres up."

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-06-18-driveclub-could-be-the-racing-game-to-beat-this-year

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Weather system due AFTER launch? Shouldn't it be a core mechanic? E.g weather affecting handling etc? What are they smoking? Sounds like it is a rush job :/
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A rush job? You do know its delayed a year, right?

If Forza can release without core mechanics so can drive club. Am I right,?

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A rush job? You do know its delayed a year, right?

If Forza can release without core mechanics so can drive club. Am I right,?

Yeah and needs another year by the sounds of it.  Releasing a game and having core game engine mechanics as post-release DLC is awful.

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Yeah... But they all do it.

Besides a dynamic core feature it is not.

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Yeah... But they all do it.

Besides a dynamic core feature it is not.



So the weather effects do not impact driving?

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Not if they are not there... Besides isn't this dynamic weather just adding races that can start dry and get wet?

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They don't 'all do it'...  How many racing games get shipped with core game engine mechanics as DLC??? Utter nonsense.

 

Unless this whole dynamic weather thing is simply cosmetic and has no effect on car handling (as it would have to be baked into the core physics engine) in which case it is completely pointless.

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The weather does affect handling and physics.
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So the game will play fine from the get go and with the free dlc it will add dynamic weather so race weather changes rather than setting it to say a wet race from the start?

Don't see an issue?

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The issue is they're shipping half a game if core mechanics are being shipped as DLC ... This nonsense has to stop. Spend the time getting it right and complete before shipping. How impatient are today's gamers that that can't be appreciated.

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This looks nice, but weather in racing games is nothing new. My Sega Genesis with 16-bits high definition graphics did this in Super Monaco GP.

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The issue is they're shipping half a game if core mechanics are being shipped as DLC ... This nonsense has to stop. Spend the time getting it right and complete before shipping. How impatient are today's gamers that that can't be appreciated.

 

I don't think it's pressure from gamers who are impatient you can blame, but probably Sony pressuring them as it has likely gone over budget.

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The issue is they're shipping half a game if core mechanics are being shipped as DLC ... This nonsense has to stop. Spend the time getting it right and complete before shipping. How impatient are today's gamers that that can't be appreciated.

Agreed on your primary point. Unfortunately these games are getting to be so complex and cost 10's of millions of dollars to create. They have to ship something at some point. While the weather looks fantastic, you have to wonder if the game would have already been released if they had decided to skip it entirely. They could have bumped it to Driveclub 2. Both the PS4 and Xbox One are starved for content. I thought for sure we'd see way more complete, AAA titles on both by now.

 

I wish Climax still existed - Moto GP was great with rain.

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