PS4 Exclusive Driveclub’s Weather Might Be Improved Further; We Haven’t Seen The Actual Race Tracks Yet

Driveclub‘s weather is being passed under the microscope by many. Some are looking for possible flaws, others are making rather ludicrous comparisons with other games that have very little in common with Evolution Studios’ latest labor of love. Yet, we haven’t seen the final version of what the fury of nature will look in the game, according to Game Director’s Paul Rustchynsky.

Rain kick-up particles are still WIP as is everything else with weather. Hopefully we’ll continue to make further improvements.

For those unfamiliar with the term, rain kick-up particles are those raised from the asphalt by the spinning tires.

Rustchynsky also mentioned that the studio built a number of fictional race tracks but we haven’t seen those yet:

We’ve got race tracks that we’ve built (as in they’re not real race tracks), but we haven’t shown any off yet.

Finally, he also explained something rather interesting, which surely goes well with the idea of immediacy which he always championed. Looks like we won’t have to wade through many menus when we’ll first launch the game, but we’ll be thrown straight into a race.

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  • Cassive

    1st Germany totally obliterate Brazil now Sony are tryna completely Murder Forza Horizon 2! Stop it Sony! Downgrade the visual fidelity, lower the in-game polygon count, use inferior aliasing techniques, whatever you do give the competition a chance! Have mercy!


    • Gamist

      Don’t forget the working windshield wipers they’re planning to add to the cars. 😀

      • Cassive


        • doplerradar

          Forza Horizon 2 has windshield wipers already……..

          • albatrosMyster

            Rad Mobile had windshield already! the point is, whatever they have in FH2 does not look up to date compared to DC, that’s it, no excuse.

    • doplerradar

      Your greatly overblowing it. Forza Horizon 2 is a open world game while Driveclub is a linear game. They both look great and are two very different approaches to racing. To some Forza Horizon will be more appealing to others Driveclub would be. We don’t need to waste time to try to prove which one is better.

      • truthtellerdealwithit

        Of course we dont. We already know Driveclub is better.

        • doplerradar

          They are still two very different style of racing games. I am sure they will be great games. Which is better is a matter of opinion.

          • Not_true

            I agree they’re both good racing games and people hating on Horizon 2 is just fanboyism.

      • Cassive

        The FACT of the matter is DRIVECLUB looks worlds ahead of Forza Horizon 2 and the ONLY thing I mentioned was the graphics, so what are you bringing up anything else for? I never mentioned gameplay styles

        • Sucka Free

          Maybe, but it’s still just a racing game. The graphics can only “wow” you for so long

          • Cassive

            This is the best reply I’ve had to my post, you’re totally right. DriveClub visually squats over FH2 and drops a load on its face, but at the same time I think Forza Horizon 2 will be much more fun than DriveClub, but I wasn’t talking about fun, I was strictly talking about graphics, so I don’t know why everyone’s getting their panties in a twist

          • Sucka Free

            That’s not what I meant, I was simply saying that the graphics are only one aspect of the game, and as a racing game graphics are not terribly important.
            But again, a racing game is a racing game is a racing game. The experience doesn’t change too terribly much between them. I think that they both will be fun and that anyone trying to say that one is better than the other is only doing so out of insecurity

          • Cassive

            I agree with you fully mate! But judging by no other aspect but looks, wouldn’t you say DC looks better?

          • Sucka Free

            TBH, I haven’t even seen FH2 but yeah, Driveclub looks fantastic, especially with the weather.

        • Dennis Djoenz

          Yeah honestly you totally overreacting. LAME tactics bruh.

        • Giuseppe Nelva

          The FACT of the matter is that it being open world directly influences graphics, making the two games simply not comparable, as much as some love to just do that in order to flamebait 😀

          Might want to keep that in mind.

          • Ricardo Jackson

            I wouldn’t call it open world if it’s set to one location which is southern Europe. If you want to talk about open world then mention the crew in which the whole untied states you can drive through since its a racing mmo. graphicaly the crew is on par with forza and maybe better in enviroment. yes it will come done to personal choice but fact is driveclub is taking it to new levels for racer which is why project cars has to out do the game.

