Posted Tue Jul 8, 2014 at 08:23 AM PDT by Trevor Ruben
Extreme weather due in an update post-release.
After debuting the dynamic weather system of 'Driveclub' at this year's E3, Playstation is finally putting out some public footage, and it's actually a bit stunning. Perplexingly, the footage was uploaded to Instagram, of all places.
According to Playstation, "The clips are all taken from an early demo of the game’s realistic – and fully customisable – weather system, which will be available for 'Driveclub' as a free update for all players shortly after launch."
The man responsible, Evolution Studios' Alex Perkins, also had a few things to say.
"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."
For more of the interview, gameplay implications and "deafening thuderstorms" discussed, and another clip of the weather system, head to the sourced link below.
You can find the latest info on 'Driveclub' linked from our Video Game Release Schedule.
Source: Playstation Blog
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