Driveclub's Complex Weather Systems Set This Racer Apart
Psyched for Driveclub? No? Read this and see if you change your mnd.
Sony has released a pair of very impressive new gameplay videos for the anticipated PlayStation 4 exclusive, and they show off the game's vaunted weather systems.
As revealed over at the PlayStation Blog, this footage looks absolutely amazing. It represents an "early demo" of the game's complex weather feature, and it's important to remember that it will not be included with the title's launch on October 7. This weather feature will be delivered "just shortly" after the game arrives via free update.
Evolution Studios art director Alex Perkins said the team wanted to make this weather system "as immersive and fun as possible." It's wildly in-depth, too, as players can dictate the cloud cover to determine how much rain (or snow) will fall, and you can vary the wind speed as well. On top of which, the height and temperature of the sun will govern how quickly clouds will burn off and roads will dry, and that's pretty insane.
We've seen rain and snow in racing games before, but what about the whole gamut? We're talking drizzle, sleet, deluges, and even total blizzards. The dynamic nature of this weather will continue to change during an event; for instance, the sun might be out when you start, but by the time you finish, you could be driving through a downpour. And of course, the physics change when the road changes, so be prepared!
This is encouraging stuff, yes?
Related Game(s): Driveclub
7/8/2014 10:01:09 PM John Shepard