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            You don’t have a very clear idea of what “open world” means. I reckon.

            You seem to somewhat think that Southern Europe is small. Here’s a hint, it isn’t.

            Mind you, being big or small has absolutely nothing to do with being open world. Skyrim is a full fledged open world game, and its world is 18 square miles.

          • Ricardo Jackson

            oh really? ok Southern Europe is big but in video game terms you will only be racing on pre-determine tracks not a real open world where I would be racing on the Via Cavour in Rome or the Avinguda Diagonal in Spain? Skyrim is an open world influence by sheer imagination of the developers not compared to real life. When I mention the crew to give a realism to what really could be consider open world since they actual have it in detail that you can travel from point a to b from state to state as to city to city not just selected places to race at.

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            Only, you won’t only be racing on pre-determined tracks in Forza Horizon 2. You can drive anywhere you like. Actually More than in Forza Horizon 1, because they removed the walls, so you can just get out of the road and drive in a field anywhere.

          • Ricardo Jackson

            Well I hope it’s that in depth because I think open world games need to expand beyond their territories or for sandbox games especially GTA because it has the potential to evolve from a sandbox game to a truly open world.

          • Death Metal

            Ricardo: we call Forza Horizon an “open world” game not because of the actual size of the game’s world, but because of the freedom you have in it. It’s an expression, like in GTA. You can simply go to any location within the game’s world any time you want. In comparison, Driveclub is a “Linear” game because you are confined to circuit races (for now, theoretically speaking). It’s a very different approach in terms of gameplay style, even though in both games you’ll be driving most of the time.

            I wouldn’t say Driveclub shits all over FH2 like Cassive is saying, but DC does look impressive. I’m still unsure when it comes down to gameplay, though.

          • PERSIAN_CARTEL

            Open World games arent restricted to what linear games can accomplish case in point Infamous Second Son Vs Ryse Son Of Rome, Infamous SS clearly craps all over that doesnt it. One thing for sure sometimes even a linear game can have more going on in one section compared to an enitirety of an Open World game God Of War 3 and Uncharted 2 come to mind. Consider it this way i am allocated a 50 million polygon budget, i decide hey i am gonna make the most amazingly detailed village ever which is linear, or i could use the 50 million and make a open world game and balance out my budget evenly but at the end of the day i am using the same amount of resources arent. I which make both equaly demanding, you can bring in effects to the argument but one can bring up resogun 30 million voxells dissolving and obliterating on screen isnt something to scuff at infact a short scene with that much detail puts alot more stress on the hardware, versus an Open world which can be easily dialed down. Furthermore this Linear vs Open world excuses dont mean shit infact you can bet Naughty Dog can make an amazing Open world that can overshadow their linear games if they tuggle their resources carefully and make great use of their programmers and having their level designers and hardware guys(ICE TEAM) make it possible, Open world games isnt something that handicaps developers nor is it an excuse THE DIVISION clearly craps on alot of the linear games coming out in 2015 look how detailed that looks, at the end of the day its developer skills, expectations and hardware that determine whats possible and whats not.

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            Sorry, but you don’t know what you’re talking about. Not even a little bit, and talking about what you don’t know normally ends in writing something ridiculous, like you just did.

            Open world games have enormous differences in the amount of assets that need to be held in memory. Not only that, but the faster the player moves, the bigger the difference, because the hard disk can stream assets to memory only so fast, and if you can’t go over that threshold.

            You know what determines the fastest speed in which Delsin can move in Infamous when using his neon powers? The streaming speed from hard disk to memory. It’s just under the limit at which the game would not manage to load textures and so forth.

            A supercar moving at 300 km/h moves about 5 times faster than Delsin.

            That places some very defined limitations on the size of the assets that can be used for the game. And those limitations definitely aren’t the same used for closed world, track-based games like Driveclub.

            Sorry if that bursts a bubble and throws a serious wrench in the wheel the ridiculous flamebait comparisons that I’m seeing around the net nowadays, but that’s just how things are.

        • Vious

          forza H2 is open world, drive on tracks and in bushes if you want. you seriously can’t compare a corridor racer to an open world racer. it just seems a bit silly. but yeah drive club does look better.

          drive anywhere you want, not just on predefined tracks.

