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Driveclub Video Explains the Secrets of the PS4 Exclusive’s Spectacular Visual Effects and More

by on January 21, 2014 6:47 PM 12

Driveclub is often described as one of the most visually impressive upcoming next generation games, and that’s also due to the wise use of quite a few visual effects often exploited in cinematography and sport filming to add a touch of realism.

The video you can watch at the bottom of the post (courtesy of our tipster @T_Zuck) was distributed to the entrants of a film contest centered on the game, and not only it includes the guidelines to handle the Driveclub brand, but also something a lot more interesting: a brief but lovely explanation of some of the visual effects used to make the game look more real.

You’ll read about depth of field, pulled focus, Go-Pro camera simulation, de-saturation, film grain, imperfect framing of subjects and deliberate imperfections. It’s also extremely interesting to see how all of those effects aim to make the visuals look less perfect, but as a result they contribute to the enhance beauty of the game.

The video is just below for you to enjoy, together with a  gallery showcasing the descriptions of the effects mentioned above.

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[Thanks for the tip: @T_Zuck]

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  • Nice Ness

    I wonder if Project Cars or This game looks better. Im not really a graphics whore but I really like to see the polish of a game’s visuals from time to time

    • PCS4-Box U

      Progect Cars will look better but its because its a PC game, which almost always will have the potential for more graphical prowess. Both look great though.

      • Moses Lawrence

        not always true, bud

        • tubers

          Almost factual tho. Emphasis when he said “potential” (as far as PC games).

          Mods/tweaks; the power of the pc community.

          Console games are pretty much dead end in that sense.

          Who knows, maybe PS4/X1 will get Elder Scrolls that’ll allow users to replace almost every object (texture/geom).

  • Moses Lawrence

    I have a high end gaming PC and have played the latest builds of pCARS..and i personally feel DriveClub is doing a lot more visually from what i can tell. I would go as far to say that it definitely gives off a much more “next-generation” feel as far as visuals. People always are quick to jump and say that the PC equivalent will be better but that is not the case all the time. This game is a prime example. If you know anything about the technical aspects of graphics you can clearly see there is more cutting edge techniques being done with the visuals in DriveClub over pCARS. Besides..comparing a high end 1000 PC is a bit unfair to the average PC game machine. Its not rocket science, folks! And lets hope its not fanboys talking out their butts! Keep it real!

    • Ritsujun

      Well stated.

    • ivan

      I also played last build of P Cars and I can say, that you are not right. P Cars already looks amazing, and it is only alpha. Developers want to add in game so much special effects, like fog on the base of Apex Turbulence. So I sure that DC will not be even on the same level with Project Cars, because high-end PC have much more power than consoles, so developers are not limited by power of the hardware. This is vital Key.

      Sorry for English, I am from Russia.

      • Moses Lawrence

        I am a long time PC gamer, currently have a 3770K@4.6ghz, 16gb Ram,
        7970 3GB videocard@1200mhz Core/1600mhz mem. I know what good looking PC
        games look like running on my rig but i would be a FOOL to say that
        consoles are not much more efficient with visuals and graphics.

        I expect
        ..specifically the PS4 to truly raise the bar graphically with some of
        its 1st party games once dev’s get a grip on the PS4′s new hardware.
        Even surpassing some games currently on PC. Example..outside of super
        high resolutions and smoother AA and better AF on PC games…which only
        does so much…I expect the PS4 to produce games that are TRULY Next
        Generation caliber visuals which of course the PC will match and surpass
        eventually but for me to sit here and say No..PS4 will not match the
        best of PC gaming in the near future is crazy talk..again im not talking
        about PC’s superior resolutions and superior AA…again that only does
        so much and make the image cleaner..im talking about technical graphic
        effects. The PS4 will raise that bar significantly soon enough which in
        return will greatly benefit those of us with gaming PC’s. Keep in mind i
        am talking about a $400 console matching a $800-$1000 PC equivalent.
        Consoles can just about double the performance of its PC counterpart.

  • RealityCheck2013

    WOW!!! :P :P :P I am glad they have taken their time on this & not rushed it out like ‘you know who’ have on that other console LoL:D It looks AMAZING :P

  • DarthDiggler

    That video player is garbage. Can’t output HD on my Core i7 with 8GB.

  • Moses Lawrence

    Being a long time PC gamer, currently have a 3770K@4.6ghz, 16gb Ram, 7970 3GB videocard@1200mhz Core/1600mhz mem. I know what good looking PC games look like running on my rig but i would be a FOOL to say that consoles are not much more efficient with visuals and graphics. I expect ..specifically the PS4 to truly raise the bar graphically with some of its 1st party games once dev’s get a grip on the PS4′s new hardware. Even surpassing some games currently on PC. Example..outside of super high resolutions and smoother AA and better AF on PC games…which only does so much…I expect the PS4 to produce games that are TRULY Next Generation caliber visuals which of course the PC will match and surpass eventually but for me to sit here and say No..PS4 will not match the best of PC gaming in the near future is crazy talk..again im not talking about PC’s superior resolutions and superior AA…again that only does so much and make the image cleaner..im talking about technical graphic effects. The PS4 will raise that bar significantly soon enough which in return will greatly benefit those of us with gaming PC’s. Keep in mind i am talking about a $400 console matching a $800-$1000 PC equivalent. Consoles can just about double the performance of its PC counterpart.

  • Craig Rude-Boy Newman

    Where’s the bloody sound???

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