There’s some new footage of the upcoming Milestone rally game Sébastien Loeb Rally EVO has made its way online for the PS4. The game is scheduled to release on the eighth gen consoles and PC, but the early PS4 footage will give gamers an idea of what the devs are aiming for with the new game.
Team VVV did some preliminary commentary of the game, talking up the game’s possibilities and current (limited) features. You can see the couple of minutes of gameplay with the video below.
Team VVV were granted an opportunity to see Milestone’s forthcoming rally title today; Sébastien Loeb Rally Evo. Still at a very early stage but at least it gives an early indication of progress.
I have to say… I’m not impressed. I understand that Team VVV does a heck of a job reminding us all that this is pre-alpha footage and that the game isn’t due for release until later this year for consoles and PC, but I have to be completely honest: there’s just nothing there that I’m seeing that impresses me that I haven’t already seen from a dozen and one other games out there. I suppose it’s a good thing that the game has until the fall to get things straightened out.
The screenshots on the Steam page almost borderline on realism achieved, and I think Milestone did a fantastic job capturing the effect of realism from these real life locations. However, the footage above does not endear me to setting foot on the hype train.
YouTube commenter Andrew Whitehead commented about the video, saying…
“Even at this early stage Alan it looks rubbish compared to the early access of Dirt Rally on the PC. Just my thoughts….”
As much as I would hate to make early comparisons, I can’t help but agree with Whitehead here. The early footage of Codemasters’ DiRT Rally has absolutely blown me away, if not for the amount of content and environments at least for the sake of the physics and effects. The dust kick-up in DiRT Rally alone is enough to swoon even the most jaded of graphics whores.
Arguments about the game’s quality also crept back to this year’s earlier hiccups with Ride and the bugs that prevented some gamers from really sinking their teeth into it. For those of you who don’t remember, Car Gaming Blog did a brief write-up about the spring release of Ride and the save corruption that mired the gameplay experience for a lot of gamers. As noted on CGB…
“I actually experienced this bug myself when putting together my review for RIDE. I thought the bug might be some bad luck on my part, however it quickly became apparent that it was a wide spread issue.”
This is not to say that Sébastien Loeb Rally EVO will run into the same problems, but Milestone is definitely going to have to step up their game if they plan on competing head-to-head with Codemasters and their very impressive looking DiRT Rally.