chris-littlechild - July 8, 2015
When the PS4 and Xbox One were incoming, the hype train was barreling forward at full speed. Gamers were promised all sorts of outlandish things from the next generation. More frames per second, draw distance and teraflops (I don't have a clue what those are, but it's a funny word) than the human brain can comprehend, and visuals so realistic they'll blow your scrote off.
Or something to that effect. My memory's not the best, but I'm pretty sure that's the gist.
So, in this brave new era for console gaming, how much realism is too much? Have we hit actual photorealism? According to this hilarious slice of Twitter dumbassery, it seems we have.
Now, if anyone knows their cars, it's probably Nissan. Having been making cars since the 1930s, most --if not all-- of them pretty damn car-ish, they should know their shit here. When it comes to cars, who you gonna call? Nissan, that's who. So this whole mistaking-Driveclub-screenshots-for-photos-of-real-cars business must be pretty damn embarrassing.
This sorry business took place on Twitter, Gamespot reports:
‘A Twitter user named Chris shared some in-game Nissan car images from Driveclub recently with the Nissan USA account, using the caption "Innovation that excites." This, of course, is Nissan's slogan. The person running the Nissan Twitter account replied, "Awesome shots! Did you take these photos?" It didn't take long before other users pointed out the mistake.'
I'll bet it didn't. Still, in their defense, the game is quite the looker.