VIDEOS: Impressive Driveclub shorts show off weather effects

Well, if these videos are representative of the final game then Driveclub is possibly the best looking racing game ever made.

Two new videos released on the PlayStation Blog show off the upcoming racer’s dynamic weather system, that is fully customisable and will be offered as a free game update shortly after launch”.

We’ve approached our weather system with the same guiding principles as we’ve done with everything in Driveclub, to make it as immersive and fun as possible, Evolution’s art director Alex Perkins said.

We’ve developed a powerful engine that has the capability to model the entire environment in stunning detail; from each cloud that makes up our living skies, to every crest and fall in the tarmac beneath your wheels.

From there, we’re breathing additional life into the environments by developing the earth’s atmosphere around it. Originally we focussed on authentic lighting and skies as the tool for you to customise stunning backdrops for fun challenges with your friends. Now, we’re developing a dynamic weather system that plays into all of this, adding another powerful tool to your arsenal.

The cloud cover and conditions you choose will dictate how much snow and rain will fall. The wind direction and speed determines where snow will settle. Then when it stops, the temperature and height of the sun governs how quickly clouds evaporate and roads dry out. We’re really striving for consistency in every detail just like we have done with everything else in the game.”

Take a look at the two videos below:

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