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Screenshots Fired: DriveClub Responds to Gran Turismo 6 Announcement

Posted by Sammy Barker

Pulling into the lead

We're not sure whether this is a coincidence, or another example of Sony's petty internal tussles. Evolution Studios has deployed a batch of brand new screenshots for its upcoming PlayStation 4 title DriveClub. The fact that Gran Turismo 6 was revealed at a swish event at Silverstone earlier this week probably has nothing to do with the timing, right?

The Runcorn-based developer recently revealed that it's racing in a different direction to Sony's flagship series. "We don’t regard ourselves as a simulation as such, that has a lot of attached associations in terms of the core experience, where it sits in the overall gaming landscape, and we’re very happy, comfortable that we sit somewhere else," said game director Matt Southern. “We’ve not had any resistance or issues in terms of developing this as a concept on its own.”

The images themselves are impressive. It’s unclear whether they’re in-game, but we’d be seriously impressed if they are. What do you think? Park your responses in the comments section below.

[via nl.playstation.com, us.playstation.com, neogaf.com, gematsu.com]

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User Comments (9)

rjejr

#1

rjejr said:

If those are in game nobody is going to be in any rush to get a PS5 in 5 years.

Well unless the PS5 turns your living room into a Holodeck.

Kayoss

#2

Kayoss said:

Whats a HoloDeck?
I dont know whats the point of the title of this article. In graphics capabilities we all know that PS4 > PS3. How is it fair to compare drive club to Gran turismo 6? We should wait and see if GT6 is released for the PS4 then the comparison can be made.

TOMBOY25

#3

TOMBOY25 said:

i think their trying to say "as gt5 is ps3 only at the moment we've got your ps4 racing need covered" not the " OUR RACING GAME IS BETTER LOOKING" that it seems.

BornOfEvil

#4

BornOfEvil said:

@rjejr The PS4 is supposed to be around for 10 years, not 5. So by the time it's successor is released, people should be ready to upgrade.

rjejr

#6

rjejr said:

@TheRealBatman - The PS3 was supposed to be around for 10 years but the PS4 is still coming out 7 years later.

No hardware company can afford to go 10 years without a major refresh.

BornOfEvil

#7

BornOfEvil said:

@rjejr That's probably why they came up with the PlayStation Cloud. It'll boost the systems longevity and help reach their 10 year goal.

Also, Sony has stated that they plan on supporting the PS3 until 2015. I doubt they'll be supplying first party games, but that's their plan. So it will fall just one year short of 10, which could quite possibly be their plan with the PS4.

get2sammybAdmin

#8

get2sammyb said:

@rjejr To be fair, the PS3 came six years after the PS2. Ten year lifecycle doesn't mean that the platform won't get replaced, it just means they'll support it for the full period.

BlueProxy

#9

BlueProxy said:

This may be the perfect balance of GT realism, and fun-to-play races and social features for the community. I enjoy GT, but at times feel like something is making the experience less that what it could be.

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