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Does this PC racer look better than real life Moscow?

Wednesday, 28th May 2014 15:42 GMT By Dave Cook

World of Speed developer Slightly Mad Studios has a penchant for making its PC racer as realistic as possible, but this race around Moscow seems to push things to a new level.

The clip shows an in-game McLaren MP4-12C tearing around Moscow at high speed, spliced with footage of the real thing. There’s clear difference, but which version do you think looks best? We’re inclined to say the game. It looks less dreary and damp.

We’ve got a full hands-on with World of Speed through the link, with some input from the devs. The PC MMO racer seems to be shaping up nicely ahead of its release later this year.

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4 Comments

  1. SlayerGT

    Graphics do like nice..but it doesn’t like real. Should have invested some of that “pc power” into the physics and special effects.

    #1 3 months ago
  2. TheWulf

    @1

    Physics? Yes. Special effects? What, like shader spam? That’s the bane of modern gaming, that is. Well, that and the almost monochrome colour pallets, the vast verisimilitude of the games, the lack of creative vision, the fetishistic attachment to fidelity at the expense of aesthetics, and so on.

    Honestly, I’d say it could stand to look a little more fantastic and a little less realistic, but that’s just me. What do I know?

    #2 3 months ago
  3. Shulk

    Real roads in Moscow are so bad you couldn’t race at such high speed in real life.

    #3 3 months ago
  4. SlayerGT

    @TheWulf I just think the way the tire smoke is created and looks is kinda shitty..for having such realistic reflections and such. Helps make it look fake, on top of the way the car moves through the environment.

    #4 3 months ago

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