DriveClub: Weather System Video Is Post-E3 Build, Still In Early Stage For Weather System

Evolution Studios recently showed a glimpse of their weather system for DriveClub. These videos showcased a visual fidelity that has yet to be seen in any racing video game. If you were impressed by these videos, you should know that they were taken from an early build of the game, or as the game director Paul Ruskchynsky put it, “right after E3.” He also assured that the the newest build is much improved compared to the one seen in the video, and jaggies are now reduced for the powerlines.


Evolution Studios’ Senior Community Manager, Jaime Bradshaw confirmed that the rainfall video is from an early version of the weather system. These comments were also echoed Alex Perkins, Art Director of DriveClub. According to Perkins, the weather system still requires a lot of tweaking before they are satisfied with it, and they are working hard everyday to improve it.

Regardless of the fact that this was from an early build, it was definitely one of the best looking racing game on a console, and one of the best looking weather effects in a racing game.

DriveClub is set to release exclusively on the PlayStation 4 this October.

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  • Guest

    So much overhype that will underdeliver. Project Cars will blow this away in the graphics department and the game already looks like a demo compared to Forza Horizon 2 in the content department. Poor Sony.

    • Linh Nguyën

      Poor troll who masquerades under Guest.

    • Not_true

      Get help. It’s not healthy to hate pieces of plastic and people who like playing video games on them.

      Driveclub got great impressions at E3 2014, it’s like a next-gen PGR with connected social features and club competition. Most E3 2014 impressions state it plays well and looks great. It will review well and sell decently. It’s the best looking console racing game. Driveclub’s weather effects look amazing running on PS4’s more powerful console hardware.

      This game is channeling Project Gotham Racing, one of Xbox’s most beloved arcade racers. Those games didn’t have any customization beyond paint jobs and you know what? They were still amazing. It’s an arcade racer, different from sim racers, it doesn’t necessarily need fine tuning customizations. Not inherently better or worse.

      Closed and open world racers are different experiences, not inherently better or worse than one another.

      Weather is confirmed free in a patch soon after launch. It was demoed in-game to journalists at E3 2014, it’s basically finished.

      Both Driveclub and Forza are good games, it’s only rabid fanboys trying to spread lies, FUD and ignorance to fuel their hatred of a piece of plastic.

  • albatrosMyster

    ” and one of the best looking weather effects in a racing game.”

    Not to troll… but I am wondering what are the other racing games that have as good or better weather effects, console or PC, I would love to see them.

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