          • Not_true

            Both DC and Forza are good racing games and different racing experiences.

    • Dennis

      Cassive, you’ve made my day. Thank you!

      • Cassive

        You’re welcome haha

    • Giuseppe Nelva

      I didn’t write “others are making rather ludicrous comparisons with other games that have very little in common with Evolution Studios’ latest labor of love” for nothing.

      Honestly, comparing the graphics of Driveclub with those of Forza Horizon 2 is extremely silly, and rather fanboyish.

      Forza Horizon 2 is an open world game. Driveclub is track based, closed-level game. The streaming requirements of the two games are completely different, so it’s absolutely obvious that each object in Forza Horizon 2 will have less definition than the same in Driveclub.

      Just having cars isn’t enough to make the graphics of two games that are based on entirely different world designs comparable.

      • heitiki

        so we should rather compare it to forza 5?
        oh wait a moment, does it even have weather in it? the questions..PHOAAW

        • Giuseppe Nelva

          Forza 5 would be a better comparison, even if it being a launch game puts it at a rather serious disadvantage.

          • heitiki

            yes of course gui..let us have some fun here 😛 tremendous work you put up by the way. really enjoy it.

          • Geoffrey Davey

            Driveclub is a launch game too… Right ;-).
            Huuuuuge launch window.

          • Victor Lavon Richardson

            Driveclub has been available since November dude. I’m playing it now on my Playstation 7.

          • Big Boss

            That’s stupid. The Xbox fanboys say that we shouldn’t compare DriveClub to Forza 5 because its a sim. Now you are saying we shouldn’t compare DriveClub to Horizon because Horizon is an open world game? (Not calling you a fanboy)

      • Jecht_Sin

        Well.. You must admit that post was funny, though! 🙂

    • Not_true

      They’re both good racing games and people hating on Horizon 2 is just fanboyism.

    • Next you’ll be asking them to make the game run at 60 FPS!

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  • Brian Murphy

    “Rain kick-up particles”

    Also known as rooster tails, fyi.

  • Gamist

    Would be nice to have this game run at 60fps, but oh well, still looking forward to it.

  • Spectre_Status

    PS4’s sleeper game, this game is going to be awesome

  • Was crazy about the game then the delays came in, hype off, hype came back on but kinda turned off by release date, then this happened, hype came back on. This game has been a roller coaster for me, will try it free first, and hope it goes on sale on Black Friday.

  • TallSilhouette

    I can’t wait to see how the blizzards and thunderstorms look.

  • They Call Me Senpai

    “others are making rather ludicrous comparisons with other games that have very little in common with Evolution Studios’ latest labor of love.”

    I’m not saying any names.

  • RealityCheck2013

    The only downer 🙁 is i don’t really want to start playing this until i get the AMAZING looking Weather(Rain) Effect for the game(think? they are coming later as(hopefully Free) DLC) :-/

  • Matt Berial

    I want more! The game looks beautiful, love how you can hear the rain dropping and all of the other detail in the game, i seriously can’t wait to see what else they do with the game it’s looking amazing.

  • king_of_spades

    I swear the stupidity of sony fanboys never cease to amaze me. Dude talks about this game causing graphical murder of horizon 2. Pitiful. That’s the only thing that matters to fanboys is graphics not to mention the game offers nothing else BUT graphics. Can’t tune cars, bare customize cars, hardly and damage done to cars, only 50 cars non open world at 30 fps but as long as the graphics are good that means it’s a good game smh sadness truly sadness

    • Wheatly3

      Why are you so mad?

      • RyTeOuS

        His mom doesn’t love him 🙁

    • Not_true

      Both DC and Forza are good racing games and different racing experiences.

    • Big Boss

      You Xbox fanboys are so ridiculous. First, you tell us not to compare DriveClub to Forza 5 because its a sim, now you’re telling us not to compare it to Horizon because its open world!? Absolutely ridiculous. You Xbox fanboys just keep changing the argument when you know you wont win.

  • Vious

    drive club it’s a good looking game.

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  • Why So Serious?

    Totally going to be me in Driveclub:

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