If our previous Driveclub coverage still hasn’t sated your thirst for the game’s high-speed, next-gen racing, then Evolution Studios’ newly enhanced Gamescom 2013 demo footage may be just what the adrenaline-filled doctor ordered.
Previously displayed on Driveclub‘s Facebook, Evolution Studios have now not only shared the results of the Gamescom 2013 challenge demo to YouTube, but have upscaled the graphics of the video capture, which could only capture footage at 720p, to match the higher resolution native to the game’s 1080p resolution.
The first of the videos below show off the Gamescom winners “Like a Boss” and “Lucky7Legends,” and pretty much more of the trailer type of footage we’ve seen before. The other four videos show off direct video feed of the Gamescom 2013 demo, which captured the game running on an alpha build and at 30 frames per second. Again, while the game runs natively on the PS4 at 1080p, the video capture only recorded at 720p, and so the footage was later upscaled to show how the game would look on your PS4.
The four demos all take place at a newly revealed location: Oliver’s Landing, in Canada. The videos also show racing from both the purist’s coveted cockpit view, and the more common outside camera view. The cars featured included the Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series Coupe, the RUF RT12 R, the Aston Martin Vanquish and the Maserati Gran Turismo MC Stradale.
According to Evolution Studio’s Community Development Manager, Jamie Brayshaw, the one thing players seemed to enjoy was the idea of “always having something to play for” and “always contributing to the success of your club.” Each car is also said to have depth and individuality, but accessibility, with the game trying to balance simulation-styled racing games with arcade-styled racing games. With that in mind, there will be a manual gear transmission, and the developers are working on steering wheel support to enhance driving immersion (which seems absolutely necessary for a game like Driveclub).
For more information, check out the Driveclub website. And if you’re wondering what song you were rocking out to in the video, that’d be “Be Here Now” by Hybrid (The Qemists remix).
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Source: PlayStation Blog