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DriveClub May Not Have a Date, But the PS4 Racer Sure Looks Great

Posted by Sammy Barker

How fast do you want to go?

Regardless of whether you think the ongoing delays surrounding former PlayStation 4 launch title DriveClub are a positive or negative thing, the exclusive racer continues to look absolutely outstanding. That’s especially true in this top-secret branding video, which the ever eagle eyed folks over at DualShockers have managed to lay their greedy hands on.

The clip – clearly intended for the eyes of marketing teams rather than consumers – outlines the ethos behind the upcoming racer, detailing the philosophy behind its visual style and some of the techniques that British developer Evolution Studios is employing to realise its vision. These include very specific effects, such as desaturation and film grain noise.

In one slide, the company points out that emulating imperfections is actually a pivotal part of its approach with the game. “Deliberately moving the camera too fast, adding smears and motion to the footage is incredibly powerful and can help add excitement,” it explained. The firm’s also attempted to mimic sports cameras to give the release a more authentic look.

The focus of the video is on branding, so we suspect that it’s mostly discussing the approach taken with trailers and commercials here – but there is a lot of overlap between the promotional materials and the actual game. Unlike oversaturated arcade racers, for example, there’s a definite grittiness to the MotorStorm creator's newest intellectual property. Now we just want to know when we can actually play it.

[via dualshockers.com, youtube.com]

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User Comments (17)

daveyboy90

#1

daveyboy90 said:

DRIVECLUB looks incredible! This is my most anticipated game right now, and I really hope that "early 2014" doesn't take too long to get here.

SimonAdebisi

#2

SimonAdebisi said:

Yep it looks pretty silky. This is drive club. The first rule of drive club is... Don't talk about... a release date

BornOfEvil

#3

BornOfEvil said:

I'm even more excited for DriveClub now, I can't stand how much detail they're putting into this game and the cars and scenery look amazing.

rjejr

#4

rjejr said:

So which releases first, DriveClub or Watch_Dogs? Or are they both waiting for The Last Guardian?

KAPADO

#6

KAPADO said:

@BornOfEvil I feel like a battered wife. They abuse me with these delays but they had me from the get go.
I'm an easy catch for DriveClub and they know it.

Squiggle55

#11

Squiggle55 said:

So does anyone still think the delay is to allow it to release alongside a VR headset?

banacheck

#13

banacheck said:

I'm glad the publisher Sony gives there developers time to finish a game, unlike EA hence why BF4 was a mess. And BF4 SP is still unfixed crashes, save data which doesn't work half the time meaning you'll have to start again, collectables which don't show as being collected, and the list goes on.

Gamer83

#15

Gamer83 said:

@banacheck

Seven months is a bit ridiculous. There's no way this game was going to be a launch title and it shouldn't have been advertised as such, that's the entire issue. It's clear this game was a mess and the final product probably won't be anything more than mediocre. It looks nice sure, but looks aren't everything.

rjejr

#16

rjejr said:

As bad as all the PS4 game delays are (Im assuming TLG is PS4 at this point) it's better than waiting around for a Nintendo Direct to hopefully announce some games to wait for. (And waiting for games like W_D to be canceled on the Wii U.) X and Bayonetta 2 are only going to keep me occupied for so long. I feel like Squeenix has games coming out for the next 10 years. 20 years if you count an FF7 remake.

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