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Triple screen coverage preview - how racing games were made to be played

Martin Bigg On January 21, 2014
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It's been a long time in coming, but at long last VVV has finally joined the PC racing scene thanks to Alan's new gargantuan gaming PC enabling us to bring you coverage on all the sims that are dominating the PC simulation genre, plus a chance to play a few existing titles how they were meant to be played. By that, we mean running on maximum settings with a triple screen and ProCam to maximise the immersion. 

As demonstrated in Alan's preview video of his enviable racing rig, a triple screen completely transforms your racing game experience, offering far greater immersion and heightened sense of speed, not to mention other advantages that can improve your driving as you can see the apex of every corner.  

Expect a raft of triple screen racing game-related content coming soon, but in the meantime I'll let Alan take us for a spin in Codemasters' F1 2013 and Grid 2 as a taster. Codemasters games are particularly well optimised for PC, boasting superior graphics to their console counterparts and noticabely smoother frame rates, unsurprisingly. By comparison, Grid 2 had a comparatively choppy frame rate on PS3 hampering the experience significantly, which was one of my main criticisms in our Grid 2 review

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Alan Boiston Alan Boiston
Yes the weather does look stunning, such a shame Sony are not willing to give us access at this stage.Would be great to get some footage and hands-on the the revised handling model. 

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Dan Corley Dan Corley
Got to agree, the weather is something else.

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Daz Webb Daz Webb
IMO the dynamic weather clips look stunning. You forget about the 30FPS limit in place when watching them.

Obviously can't speak for the effects it has on handling, but despite the delays Driveclub is shaping up to be a belter for us PS4 owners.

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Alan Boiston Alan Boiston
I agree, I wasn't enjoying the look or feel to the game as much after this current update. More of a sideways step in terms of progress, lets see how it evolved in future builds.

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Alan Boiston Alan Boiston
Sure, I think its fair to say the series is living off a combination of its heitage and huge development budget in terms of current content.  In terms of professional racing, from a marketing standpoint you have the GT Academy but that really could be run on many games and simulations. 

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