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Driveclub’s Canada Track Has Over One Million Trees; Evolution Working “Flat Out” to Polish Visuals

by on May 16, 2014 11:00 AM 85

Today Evolution Studios and Sony Computer Entertainment released a new gameplay video of the upcoming PS4 exclusive Driveclub (that you can enjoy at the bottom of this post) showing off the Canadian track included in the game, and the developers shared a few interesting details on Twitter.

Global Product Manager Chris Brown shared that the map’s forest comes packed with a whole lot of trees:

I see people on Gaf trying to count the no. trees in the Canadian Direct Feed. Good luck – there are over 1 million!

He also confirmed that the video is fully made of gameplay footage:

100% raw gameplay.

On the other hand Game Director Paul Rustchynsky mentioned that he was the one at the wheel, and also promised that the team will still polish every aspect of the game, including the visuals (since apparently some complained about the Anti-aliasing solution shown in the gameplay videos on NeoGAF and other discussion environments):

We’re going to be working flat out to polish everything we can up until it ships, and that definitely includes the visuals.

Rustchynsky also shared what nation we might get to see next:

We’ll be showing off more locations and tracks as we get closer to launch. I think Norway deserves a showing next though ; )

…and finally, he described the kind of tracks we’ll encounter in the game:

We’ve got point to point, road circuits and race tracks, a good mix.

It’s definitely hard not to recognize the painstaking visual work that has been done on Driveclub, and if the game is going to look even better than this in the end, it’ll be even harder not to be impressed.

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  • YroBalboa

    Thats sick, drive club has so many Trees, like the best xbone game polygons :p

    • Hwoarang

      Rumour has it each tree has double the count of that of Marius Titu.

      • YroBalboa

        Hehe

    • Jeff Maxwell

      trees are easy the trees in the background will be the same tree copied over and over onto a mesh that gets dragged along the mountains and auto created, creating the feel of a million trees

      • They Call Me Senpai

        A lot of those trees are different.

        • Jeff Maxwell

          on the background they aren’t covering the mountain which is where the million trees come from but along the road they are. A lot could be the same at varying heights and stuff

    • Sexy Mcgee

      But does it have enough trees?

  • kudostoyou

    ah another great playstation news after boring price drop from xbone and another halo shoot this shoot that

    • Beingomni

      Xbox One has Forza 5 already and Horizon 2 coming, not just shoot this, shoot that.

      Isolating news to benefit your bias point of view is oh so enjoyable though, right?

  • NoNeedToArgue

    Somebody send this to ubisoft so they can see that a delay should = visual progression not regression.

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    • Sexy Mcgee

      Yeah, but they went from a possible 60 fps to 30.

      • incendy is dumbass

        so what

        • Sexy Mcgee

          Really?

          • Jordan

            Yes. Really. Look at this video. You think they could honestly achieve a smooth 60FPS with ALL of the detail in this game??

          • Sexy Mcgee

            Missed the point.

          • Beingomni

            Graphics aren’t everything. 60 fps is important in certain genres, including racing games. We are on the same page.

  • Matt Doria

    I’m not that big into racing games (the NFS series is an exception) but I can definitely see my girlfriend wearing our DS4 to a mere speck of plastic by the time she’s done with this #nogamesformeformonths

  • Jordan

    Video was phenomenal. Only concern is the very end when the car suddenly flew by…Unless the car had some type of godly drafting abilities Or the AI is simply ridiculous I might be concerned with how AI drive in this game. I won’t buy it if the AI mimics SPLIT SECOND AI.

    • Jeff Maxwell

      I think its because he took his foot off the accelerator on an “easy right” and the AI didn’t so it shot past him

      • Jordan

        That makes sense. It only concerns me because in Split Second you could be going at top maximum speed and the AI would still be faster than you.

        • Jeff Maxwell

          could the AI be in faster top end cars?

      • superkarma

        Yeah, you can hear he let off the accelerator. He also went slightly on the gravel, which likely slowed him down a bit more.

        • Jeff Maxwell

          and if the game has a slip stream mechanic he comes out of it and rockets past

          • superkarma

            Yup, that’s a possibility too. I really hope it doesn’t have slipstream, though…or if it does, at least give an option to disable it.

