It’s the hook that's hard to communicate, but these brand new DriveClub gameplay videos do a decent job of demonstrating the upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive’s dynamic lighting engine. The first clip shows a race taking place at midnight through until sunrise, while the second runs from dusk until dark.

Depending on how you set it up, the game will slowly transition between these disparate time periods as you race, and the title’s global illumination engine will adapt depending on other factors, such as cloud cover. You’ll need to primarily rely on your headlights when it’s dark, as the first track in particular doesn't include many street lamps to light up your path.

It looks very impressive, particularly the shadows which other vehicles cast across the track as you point your beams in their direction. Moreover, despite the backlash over the game’s framerate, we reckon that both clips demonstrate a pretty strong sense of speed. Are you impressed? Put your foot down in the comments section below.

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