Sony and Polyphony Digital may not be making a big presentation at this year’s Gamescom, but that doesn’t mean we won’t get to see anything new from Gran Turismo.
PD has taken the opportunity to show off a GT Sport replay video featuring night racing at the Nürburgring.
The intent is to demonstrate the fidelity of a new lighting model. There’s a number of different light sources in play in the clip, including car headlights, marker lights and brake lights. You can even see glimpses of light from the track-side camp grounds. Ensuring that they interact appropriately with each other and the environment is a challenge.
The clip shows several instances of cars moving through each other’s headlight beams, casting new shadows on the ground and even in recesses in the bodywork as they get in the way. Interior shots show the effect a following car has, lighting up the cabin. It’s all rather atmospheric.
You can watch the clip below: