DriveClub Devs Can’t Confirm 60fps Yet, They’re “Pushing the PS4 HARD” to Achieve That and More

September 12, 2013Written by Jason Dunning


As part of a Facebook post that revealed a brand new DriveClub video – a Time Trial at night in Chile with the Audi R8 V10 Plus – would be uploaded tomorrow, the DriveClub Facebook account addressed a lot of people’s questions and concerns about the upcoming PS4 game.

When the topic of fps was brought up, they said:

We haven’t confirmed fps yet except to say that we’re currently running 1080p@30fps. While the PS4 is the most powerful games console the world has ever seen it doesn’t make 60fps achievable by default. The tracks in #DriveClub are vast with fully dynamic illumination. The interiors and exteriors of every car in every race are rendered in staggering detail and the underlying physics system is incredibly fluid so that driving feels authentic and responsive. On top of that there’s a lot of live connectivity happening in and around the races too to serve up challenges and reward you and your club for everything you do.

We’re pushing the PS4 HARD to achieve all of this (and more!) and we will continue to optimize it all before we confirm the frame rate.

With just over two months to go before the PS4 launches, hopefully they can reach their goal in the very small window of time in front of them.

Moving on from fps, they also talked about a variety of topics, which we’ve placed below:

  • “While you can’t modify the car with aftermarket parts, you can customize the look of your car to show off your own unique style or share a design to represent your club.”
  • On fog: “It is unique every time. On the occasions when the clouds roll in and you can only see the tips of those mountains… and the cars in front are casting long shadows towards you as the sun rises from the horizon… and you’re breezing through it all 150mph… it’s utterly sensational!”
  • “The game is still in development and will continue to look better and smoother day on day until you get your hands on it. We will keep up to speed with how it progresses, showing you more and more up to launch.”
  • “It’s not open-world. DriveClub features a stunning mix of road circuits, point-to-point roads and race tracks from a variety of countries around the globe.”
  • “You can play every track at any time of day. In the video you’ll see tomorrow the time of day is accelerated x30, which is something you can set-up in the game too per race. Rain isn’t being developed for launch.”
  • “The video tomorrow does not have any music. Just engine audio! In the game you can choose to have music on or off.”

Are you excited for the video tomorrow? Let us know in the comments below.

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