Featured DAKAR 18 - Moving Images!

Discussion in 'Dakar 18' started by Paul Jeffrey, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

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    At long last we have moving footage of DAKAR 18!

    Well is sure has taken a while, but as promised Big Moon Studios have shown the upcoming DAKAR 18 in moving form to the world!

    Now before you get too excited just be aware that these aren't exactly the most revealing of videos, just short and sharp pieces of footage from cars and bikes driving in (nearly) straight lines, however at least it is one step closer to seeing what we might be able to expect when the game comes out later in the year.

    So folks, have a feat on these videos and see what you think....



    DAKAR 18 is scheduled to release 2018 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

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    Excited? Looking forward to DAKAR 18? What are your impressions from the (very) brief footage revealed? Let us know in the comments section below!
     
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  2. Charmin

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    Looks not bad but also not super good, imo. Could be a fun
     
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  3. Pywackett-Barchetta

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    Alright, so now we've got confirmation that in this game, you'll be driving vehicles that move on the ground with wheels on them.

    Off to a roaring start!
     
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  5. kondor999

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    I love the machinery, but how do you turn this into a *game*? Seems like a *lot* of driving in a straight line, waiting for stuff to happen. I guess it all depends on the terrain.

    Done right, it could be like an open-world Dirt Rally.

    Done wrong, it could be a cure for insomnia.
     
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  6. el_mattpro

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    Well... graphics are ok, surface physics are pretty bad (like the smoke/dust) but that maybe will be fixed. Virtual Steering Wheel movement from (i think) controller input is bad, to fast but maybe with Sensitive settings will be good.
    I think this will be a good/decent game anyway, i want to try it, the free road map to achieve the finish location will be fun.
    Sry about my english.
     
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  7. Paul Jeffrey

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    Don't forget guys, this is a WIP so everything you see here is all very early footage. I say hold on for a bit before we jump to conclusions. Worry not, I'll be pestering for some early access for video previews when the time is right :)
     
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  8. freytzouil

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    looks like it's gonna be VR compatible, no?
     
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  9. tlsmikey

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    Why doesn't the steering wheel move with all the bumps/jumps? Hmmm.....

    Graphics look good enough and it seems to be progressing though.
     
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  10. Neils on Wheels

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    I thought graphics looked impressive, bit of a tough crowd here.
    pls be in VR.
     
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  11. Nico

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    Saw the videos the other day on a different website. The vehicle movement and physics look hilarious. I seriously hope is still WIP. I want this game to be truly good, and not just another arcadish trophy truck game, but with Raid vehicles.
     
  12. ChaosZeroJK

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    Slow down the Peugeot video at 0.25 speed on Youtube. During the transition between the clips, in the second one you can see the steering wheel almost straight, then a small movement and suddenly the car turns roughly 45° right. By the time the wheel goes back to being straight, the car is still rotating and turning.

    Rally and raid cars are capable of very swift movements and agility, but that in the video is too innatural to be realistic.

    It confirms that the graphics are good and the game is not a scam in that department, but it looks like it'll have an arcade physics model. It's either that or the clip is played via a controller and the game is tailored around that rather than a proper wheel+pedals set. Can't be worse than pC now, can it?
     
  13. Alex72

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    Yeah, the steering wheel should move because of the uneven terrain. Even on track in real life the steering wheel moves a lot from the uneven tarmac. These cars should be shaking all over. Also the bike going over sand should wobble here and there. Its all too "clean" so far, but hopefully its just some WIP footage of what it looks like in motion before everything is "connected". If this is the final result however when it comes to how the vehicles behave then it will definitely be arcade. Very arcade.
     
  14. drako90

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    It looks pretty good, but.
    I know it's a wip version, but, the optimization is really bad? mmmmh
    I say this because those videos are recorded at 50fps and not at 60fps like any of your other videos .. That made me think bad things. :p
    What computer has been used? Is it possible to know? Or is Top secret? :D
    Please tell me that this game does not have the performance like the "Kingdom Come Deliverance"
    anyway i repeat It looks pretty good, better than i expected :thumbsup:
     
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    IT's UE4 engine and that engine is VR ready, so the chances should be pretty high.
     
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  16. bFaria

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    So, a racing game with GTA V psychics?
     
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  18. MarcG

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    The head movement (side to side, first vid) is definitely recorded from VR, just hope there's some Head Shaking settings to adjust or it's gonna be a pukefest after 2minutes!
     
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  19. Adam Mocarski

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    I'm always asking myself why people thinks that anything major can be changed if release date is in summer. Ok, there gonna be for sure some tweaks and bug fixing but I'm highly doubt that something like DRally physics could appear.

    But yeah I hope that they have new physics prepared to be implemented in a couple of weeks, but....
     
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  20. Brent Mills

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    Endurance racing in a straight line seems pretty pointless to me. Very difficult to see how they will make this an absorbing experience no matter how good the graphics and physics.