          • Jeff Maxwell

            I bet it wont being semi arcade but I bet Project Cars will have it

  • Preston queener

    If they have the Ferrari Enzo Ferrari that would be a dream come true. But still, this game looks amazing going to get this game when it comes out.

  • Vious

    Are there any onlookers on the streets or its just cars and road and….trees?

    • superkarma

      Because that matters. But yes, there are spectators on the streets.

  • Gamez Rule

    To be fair I don’t think gameplay looked smooth at all. Looked to me that AA was not all that ( look at tele-lines ) and that it showed slow down at times ( unless it was Youtube at fault )

    I don’t think this game will be a smooth experience, and shadowing needs to stop flashing ( look at tele-pole shadowing flash ( 1.48 – 1.51 ). I know it’s not finished so hopefully it works out all ok in the end.

    • Jeff Maxwell

      yeah it wasn’t very smooth at all you could tell frame dips but they got till umm October is it? to try get upto snuff.

      • Michael Norris

        From a Youtube video? really? didn’t he just say that are in polish mode?Does that not compute?

      • ImonadrugcalledCharlieSheen

        The only people that could look at how incredible that video is and make these kinds of comments are just scared and jealous fanboys who know they cant play it.

        • Jeff Maxwell

          project cars will make your jaw drop and be better looking than this and be 60fps

    • Somebodyissilent

      Drive Club beta software….

      • Gamez Rule

        Hence why I stated “I know it’s not finished so hopefully it works out all ok in the end”

        • Somebodyissilent

          Hence why your comment is pointless then…

          • Gamez Rule

            How is it pointless, that would also make the video pointless too then LMAO!

          • Somebodyissilent

            You are complaining about an unfinished game that looks fine.

          • Gamez Rule

            Not at all. I am sharing what I see from a video.

          • Somebodyissilent

            Well alright, just remeber it is beta software

          • Jeff Maxwell

            when the car is going really fast there is noticeable stutter if you have to look at that all the time its not good

          • Somebodyissilent

            I’m not gonna judge beta software…

          • Gamez Rule

            To even release a beta video showing off their game means they want people to see how it is and how it’s coming along, and in this video I saw flashing shadows with poor AA and made a comment about them, hoping they will be sorted out ( it’s not the end of the world ) but people will judge what they see in a video, be that beta or not.

          • Somebodyissilent

            Like the game won’t change before release.

          • Gamez Rule

            It shouldn’t change that much to what you are seeing now, just a few tweaks / detail adjustments, ect ( just like most games have shown against a beta close to release )

          • Somebodyissilent

            Remember Aliens? Remember how good it looked? Remember how it turned out? Small changes matter.

          • Gamez Rule

            Both good and bad points matter from Beta to retail, but a few changes here and there is all it could take

          • Somebodyissilent

            I’d wait till the month before it comes out to really judge the footage.

          • Gamez Rule

            Well when that footage comes out for you to judge, look for top screen tearing, shadow flash / analising / popin / and hope they are gone?

          • Somebodyissilent

            I sure most of it will be fixed. The tearing I’m sure of.

          • Gamez Rule

            Devs stated today that tearing wouldn’t be in-game. cool

          • Somebodyissilent

            See, all it takes is time.

          • Raven Nafariea

            Aliens, god what a nightmare that was! Money well lost… lol

          • Somebodyissilent

            I got the collector’s edition on sale for $25 and as far as I’m concerned I paid for an ok statue and got a free game.

          • Michael Norris

            It’s close to trolling…

          • Gamez Rule

            Why, for posting my thoughts about the video .. Ok then☺

  • Vious

    When watching the video last night…can someone explain why the fire from the exhaust looks like fire from nes64? Not trolling you can see for yourself….it looks weird…they should fix that.
    And fix the sounds too

    • Xtreme Derp

      It looks fine from the side in screenshots, lasts all of 0.01 seconds on screen, and looks fine and nothing like a Nintendo 64 effect. You’re delusional and trying to nitpick. As usual.

  • Fusion_Pirate

    This looks like…PERFECT.

  • Marquis Regalia

    This ain’t Canada. There’s no freaking snow. Snow should be 24/7 there ._.

