Racing Game Best Rain Effects; Project Cars vs Driveclub vs Forza Horizon 2

Posted May 7, 2015
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Robert Cram has released a nice video comparing the rain effects between Driveclub, Project CARS and Forza Horizon 2. The video showcases the effects using different camera settings. You can view the video below:

As Robert Cram explains, dynamic weather conditions in racing games are quite common these days, and help to give the racers a more believable and realistic feel, providing a more authentic visual racing experience.

The video pits the Xbox One racer Forza Horizon 2 against the PS4’s Driveclub and the multiplat release Project CARS. All three games use elements provided in the game and not in payed DLC expansions, like Forza’s £15 DLC which adds tropical storms.

All three games do a decent job with rain effects, but Driveclub seems to be the clear winner in this particular feature.

Project CARS is being released tomorrow for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

The graphics options from the PC version of Project CARS have been revealed. The game features a wide range of graphical options , including Grass, Cars, Environments, Particles and Shadows quality to Crepuscular Rays, Screen Dirt, Bloom and Heat Haze.

Project CARS offers a wide range of graphical options for console players as well, a rather unusual feature in console games.

Project CARS Creative director Andy Tudor explains:

“Console owners should have just as much right to tailor their game to their particular preferences as PC players,” Tudor says, “whether that’s authenticity, visual options, how the camera reacts, accessibility etc.
“The racing genre is pretty mature at this point and many console racing fans are therefore eager to for this kind of additional depth, plus the racing genre is also very broad meaning this kind of personalization will allow fans of both traditional racing games on consoles and veteran PC sim racing titles to feel right at home.”

Here are the game’s key features:

  • The largest track roster of any recent racing game with 110+ unique locations
  • A wide variety of motorsports including GT, Touring, Le Mans Prototypes, Karts, and modern Open Wheel and 80+ cars available at launch
  • Dynamic weather, pit stops, and pit strategy creation
  • Dynamic time of day and endurance races including the Le Mans 24H
  • World-class graphics running at 60 fps with up to 45 drivers onscreen
  • Next-gen physics running at 600 fps and deep telemetry & tuning features
  • Competitive multiplayer for up to 16 players and the ability to create public, private and friend-based lobbies with ‘Join In Progress’
  • Asynchronous Time Trial with downloadable ghosts
  • Regularly-scheduled community events
  • Social connectivity with photo and replay modes powered by The Driver Network
  • Support for 30+ wheels, community apps, and virtual reality via Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus
  • Continual updates and further content after launch.
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