  • The Real Rick Grimes

    So sick, gorgeous visuals and environments. I haven’t been into racing games for quite awhile but I still be picking up Driveclub down the line.

  • superkarma

    I was watching some other videos last night:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL7lDNp8s7Q

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmj9F-rD2eE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSYGnyrO1T8

    This game is looking awesome. The more gameplay I see, the more I want it.

  • Boerewors

    Suggestive title! Polish visuals on Canadian trees… Outrageous! Canada can manage there own visuals, thank you very much…

  • RealityCheck2013

    “Has Over One Million Trees” Is that all?!?!…JOKE!!! :D Well someone will moan about it on the internet i bet, or they will count all the Trees!!! :D LOOKS AMAZING ANYWAY!!! :P :P :P

  • hesoyamdonMonster

    60fps will make this game even smother, hope they will achieve in driveclub 2

    • Jeff Maxwell

      they wont… they’ve opted for visuals over fps so to make driveclub 2 better looking than this it will still be 30fps

      • hesoyamdonMonster

        yaa any ways its going to be free for ps members. Usually games that runs 60fps have slip screen option, so i am quite sure this feature wont be available for drive club. I might wait for GT7, as GT6 looked amazing in ps3, i guess the game might look and run much better than drive club, it might not have 1 million tress, but it will feature more than 1000 cars !

      • They Call Me Senpai

        Proof?

        • Jeff Maxwell

          its the way its always bin dev goes for visuals low frame rate or lower visual high framerate unless your hardware is more powerful than the performance devs are set for

          • Jecht_Sin

            It depends. The frame rate is supposed to be locked at 30fps, so it may be even 35-45fps like in other games. Then you forget that console SW does get optimized during the years. Just compare AC1 with AC3 or AC4 in either old gen console.

            Even if delayed this still is a “launch title”, like Watch Dogs. Their alpha releases have been built using the PS4 prototypes. Both games have not been delayed to polish the graphics, but to fix the gameplay.

          • Jeff Maxwell

            itll be like infamous where it may peak at 48 fps cus you cant lock it at 30fps if its max is like 35 cus it will definitely drop way below 30 so needs to be running 45fps-50fps at a stand still to make sure it doesn’t drop below 30.

            Sure the software get optimised and that but its still high visuals low framerate or lesser visual high framerate. They’ll make the game better looking than it is now at the cost of framerate, I don’t think a lot of sony fans would be to happy with exactly the same visuals but at 60fps in driveclub 2 cus you expect better gfx in a sequel sosame thing applies

  • Steven Dawson

    WTF

  • Matt Henzel

    Looks amazing, but I’d settle for 50,000 trees if they could give us 60fps in return.
    60fps can make a world of difference.

    • ImonadrugcalledCharlieSheen

      They could get 60fps but then the game would look dull and ugly like Forza, that’s the trade off.

  • Trim Dose

    is it going to have rainy weather ?, I really do hope so.

  • Mikail

    should they focus more on other asset rather then trees, are they a member of green peace organization or something? but it’s okay from me, i hope they can include la Ferrari

  • Nicholas Perry

    A million trees, probably super low poly/sprite trees. But in motion you won’t be able to care or notice.

    After seeing daytime footage in HQ, definitely does need better AA. It can make or break that amazing world everyone spent so much time and effort making.
    (especially if you are going for photo realism)
    There is also tearing it seems in the top few lines of resolution.

    • ImonadrugcalledCharlieSheen

      Hey Nic how about instead of regaling all of us with your tech talk BS like you always do, we get it you’re a self proclaimed computer expert good for you, how about just saying this looks amazing for a console game and leave it at that, or is it just to difficult for you to pay a compliment.

  • ImonadrugcalledCharlieSheen

    WOW! Absolutely stunning and the fact I get a free version of this masterpiece makes it all the better. But with how great this is looking I might just have to buy the full version anyway. Keep up the great work Evo Studios.

  • PachterStation

    Amazing news. One million trees in a racing game. Gamers will be too busy trying to win racers, but I suppose the more trees, the better. From high res vids, it looks decent, not amazing. The in car view, the steering looks a bit dodgy, as though the steering wheel is going to come off.

  • Sucka Free

    Certainly going to be a pretty racer. Disappointed by the lack of a split screen mode though

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